Diet and Nutrition Questions and
Diet and nutrition is always going to
play a major roll in deciding whether or not you accomplish your body
composition related fitness goals. Here you can read some common nutrition
questions and answers on diet and nutrition. If your nutrition question is actually
about supplements, please check out the
dietary supplements question and answers page.
Key Concepts to Know about Diet
At the end of the day, your caloric balance is going to ultimately determine
whether you gain, lose or maintain your weight. Because of this, counting
calories is always one of the best tools to create and analyze your nutrition
Foods or beverages that are calorie-free or contain very few calories are
considered "free foods" by dieters. Examples of "free" beverages are water,
coffee, tea, diet sodas and other beverages sweetened with artificial
sweeteners. Vegetables that have very little calories and high vitamins,
minerals and fiber content are also considered "free foods".
There may be some debate amongst experts
but foods that can be considered "free foods" are broccoli, celery, mushrooms,
bell peppers and many more. "Free Foods" are important because for people trying
to lose weight, the more you eat, the more you will become full, the less total
calories you eat and you will have a greater chance of consuming less calories
than you burn throughout the day.
Junk food and other solid foods or beverages which have little nutritional value
are considered empty calories. Since they have little vitamins, minerals,
dietary fiber and other beneficial properties, empty calorie foods such as
French fries, soda, cane sugar, potato chips and many other processed foods are
best avoided for almost all nutrition plans.
Perhaps the most important about any nutrition program or diet, the
macronutrient ratio is the breakdown of macronutrients as a percentage of total
daily calories. The percentages of the 3 primary macronutrients; carbohydrate,
fat and protein is widely considered to be the #1 most important thing to
control with any diet. The macronutrient ratio is so important because it
directly affects the hormones that control hunger and satiety.
Nutrition Q&A: Men's Diet
Questions & Answers
Nutrition Q&A: Women's Diet
Questions & Answers
I am a 26 year old woman, 5'6" and 105lbs... I eat 1400 calories but honestly
feel it is too much.
Exercise on Empty Stomach
I'm trying to lose weight... should I be exercising on an empty stomach?
Post Workout Protein - Weight Loss Diet
I've been drinking GNC Pro Performance ½ Wheybolic Extreme 60 trying to lose
weight and I have not lost any weight during this period,
here's my diet...
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