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One of the things I hear all the time from clean eating naysayers is that they couldnít eat what I eat because itís too bland. Which candidly that absolutely amazes me because my food, to me, seems so rich and full of flavor. MUCH more so than any of the processed junk that Iíve ever eaten.

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Diet > Intermittent Fasting

I have hypoglycemia and tried IF last year. I did not like it one bit. My body composition did not change either way and I felt my workouts suffered even with BCAAs. Some people really love it, though. I think it can be effective for the right individual. Check out the book "Eat Stop Eat."

Posted By pajama_squid

Welcome - From the Editor > Newbie questions

Hi All! I am new to the forum and am planning on competing in my first show as a figure athlete in either the late summer of 2015 or early fall. I was a runner for a very long time and switched to weight training about 2.5 years ago and never looked back :) I have become really strong, so much that I could compete in powerlifting! I started working with a coach five weeks ago and am noticing a lot of changes in my upper body. It seems like my lower body likes to hold onto fat. LOL. I cannot get rid of the glute folds! Argh! I started this at about 19% bodyfat. I am 5"4' and weigh 129 (I was 138 last year!). My overall goal is to get to the point where I look like I am about 10 weeks out and maintain this year round. Is this doable? Especially, at my age (I'll be 44 in 6 months!). To be honest, I love the lifestyle so much, but I am afraid that I just don't have the genetics (ability to shed bodyfat) to make it. I have also reached a point where I actually prefer to have a tightly regimented eating plan, so adhering to a clean diet is not an issue. Thanks for any words of advice, encouragement, etc.

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Diet > Pescatarian Diet

Krissie Zibell

Hey ladies, I have just signed up to this site and am brand new to this scene! I am also a pescatarian and will appreciate any advice regarding building and sculpting :) Thank you in advance!

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Diet > reverse dieting

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I absolutely love you e-book as well I was feeling completely frustrated especially with the cost of coaches plus how difficult they make the process seem! Now I feel more confident prepping myself 😊

Posted By Nickstrr

Diet > reverse dieting

Kristin Shaffer

That's exactly what I would do. Perfect plan! With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Diet > Intermittent Fasting

Personally I prefer 6-7 meals a day, calories in vs out remember! I always wanted to try IF however I become hypoglycemic if I go without food longer than 3 hours so def not for me. Some studies suggest that IF makes the muscle cells more insulin sensitive (meaning they'll up take the carbs you eat in the form of glycogen instead of storing them as body fat) I would only do two days a week of IF with BCAA in order to preserve muscles, and I wouldnt work out on those days either due to your body more then likely being in a more catabolic state. I think it would be a good idea or used as a method if you want to cut down for a show as it will create a pretty decent deficit in terms of calories two days a week

Posted By Nickstrr

Diet > reverse dieting

Ive dropped 15lbs recently using a carb cycling method, just wondering how i could bring my maintenance calories back up without gaining the weight back? I was thinking adding in 100 extra calories into my diet a week until it comes back up slowly from either fat or carbs if that could work. Thanks in advanced ladies :)

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Welcome - From the Editor > total newbie here

Correction...there are NO pt's for this type of training here.

Posted By kazzepink

Welcome - From the Editor > total newbie here

Thanks. I have decided to hire an online personal trainer since there are pt for this type of training near me. Everything was going well but I reached a plateau where nothing has happened in a while. Not with my body shape or working out. So I need a coach!!! But still going at it.

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Welcome - From the Editor > total newbie here

Wow good luck and can't wait to hear about your journey!

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