Category Archives: Diets

We all know that there are differences in carbohydrates - high glycemic, low glycemic, simple sugars, starches, etc. And we know that different carbohydrates are absorbed in the gut and appear in the blood at different rates depending on various factors. For example simple sugars are absorbed more quickly than more complex ones, the rate of absorption of the latter depending on how quickly the complex sugars especially in the form of starches, can be broken down and subsequently absorbed.

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Red meat consumption has been a controversial subject for decades. It’s been blamed for contributing to the onset of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, and as a mortality risk. I’ve been writing about the benefits of red meat for decades now, with the most recent short piece three years back titled What about Red Meat?

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Nutrition labeling is mandatory for most packaged food in the United States, and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The nutrition facts panel typically consists of the following components:

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Born: January 13, 1976
Age: 39
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 204
Accolades: 2009 WBFF World Championships. First African-American male on a U.S fitness magazine cover.
Awards: WBFF, FAME. Former Division 1 Sprinter

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 8 Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
  Amount Per Serving %DV
L-Leucine 3000mg *
L-Valine 2000mg *
L-Isoleucine 1000mg *

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

*Daily Value (DV) not established

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5g (3 Scoops)
Servings Per Container 60
  Amount Per Serving %DV
Glutamine Blend (L-Glutamine, Glutamine Peptides, Alanyl-l-glutamine) 5000mg *

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

*Daily Value (DV) not established

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 60
  Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 3mg  150.00%
Copper (as Copper Glycinate) 10mcg 0.50% 
Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) 113mg 28.25%
Zinc (as Monomethionine and Aspartate) 7.5mg 50.00% 
Proprietary Tri

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Sometimes I forget how easy life seems. I stay pretty lean throughout the year, so when I order one of the gargantuan entrees at The Cheesecake Factory, clean the plate and move on to the apple crisp with the 3 lbs. of whipped cream, I feel the eyes on me. I, however, have a diet where splurging is necessary.

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When I started competing in power lifting in 2003, I was a svelte — even scrawny — but lean 217 lbs. People thought I was lifting in the 198s because I always looked lighter than I actually weighed. As the years passed, so did the weight classes. By 2005, after fewer than two years of competing, I started to hit what was, for me, some good numbers. My bodyweight climbed to a stouter (and more suiting for my height at 5 feet, 10 inches) bodyweight of about 235 to 237 lbs. My squat went from 705 lbs. to a respectable 925 lbs., bench to 556 lbs.

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