Jan 29, 2014 Podcast: Which supplements can you replace with real food, how to grow more facial hair, calories in protein vs. amino acids, are energy drinks acidic, can healthy foods be inflammatory, and how yo-yo dieting destroys your metabolism.
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Which Supplements Can You Replace With Real Food?
Anil asks: He wants to have six-pack abs, good shoulders, biceps and triceps but he doesn't want to take any protein powders or supplements – he only wants to use real natural foods. Is this possible and if he doesn't use supplements how much longer will it take to achieve?
How To Grow More Facial Hair
Beard asks: He wants to grow a bad-ass beard but he has very patchy facial hair growth right now. Is there any food, supplement, cream, or ointment he can use to help grow a better beard?
Calories in Protein vs. Amino Acids
Connor asks: He is wondering how we actually get calories from protein. When he looks at the back of a particular protein supplement it shows 4 calories per gram of protein but when he looks at a bottle of amino acids it has zero calories in it. How does this work? Also, how could this relate to staying in ketosis?
Are Energy Drinks Acidic?
EnergyDrink asks: Her grandson (21 years old) is consuming 6 to 8 Monster Energy drinks per day and is complaining of bad stomach cramps and coughing up blood. Could the Monster drinks be causing this problem?
Can Healthy Foods Be Inflammatory?
Glen asks: He read the book called The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas. What do you think of The Plan's strategy to finding foods that may be inflammatory to your system? What are your criticisms or praises of the systems set forth in this book?
How Yo-Yo Dieting Destroys Your Metabolism
Jessica asks: She is a 22-year-old former Div 1 Tennis player. She has been yo-yo dieting for a while now (between 23% and 12% body fat). She is worried that she has hurt her metabolism through this yo-yoing.
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