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Sticky Thread Sticky: Eating Disorder Support Thread: "Take Action" (part 3)

The forum limit has been reached on part two. Here is the new thread. Link to part 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=70778&page=1 Link to part 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149942713&page=1 Thank you to everyone who has participated in the older threads. ...

sonnydfrizzy‎, 02-17-2017 03:03 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Meals Eating Now XVII !!!!

This thread is dedicated to the art of food porn and making people drool. Thanks to the ironwill2008 for asking me to make a new thread Past MEN Legacies: MEN#1 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=317777 MEN#2 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=7354271

The Solution‎, 06-25-2015 02:10 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Post Your favourite Recipes here -

Due to public demand here is the Recipes thread. Try to include as much info as possbile i.e cooking time, nutrition values. Pls. note this thread is strictly for details of recipes, not general nutrition discussion as we have a whole forum for that. ANYTHING THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT...

D&G‎, 04-18-2002 07:49 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calculating Calories and Macros - How To

Estimating your TDEE The average number of calories you expend per day is called your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). To estimate it, it's easiest to use a TDEE calculator such as: https://mytdee.com/ Keep in mind this number is only an estimate. What your real TDEE is can be found out...

Mrpb‎, 02-02-2017 09:49 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Discretionary Calorie Allowance - What does it mean?

The purpose of this thread is to explain the dietary approach of Discretionary Calorie Allowance (which will now be referred to as DCA). This thread was formally the IIFYM – What does it mean? sticky and has since been edited by the OP with the help of some kind moderators to something more...

YeomenKek‎, 04-15-2011 02:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Information Sources and Sites

On the request of a few people - Copied and Stuck here. Feel free to add if you have anything else you want to share. Please note - links to sites that are competitors of bb.com or links to sites that are 'pimping' something (eg: a product) will likely be deleted. ;) Research: Examine ...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-16-2008 04:21 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Nutrition For Newbies & Must Read Threads

Due to recent discussion in THIS THREAD it was decided that there is a real need for a 'Basic principles of Nutrition' sticky. In essence, something that includes: - Basic concept of calories & macros - Basic concept of micronutrients & health - Basic concept of IIFYM & importance of food...

Emma-Leigh‎, 07-25-2011 12:52 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: New Video Recipes

Just wanted to share a couple recipes with you guys and gals, I am putting together a pile of these videos because I think a nice collection of go to foods is always nice to have available. I will also be having episodes filmed by other athletes in the MuscleLabs kitchen, sharing their favorite...

HATETANK‎, 09-11-2012 09:28 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: New Alan Aragon Interview (sugar, Paleo, protein timing, testosterone foods and more)

Good watch. Topics covered: Is sugar unhealthy? How important is protein timing? Can foods boost testosterone significantly? and more. _7WNr_rENos 28sIsdVAp_w sGzsTS-O-EY

Mrpb‎, 05-29-2015 08:30 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: For Anyone with a "Critique My Diet" Question...

Please stop wasting both our time and your own by posting something that looks like this: Hey guys. How does my diet look? Meal 1 - Oats and egg whites Meal 2 - Protein shake Meal 3 - Chicken breast, rice and broc**** Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broc**** Meal 6 -...

ErickStevens‎, 11-29-2010 08:37 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Pre, During, & Postworkout Nutrition

Hierarchy of Importance When speaking of nutrition for improving body composition or training performance, it's crucial to realize there's an underlying hierarchy of importance. At the top of the hierarchy is total amount of the macronutrients by the end of the day. Distantly below that is the...

alan aragon‎, 04-19-2010 02:31 PM
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is a slow, long-term atkins bulk possible?

I asked this question before. The answer I got (you can search the forum) is "I was on low carb under 30g a day for 6 months and for the most of it i felt good but i was not progressing in lifting at all and my muscles started to look less defined over time. for someone that has tried all...

cmon232‎, Yesterday 08:05 AM
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How are my Macros?

I am about to start doing a cut. Im currently 5ft 9in with about 170lbs. My maintenance calories are 2513 so I will be eating around 2000 calories for the cut. My macro calculations are below. 200g Protein 60g Fat 170g Carbs I will adjust my carb and fat intake accordingly but I think this...

Zpapa2309‎, 08-10-2016 10:29 AM
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Smile Advice about changing nutrition with my plan

Hi All, Long time user of this site, but first time posting. Wanted to get a bit of advice about my progress and nutrition if I can please? Firstly, some progress pics. Looking at them, it doesnít look like massive progress. Although for me, in person, the results are much better than they...

phillavelle‎, Today 08:44 PM
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Gaining mass

Hey guys, I'm about 5'10" and weigh 150 lbs. I have been working out for about 3 years and have seen increasing strength gains. I bench 235, squat 330, and deadlift 350. I've started thinking about getting more into it and have started to try and gain weight. Summer is coming up so I'd like to keep...

cflo5‎, Today 07:34 PM
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Various nutrition/bodybuilding questions

Hello everyone, I was recently watching a video on foods you shouldn't be eating, and grains were listed on there, including oats. This worries me because during my bulk I was planning on eating one cup of raw steel cut oats daily since they're high in calories and carbs. In the video (I'll post...

RAB95632‎, Today 06:10 PM
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Unhappy keto diet , getting fat less by 50-60 g , need suggestions

hello guys just 2 weeks back i started keto and in my daily macros im getting fat by less then 50-60 g. i am supposed to eat about 140-145g fat but i am eating like 80-85g. so i need suggestions with what i can eat to complete my macros . here is my daily diet routine breakfast - 5 whole egg...

R3CKY‎, Today 02:30 AM
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Carbs - weights/cardio only

Hi So I eat porridge pretty much every morning. Should I be just eating carbs before weights and not on my cardio/rest days? I'm looking to cut and weight train 4-5 days and then 1-2 cardio and a rest day if needed. Or does it not matter as long as my carbs/calories are in check?

milliejake‎, Today 09:38 AM
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Question Diet Question

I use MyFitnessPal and my daily calorie goal per day is 3250. My question is why do I reach my 3250 calorie goal before I hit all of my macro nutrient goals?? It almost seems like I have to go past my daily calorie goal just so I can hit all of my macro nutrient goals...

grahamfraser‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Spectracell test

I've been weight training for 2 years, I am 6'2 and I weigh 235lbs....but I don't have that decent aesthetic physique, I did get stronger and i do believe I gained muscle but I cant seem to shake off the fat. I believe its time for me to get a spectracell/micronutrient test at the doctors office....

DhiszboiiCB1092‎, Today 04:48 PM
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Unhappy I exercise very hard and I avoid bad food but still cant see results!!!

Hello I've been lifting weights for about 2 years and a half. I am 6'2 and I weigh 235lbs.... I exercise 6 days a week. I weight train for 4 days and for 2 days I do cardio. I can honestly say I made some gains but not the gains that I want with the nice aesthetic physique. For my daily routine, I...

DhiszboiiCB1092‎, Today 04:00 PM
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How much protein on off-days (Not recover days)?

I generally take at least 1 gram per pound of body weight during training days, and during recovery days. But what about off days? I am not talking about recovery. This is assuming that you have already fully recovered but are not in "workout mode" so to speak. I'm a college student and a full...

AdamFrostburg‎, Today 06:05 PM
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Arrow Surplus calorie cycling - pros / cons

Seeing how I've had good results with calorie cycling while in deficit, helping me with appetite, I was wondering about cycling during a surplus. For example, a weekly surplus of 1750 kcal divided evenly over seven days vs. having more on workout days and less on resting days. Or, another...

Dorich‎, 02-20-2017 06:11 PM
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New Systematic Review finds benefits of eating >800 gram of vegetables and fruit/day

Systematic review: https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/3039477/Fruit Cliffs: Mainstream article: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39057146 Might be worth mentioning: none of these benefits have ever been found for the consumption of multivitamins.

Mrpb‎, Today 06:55 PM
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Food Faceoff Birthday Meal Finals

Choose your 3 favorite Birthday meal choices from the following highest voted choices of Main/Sides/Desserts to go to the final As always your list will look like this: 1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:

boo99‎, Today 03:13 PM
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Protein Fluff - 3:1:0 ratio

This concoction first learned about on leangains sparked my interest enough and over time I've tweaked this to be a little more friendly to my diet when trying to cut weight where I need to make my calories stretch. Voluminous eating for the win. When making this, I use a kitchen aid stand...

gp79‎, 02-10-2012 08:19 AM
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need help please

I am a beginner and currently doing strong lifts 5x5. I am making great progress with strength and muscular development. My one problem right now seems to be diet. Although I have put on muscle I have also put on some fat. I tried to get my diet right a few weeks ago but failed. I am a chemical...

Jmh335‎, Today 01:09 PM
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Maintenance / Bulking Macros Opinions?

Background I lost 45+lbs (over the past 10 months) and Iím moving from a successful cutting phase to a maintenance phase, I want to get that solid before moving on to hopefully a successful lean bulk. Iíve calculated these macros based on some of the threads here on BB.com (e.g. Emmaís thread on...

Chilli352‎, Today 12:04 PM
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Another Typical NEWB Question

I'm starting they gym next week. My overall goal is to build muscle and i'm going straight on a bulk, but I have a quick question relating to where exactly I stand in terms of activity level. I've been reading through a link I got from another post, but because I haven't posted enough as of yet...

MartyK90‎, Yesterday 05:34 PM
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FoodMarble - AIRE

Has anyone heard of this new device, FoodMarble - AIRE. Any thoughts? Seems promising for those who suffer from digestive issues (ex. lactose intolerant) and need help finding foods that don't irritate their digestive system.

PBNadarajah‎, Today 03:33 PM
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Exclamation Help bulking crisis

Hi I'm 17 and I began to bulk in January which I consumed 2600 calories a day at 73 kg my weight had gone down to 72.5 by the end of the month I decided to eat more and eat 3000 calories and I had weighed my self after 24 days and I know weight 71.5 I have lost another kg my body fat is at 22% do I...

Capo1234‎, Today 10:46 AM
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Are my cals/macros ok?

I have been cutting for several months now and i have managed to get from 75 kg around 23% bodyfat to 57 kg at 13-14% bodyfat.I have been eating around 1700 calories a day.I am 167 cm tall.The only macronutrient i tracked over the course of these months was my protein.I just made sure to get around...

DoubleOTism‎, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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Nutrition advice

Hello, I'm 21 years old and this August I will have 4 years lifting weights. I have never taken my diet seriously and I have never trained legs. I have leg issues but that's just an excuse. I currently weigh 170 lbs at 5 foot 8. I want to lean up and then clean bulk. I have been reading articles...

m1416lizard‎, Today 02:46 AM
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Are you eating, drinking, supplementing and living in a toxic environment?

I try to eat more organic, drink and bathe in filtered water, use cleaning products that are chemical free, stopped using a microwave, drink from BPA free plastics, take Apple Cider Vinegar daily, keep the windows open at all times (to avoid mold contaminants and take supplements Patented,...

Kaged Muscle‎, 02-18-2017 10:52 AM
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I'm vegetarian, how much protein should I drink?

How much protein should come from supplements if you are vegetarian? My family never eats meat so neither did I. My goal is to gain muscular strength and an aesthetic look. I am skinny (~150, 5'8''). It seems like I have a hard time gaining muscle and still seems like a problem making progress. I...

LeanMan82‎, Yesterday 09:44 PM
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Need help after Crash Diet.

Hi everyone! I have questions regarding the situation i am in right now. I researched around for a while and it seems that when i lost weight, i used a diet called Crash Diet unsupervised and unknowingly. *facepalm* Now i know what you're thinking and you're thinking on what the f*ck was i...

SoundwaverWafer‎, Yesterday 06:29 PM
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