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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 MEN#2

The Solution‎, 06-25-2015 01:10 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Eating Disorder Support Thread: Recovery in Numbers (2nd Edition)

I am honored to be able to make the first post of the second Eating Disorder Support Thread. The original thread can be found and read here: I highly recommend you going through this thread if you have the ime and patience. There are...

determined4000‎, 11-27-2012 05:15 PM
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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 07:30 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 broccoli Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broccoli Meal 6 -...

ErickStevens‎, 11-29-2010 07:37 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 08:28 AM
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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 06:49 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: You will be missed Determined

Thank you brother.

sonnydfrizzy‎, 07-23-2015 12:12 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 or links to sites that are 'pimping' something (eg: a product) will likely be deleted. ;) Research: Examine ...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-16-2008 03:21 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, 07-24-2011 11:52 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 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calculating Calories and Macronutrients

Calories and Macro's 1. The following should be taken as general advice. Consult your physician before starting any diet or nutrition plan. 2. If you create a spreadsheet & post it I will DELETE THEM. The point is to THINK about what you need WITHOUT resorting to a pre-generated number! 3....

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-21-2013 12:26 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask the Science Editor!

We're putting together a recurring Q&A series on the main site addressing nutrition and supplementation questions. The questions will be answered by our science editor, Krissy Kendall, Ph.D. Please post your question here and some of them will be chosen for this series! ...

ForumSentinel‎, 07-07-2015 05:12 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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 08:12 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 01:31 PM
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Bulking : Same surplus everyday or ?

Hi quick question : Do we use the exact same caloric surplus for every day even if there is no work out done ? For example, I calculated that my TDEE is about 2900, and Im getting 3200 calories a day no matter what I do (work out or rest). Is that fine or does eating the same surplus on rest...

SmackBang77‎, 10-05-2015 08:39 PM
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Bodybuilding and cutting out fruit

I don't understand why so many body builders will cut out fruit from their diet because the "sugar content" while they still eat plenty of potatoes,rice, and other carbs. Yes I know those are starches but both fruit and starches will ultimately be broken down to the same thing: glucose. Any input?

Scheerfitness‎, Today 08:54 PM
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Need advice! 5k cals, still hungry (with macros)

I have a question thats been on my mind for some time regarding my metabolism and nutrition. I’m 21 years old, 90 kg and 187 cm tall. I lift weights three times a week, and do gymnastics and run two times a week. I have been training like this for six months now. I think I have around 10-12% bf,...

TheWholeGrain‎, Today 01:25 PM
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Bulking Advice?

Firstly, I'm a 24 y/o male, 6'2 and 150 pounds. I've been dealing with an eating disorder most of my life, but am looking to change that and bulk up. Obviously I'm really thin, so how should I attempt to bulk? And by that I mean should I try and slow bulk being this thin? Or be more aggressive...

Kingjames8888‎, Today 05:06 PM
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Can you TECHNICALLY burn fat and build muscle eating unhealthy

So in order to loose fat you must be in a deficit right? So if u want to maintain all of your muscle you must eat enough protein and fats correct? So if that's the case if you are in a deficit but your protein intake and fat comes from burgers and high fat protein foods and you eat the rest of the...

Noahb123‎, Today 11:52 AM
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Is being vegetarian holding me back?

I mean, if I was to start eating meat again (not touched any meat or fish in about 9 years) would I see a difference in my gains? I get my protein through whey powder, Quorn & eggs, mainly. Would eating chicken, tuna, beef etc "boost" my gains? I train hard at gym. Thanks, in advance ...

TheCockneyRebel‎, 10-05-2015 07:54 AM
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How to gain weight when you have to run

Hi, I'm in Air Force rotc and I'm doing a special teaming program that prepares me for special ops. Any way I'm required to run alot and do alot of ruck marches and calisthenics and swim. But I'm trying to gain muscle, I'm going to the gym and lifting regularly and taking protein supplement. What...

Rgmg1118‎, Today 05:05 PM
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Sore joints

I wasnt really sure where to post this but does anyone have any idea as to why my joints have been so sore in the morning? My feet, knees and soemtimes shoulders hurt when I wake up for like half hour or so. It basically goes aaway after an hour or so but sometimes my knees hurt when i squat down...

Rooney15‎, Today 05:04 PM
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Drinking Milk

Does drinking milk promote weight gain? Lately I have been drinking just over a liter of milk a day, I have also gained 5lbs in the last month or so.

xawill82‎, 10-04-2015 05:51 PM
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Caloric intake

So I just did my BMR-BMI and it says I need 2538.125 calories to Maintain my weight and 500 + calories to bulk. So 3000? Okay but for the days I don't exercise should I still have the 500+? Also does anyone have any good calorie intake app? I've tried Myfitnesspal but couldn't sign up because I...

CrissBX‎, Yesterday 11:55 PM
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Talking Too much chicken and tuna?

I've recently started a diet plan and it consists of 28 ounces of boneless chicken and 8 ounces of tuna weekly and I was wondering if that is too much? Would there be too much mercury in the tuna? I bought light chunk canned tuna btw if that makes a difference? I also eat 2 whole eggs I was...

Bluebackbood‎, Today 07:39 PM
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Please critique my bulking mealplan

currently 6'2" & 212lbs @ ~15% bodyfat, looking to bulk to 235ish. Started at 135 more than a few years ago. any suggestions would be welcome

CokeCanPlantain‎, Today 04:03 PM
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Weighing Chicken Breast ? Cooked or Frozen?

Im working out the details for my next diet which calls for 6oz of chicken breast. Do we weigh the chicken when its frozen or after its cooked ? does anyone know what the equivalent is from frozent o cooked ?

s2kinteg916‎, 03-31-2007 03:33 PM
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Please check my macros?

Hello all, First I am 23 and 8 weeks into working out 6 days a week with Jim Stopanni's shortcut to shred with cardio acceleration inbetween sets. I'm not sure if this is a good goal, but I'm trying to drop from 180 and 18% body fat to 12ish% body fat or below before I start bulking. I've...

bhamm22‎, Today 04:49 PM
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Food Faceoff Make your Froyo Cup Semis

Below are 8 flavors and 8 toppings, pick up to 3 flavors and 3 toppings that you would use to make your own froyo cup. You can choose to use only 1 or 2 flavors/toppings if you wish. Vanilla Strawberry Pumpkin Raspberry White Chocolate Butter Pecan Hazelnut Gingerbread

SuperHippo‎, Today 03:57 PM
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Gaining While Bulking

So I have been in a caloric surplus doing Stronglifts 5x5 and recently added 300 calories to hopefully break through a plateau. It helped and I have been making great gains. My question is how do I know when I am eating the right amount of calories? Because eating more helped me get stronger but if...

jlittle5‎, Today 04:39 PM
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Jim Stoppani Diet calculation?

I just read Jim Stoppani's bodybuilding encyclopedia cover to cover. Awesome and easy to read, many things make so much sense for me about weights, diet, switching and incorporating exercises for growth, endurance, strength etc to avoid the plateau and lose fat. I feel I can control my work out and...

Lexy‎, Yesterday 11:49 PM
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** ~ Ice Cream Eating Now Thread -- Round 3 ~ **

Welcome fellow ICEMEN After branching out from the Ben & Jerry's 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 threads and expanding to the ** Ice Cream Eating Now Official Thread** we're ready for ROUND 3. So feel free to posts reviews, opinions, ask questions, let us know where you found a particular flavor, etc. Ice...

The Solution‎, 10-02-2014 04:28 AM
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I want to lose my gut

Hi I need some advice on how to keep on bulking but lose my gut. I'm 23, 5 '9 and 160 lbs. I eat around 175g of protein, 310g of carbs, and 40g of fat a day. As part of my 4 day split workout, I do core right after every workout. sit ups, etc. Should I decrease my carbs intake or something just...

zelius92‎, 10-07-2015 03:12 PM
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Question What's worse?

Ok. So on a bulk, is it worse to: •Not being hydrated enough •Not eating the amount of calorise needed •Having to eat some junk food to get your calorise up?

xOllz‎, Today 04:33 PM
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Beast mode gains!

Athletic mesomorph build coming off long break at 25% bf. Decided to bulk because I wanted to and ended up gaining 6 pounds of muscle and almost 0 pounds of fat in 5 weeks! I believe it was more due to eating around maintenance than eating clean. Supplements were just creatine and protein....

Pilot833‎, Today 12:52 PM
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Sprite Zero Opinions?? Cutting??

Greetings I have been reading lots of articles about Sprite Zero. Some say its okay for cutting, others say it would lead to weight gain. Personally I drink lots of water during the day but sometimes I just want another type of drink that's not the same one. That being said, will it hurt my...

787fighterpilot‎, 09-27-2015 05:29 PM
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Why do I look less lean in the morning after I wake?

I'm not that lean to begin with, only around the 14-15% range, but I've noticed this for a while now and am just wondering why it happens. I look more defined after Ive been up and about for half the day.

gott1rott‎, Today 04:11 PM
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Airport Deli Tuna Egg Salad Calories

Do you guys know an approximate calorie count of a deli tuna salad? The salad had 2 pieces of lettuce, a sizeable scoop of tuna with mayo, half an egg, and like two cherry tomatoes. Thanks.

Haldiram‎, Today 03:03 PM
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