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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: 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: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=70778&page=1 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 03:21 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 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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ignoring calories and only counting protein

note - this is not what I'm doing. I'm just asking. Let's say someone works out and makes sure to get enough protein, but ignores calories - some days he'll go over maintenance, some days under, but never by too much. How will the body respond to this? Will it react like it would react to...

ChrisMTA‎, Today 08:51 AM
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Smile I'm Back after A time Off bb.com

Hi everyone, So for the people who do not know or remember me. I was diagnosed with Anorexia Athetica at the age of 14, i'm now turning 19 soon and I'm still struggling to be honest. I've went from my lowest weight of 99 pounds and now i'm sitting around 135 pounds. I've built a lot of muscle...

CleanGoals‎, Yesterday 08:33 PM
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Question Not losing fat

I'm a busy Fine Art major sophomore in college, I started this program called "Big man on campus" and it really is something. Some of it is good and the other half makes me yawn during the workout which is bad. I've started eating peanuts, honey roasted peanuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds,(all of salt...

SpearWeight‎, Yesterday 11:42 AM
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Sugar is for pussies and kids

Some of you may not like to hear this but its the truth. America is one of the only countries where grown adults consume what is considered children's snacks in most of the world on a daily basis. If you are a real man you do not need sugar, sweet snacks, juice or any of that bull**** not even...

Hernandez510‎, Today 08:43 AM
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poor man diet help

I have a small family so I cannot just buy whatever food I want when I want and was hoping that someone could hook me up with the poor man's diet LOL tuna chicken fish etc. any help would be really appreciated thanks

bobsaget2191‎, Yesterday 06:07 PM
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Food Faceoff: Shakeup Voting Saturday

Have you ever wondered why people vote for a certain meal/food as their favorite when there are so many good options? Tonight you have a chance to right the wrong (if you chose to). Below are the 8 remaining meals for today's semifinals. You have the choice to vote FOUR times for your four...

determined4000‎, Yesterday 05:44 PM
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quick question regarding cut.. no critique my diet bs

Hi.. just a quick question and i would really appreciate a response just.... Thanks in advance Iv been bulking for about 9 months now and followed the simple sticky on calorie counbting on a bulk by emma-leigh.... I am just a bit worried about the cutting instructions... I assume the...

tempo2222‎, Today 08:08 AM
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Rarely get full

Please help me understand something I eat well most of the week and fit under or at my macros but every night I'm starving to the point of salivating and being miserable. I wake up wanting to eat cardboard I'm so hungry. My TDEE on all the calculators say 2,800 but I'm always starving. For the...

latex55‎, Yesterday 08:22 PM
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Post I make PROTEIN Recipes on YouTube and try them. Cals/recipes included

Posted in the MISC already but figured you guys might enjoy them as well with this being the nutrition section and all... My main channel is youtube.com/dhftns (with a bunch organized into 2 playlists) I've started making more meals as well. I post all of the calorie information/ingredients...

DHFTNS‎, 03-10-2013 11:07 AM
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Lightbulb Is It Possible to Burn Fat Without Being in a Caloric Deficit?

Now I realize that a caloric deficit is the key to losing weight/fat, but similarly building muscle through weight training, performing high-intensity cardio, and proper dieting also burn fat. Theroetically if a weightlifter at ~15% body fat were to put on a substantial amount of muscle, eat clean,...

michaelproject‎, Today 02:10 AM
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Why soda can not be a good insulin spike for post work out?

Even if it is a bit high on the sugar side, say we just drink half? I mean better fruit than soda but if no fruit around would it be bad to drink soda as substitute

badackerhunter‎, 03-27-2015 11:37 PM
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Angry Macros

Hi, I had a baby nearly 8 weeks ago and I've still got 2 stone to shift before I'm back at my pre pregnancy weight. I have only lost 800g since giving birth which is annoying, despite me eating healthy!! I've heard about Macros but I'm not sure how to work it out? And whether it will help me...

Ollie35‎, Yesterday 09:38 AM
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Recipes for maintaining a low bodyfat %

Hi Guys I would really appreciate some advice and guidance in setting me off on a road to supreme nutrition and to keep my body fat % as low as possible. I am at 10 - 12 % but would like it to be around 8% and maintain it through training and diet if possible. I have just come back from 4 years...

Scottymac001‎, Today 07:01 AM
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Meals Eating Now XVI!!

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

acg67‎, 08-12-2013 04:45 PM
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Making up calories for a day under maintenance during bulk. Weekly vs daily calories?

Ok, so yesterday I wasn't ill and felt like sh*t so I couldnt eat my surplus of calories, went like 300 under. However, the day before I had a cheat meal which most probably took me above what I needed. Should I be looking at my weekly intake or my daily intake? My goal is to gain around a pound a...

Moliver5‎, Today 05:15 AM
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From bulk to cut question

So I've been bulking from Jan till now. Went from 151 to 171 (I had shoulder surgery last year and lost quite a few pounds from not being able to lift). This is a typical day for me: 6am milk, whey, pb, banana, bagel, 1/2 cup oats; About 500 cals 10am 1/2 lb hamburger, 1 cup rice; 750 cals...

smokinal‎, Yesterday 09:56 AM
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Question Is it necessary to think about vitamins?

Hello! I have a question about vitamins. is it necessary to think about? I mean, if I eat variations of food, is it really that important? And if not, how do you guys know how much your intake is of every vitamin and how do you track your intake of the different vitamins? Regards!

metallica2‎, Yesterday 04:27 AM
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Feeling overwhelmed, needing guidance

Hello all, I am a 40 year old male, good shape. 5'6" short and 170 pounds. I workout 3 times a week at a local gym. We focus on the following curriculum; H.I.I.T - This class is designed to improve the body's ability to use oxygen more effectively while sculpting and strengthening the body....

Jswerve1974‎, Yesterday 12:53 PM
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Bulking is bull****

Bulking is total bull****. I cannot find any legitimate scientific studies proving bulking to be effective.

chuckthebasher‎, 03-27-2015 12:47 PM
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300 kcal surplus my BMR ?

im on a clean bulk , im 174 cm ( 5'8) , 57 kg my BMR is about 1595 calories , so i sould eat +300 above BMR to gain lean muscle ? i eat most of the calories in the morning is that wrong ? or slow the proscess of building muscle ?

ameenhamad3‎, Today 01:05 AM
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Gain Muscles , sugar amount and vegetables !

hey guys im trying to gain lean muscles what my macros should be like to minimize the about of fat gain ? ( P % , F % , C % ) please help with this ! what foods should i focus on !!!!!!! ( people say eat whatever but hit your macros ! ) i think i have a slow metabolic !

ameenhamad3‎, Today 01:21 AM
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Allergic to Dairy and Gluten intolerant

Been allergic to dairy for a little over 6 years and just recently found out I have a strong sensitivity to gluten. For about 3 years I have been getting on and off cramps, bloating, and gas almost on a daily basis and I finally decided to take some action. The past 5 days I have removed gluten...

Zerafian‎, 03-27-2015 11:58 AM
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Exclamation healthy bulk?!

I'm currently 5'6" 125lbs Looking to really put on some mass Any advice would be great! This is what the daily eating consists of: Breakfast 7:00 a.m. 5 egg whites 2 slices of turkey/ham 2 whole wheat breads 1 cup chocolate milk

javierBle323‎, Yesterday 10:11 PM
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Macro Friendly Meals!

Hey guys! In this thread I'll be posting all of my YouTube recipe's for macro friendly meals I make every week. I hope you enjoy them, and they make dieting a little easier! Since the Super Bowl is only 1 week away I think the first recipe I post will be HIGH protein, low-fat/carbs, pizza!...

EZmacromeals‎, 01-25-2015 12:51 PM
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