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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: 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: 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 01:10 PM
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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: 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: 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: 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: Ask the Bodybuilding.com 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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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: 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: 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: 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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Quick breakfast to make / macros needed

Hi, I'm about 11-14% body fat estimated, 25 years old, weight around 70kgs and just want to start adding breakfast in my diet (as i currently just have a cup of white coffee). I've been training for about 5 years.. and just since the past 2 years - working full time has made me lazy to eat...

Mwaku‎, Yesterday 07:42 PM
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Just some simple clarifications

Hi All,I've been reading the sticky (Calculating Calorie & Macronutrient Needs) to determine my macros but i still have some queries.. Using the Katch-McArdle formula (I gauge myself to be 16-17%, so I'm using 17% in this case), my BMR should be: BMR = 370 + (21.6 x 40.9kg) = 1253.85 I'm...

994k‎, Today 01:26 AM
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Low carb + Bulking??? is there any effects on the body

Title, My friend told me that I will drop water weight and feel mostly weak is it true? also what is like the average range of carbs (grams) on a low carb meal plan, i've planned to only consumed carbs from veggies. no sugar from fruits only from veggies

Wcr2‎, 08-02-2015 06:05 AM
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Carbs after workout

Hey guys, just wondering if I could get your advice. I've been using the gym on/off for the past year or so now and know what I'm doing, etc. with regards to weights. I'm currently travelling but where I am now I'm here for a few months so joined a gym and determined to get back into it. I'm...

JonG1990‎, Today 12:27 AM
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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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Cutting macros opinions

Hi all, I'm starting a 3 week cut just before my holiday to the Maldives can you advise if my macros are ok? I weigh 164lbs 5'8 workout 6 days a week mixture of weights and cardio 180g protein 50g carbs

SUPERSTARDJ01‎, Today 02:05 AM
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1 low calorie day/week, but WHEN???

Hey guys. I have been messing around with different types of diets and eating protocols and the one thing that I think will work best for me is to simply have 1 low calorie day a week while eating pretty healthy the rest of the week too. In other words, something like a 5:2 IF eating protocol,...

daxia‎, Today 01:36 AM
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Carbs in the morning

I wake up around 6 and eat 3 eggs and oatmeal. If I go workout at around 1-2 is it too early to consume complex carbs. Should I do an all protein breakfast. When is the ideal time to consume complex carbs. Serious comments only please.

jmaham23‎, Yesterday 07:49 PM
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Same meal everyday of my life. Hate it.

So here it goes, bare with me this is my first post on this forum so I'm pretty new. I just got back from a Holiday, but prior to that I was pretty dedicated. I used a calculator to measure how many Carbs, Fats and Protein I need on a daily basis to lose about 1-2 pounds a week. However, the...

luke214‎, 07-28-2015 04:43 AM
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Excess B vitamins a cause of insomnia?

I began taking a multivitamin for the first time recently. This multivitamin is called " GNC MEGA MEN" It contains massive doses of some of the B vitamins, and I'm wondering if this can be causing my insomnia. I have been working my butt off in the gym, not consuming caffiene or other...

Christianyouth‎, 10-03-2008 11:53 PM
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Is this correct?

Hi guys i'm 5'11" and weigh 68kilos (132lbs) and i'm trying to gain weight. i'm 16 years old and was wondering if this food plan sounds ok, i know its half assed but i really don't know much and am trying to learn. Morning Oats (607) and milk (150) 657 Snack Chicken fillet 140grams (204)...

triipn‎, Today 01:58 AM
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Caffein reset for major addict

So I know this is been asked in the past numerous times, but I might be a special case. I usually take caffeine in every day, from 140 mg up to about 2 g. How long do you guys think it would take for me to reset my tolerance. Just to note, I can sleep like a baby, and I no longer get heart...

acehunter27‎, Yesterday 02:59 PM
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Eating Disorder-my experience

So to start off...I guess the reason I'm typing this is just to get it all out and see if anybody has ever dealt with anything similar I've never been fat, in fact I've always been deathly afraid of being fat. My profile pic is the fattest I have ever been. I put it up there as a sort-of...

NutritionKing‎, Yesterday 08:48 PM
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0.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight?

I've been reading a lot about optimal protein intake and macro breakdowns etc. I came across an interesting article and was wondering if the person who wrote this is right and whether or not the studies he referred to are trustworthy. (I am unable to post the link because I don't have 50 posts...

Cecat7‎, Yesterday 09:39 AM
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Smile Working out empty stomach

Hello guys, i want to start off by telling you a bit about myself. i am a slim male looking to put on some lean mass, i finally brought myself to begin my workout but due to my work schedule, i think it would be better for me to workout in the morning. I usually eat after my workout, therefore...

BarStylez‎, Yesterday 05:10 PM
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so I understand IIFYM for the most part but I was wondering I am bulking up and eating 3,000 calls a day is it bad if I go over in fat and protein? I always hit my calorie goal but usually not my carb goal because there just energy. Figured as long as I hit fat / protein and calories in good. ...

GetBigTrev‎, Yesterday 05:19 PM
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Meal plans

I've been trying to find a good meal plan for my body. I know everyone is different but everyone's opinion will help on this one. I'm not tall by any means and I've been lifting pretty hard for about 3 years and weight in at 170 lb with water weight. I'm thinking about the chicken and rice plans...

swollboyQ‎, Yesterday 08:46 PM
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Food Faceoff States Battle

This week we are pitting popular dishes from each of the 50 states. Below are 12 dishes, pick your favorite 4. Fried Green Tomatoes Salmon Candy Pork Chimichanga Southern Fried Catfish Fish Tacos Chile Verde

SuperHippo‎, Yesterday 04:21 PM
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Kefir nutrition info

Does anybody know what the macro breakdown of kefir is? I added it a couple months ago to my diet because of it's probiotic qualities. But I saw some commerically prepared stuff at the health food store the other day at it said it had 14 gm protein and 3gm fiber per 8oz serving. I'm trying...

dirty-c‎, 05-26-2010 09:08 AM
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Carb sources.. No wheat

So I am trying to go wheat free mainly because of the gluten. I have been having issues with a rash, stomach discomfort, bloating, muscle twitches and weight loss, brain fog etc I would always get a lot of bread, oats... now for 3 days so far without them, the twitches are less and the rash...

jackcarter372‎, Yesterday 07:36 AM
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Veggies/greens in your diet

I've been off this forum for a while now and I'm getting back into a fitness routine and I've made significant progress at the gym. However, I struggle with my diet. What I'd like to know is if greens supplements will be a good substitute for actual veggies? I'm on the go all the time and I can't...

momofthree1983‎, 08-02-2015 06:58 PM
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are my macros okay for today?

hey guys, so as some of you know im on a cut. today... protein:250g carbs:110g fats:90g cal totals...idk, maybe around 2000. yay or nay?

tillIDrop‎, 07-15-2015 03:46 PM
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Whey! - How many tablespoons for for 10 grams

I recently bought a bucket of "Strive" whey protein ISO... This will be my first time using whey supplement, and I'm wondering how I can measure x number of grams with a tablespoon. I read somewhere that 2 tablespoons of whey is = to 10 grams of whey. Is this accurate?

kidkurious‎, 05-11-2007 12:15 PM
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My diet! Will it work?

Okay so I have come up with my meals. please give me your thoughts. Again I am 27 yrs old, 210lb, 5'11, looking to lose weight and gain nuscle ideally around 160-170lb. I am probably 25% (give or take) body fat. Meal1- 2 jumbo eggs mixed with a tbsp salsa and 1oz mexican cheese, and a cup of...

Jventura79‎, Yesterday 07:28 PM
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Question Pre-Workout carbs Even usable when injested ?

Just wondering , about pre-workout carbs , just like post workout carbs when you take in post workout carbs you are fueling you're body for the next days energy needs.. so if you're eating 40g-60g-even 100g pre workout 1-2 hours prior will these become even usable for energy right away or...

JonBana‎, Yesterday 06:18 PM
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