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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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Any Safe Mass-Gainers?

I'm currently bulking and have been using ON's Mass Gainer. I've read that these are really not good for you so I was wondering if this applies to all of them or if there are any that wouldn't really put my health at risk. I recognize that I can make a high calorie shake without them (and I do...

Seajae01‎, Yesterday 02:55 PM
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Food Faceoff Nut Butters/foods you enjoy them with

Thanks to Ant for the suggestion Mar 1 is National Peanut Butter Day so we will pick favorite Nut Butters then the latter half of the week we will pair them with foods/snacks you enjoy them with, then of course they will go to the Semis/Finals Below are 8 Nut Butters Choose up to 4 Nut...

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:23 PM
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Nutrition Help for Military?

Hi all, I am new to the forums and was hoping to get some advice from you guys on nutrition/supps. Please understand that as military I have certain goals I want to meet that may conflict with each other. My current goals: Deadlift 405 3x5 Squat 405 3x5

ArmedMuscle‎, Today 06:05 AM
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Mixing oats with whey

Hey, Any of you tried this? I always have oats for breakfast so i thought why shouldnt i mix it with protein powder. Since i dont have a blender, when the oats are ready should i just put protein powder in it or?

Milos108‎, Yesterday 09:08 AM
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Eating for gains

So i know what i need to eat how i need to eat and info on supplements but my main problem is the intake of calories i have to eat. Im not a big guy only weight 150lbs and i have never been one to eat alot but in order to gain size i need to eat alot of calories like 3400 plus i have a very active...

Askipper89‎, Yesterday 05:07 AM
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Cutting & Caffeine

I just started using a Nutritionist (free so why not) and they've been taking care of all my macros for me, but I was wondering why they wanted to restrict my caffeine intake. Is there any reasoning behind this or can I continue with my energy drinks every now and then. I usually drink the sugar...

Bobgnarley‎, Yesterday 09:30 PM
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Arrow Moving average for weigh ins?

How would one go about using a moving average to adjust calories based on weigh ins? Before I would adjust using a weekly average and while that worked I realize a moving average might be a better approach. Thanks

FrankThaTank24‎, Yesterday 12:27 PM
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High GI carbs vs Low GI carbs for cutting and bulking

Curious as to what everyone thinks is better in these situations. Just came across the answer in my sports nutrition textbook. GO! 1) high GI carbs vs low GI carbs for bulking/maintaining/performance 2) high GI carbs vs low GI carbs for cutting

y0lked‎, Yesterday 10:10 PM
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Talking Help with macros please

Hey I'm a female 135lbs (63kg) 5'8", about 25% body fat. I'm currently cutting. My goal is 59kg and 13% body fat. I work out 5-6 times a week (and my job is active) : Kickboxing 2/week Just cardio 1/week (since kb counts as cardio) Weightlifting 3/week that I end with 20 min cardio. ...

camerafood‎, Today 01:44 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 doesn’t look like massive progress. Although for me, in person, the results are much better than they...

phillavelle‎, 02-26-2017 08:44 PM
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where do you go to do blood/urine test?

i have never done this where do you all go to do the blood or urine or both test i want a complete blood test done and to see what the issue is with my weight gain and constant lack of energy etc im constantly getting muscle cramps, slow recovery burnouts no energy not putting on muscle size...

raverx3m‎, Yesterday 02:31 PM
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Looking for a decent bathroom scale

Hello guys, I'm looking for a decent bathroom scale able to give me %bf and %lean mass accuratelly. The only mark that I know is Tanita. My budget would be around ~200€. Can I get something decent for that amount? Thank you so much for your help.

atmos7fera‎, Today 01:08 AM
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Can anyone give me an example of a refeed?

Trying out a keto diet right now and there's a refeed after 7 days and so on. What does a refeed consist of? Does that mean up my carbs for the day? Currently taking 10g of carbs a day and rest is from protein and fats

NLNFunKti0nz‎, Yesterday 10:39 PM
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Post Lean bulking!! Help

Im 19 years old 20% bodyfat im going to start my LEAN bulk this march 1st 5'9 180 Pounds my macros are 180 G Protein 84 G Fats 393 G Carbo should i lean bulk or just cut down to 15% bfat and start with the lean bulk btw i do cardio 2-3 sessions per week

miguelfat‎, Today 12:00 AM
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Stupid Question thread

Post here your silly, one-off nutrition and fitness related questions that perhaps don't deserve their own thread, and hopefully me or other members can help you out with it. This is the place for members to come and ask their ‘stupid questions’ without fear of retribution.

muruku‎, 12-17-2016 03:51 AM
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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, 02-25-2017 08:05 AM
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Lean Bulk?

So I'm 6' 2" about 225. I'm currently lifting about 2 hours, five days a week and am not doing any cardio. I have BCAAs and creatine in my postworkout shake. I've been gaining 1-2 pounds a week, was just wondering if you guys thought that was too much or what. I'm deathly afraid of losing ab...

SamF94‎, Yesterday 12:48 PM
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Is a 200-400 calorie surplus really enough?

I started working out February 2016. Put on quite a bit of fat during my initial attempt to bulk, went from 180 to 190. Decided to focus on cutting the last two months of the year and got to 160 with some significant strength loss. Started attempting a bulk again the first week of January 2017...

synta7‎, Yesterday 12:05 PM
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Unhappy Help with macros (newb)

So I did IIFYM Macro Calculator! And I know the number isn't accurate to the t, but I also did my fitness pal and it gave me almost exact numbers just a little less. I'm having trouble meeting my calories/macros limit, wondering if I used log the seasonings I use on meat also? Like salt and...

Dript‎, Yesterday 08:22 PM
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Cutting ratio questions and nutrition priority

I have a couple of questions, ill explain my background first. Im 22yr about 5'9 at 157 pounds. I want to cut about 10-15lbs until 145 eating about 2000 calories a day. I just wanted to know how should i fix my ratios. I've read forums that said do 40 / 40 / 20. But following these percentages i...

caesar1234‎, Yesterday 03:33 PM
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147 calories left

I've got like white english muffins (no hfcs) type ones. horlicks malted drink but I don't about that 25g per serving but it's says 4 teaspoons aswell.

Royalnavy05‎, Yesterday 01:17 PM
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Is it ok to eat white rice everyday?

Its been almost 2 months since im cutting back my calories it is quite hard at first because i was used to eat lots of foods every hour lol but now well sometimes it's getting better although i cant help myself not eating rice every meal, growing up asian means more rice but i pair them with mostly...

Sinclr‎, Yesterday 06:20 PM
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6 Weeks of bulking. Gained 11lbs. Time to cut or continue bulking?

Starting Weight: 168lbs Current Weight: 179lbs Calories: 2,800 I have been attempting to lean bulk for the past six weeks. I am 6'0, 26, Male and currently following the Fierce Five lifting regime. I've been enjoying this nutrition/workout plan and am very pleased with my initial gains.

Anonymous19900‎, Yesterday 06:56 PM
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Training bulk/cut question.

So, I did starting strength a while back and bulked up to about 223 at 5'10 about 24 percent body fat. I was pretty new to new training. Fast forward to now. I'm doing a standard 3x a week full body routine with a couple accessories and 30 minutes of cardio on off days. I feel I'm decently strong...

dude9999‎, Yesterday 07:58 PM
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Question When Is The Best Time To Drink Liquid Egg Whites?

I would like a answer like morning, afternoon, post-workout, etc... Thanks Ahead :) Oh yeah I checked in Search for answers but they just talk about Liquid Egg Whites...

xXPaulXx‎, 04-04-2011 04:31 PM
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