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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Body Fat % Estimate thread PTII (post here only)

Pt I here- http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147321393 We have a few members who are kind enough to offer their time giving estimates to others. If you are looking to find out what your BF% is at post in here. Remember that this is just guessing. Even using calipers, Dexa, BF...

phoenixr2‎, 04-13-2014 02:39 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: </<L.F Chat v11.0>\> Viking Milk,the secret of converting fat into muscle.

Losing Fat Chat Thread Version 11.0 1rd Thread - 2st Thread - 3th Thread - 4rd Thread - 5th Thread - 6th Thread - 7th Thread - 8th Thread - 9nd Thread - 10th Thread » This thread is NOT a place to post questions about losing fat. Do so in the main forum. » This is a general chat...

Znik‎, 03-19-2014 04:47 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: How to lose fat for Noobs - Part II

You only have to follow three simple rules: - Workout 3 times a week with weights. - Eat 1g protein / lb lean body mass. - Reduce calories to lose 1-2 lbs / week. Success is 100% guaranteed. :) A more elaborate guide can be found here:...

wave_length‎, 09-27-2010 04:34 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Metabolic Slowdown Thread

Yes, we know there is no true starvation mode, i.e. your body can never outrun a caloric deficit. What we do know, is that your body will make metabolic adaptions to combat a caloric deficit. Perhaps, your bmr will decrease, or your body will become more efficient at burning calories through...

lee__d‎, 12-10-2012 07:55 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: *** The delicious "cut-friendly" recipe thread ***

The delicious "cut friendly" recipe thread First off, much thanks to the illustrious Emma-Leigh for hooking up the the sticky on this. She is hereby awarded internets. Internets awarded! I thought it would be a spectacular idea if we could get a recipe thread up for the Losing Fat forum. The...

Insight‎, 03-23-2010 11:21 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calorie Counting 101

Calorie Counting 101 If you are new to the losing fat section of the bodybuilding.com forums then it will not take long for someone to tell you that in order to lose fat one must eat less calories than one's body burns in a day. To do this one must have an accurate count of calories...

vismal‎, 02-03-2014 12:22 PM
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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: Calculating Calories and Macronutrients

Calories and Macro's 1. The following should be taken as general advice. It should not be used in the face of medical contraindications. 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 DO THE...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-21-2013 12:38 PM
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Official August 1st to November 1st Weight Loss Journey

Simba it is time for a friendly and uplifting competition for those of us who want to go beyond beach body and Super Sayan(DragonBallZ reference). Here is the rundown on how things will go: I will create and update the spreadsheet every week and post it to the thread so look for it after...

natethelegend‎, 07-15-2014 11:36 AM
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Fat friend says fat will turn into muscle... even "fit" guys have told him. true?

I know i'm no expert, but isn't that wrong? He doesn't want to lift heavy weights, and he especially doesn't want his overweight girlfriend to lift weights because he's afraid she's gonna look like hulk. He told me guys with six packs and physically fit dudes at the gym have told him not to lift...

RazorMamon‎, Today 04:36 PM
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LF Chat July to Sept Cut or Hulk Thread ~ You wouldn’t like me when I’m hangry.

This challenge thread is only for the regulars who post in the LF Chat threads: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=160820211 Below is the list of members who will participate: **************************************** - MissLadyJ - Caprica6 - Znik

barbrox‎, 07-05-2014 10:27 PM
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would you mind checking my IF macros/strategy?

Just started doing IF 9 days ago. Second guessing myself, having doubts and could use some criticism or critiquing. I am 36/male. 6'3, beginning weight, 274 lbs. 26% bf. I am doing a 8/16 split on IF, eating every 2 hours. Work nights and begin eating at 7:00pm and finish at 3:00am. Wake up and...

cjbramlett‎, Yesterday 03:57 PM
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Question Question about Losing fat with HIIT cardio

Hello, Atm im working out 4 days a week trying to build some muscle. But im really confused about if it's possible to build muscle and reduce fat at the same time. Some say it's not possible, others say it is. The people who say it's possible say you should do HIIT cardio training after a...

Firewalll‎, Today 02:27 AM
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constantly hungry

I'm trying to cut down my bf%. I do a bike ride in the morning for 15 minutes (15mph avg. Speed) then work out with weights when I get home from work(30-45 minutes) I eat about 2800 calories and burn about 400 from exercise. My problem is that I snack all day and can't ever feel full. If I...

thorne666‎, Yesterday 06:19 PM
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which method do you use to lose fat?

Quick background I am cutting now and have gone down from 192lbs to 177lbs in the last few months. Ive managed to go from about 17% bf down to 13/14%. Ive been doing 15 mins of HIIT - basically sprint for 30 sec, walk for 45 sec then repeat - 5 times a week. I feel like I have plateaued slightly...

CanadaBrah91‎, Today 08:38 PM
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Are my cutting macros right?

Im 3 weeks in my cut im currently sítting at 208 started at 210 im about 5"8 i did a "dirty" bulk so gained a whole bunch of fat but gain pretty good amount of mass, my macros are as follow 230 p 201c 64f I'm starting to lose strength and I'm only on my 3rd week for example today, i usually squat...

Leethenatural‎, 07-24-2014 01:47 AM
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Drop those kcal again?

Been cutting a month now, but not seeing the results I want. I hit my daily kcal and minimum protein and fat, other than that no rules. Weight train 3 times a week. I follow basically the ''how to lose fat for noobs'' sticky. Figured I would post my daily weight (in kg, multiply by 2.2 to get...

Insilicio‎, 07-25-2014 01:32 AM
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Official 250 lbs and Higher Weightloss Competition (April 18th - July 31st)

Alright boys and girls, its time for a friendly competition for those of us who are 250lbs and higher. I will create and update the spreadsheet every week and post it to the thread so look for it after each weight-in deadline. The start of the competition and deadline to join would be...

FatZillllla‎, 04-12-2014 04:23 PM
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Exclamation 10.8% Body Fat and STILL Have Belly Fat, HELP?

I weight train 2 days a week for 45 minutes (total body) and swim 2 days a week for an hour with one 15 minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) set. I eat very healthy, and my diet is composed of a lot of protein (45%), low healthy fats (30%), and very low carbs (25%, none of the bad...

WVUDave‎, 01-11-2010 09:10 AM
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JUN1st - AUG31th Transformation thread

Hello! This thread will be for your transformation process from June 1st until August 31th. It doesn’t matter if you cutting, bulking or just looking for motivation to keep going on your fitness journey. Hope to get from all interested in participating a starting weight and then a weekly...

Wankelpt‎, 05-19-2014 06:29 AM
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biggoron's Weight loss journey/transformation thread. Moob warning.

I've always been fat. Since childhood, I was the fat kid. Hung out with other fat kids. Didn't seem to fit in anywhere else. My weight was an issue always, but when I started my current job 8.5 years ago, it got alot worse. My first desk job, and I was older. I couldn't eat the same way...

biggoron‎, 04-05-2013 08:41 AM
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Anyone Kept the Weight (Fat) Off?

Struggling and looking for some inspiration. There are all kinds of stories of people who lost weight (fat) in the sort term, but I am looking for people who have lost the weight in the short term, but have kept it off long term. Any inspirational stories you can share of long term weight loss...

kguattu‎, 12-22-2013 06:59 PM
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5 10, 230lbs, 35% BF: Is 2500 cals a day too much

Obviously I'm cutting. I have been eating 2500 calories a day for the past three days and to be honest I'm hungry all the time lol and can't see myself going lower w/o losing my chit. Is 2500 calories reasonable given my stats in your opinion? Thanks.

andyliftsss‎, Today 01:31 PM
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Question EC Stack options?

A friend of mine training for a NPC bikini competition just started taking bronkaid and caffeine to create a 'EC' stack? Its been working pretty well for her and I can definitely see the difference. I'm tempted to try it but I'm usually pretty careful about products I use and stick to super food...

sabrosa1068‎, Today 07:46 PM
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Can't get rid of love handles/lower back fat. Help.

So I've been working out for about a year now, I started out at around 210 (Pretty much no muscle, mostly all fat) and now im at about 180. Last time I checked, I think I was 13.2% Body fat, but no matter how much I try, I cannot get rid of my lower back fat and love handles. I do have loose skin...

c18little‎, 05-08-2014 07:34 AM
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Cardio

New to the forum and to working out. Trying to lose weight. I'm trying to do 4 cardio sessions per week at 30 minutes per session on an elliptical. I was wondering how many calories I need to try to burn per session.

gobrownies‎, Today 07:22 PM
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Fat to six pack

Question for all you who have lost a lot of weight and achieved a six pack. I used to be a fat and weak 6 foot 250 pounds. I've lost a good amount of weight and have done some mini bulk/cut cycles this last year and i'm now 190ish. I can feel abs underneath on stomach fat. In the right lighting I...

mauiLivin808‎, Today 05:14 PM
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Post Body fat estimate thread (here only)

Please post your height, weight and any other pertinent measurements that you can (but not required) for a more accurate guess. Posting your pictures inside of the thread rather then telling someone to "look at my avi" makes it a lot easier for those of us who are trying to estimate. For a...

krete77‎, 08-13-2012 06:29 AM
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Fat Loss and Diet Troubleshooting. Why are things not going well?

So after a ridiculous half year where I went from 68kgs to 80kgs. I'm now trying to bring down my weight. But I cant do it. Calculated my TDEE at 2400-2700 Workout minimum 3x a week Eating at around 1800 calories. However, for some reason its been 2 months and I cant seem to get it down...

Gyges‎, 04-11-2014 08:40 AM
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weight loss question

I started working out 4 days a week 3 weeks ago. I started at 196 pounds and 24.5% body fat but now I'm at 199.5 pounds and 28.5% body fat. I can see clear muscle gain but why the body fat increase? I figured fitness training would decrease my body fat not make it go up.

seandavidrichar‎, Today 04:41 PM
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May 1st through July 31st Transformation Motivation Thread

Still cutting? Been cutting forever & looking to re-comp? Been cutting forever & want to mini-bulk? Aware that Summer is right around the corner? Then this is the thread for you! This thread is for motivational purposes. We have a good group here with a lot of helpful people so come join...

jbreaithwaite‎, 04-30-2014 10:28 AM
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Question Macros/cutting, help!

Hey! I have been training now for about one year. I feel it is time to lose some fat! I have a layer of fat to be removed. I weigh 194.007lbs and my height is 6.13517 foot I workout atm 5 times a week,and had planned to run cardio 3 times a week while cutting. I want to lose weight as...

Derb16‎, Today 05:33 PM
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2 months and no loss

I've had my numbers for 3 months. I've had my food scale for a month. My numbers I got from a coach on another group. 135 P 130 C 60 F I'm 5'3 1/2 " 169 32 % body fat I have Hashamoto's and have gone from 119 to 169 in a year. I can't afford a gym but I have a bench and weights at home...

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