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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: 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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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: 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: 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 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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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQS

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...

Emma-Leigh‎, 03-08-2011 01:30 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. 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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LF Chat - April to July Summer Transformation Thread (Members Only)

This support thread is for regulars who post in the LF Chat thread below only. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=160820211 Feel free to post goals, measurements, progress pics, food p0rn, or anything else you'd like to motivate and inspire each other. This transformation...

barbrox‎, 04-13-2014 05:11 PM
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Talking MARCH 1 - MAY 31 Transformation Support Thread

Anyone welcome, cutting or bulking. Support thread, let's do this. I'll do a spread sheet. If you want in give me your start weight ASAP, but I'll take them up to March 8th. Weigh in when you want, but I'll update the spreadsheet on Sunday mornings. Let's do this y'all!

PunkyCindy‎, 02-25-2014 05:16 PM
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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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I don't understand. I feel I look so abnormal in shirts.

Hello everyone - I'm a teenager, (17), 5 10.5', around 177. I don't understand why I look so abnormal in shirts. Really the only thing I look normal in is a sweatshirt because I fill out, but, as far as t-shirts go, my whole upper chest area and shoulders just look to big to me. I don't know if...

Alotaps‎, Yesterday 10:02 PM
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My first cut. Am i doing it wrong? Help!

Hello. I have been lifting 9 months. Started at 78kg and after a bulk i climbed till 86 kg. Gained a lot of fat. And my waist gone from 87cm to 94cm. 2 months i started calorie deficit and cardio. Lost 5kg and waist gone 88 cm. I lost at arms almost 0.8cm from near 40 i am near 39 know. Chest...

distro1985‎, Yesterday 11:11 PM
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measuring waist

Potentially silly question: is it a good idea to get a tailor to measure my waist? I ask because I don't trust myself, possibly biased or horrible at measuring.

hamworld05‎, Today 01:08 AM
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Talking Fat Loss Program Begins By Eating Right

Studies have proven folks that consume breakfast lose weight faster than people that skip that meal. In fact, omitting breakfast can lead to excess weight. An individual’s best weight loss happens if a nutritious breakfast involves carbohydrate, fiber and protein packed foods. Consuming food items...

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I Want to Lose Weight Fast! – Okay, Get Your Facts Right First

When it comes to losing weight most people would like to do it in a hurry, even though, somewhere deep down, they realize that nothing will come of following short cuts. In their desperation to lose weight quickly a lot of people fall victim to half-baked truths and myths that have been passed down...

hxdef100‎, Today 12:38 AM
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To Lose Weight You Must Get Healthy FIRST

You Have To Be Healthy To Lose Weight How often have you heard that you need to lose weight to get healthy? How often have you been told that you must simply lose weight and all the problems with you health will also go away? In this article we are going to look at principle # 3 of “The 7...

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8 weeks, not losing fat/weight anymore..

started Nov '13, went down from 216 to 183 by end of Feb '14 and since then the weight/fat loss stalled.. including all other measurements. at the beginning i sticked to the same food for a long period of time (calories were counted) then got bored of having the same food over and over again, so...

maXmood‎, Yesterday 11:27 PM
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Gyno or Fat on chest? and Body Fat %?

Hello everyone, I've had a pretty damn bad chest, I'm worried if its gyno, Im about 6'1 , about 200 pounds. Starting to cut. I've believe I lost it before. How fast can I lose 15-20 pounds? a month or so? Also, Whats my body fat %? Here are Pictures: The First 3 are my body now around...

navidm95‎, Yesterday 03:47 PM
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I think i have hit a wall?

Since august of 13 i have been doing a cut i have gone from 198-165 but i would like i lose another 10-15 pounds and have for the past 4-5 weeks been stuck at 165 i was wondering if i have hit a wall or if i need to drop into a higher deficit? currently i do mild weight lifting with HITT 5 times...

maikeruxx2‎, Yesterday 11:05 PM
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At what bodyfat % do you normally move from a bulk phase to cut?

As a rule of thumb, when do most people usually decide that enough is enough (bulking-wise) and decide to start cutting? I'm 6' tall, 181lb and at an estimate I'd say around 18% bodyfat (although I haven't measured yet - am planning to this weekend). I'd quite like to go on a 'cut' now, my first...

london69‎, Yesterday 03:18 PM
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Feel like I'm eating too much while cutting

I'm 176lb, aprox 17% body fat and I couldn't figure out whether to clean bulk or cut to around 10% before bulking (I'm feeling a bit fat lately) So anyway I worked out all my macros and I have to eat say 250g carbs, 187g protein, 65g fat etc. I thought cutting would feel like a diet, but I'm...

RushRoadie2112‎, Yesterday 05:21 PM
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How to get rid of the dreaded bitch tits?

Ive been working out for about 3 years now (20 years old) and have gained quite a bit of muscle. The one problem is i cant get rid of the fat around my chest! Ive been trying to round them out by doing more decline and flyes. Anyone know any good tricks?

Aspiring Swollja‎, 01-31-2006 10:24 PM
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I can't seem to lose fat (25BF right now)

I am 5'10" and 185lbs right now with about 25% body fat and I want to know how do I lose fat? My goal is to get to 15% body fat in the next 3-4 months. I was about 200lbs before and dropped to 180lbs but only lost 2% (27-25) body fat, how much cardio should I be doing? How much lifting? And how...

Escalibor‎, Yesterday 08:32 PM
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Confused need help ASAP

So I starting to work out again and trying to figure out this calorie counting, I weigh 211lbs height 6'1" 28yrs old so in order to lose weight I should only be at 1770 calorie intake a day? But once I add in exercise it says I burned to many calories? Just confused? Need info When I was...

CALISTYLE1‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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Exercising then doing absolutely nothing for the rest of the day? is it bad?

right now i'm making all my income online. so i'm constantly on the computer, either sitting or laying down in bed.. I usually exercise for an hour a day,sometimes in the afternoon other times at night.. I have lost fat, I know I have. i've gone from 204+ to 170. But what i'm kind of concerned...

DT1988‎, Yesterday 08:44 PM
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Red face Don't understand what is going on???? Need help.

So I am a 5'2 female 30 yrs old. I currently weight 151 lbs. :( I have been rapidly increasing weight. I have been eating about 1000 calories a day and gaining. Last year I was eating about 900-1000. Thats a whole year of eating super low. I had no idea that I was eating that low. Last year I...

hcfairy‎, 04-22-2014 12:15 PM
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Unhappy Need help losing fat and diet***

I'm 26, weigh 230lbs and 6'. I've lost a family member and i've gained 40lbs over the last year. I live in a village in India, so supplements are hard to get and VERY costly for me. I don't eat meat but do have eggs. My diet and supplements right now is as follow(Started 2 days ago): 9:00am- 4...

204500‎, 04-02-2014 07:47 AM
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The final push before the final push

Yo I've lurked around here for a little bit. I decided to post up a log of my journey. I'm 5'9", started cutting in May 2011. Was 248lbs around 29% BF. Currently at 198lbs around 20% BF. I'm using a fat caliper to measure BF so I imagine I'm somewhere marginably close to the actual number. ...

lucksterx‎, 09-28-2012 05:36 PM
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P90x3?

I've done the first P90x and am just getting into the new one, P90x3, does anyone have any thoughts on it so far? At the moment I'm not that into it, preferred the first one, aside from time frames

AusPeacemaker‎, 01-08-2014 12:21 AM
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do I even lift? I am getting skinny trying to prep for 1st comp

I am 6ft, waist 30.9", glute skinfold 19"(shredded is 6") been lifting for 2 years Power total (big 3) ~ 710 This is where I am;

SouljaJoe010‎, Yesterday 06:41 PM
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Arrow February 1st to May 1st 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...

NitrogenWidget‎, 01-27-2014 07:12 AM
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3 Month Cut With Pics

Started this cut January 15th, 2014 and the plan is to get down to sub 10% body fat and possibly doing a show. Started out at 220 lbs. and I'm down to 186 lbs. Have a lot of fat left to lose and wonder what my BF % is right now and how much more I will need to lose to get sub 10%. First pic was...

jtrain2323‎, 04-23-2014 01:36 PM
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