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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 08:55 AM
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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 03:39 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ❖❖LF Chat v13.0❖❖Unlocking your genetic fat loss potential, now with more waffles❖❖

Losing Fat Chat Thread Version 13.0 1rd Thread - 2st Thread - 3th Thread - 4rd Thread - 6rd Thread - 7th Thread - 8th Thread - 9nd Thread - 10th Thread- 11th Thread- 12th Thread-

EjnarKolinkar‎, 07-07-2015 10:27 PM
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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 05:34 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, 03-24-2010 12:21 AM
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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 01:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't Look Past the Basics

From what I've been reading in this forum recently, most posters here are, for some reason, missing the basics of fat loss, and instead, are looking for some magic bullet, or worse, putting their faith in some TV or youtube guru, or some online 'trainer' who's only trying to scam their $$$. ...

ironwill2008‎, 01-05-2015 09:31 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: 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 01:38 PM
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I need advice.

Recently ive noticed being tired without much physical activity, and havent felt the best. Im a 6'0 Male and i weigh 242lbs my goal by the end of the year of 2017 is to weight 200. I dont know much about working out to be dead honest, although i just got a gym membership and have been going,...

Danxz‎, Today 06:58 AM
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Silly carb question

I've worked out my macro intake so now I'm just trying to create my diet to reach my numbers but I'm getting confused with carbs. Am I correct in thinking, carbohydrates of which are sugars is a simple carb, which is immediate energy ? and I'm looking for complex carbs to keep me going...

Dippaa‎, Today 04:58 AM
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Body fat % going up despite..

Hey all, I have an interesting problem and I was quick to jump to a few conclusions and I'd like some peer advice while second guessing my nutrition and workout. The crux of my problem is I'm eating more, I'm lifting more, getting stronger, seeing results, but my body fat % continues to inch...

mxdoom‎, Yesterday 08:40 AM
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Angry Weight Loss Stopped

Hi guys I'm 5ft8.5 (174 cm), currently at 160 lbs (73 kg), male, 22 year old, around 16% bf. I'm looking to lose 15 lbs (8 kg) more to reach my bf% goal and start bulking. At 6th November 2016 my weight was around 177 lbs (80 kg), on 6th December I lost weight to 170 lbs (77 kg), and two...

TryingToBeFit7‎, Today 04:27 AM
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Lost 80 pounds and still have a stomach

I went from 311 to 229 in about 8 months and I don't know if it's just lose skin or still fat. I am 5"10 and wiegh 229 and my waist size is 36.5 so if anyone has any advice on this please help.

Berry966‎, Yesterday 06:27 PM
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Calorie Deficit Diet And Starting Workout

Hello everyone, First off, I'd like to thank everyone here for being so supportive in my efforts at weight loss. Two months later I've lost 14kgs (probably a lot of water weight in there), but I went shopping yesterday and realized that I'm down from a 40" waist to a slim 36", still I have miles...

sndpnr‎, Yesterday 11:16 PM
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Jan 1 - March 31 fat loss / motivational thread

Let's get it going. Who's with me? I really need to get back on track. Copy my sig and keep it updated throughout this challenge. It works great for accountability. Everybody gets to see it.

birdlegs‎, 12-31-2016 02:21 PM
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NEWBIE in search of advice

I'm 5'10 240 pounds and I'm guessing 35%+ body fat. I have a tire, boobs, etc :< the only definition I see on my upper body is in my biceps. My max bench is probably in the 160-180 range right now :< I'm going to be working out with my friend who is in great shape. Should I focus on cutting...

PowerMetal‎, 08-02-2005 01:56 PM
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Arrow The 2016 Holiday RECOMP/LEAN/SLOW BULK Thread (Dec/Jan)

The 2016 Holiday RECOMP/LEAN/SLOW BULK Thread. (Dec/Jan) Jingle jingle. Welcome, all. :) In the quest to build or maintain muscle, we're constantly at war with fat. Join this thread/drift in and out if you are in your recomp or lean/slow bulk season. Feel free to post your weight, progress...

caprica6‎, 12-03-2016 07:25 AM
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Question How long should it take to cut? How many calories? What breakdown? What training?

Here are my stats: Age: 19 Years Weight: 176lbs (80kg) Height: 6ft 0.5in (184cm) BFP: 18.2% Goal BFP/Weight: 10% – 160lb (72kg) I have been lifting for years now (off and on some weeks) and lost a massive amount of weight from when I was a kid. I used to be around 245lb...

shavedave1‎, 01-20-2017 01:36 AM
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strength levels and weight loss

so, i started at 268 pounds in late december. bench at the time: 365. squat : 470x7 i decided to lose some weight, and now im ~255. i planned on only 2 pounds of weight loss a week, but it just came off so fast. now to my question - on my main lifts ( bench, push press, squat, clean) ive been...

meconfused‎, 01-20-2017 07:20 PM
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Weight Loss + Muscle gain ?

Simply wondering if It's possible to lose weight and gain muscle mass at the same time . Im currently 341 pounds and 6 ft 3 inches at the age of 16 (incase this info is relevant to the question.) . I mainly want muscle mass but if i can gain muscle and lose weight that would be great . Ive seen...

Ebolling45‎, Yesterday 07:13 PM
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Post High Intensity Interval Training(H.I.I.T)

How often should i do hiit in a week..? I workout 5 days a week and going to start my cutting from Monday. i am 5' 11" 185 pounds , have to drop to 165 pounds.

AcE1910‎, Yesterday 07:17 AM
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Post How do I cut ? May rep

My stats are currently: 6'1 190lbs About 17% bf I'm a ectomorph & went from 165 to 190 in about a year. I'm really determined on cutting for summer & getting rid of chest fat/love handles. Should I do this by restricting calories or Cardio like jump rope? I lose fat insanely fast, but I'm...

Guitarwallan‎, Yesterday 05:24 PM
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Rate my cut diet and workouts?

Okay, I think i've gotten everything in order. I finally got access to the gym and today will mark my first successful week of hitting my macros and calorie goals and working out at the Y consistently due to having better food, access to a cafe, a stove/oven, and my own food scale my workout is...

KeatonTS‎, 01-19-2017 06:52 PM
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Grams of Protein = Lean Body Mass or Body Weight??

I keep seeing people calculating their protein with LBM and BW but what one is correct ? My understanding is, you calculate it to your LBM because your fat doesn't need it?

Dippaa‎, Yesterday 07:47 AM
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Please help me with cutting

My stats are currently: 6'1 190lbs About 17% bf I'm a ectomorph & went from 165 to 190 in about a year. I'm really determined on cutting for summer & getting rid of chest fat/love handles. Should I do this by restricting calories or Cardio like jump rope? I lose fat insanely fast, but I'm...

Guitarwallan‎, Yesterday 05:02 PM
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What shall I do?

Helllooo, Im 17 and in July of 2016 I started going to the gym and have been going 5 days a week since. I was 104kg with 36% body fat and as of 22nd of Jan I am 81kg with a 17% body fat. I have been doing 70 minutes of Cardio including 10mins of rowing, 10 mins of HIIT, 35 mins of 15 incline...

sahilniazi‎, Yesterday 05:30 PM
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bulking and gut.

I have been bulking for 7 months and gained about 40 pound. I'm happy with my gains, but everyone I meet states that my belly got big and It's sticking out I'm not done bulking yet (probably 7 more months to go) What do guys think I should do?

Osama677‎, Yesterday 03:23 AM
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Low belly fat?

Heya! So since the summer 2016 i've lost 80 Pounds, i've seen great results pretty much all over my body, face, legs, arms, hands, feet etc. I've started seeing my collar bones, wrist bones, veins and other stuff that you really never had visible while being obese, anywho, i feel that my lower...

Sahrob‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
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Smile Starting Out

Hi, So I'm new to this, I just wanted some general advice: Age: 26 Height: 5'10 Weight: 185lbs Body fat: about 20-23% ( this is the avg from the body analyser scales at the gym and a body analyser one I bought, no idea what's accurate) My goal is to build muscle and lose fat, the weight...

choban28‎, 01-20-2017 02:32 PM
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I want to loose my fat but stay massive

Hey there, Sorry for my english, not my first language but ya know guys, in France, that's not where you can find the best advices concerning bodybuilding so that's why I'm here today to ask you that. Ok let's go. So I used to go to the gym a lot and run a lot as well for 5 years, sometimes...

PlataOplomo123‎, Yesterday 10:33 AM
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(Pic) What should I do? Bulk/Recomp/Maintenance. Struggling, help!

I've lost over half my body weight and have been lifting on a caloric deficit with no progress for the last 3 months (stayed the same weight). I feel like I'm at the lowest weight I can get to and now need to decide what to do. I have been researching multiple types of way to gain muscle and...

Anonymous19900‎, 01-19-2017 03:51 PM
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Ketogenic Diet

I'm around 12% Body Fat and am on a ketogenic diet with low carbs being around 20 g per day. I was wondering however if it would be more beneficial to have a carb load day on the weekend. I see a lot of people have success with this I just don't know if loading up on carbs a whole day would benefit...

nicksandora22‎, Yesterday 11:56 AM
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Should I loose excess body fat before lifing or expecting to see results?

(This is my first ever question/post, sorry if you've heard it all before!) Hi All! I wanted to get your opinions on my current situation. I'm 5'6 at 129lbs Female and have been a yoyo dieting since aged 13 (although I've never actually been very slim at all). I personally love lifting (and...

marinadorthez‎, 01-20-2017 04:39 PM
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