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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: 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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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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Question Advice: struggling to lose bodyfat

I'm struggling to make weight to enlist in the military after about two years of waiting for a waiver. After getting word, I started training seriously again after not working out and tracking my calories through my fitness pal. A month later I appear to be leaner and improved in certain areas...

Joetucci98‎, Today 04:30 PM
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Ok so I'm fifteen years old and I'm at 220 lbs. I want to lose weight to at least get to 150. I'm scared that I might get loose skin if I do so. How much weight should I lose a week and is there any tips to help me not get loose skin

TheImpossible01‎, Today 08:52 PM
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Cutting 2lbs a week with skinnyfat frame

I am 5'10 and as of November 2016 was 159lbs with a skinnyfat frame. I usually consume anywhere from 2,500-3000 cals which I changed to 1,500 calories a day mostly and have been losing 2lbs a week like clockwork. I am now currently 141lbs and definitely lost fat around my gut, chest and face which...

kimura89‎, Today 05:29 PM
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Talking Confused

Hey guys, Is training for strenght or mass better for loosing weight or to help fat lose? And i do my macros but im confused what I should be focusing on like should i lower carbs even though I do 3 days of HIIT each week for about 15-20min, and im confused if i should stay with macros since...

spatenka01‎, Today 08:01 PM
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Trying to loose weight in uni

I am a competitive swimmer. I train 9 times a week in pool and 5 at weights. Yet I am 195lbs and 5"10. I weigh a lot more then most of the guys and girls on my team. Wondering if you have any suggestions on supplements or food. Remember I live in residence and only can afford the food at school

Georgiakal‎, Today 07:53 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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Exclamation Help: High Protein Low Calorie Snacks?

Need some high protein low calorie snacks that I can take in my service van. Something other than nuts and peanut butter too high in calories and not beef jerky since its not quality protein, and it needs to be able to survive in low to high temps nothing melty or requiring refrigeration. Thanks!

Norsewarrior‎, Today 06:39 PM
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Over training? Low-T Rebound

I wanted to get some input/advice on my current situation. I've been cutting/training since last January, but the past 6 months have stalled and left me stuck around my current weight (6', 190-195lbs, 12-15%BF, 35yo M ). I have adjusted my macros, counted all my calories, took time off, increased...

jasinc81‎, Yesterday 02:14 PM
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Hard time hitting the same training volume during cut

Hi guys! For the first time ever i'm running a successful cut. Ive been seeing nice results but something's got me worried. Im one month in to my cut atm and during this month ive made slight muscle/strength gains. Lately however, ive noticed im having a very hard time hitting my higher volume...

VladR24‎, Today 04:13 AM
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is 2000 calorie deficit healthy ?

hello guys i'm 256lb , 19 years old , 5'9 is 2000 calorie deficit healthy ? my tdee is : 3,376 cal my bmr is : 2408 cal tdee with 500 cal deficit for fat loss : 2,876 but i'm eating now about : 2,256 cal 1120 cal deficit with about 900 cal burned from weight lifting and HIIT cardio...

Blacknight1997‎, Yesterday 05:05 PM
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New Starter Advice Please

Hi Everyone Tomorrow im starting the gym for the first,im hopeing to go 2-3 times a week as i rely on a lift. Anyway im 50 yrs old and i need to lose id say 6 stone in weight.Im 17.5 stone and 5ft 11 tall. Can you advise me what i need to focus on in the gym.Do i need to just do cardio or...

MarinerLSN‎, Today 06:02 AM
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Post bulk body fat % estimate

Hey guys, title says it all 5' 10" 185lbs

bigbuttsforlyfe‎, Today 12:58 PM
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what bcaa do you recommend for me?

i actually just started back a few weeks ago - last few weeks i have been mostly just doing 16:8 IF just to get myself back in the habit of not eating like a fatty, and just from doing IF for the last few weeks i've lost a lot of weight, so I'm finally feeling motivated to get back in the gym! I...

Drajrod‎, Today 12:42 PM
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Understanding of calories/weight loss etc

i have been slowly gaining weight over the past few years and want to get into a proper routine, after some looking online my BMR is about 2600 calories. so that's how many calories i lose a day just by living in a way? and exercise would make that number increase i guess. which means i should...

nugget2015‎, Yesterday 08:59 PM
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Need advice

No freaking appetite, can't hit my Cals with out drinking oils. I am doing keto! Eating 3200 3400 not loosening any weight. My body's telling me to eat less my science says I'm on point. I'm 35 265lbs 25% BF. Eat less? Stop drinking oils? I'm considering just starting carbs again! Any thoughts...

35Trevor35‎, Today 11:04 AM
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New Goals - Losing my belly

So I'm sure you have heard this plea many times over but help!! I'm sick of looking in the mirror and seeing my podge of a belly, Also sick of seeing my slim other half cuddle in bed and feeling awkward to take my T-Shirt off. I'm male, 28 and weight in at about 13 stone, now I'm not fat by...

savage1988‎, Today 12:42 PM
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Unhappy Fat loss problem

Before i started my weightloss(for the abdominal section mainly) i had an intake of 2050 calories intake i was 72 kilograms and 1.73m height.I reduced my calories to 1750 but didn't saw any progress in a week so I reduced them to 1482 calories and the first week i lost only 0.3 kilograms but on...

bgrullerbg‎, Today 12:20 AM
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Still have a lower belly pooch. Help??

I have been working our for about a half a year now but have recently started hitting it hard and doing 5-6 days at the gym a week. I do 25 min of cardio and 40-50 min of strength training. I feel like I eat pretty healthy ahd drink A LOT, but STILL cannot seem to get rid of and tone up that lower...

makaylaericksen‎, Today 10:13 AM
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Smile Body transformation 7 months,help needed!!!

Hey, So this year i decided that i want to change my body, and i want to give all i have to achieve my goal.But i would need some help from you guys,in every form(workout tips,nutrition,supplements,etc)fist some info about me: i'm 28 years old,85-87 kg 189 cm tall,i don't really have an issue...

Arnold2589‎, Today 12:13 PM
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Macros too low

Hi, I am currently 180lb with 19-20% bf and eating 1725 kcals. P165 C125 F60 and my goal was to go for 1.5lb per week loss. I am no longer losing that. I was speaking to one of the PTs in my gym and he felt these macros were really low for me and just wanted the thoughts from everyone else?...

aj2010‎, Today 04:41 AM
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Target - Lose Weight : Proteins ?

Hi All, I already have a personalized thread here in supplements section. But want to know a simple thing beyond that: I'm an overweight guy with ambitions to get ripped (Not bulked up like Dwayne Johnson, but good ripped physique) *** Should I take in Whey Proteins if I'm trying to lose...

arijit2‎, Today 08:51 AM
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Unhappy Depression

Hello everyone I've started my died today. Day 1. Bought some weight watchers scales that the maximum weight is 28 stone. Can't get a reading of them on the stone settings. I did get one on the kg settings which makes me 25.5 stone. But can't get another reading :( . Was really excited to start...

Mufc8927‎, Today 07:49 AM
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Motivation to lose weight?

Whenever you are feeling unmotivated to train to lose weight, or to eat properly to lose weight, what do you think will motivates you to jump back on the routine?

ericjee‎, 01-15-2017 08:43 AM
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Post Hello world, this is me now.

If you have taken the time to read this I sincerely thank you for your time. My name is Jay I am 26 years old male and I weigh 330lb. <--- This number here scares the crap out of me. I've never been this big and I don't want to be any bigger. The other day I was so close to buying size 50 pants...

jhc231991‎, Yesterday 11:11 PM
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Help Please

ok so i started working out effectively (with diet) from last year in october 2016 i went from 202 lbs (36% body fat) to 155 lbs (14% body fat, i know there is a high chance of inaccury in calliper) i think i am somewhere around 18% body fat can someone please give me some tips to loose fat Diet:...

Nirjar‎, Yesterday 08:46 AM
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