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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: *** 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Dec/Jan 2016/17 Fat Loss & Motivation Thread

(Title should of course be Dec/Jan not Nov/Dec) Hey folks! It's time for another Fat Loss & Motivation 2 month thread, this time covering the dreaded Christmas and New Years. A continuing series of threads where people motivate each other, track their weights each week in a big spreadsheet, and...

DyingAtheist‎, 11-28-2016 04:28 AM
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calories counting ..trying to lose weight hows my diet/workout plan?

for the last 18 days(around 2 1/2 weeks) iv changed my diet to try lose weight and have been working out 3 times a week.reckon my body fat% is about 25%(weight about 16stone 6foot 4 my diet everyday is: breakfast: (176kcals)porridge. dinner: 200g(400kcals) steak or 150g(150kcals)chicken breast...

pistonz‎, 12-05-2016 03:43 PM
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1 month of cutting and 5kgs of weight lost but....

Hey everyone, just wanna give another update. I have a couple of questions: i have lost almost 5kgs since i started the cut exactly a month ago but i still seems to have some belly fat. my arms are starting to look ripped and have some veins popping but this stubborn belly fat is still there but...

caller92‎, 12-05-2016 01:14 AM
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High carbs ok for fat loss?

Daily intake: 1715 calories 221 carbs 176 protein 34 fat I don't work but I do 20min cardio 5x a week and lift 6x for an hour each sesh Stats: 200 lbs 5ft 10 18%body fat I wanna reach 12% in 3 months or more I worked out my tdee and it said fat loss was low carbs and moderate carbs was...

harrrrris‎, Yesterday 04:38 PM
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Question Am I using the right diet?

I am new at trying to learn how to lose weight quickly, so I read I should take in 1g of protein per lb of lean body mass. I also found a calculator the other day that gave me the following goals. My macro goal is to take in: 135g of protein 135g of carbs 35g of fat (do these goals seem...

Kepler760‎, Today 11:39 AM
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Is it really calories in and calories out?

Lets say a man consumes 2000 calories. and this person now consumes 1500 calories. For short period of time he will lose some fat but his body will adopt to 1500. So he would drop 300 more calories so now he is consuming 1200 calories each day. Which is not enough calories to sustain...

SEHY‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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Help! Need advice on current weightloss situation

Hi! I'm new to this community. Just recently started my fatloss journey and I'm doing it all wrong already. I'm a 5 feet 2 inch female. I currently weigh 139 but I started on Nov 5, 2016 when my starting weight was 153 pounds. I started a very low carb diet and stopped eating fast food and sugar....

Romez72‎, Today 09:18 AM
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beginning to lose fat... and cold water swimming?

So hi, I'm Nick. Longtime lurker. I was decently in shape about 5 years ago, but I did it wrong and I was skinny-fat. I have since gained weight again, and this time I am looking to keep it off , AND do it right. It has been a week since I've drank any alcohol or smoked any cigarettes. I would like...

hacmacker87‎, Today 06:36 AM
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New to the forum - lost 60 lbs in 6 months

Hi all. I made a similar post in the Introduction thread but wanted to share my success to date here as well. I'm currently going through a body recomposition. Pics on the left were taken in July. I was 294 lbs. Pics on the right were taken yesterday @ 232 lbs. I'm 6'1". The goal is to keep...

Tyr57‎, 12-04-2016 02:08 PM
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Should I Bulk or Carry on Cutting ???

Hey guys so I've been cutting for a while and I'm still not happy with the amount of fat I have but I want to get onto the building muscle. I'm just not happy with the amount of fat that I have on my lower back on chest and in between my chest and shoulders .. What do you guys think ?? Here are...

JamesSmith1237‎, Today 09:20 AM
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What programs?

Hi all Just wondering where everybody gets their workouts from, lately I've been using the "Fitplan app". I feel as if I'm not going to get anywhere with that, because they are just generic workouts which might not suit my needs. I feel as if I'm the only one in the gym looking at my phone to...

Lawman21‎, Yesterday 04:49 AM
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Angry Insomnia from Hunger

I'm trying to get some help with hunger related insomnia while trying to lose fat. I have my calories at 2000 per day trying to lose .5lb of fat per week. Pro: 30 Fat: 30 Carb: 40, no added sugar, whole grains etc. It seems like no matter how great I do all day long I can't help but get this...

runlong16‎, 12-05-2016 08:37 PM
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Facial fat question

Sup Basically, at the moment I (male) am skinny af, never been to a gym etc. My main gripe at the moment is that I have fat deposits mainly in my facial area, for example my jawline is barely visible, at some angles I have a double chin, and my chin appears small unless I angle my face upward. ...

sfbfq‎, Yesterday 05:53 PM
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How long would it take me to get from 13-14.5 to 10%

Hi how long would it take me to get from 13.5 -14 to 10% I measure my food intake I eyeball on the weekiends my (macros ) 149 carbs 139 fat and 140 protine I train consistent and I like to do dead lifts and and follow my own training plan even do HIIT cardio everytime after my workouts train...

saidking000‎, Yesterday 06:14 PM
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Reverse dieting & weight increase?

Hello, I started reverse dieting on Saturday slowly building up to maintenance then planning on bulking at around 200 -300 surplus. Since Saturday I have noticed a slow increase on the scales of 5lb. I understand that this will mainly be from the increase in carbs. My question is does that sound...

bflare78‎, Today 01:54 AM
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2 questions about being on a deficit

If someone can help answer, I'd appreciate it! 1. I'm 5'5, around 145 lbs. Not a lot of muscle. My goal weight is around 130 before I bulk for the first time. I do lots of cardio, Monda-Friday I eat 1500 calories and on the weekends I eat 2500. My lifts are all very weak, I'm assuming because...

comp85t‎, Yesterday 05:02 PM
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Were you treated differently after losing alot of weight?

For those of you that have lost alot of weight tell me if people acted diff. towards you or if you noticed anyother changes with yourself. Did you get more stares? Did your genitals change in size? Did you get negative or jealous reactions fromn friends/family? Discuss

quickscott‎, 09-10-2006 07:57 PM
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Where to start? Fighting weight loss

Whats going on guys.. im a 31 year old man that has been battling weight my entire life.. recently a friend of mine and myself have started a new journey in our lives i was at 6"4 408 lbs and him 6"6 380.. we are trying to lose fat and get as much muscle gain as we possibly can we are struggling to...

Bigjbear‎, Yesterday 10:29 PM
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How much should I be eating??? HELP

How much calories do I really need? Okay so I'm going to start cutting out calories. My average daily intake of food is around 1600 calories. I'm 124lbs and 5'2. I'm not fat, but I have fats that I need to lose. My goal is to get toned arms and lose the fat. I'm about 26% in body fat. And I'm a...

iSignifyx‎, Yesterday 09:58 PM
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Unhappy super morbidly obese 18 year old needs help

go to h t t p s : / / w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = o u d T I r r E G p w to see the super morbidly obese 18 year old needs help can some one help me or tell me how to loose weight maybe i have a fighting chance i am 400 pounds and i have man...

bahemoth‎, 01-04-2016 03:15 AM
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22% bf where to go from here

A little background I been working for out for the last couple years I'm 25 now. I started at about 150lb of skinny fat had no sports background and had APT from the years of playing video games. So I decided to change that and start to workout. I have been gaining strength but not as much I...

jknas91‎, Yesterday 01:05 PM
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weight loss slowing in big deficit

I am 17 yro 5' 10" male. I went from 230 lbs to 170 in around a year. For the last several months I have been doing intermittent fasting and eating one 1500 calorie meal every 24 hours. I hit my macros but might sometimes fall short in carbs. I play rugby which is fairly strenuous exercise around 3...

Srdigbychkncsar‎, Yesterday 06:38 PM
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Steady state cardio vs HIIT cardio for fat loss?

I'm getting sick and tried of doing cardio for 45 minutes, 6 times a week, on the elliptical. Would it be better to do 15-20 minutes of HIIT Cardio for fat loss? It'll be shorter and burn more calories? I usually burn 450-500 calories every cardio session on the elliptical for 45 minutes at level...

ThatGuyBenny‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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The Fat is Coming Off!

Hello everyone! A quick update on my progress, and a few questions... Stats at beginning: 31 y/o male, 6'1", 213.5 lbs Goal: Live healthier, improve my self-confidence, and maybe gain some washboard abs along the way. Since my start, I have been on a very lean and clean diet which I have...

jropeter‎, Yesterday 01:41 PM
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Will i get loose sking if i lose 50 LBS in about 6~12 months?

Im kinda worried about this.. im about 220LBS(100 KG) and i wanna get it down to about 154LBS(70) over the course of 6~12 months. I am 15 years old and have a lot of stretch marks on my shoulder, belly and back. I am also about 5ft9. I am really worried that i will end up getting loose skin if...

omgidk‎, 12-05-2016 01:03 PM
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