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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: ❖❖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 09:27 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, 03-23-2010 11:21 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 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: 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: The Science of Fat

To start off ->> A few links for those who want to learn more about adipose tissue on a physiological basis (how it works... and how to get rid of it)! Fat Metabolism The basics of fat storage EndoText -Regulation of Energy Expenditure "...Humans gain or lose weight when a mismatch exists...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-06-2010 06:53 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 08:31 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 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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gyno or fat? need advice

Sup guys I'm new to the forum. Thought this might be the right section to post this in. I'm 25 yrs old 205lbs 5'11. I've been struggling the past 4 years with either chest fat or gyno. It's a real confidence killer. I've developed it over the last couple of years, I could show before and after...

brotato7‎, Today 02:52 PM
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What am I doing wrong?

Hello, I'm a new member here. Recently decided to get serious about my health and appearance. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've dieted on an off in the past with little to no results. This past week I've been very strict with diet and exercise. I'm limiting my calorie intake to 1500 a...

PrinceSitri‎, 06-25-2016 04:37 PM
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2 days eating over maintenance to boost metabolism and start losing fat again?

So I've been cutting for 7 weeks, I've lost 13lbs in the first 4 or 5 weeks but since then I haven't lost any more weight than that, so I did some research and found out it is because my metabolism has slowed down quite a bit and I need to up my calorie intake in order to boost metabolism and start...

lks7‎, Yesterday 10:52 AM
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Getting advice please help

All right so the bodybuilding calories calculator says that i should eat 1639 calories intake to lose weight its that true im 5,5 and i weight 200 should i eat that or i need more cause idk if thats right

SFMoney‎, Today 02:24 PM
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Eat before or after workout?

I read an article here about whether to eat before or after my workout. I definitely got some good info but I'm still a little confused on what to do in my situation. To further explain. I am trying to lose weight. I eat my breakfast at 8am and then have a snack at 10 am but here is where my...

NOporto2010‎, Today 01:16 PM
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Angry Can't Lose Weight - What am I doing wrong?

Currently weigh 190lbs at 5'11" with a goal of 175lbs. I've been going to the gym 4 times a week (2 arm days, 1 leg day, and a miscellaneous "work on my weaknesses day") for the last month. I've been taking creatine daily and protein after workouts. I also do cardio and agility for 2 days...

Qosl‎, Yesterday 11:20 AM
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hey guys! I recently was diagnosed with Hasimoto's and started taking synthroid to help balance everything. I started a gluten free diet around the same time and have had more energy than I've had in awhile! The only area I've had issues with is my tummy, while I'm nowhere near overweight I feel...

LittleAngel99‎, Today 01:30 PM
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Does the pace in which one loses excess fat based on their genetics?

I am getting a little frustrated at the fact that I have never seen a more chiseled version of myself--particularly with making my abs visible. Why is it that the belly is the hardest part in which one loses fat? for example when I am out running and sweating like hell I would see if there is a lot...

bobbyadisse‎, Yesterday 08:50 PM
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June 1- Aug 2 2016 fat loss and motivation thread

Sign up for the June 1 - Aug 2 fat loss and motivation thread is open now to anybody, returning or brand new. It was going to be a June/July thread but that would have meant moving weigh-ins to Sunday in order to make it cut off on exactly July 31 and I figured most people would prefer not to have...

spradish‎, 05-24-2016 06:53 AM
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Calorie deficit help

So I've lost around 1stone 5lbs since 9weeks ago, now I've been eating at around 1600-1800 calories a day and burning upto 3000 a day according to my Fitbit doing this for the past 3 weeks and I can't see any difference physically , I'm 164lbs and 6"0, just wondering if 1800 is too high or am I...

Cbolton26‎, 06-24-2016 12:18 AM
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Stairs > All?

When it comes to doing any of the usual cardio machines does the stair machine/master burn the most calories no matter what weight? I recently started doing the stairmachine at my gym and I sweat so much in like 5-10 minutes, it also says I burn a lot more than treadmill. Seems I can burn the same...

Rooskie93‎, Today 02:43 AM
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Is Body fat the SAME as body weight?

No detail because that will just confuse. So, is weight fat? Or can I just do HITT and still lift with bulking still and be shredded but big? I hope we because I just finished a 20 oz of whole fat organic milk. Mmmm!!! Thanks all!

MartinBob‎, 06-23-2016 02:17 AM
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should i bulk or cut (pic)

i'm 6 feet 150lbs. i haven't been working out for 4 months. i want to cut extra fat and then bulk with low bodyfat percentage but everyone says i need to bulk up because i look unhealthy. i wanted to ask you. i uploaded 2 pics

riplemmy‎, Today 03:30 AM
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HELP! am i not losing fat? my weight is not droping in the scale

heigh - 5'5 inches current weight - 80 kg or 176 lbs BF- 25% to 28% hello ive been training for 2 and a half months now. ive been following the IF diet, ive been eating 1800 calories a day sometimes i cant hit the 1800 the first month i drop 2 kg in the scale (im not calculating calories...

ericvictor14‎, Yesterday 09:04 PM
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No more then 50 grams carbs and fat and 100 grams protein alright

Looking to go on a extreme cut I know the risks and all but this is only gonna be for a couple months only tracking macros 50g carb 50g fat 100g protein Only light cardio is gonna be done and 3-4 days a week power building

Scotty1234567‎, Today 06:49 AM
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Do you have to recalculate you calories and macros after losing a couple pounds?

I have lost about 6 pounds, do I need to recalculate my calories and macros? Also how often?

jeffn12‎, Today 12:42 AM
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Talking I didn't think this was possible.

So today I decided to try to beat my old "record" of going 12 miles on my elliptical in one day. I tried a different breathing method which worked tremendously well; to the point I could probably go 15 miles without a break if it weren't for my feet blistering. I kept going until I decided it was...

VLynxV‎, Yesterday 02:58 AM
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Living off supplements alone?

I posted this in another section, but wanted to post here just to see what more people would say. I know this is a bit of a controversial question, but suppose someone with vast financial resources wanted to live purely off protein powder, carbohydrate powder shakes, vitamins, metamucil, for the...

AdamFrostburg‎, 06-25-2016 11:08 AM
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I could use some help..

Hey all, first time poster. I am having problems with motivation and worried I am not making progress. Here it goes. I am 20 years old, male, 6'3" and I started at 242 ibs in October of 2015. I am currently down to 192 ibs(06/25/16) The problem is I made the mistake of doing pure cardio and...

EddieTheYeti‎, 06-25-2016 01:58 AM
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Carb cycling plan

Is my carb cycling plan any good ? Monday-100% Hiit day Thursday50% Wednesday 100% Hiit day Thursday-50% Friday-100% Hiit day Saturday-25% non training day Sunday-25% non training day

Virused‎, Today 06:14 AM
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Need Help Please 800 - 900 Calories

Hi I am 5,5 and I weight 206lb and im 18 years old i wanna lose weight really bad, if i eat between 800 - 900 calories a day will i lose weight ? And for a long can i keep that up ?

SFMoney‎, Yesterday 04:11 PM
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Some tips I found helpful during my Weight Loss

Just thought I would share some tips/advice that I found helpful during my weightloss (222lb to 158lb) > Set Small goals with one large goal (eg goals every 10 pounds with a final goal of 50 pounds or 100 pounds) > Celebrate hitting each goal (its positive reinforcement you are doing things...

ItsTiME35‎, Today 03:55 AM
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Unhappy Help me i think i have gynocomastia

Help please !! For a long time I've had quite big breast and by long I mean like 5/6 years and I'm now 19. However when I first had breast I wasn't at all that big but I just remember there being Boobs on my chest! Since then I've gained a ton of weight and I've got big breast that are...

Tkgains‎, Today 04:30 AM
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Needing advice on how to move forward with fatloss

I have been working out for quite a while, and I will admit I have been quite lazy, and gotten off track. The past month I've gotten my life back together, and what I'm doing apparently is not working for me. I have only been able to drop one pound. Last year my lowest weight was 138,...

Jscarbz‎, 06-20-2016 07:54 PM
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Talking How to fin veggies in my macros

hi guys,im trying to lose some stubborn belly fat im ,1,70 m 70 kg 17% body fat ,curent calories from mfp are 2330,233 p,233 c,52 f,atm im getting almost all my carbs from wholemeal breads ,wraps etc,some people say i need to get my carbs from veggies instead of starch ,what i don't know is how and...

Virused‎, Yesterday 02:36 PM
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