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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: </<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: 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 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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How often for complex carbs?

How often do you guys eat complex carbs while cutting and when do you eat them? Breakfast?

dust1984‎, Today 09:38 AM
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need help calculating my activity factor

I just can't figure it out. I do 4 workouts a week which are really intense. I train to fatigue almost everytime in every exercise. One of those 4 workouts is about 90-110 minutes. I usually spend the rest of the day studying or sitting/lying around (in the summer that's different though). ...

BotoX888‎, Today 09:31 AM
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Question Any suggestions for improvement?

Hi Guys, Total noobie here. Been hovering around the forums for a while though and got a lot of useful info. im 30 years old, 155 lbs and i put myself at 18 percent body fat. The problem is, mostly all of that 18% is centered around my waist, that i cant see my abs, even the top 4 (past 10...

goonergooner‎, Today 12:49 AM
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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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People estimate me as 13%, tape measure says 10%, calipers 7-8%

I'm really confused by all this. People preach if you don't have perfectly visible abs you're not 8%. I checked different caliper methods and had my gym instructor do it as well as he knows how and we got readings varying from 7%-8.50% depending on how generous we were. I also tried some US marines...

Bartmasta‎, Yesterday 03:20 PM
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Emotional/boredom Eating

Alright guys so ill keep the story short. Over a year ago I went from 220-168 lbs, moved from college life to living completely on my own and got back up to 183. I have been going back and forth for about 5-6 months between 170-183. I know I have a little bit more muscle gained from pics, however I...

WuchiCasey‎, Yesterday 07:37 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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At a fork in the road. Keep losing, or clean bulk?

Hello everyone, I am new to this forum.. First post *WoOt* Anyways I am not too sure on which route I should be taking at the moment. I feel like I have lost a good amount of fat (along with some muscle unfortunately) and don't know if I should continue with my goal to lose fat or to start...

ManCat10988‎, Today 09:22 AM
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Wearing Sweat pants and Sweatshirt=faster fat loss?

I have been cutting for 6 weeks now and I definitely notice that doing cardio (elliptical) for bout 30-40 4 times a week in a sweatshirt and sweatpants makes me sweat like a mofo. I just feel like I sweat way more than just wearing shorts and a tee doing cardio... what do you guys think? does it...

Kesooo‎, Yesterday 09:43 PM
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Body Fat Percentage???

5'11, 185 and 19 years old. What do you think my bf percentage is?? Pics Include: Front, Back Flexed, Front Flexed, Side.

CState76‎, Yesterday 05:40 PM
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How long will it take to lose 40lbs?

So I'm a 16 year old female who weighs 147 lbs (I'm 5"5) and now I want to get down to around 110lbs. I'm not searching for the fastest way possible I know it takes time.. Just how much time? I go to the gym every 2 days for cardio and weight lifting and on the other days I do some exercises at...

sophiebeats‎, Today 05:57 AM
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do you consider a maintenence day a failure?

this is supposed to be a marathon right? so, lets say you end up eating at maintenance for 2 days in a row, and then get back on track. I find that I would rather do this than have a day where I actually go over my maintenance. Any thoughts?

sv24‎, Yesterday 05:41 PM
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So it's simple as calories in vs calories out?

You guys are telling me that having to run 5K, which burns about 400 calories could have been avoided if you simply didn't eat that banana, apple, egg, and orange juice? Mind you, jogging 5K is pretty tough for the amateur sedentary person. By the end of the it, he/she is sweating like mad,...

voltio8836‎, Yesterday 08:48 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, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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BF % ESTIMATE & advice for future plan?

Was told by a miscer I look 15% and have too wide of hips. I personally feel leaner than 15% but if so then I guess I'll cut more. What shall I do? I personally feel somewhere between 11-13

Jlauterborn‎, Today 06:54 AM
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chest fat or gyno

Hello, is this fat or gyno ?

alizwel‎, Yesterday 03:05 PM
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Feeling fat deposits in my stomach?

Hey guys / gals See if you can help me please. I am not an obese guy. About 5' 9" 169 Ibs 35 years old. I am fairly slender with slight love handles and maybe a few inches that I can pinch in the abdominal section. Have had this about 15 years now. However, since I have been on a high...

HYP3R‎, 12-17-2005 08:19 PM
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First ever cut. Success?

Get guys. Coming near the end of my first ever cut. I still have about 3-4weeks left. Just wanted any input. And yes I will be bulking soon. I started at 157 and now I'm around 135-136lb.

rodas1991‎, 04-21-2014 09:59 AM
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245-180 cut / Preserving muscle&Fatloss

Hey everyone Ive started my weight loss journey about a year ago when a doctor had me on medication(Mertazipine) that made me go from 230-283 in about 4-5 months and I was only 20 years old 5,8feet tall (Sorry idk how to edit stats I'm not 6,4) and so I've been been on a battle to hit 170-185...

BRIAN10197‎, 04-22-2014 08:47 PM
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Potatoes during a cutting diet?

Is it ok to eat potatoes(given that you hit your daily macro goal) during a cutting plan? Does it come under the category of "bad foods" given that it's a simple carb? I know that this forum upholds the addition of any type of foods provided that your macro and calorie needs are met. I'm asking...

FirstAvengerRya‎, Yesterday 12:32 AM
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Struggling to lose last bit.

I'm almost 14 weeks into what was supposed to be a 12 week cut. I've gone from 15st 13lbs to 13st 5lbs but i'm stuck. I'm eating around 2000kcals a day, i was eating 2300 earlier on and that was working. I started doing 5-8 mile walks a couple of times a week but i don't think i've lost much if...

MilkyM‎, Today 05:33 AM
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How many calories do I need to eat?

I'm 250 pounds and 6ft 2in. I weight train and out 3-4 times a week. I'm trying to cut down to about 220-230 possibly less depends on how I look because I have a bit of a stomach to get rid of. I have a pretty large frame. I currently eat about 1800-2000 cals a day. I'm wondering how many calories...

Boulden123‎, 04-22-2014 08:02 PM
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Fat loss - Abstain from Salt/Sugar

Hi guys Well, just a simple question related to fat loss. I am a novice on this site. I have heard people recommending that one needs to either abstain completely from either sugar or salt to accelerate fat loss. It works wonders. Is it a myth or is there some truth to it? If it is true, then...

desiman81‎, Yesterday 11:05 PM
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Fats for Satiety

Hey guys, Please tell me your favorite sources of fats while on a reckless cut? Preferably one that goes well with a meat, such as tilapia. Give me some fun ones, I have quite a calorie allowance for it.

servonlewis‎, Yesterday 08:37 AM
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