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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calculating Calories and Macros - How To

Estimating your TDEE The average number of calories you expend per day is called your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). To estimate it, it's easiest to use a TDEE calculator such as: https://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm Keep in mind this number is only an estimate....

Mrpb‎, 02-02-2017 08:49 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Meals Eating Now XVII !!!!

This thread is dedicated to the art of food porn and making people drool. Thanks to the ironwill2008 for asking me to make a new thread Past MEN Legacies: MEN#1 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=317777 MEN#2 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=7354271

The Solution‎, 06-25-2015 01:10 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Post Your favourite Recipes here -

Due to public demand here is the Recipes thread. Try to include as much info as possbile i.e cooking time, nutrition values. Pls. note this thread is strictly for details of recipes, not general nutrition discussion as we have a whole forum for that. ANYTHING THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT...

D&G‎, 04-18-2002 06:49 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Nutrition For Newbies & Must Read Threads

Due to recent discussion in THIS THREAD it was decided that there is a real need for a 'Basic principles of Nutrition' sticky. In essence, something that includes: - Basic concept of calories & macros - Basic concept of micronutrients & health - Basic concept of IIFYM & importance of food...

Emma-Leigh‎, 07-24-2011 11:52 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Eating Disorder Support Thread: "Take Action" (part 3)

The forum limit has been reached on part two. Here is the new thread. Link to part 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=70778&page=1 Link to part 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149942713&page=1 Thank you to everyone who has participated in the older threads. ...

sonnydfrizzy‎, 02-17-2017 02:03 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: IN RESPONSE to a NUMBER OF RECURRING THREADS/POSTS IN THIS FORUM:

This is the NUTRITION Forum. It is intended to answer all NUTRITION-RELATED questions. If your question isn't directly concerning NUTRITION, it doesn't belong in this forum. OFF TOPIC THREADS will either be locked, deleted, or possibly moved to the misc. Repeat offenders will get sent to band...

ironwill2008‎, 07-12-2018 09:35 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: For Anyone with a "Critique My Diet" Question...

Please stop wasting both our time and your own by posting something that looks like this: Hey guys. How does my diet look? Meal 1 - Oats and egg whites Meal 2 - Protein shake Meal 3 - Chicken breast, rice and broccoli Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broccoli Meal 6 -...

ErickStevens‎, 11-29-2010 07:37 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: Discretionary Calorie Allowance - What does it mean?

The purpose of this thread is to explain the dietary approach of Discretionary Calorie Allowance (which will now be referred to as DCA). This thread was formally the IIFYM – What does it mean? sticky and has since been edited by the OP with the help of some kind moderators to something more...

YeomenKek‎, 04-15-2011 01:05 AM
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Post Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your BCAA Supplement?

I frequently get asked whether or not you really need to supplement with BCAAs. Aside from the delicious taste, whether you need extra branched-chain amino acids comes down to two things: the type of exercise you do and your performance goals. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are made up of...

Kamranshehzad‎, Today 08:15 AM
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Feel like sh"t in the morning

Hello, I have a question. Every morning im like zombie. Even if i have a lot of sleep, for example 8-9 hours, i feel like sh"t in the morning, i dont have energy, im tired, i feel like i dont have energy for anything. Then several hours after morning on the afternoon its getting normal, I finally...

BlackRack‎, Today 03:00 AM
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Eating root vegetables instead of leafy greens for micros

I've been playing around with Cronometer and just realised that its possible to get all the daily micronutrients through sweet potatoes and white potatoes along with other foods such as chicken/milk etc. As for the lack of fibre, I take psyllium husk so my fibre needs are covered. I always hear...

bigdaddy269‎, Today 03:29 AM
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** ~ Ice Cream Eating Now Thread -- Round 4 ~ **

Welcome fellow ICEMEN After branching out from the Ben & Jerry's 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 threads and expanding to the ** Ice Cream Eating Now Official Thread** we're ready for ROUND 4. So feel free to posts reviews, opinions, ask questions, let us know where you found a particular flavor, etc. Ice...

Oatmealman99‎, 10-30-2016 10:12 AM
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If salt has no calories then why is too much of it bad for you?

I can only think of water retention that it causes, what other negative effects does consuming too much salt have?

SmashMyAnus‎, Yesterday 02:32 AM
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Food Faceoff: No Cook 5

Below are 10 foods that require zero cooking. Please choose up to 6 that you like: Cantaloupe Salsa

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:39 PM
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Cheat meal?

I was wondering if it would be better to have a cheat meal on a rest day or a lifting day? My meal timing will definitely be off since I'm going to a restaurant at a time that I don't usually eat. I was jw if it really matters or not.

amandap1222‎, 04-18-2019 04:47 PM
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A question about cutting and calories

So i started going to gym this september and then i was about 68kg, now im about 84kg. Im 18 years old and 6'1 tall. My maintainance is about 3000 calories i guess. When i started gym i eat about 2500 calories, then in november about 3000 and then from january i started with 3500 calories. From...

adisscout‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
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Easy meal ideas for dinner.

Hi there guys. I am pretty new to cooking. Can you please tell me 1-2 easy meal ideas for dinner with easy ingredients? I am an ectomorph but I do have a little belly, so I am looking for some easy low carb dinners? Also hat is your take on white bread? Just the simplest bread there is?...

Ady20‎, 04-15-2019 11:26 PM
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Food Faceoff: No Cook 4

Below are 10 foods that do not need any cooking. Please choose up to 6 that you like: Bean & Lentil Salad Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

boo99‎, 04-18-2019 04:33 PM
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Candy while bulking?

I'm bulking and so I'm less strict with my diet. (I'm an ectomorph too). I bought 315g of candy today (haha I know that's a lot, but I tend to eat that much at once in the cinemas instead of dinner to not go over my calories but I obviously don't do this often). I'm wondering if it's better to eat...

content1234‎, Yesterday 12:31 PM
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Talking I have started my first cut : Please tell me if I am doing something wrong

I am 28, male. 73kg weight. 5 feet 7 inches in height, 18.5% bodyfat. here is my schedule. I wake up at 7-7.30 am in morning. Then I go to gym. I workout Fasted for like (45 min weight training and 15 min cardio). I train one bodypart every day. 1st meal(breakfast): 37.5g whey + 80-100g...

emmiter‎, Yesterday 12:42 PM
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Unintentionally gained six pounds this month, help me troubleshoot

It's been a weird month. A huge calorie surplus. Gaining a lot around the waist, but not at all around the shoulders or biceps. Here's the body measurements graph. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qxiloh0py57eti/BBforum-monthly-bodymeasurements-nov-2018-until-today.jpg The main suspect is fried eggs....

klbbr‎, Yesterday 09:28 AM
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Carb cycling

I am new to carb cycling and I have started it this week. I like the science behind it. I have a question about it. I have set my high and medium days, but I am unsure how to do the low carb days, how big should your deficit be? I have set the carbs to be at 50g on those days, thanks.

SwedishMuscles‎, Yesterday 01:36 AM
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Exclamation Cheat day vs cheat meal over 3 days?

I'm bulking and so I'm less strict with my diet. (I'm an ectomorph too). I bought 315g of candy today (haha I know that's a lot, but I tend to eat that much at once in the cinemas instead of dinner to not go over my calories but I obviously don't do this often). I'm wondering if it's better to eat...

content1234‎, Yesterday 09:02 AM
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Question Help with macros please

Hey guys I am finally taking the plunge into the fitness world and im loving it so far. I have everything kind of planned out but the variation in the online information causes me much confusion. Here is my basic info and goals before diacussing nutrition. Im 5'11 and 180 lbs 25% body fat so im...

MrMangos‎, Yesterday 08:23 AM
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Oatmeal, pre-workout while cutting?

I'm trying to lose weight and do my workouts in the morning but I'd like to know what people think about having a bowl of oatmeal the morning before a workout. Will it give me the energy to go harder and longer during my workouts but not help in fat loss? Should I save the oatmeal for post...

Sravsten308‎, 04-17-2019 06:59 PM
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Reintroducing Caffeine without Causing Dependence

10 days ago, I randomly decided to go-off caffeine (at least almost entirely) by stopping coffee, and having only about 12oz of decaf a day. This was after 10+ years of consistently consuming between 12-20oz of coffee a day, perhaps only stopping if I was sick and didn't want it. It was a...

AdamWW‎, 04-17-2019 11:00 AM
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A quick protein enriched snack.

Thoughts on McDonald's? Is it allowed or frowned upon for a in a hurry protein feast?

warbelly‎, 04-18-2019 05:46 AM
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Hardgainer

Hello all, Lets get to the facts when I was going through my early to mid 20s I was walking around 125-130 lbs I'm also 5'10 and I was very active and fit individual. Now I am 32 I have a desk job and kids I have packed on extra weight 160 lbs. I just started back at the gym a month ago with a...

JordanM87‎, 04-18-2019 08:53 PM
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First cut need a bit of opinions

Hey hope everyone is having An Amazing day. I been two weeks on my first cut ive calculated literally every calories I put In me.. I dont wanna call this a diet because if i Can fit something Good on my calories I eat it.. So im on 500-700 deficit. Question is ive Lost 2kgs In two weeks is that...

Advice1998‎, 04-17-2019 11:35 AM
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Reducing Gas

Hi, Since I increased the amount of protein consumption gas also increased. Is there something that I could ingest to reduce the gas produced? Thanks

GonzaloSP‎, 04-08-2019 08:27 PM
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Exclamation Need help with lean muscle building

Greetings all, I’m currently stuck, I haven’t been able to weigh myself recently last time I did weigh 153 with 18% bf...I’m trying to build muscle and increase in weight without too much fat, ( lean bulking?) I’m having a hard time increasing chest size and losing my visceral fat around my...

Alfonso2012‎, 04-18-2019 07:29 PM
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Any tips on getting in more carbs?

I have no trouble hitting my protein intake and (if I keep track) my overall caloric intake when bulking. But I'm always a bit low on carbs at the end of the day (200-300 grams) and I would like to find a way to get in some more (300-350 consistently). I do have some room in the afternoon to...

Nelg1993‎, 04-18-2019 03:07 AM
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