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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Get your Bulk on

So to bulk you need to increase your food intake. Is this increase above the extra calories you use lifting? For example, if I don’t exercise, I burn 2400 cals a day. If I do exercise, I burn 3000 cals per day. When bulking, do I increase my food from 2400 to 3000 or do I increase from 2400 to...

LazerTag‎, 08-16-2019 07:49 PM
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Dumbest nutritional tactics in the name of fitness

I was thinking about this earlier today. I'm sure we've all done some pretty dumb things with nutrition because we believe one thing would be more optimal than the other. What are some of your nutritional mishaps that make you look back and say "What the hell was I thinking?" Off the top of my...

Nicksosure1‎, 08-16-2019 10:02 AM
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18.5% bf Bulk or Cut?

Hey I’m at 18.5% bf 150 lbs 5’10 and I’m very confused on whether I should bulk or cut. I’m not a beginner so I can’t cut and build muscle at the same time. I have very minimal muscle gains and already look pretty skinny so am afraid cutting down will make me look even scrawnier. I look good w a...

ayo6969‎, Today 03:04 PM
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Protein Surplus vs Caloric Surplus

I really want a lot of opinions on this. Is building muscle (of course with lifting weights) more about protein surplus than caloric surplus unless you don't have any fat to spare?

Kyle2019‎, 08-16-2019 04:29 PM
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Is pasta okay as carb source during lean bulk?

As the title says :) Thanks.

stargate6t2‎, Today 11:31 AM
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Can I use carb cycling for muscle gain?

Hi, I am a beginner and have just come off an 8 week fat loss program (with the help of and fitness instructor) where I was following carb cycling while training hard at the gym and have lost some fat. I still have a fair bit of body fat I would like to lose in the medium term but for now I want...

stargate6t2‎, 08-16-2019 04:09 AM
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What food can i toss into the blender?

I’m scrawny as heck. 5’8 140lbs and i hate eating with a passion. Lately ive been making weight gainer smoothie and gained about 5lbs. Will someone recommend differentvtype of food i can liquidise in the blender? I’ve tried the followings PB Evoo Bananas Oats Cottage cheese Eggs Protein...

Johnv713‎, Today 09:05 AM
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Fat vs carb dominate reverse / bulk

On my third reverse diet. On end of my cut I wat at 2000 cal 200 P 150 C 67 F (197 pounds 10% BF) I’m up to 2400 cal now same weight, keeping protein flat and increasing carbs 15-20 a week and fat 1-3 g

coleriver9‎, Yesterday 01:22 PM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Dinner Semis

Below are 16 of your Dinner choices that received 9 or more votes this week. Please choose up to 6 that you like for the Finals tomorrow that aren't your own choices: 4 Bird Roast

boo99‎, Yesterday 05:38 PM
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Help with calories

Before going to the gym I lost 2st 5 I now want to put on some muscle however I still have a quite high level of body fat I'm 5,9 160lbs and have been going to the gym for 2months how many calories would be a good amount to cut with I lift and do light cardio 4 times a week but looking to...

john12448‎, Today 06:11 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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My clean bulk weigh-ins, is this where I should be?

25/5'10'' Been lifting for 9 months as a beginner, cutting up until a month ago. Started my first bulk almost a month ago. I have been weighing myself intermittently to see how my weight has fluctuated. Here are the weigh-ins: 21/07 171.4 (first day of bulk) 27/07 172.8 28/07 173.6...

Revvorc‎, 08-16-2019 09:21 AM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Dinner 5

These 13 of your Dinner choices are the last of the week. Please choose up to 6 that you like: BBQ Spare Ribs

boo99‎, 08-16-2019 06:00 PM
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Highly allergic!! Need protein alternatives?

What are some good proteins that don't require refrigeration as I'd like to be able to work out then eat a snack on my drive home to not waste results. Because I won't be eating for at least an hour having to drive then cook and eat. I'm allergic to nuts, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy. Any suggestions?...

gjack413‎, 07-17-2019 10:53 AM
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Unhappy Protein in Chicken

I'm trying to track macros and I keep seeing conflicting results on skinless boneless chicken breast. I'm trying to get around 38 to 45grams. How many oz are we talking?

liftnowson‎, Yesterday 08:13 AM
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How much protein do I need?

I am 5ft 10 , weigh 102kg, I am about to start a strict low carb diet and also intermittent fasting to lose some body fat. My question is this, how much protein do I need to help build my muscles while going on a low card diet? Also what supplements would be best for losing weight and gaining...

LDstan‎, Yesterday 04:32 AM
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What's the fastest way to fill your muscles?

Let's say in a timespan of 1-3 days, what is going to be the fastest way to fill the muscles and make them appear bigger with glycogen, water, electrolytes, sodium and all that kind of stuff? What should I eat and do? Thanks.

UnderRated700‎, 08-16-2019 06:15 AM
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Just finished a 4 - weeks minicut: question about next moves ✨

Hi guys, as I wrote in the title, I just finished a 4 weeks long minicut today, hitting the objectives I prefigured before starting ( reduce bf % a little, take a break from massive food intake due to hot weather and not too much hunger, while mantaining strenght and lean mass) Not a competitor of...

KalElLoco‎, Yesterday 06:28 AM
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How much weight to gain?

Complete newbie here, looking to build muscle. From what I’ve heard 2lbs of muscle a month is a realistic goal for a complete beginner. Is that the total amount of lean weight? Or is that just the muscle not including water weight etc. If it isn’t, how much lean weight would be possible? and how...

jackshrader‎, 08-16-2019 03:22 PM
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Question What to eat post workout?

As per recommendation ... Amino acids should be consumed post workout to increase muscle protein synthesis. Around 6 to 40 grams of essential amino acids should be consumed post workout depending on the fitness level of the athlete. Around 20 grams of fast carbs should also be ingested just...

crossfitgurgaon‎, 08-16-2019 08:13 PM
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What do you eat for healthy fats?

I usually eat a serving of cashews, a serving of extra virgin olive oil and 4 oz salmon, daily, to get my required fats. Im thinking about eating 8 oz of salmon a day instead of EVOO. What do you eat to meet your daily fats requirements?

Phenmo93‎, 08-15-2019 03:09 PM
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Unhappy Putting on weight.

I’m 17 and have been lifting for around 6 months. I’ve made great progress in the gym but my nutrition has made my gains minimal. I try to eat in a caloric surplus and get in around 2800 calories a day but it’s a huge struggle as I have difficulties getting food down. I’m 5”10 and weigh 9 stone and...

TylerC2002‎, 08-16-2019 04:04 AM
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Nutrition check?

Hi, intermediate beginner here about to begin a bulk in September. I'm 17 in full time college with a part time job at chick fil a and by the end of my cut in 2 weeks i should be at around 10% bodyfat, 160lb. This is my current bulk plan: 0630 Morning jog with dog 6x a week 0700...

Saxul‎, 08-16-2019 11:25 AM
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Angry Injury, I need your help with that final push

Hey guys, I'm new here so I'll just get you a quick story of my life. pretty standard I was always chubby, got verbally bullied for it a ton at school (never really cared about bullys tbh) but it always affected my life. I only learned how to talk to girls at college. before that, I was ashamed...

raiton‎, 08-15-2019 01:35 PM
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Why do some people say carbs = joint pain and inflammation?

As in the title, I'm just wondering what the mechanism would be in the body to cause something like joints to be painful for some people when they eat more carbs, or just general 'inflammation', etc? I understand water retention, but I've never seen data explaining why joints or other tissues...

AdamWW‎, 08-14-2019 04:46 PM
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