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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 03:03 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 02:10 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 07:49 AM
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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 09:49 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, 07-25-2011 12:52 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 10:35 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 broc**** Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broc**** Meal 6 -...

ErickStevens‎, 11-29-2010 08:37 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 09:12 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 02:05 AM
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Smile Newby to bodybuilding - Are my macros balanced?

Hi Like many people i have been on/off the gym for years, but am now really dedicating my time and focus into taking it more serious and appreciate any feedback regarding the below. I'll keep this as brief as possible. I want to put on muscle, i eat clean and i'm going for the slower lean...

Danielbingham‎, Today 10:57 AM
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Exclamation Should I still bulk on my rest days?

Hey, I’m 14 years old and a beginner bodybuilder, doing SL 5x5 (a popular program for bodybuilding). I was doing a ppl program which was 3 days on 1 day off and going to SL which is a program only 3 days on in a week was quite a change. I’m bulking atm but on rest days I am not sure if I should...

Sirells007‎, Today 07:54 AM
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Low bodyfat but no abs?

People often say all you need for your abs to show is low bodyfat. But is this true? Look at the picture below: http://malecelebnews.com/wp-content/images/2011/10/Michael-C-Hall-in-Dexter-episode-6x02-05.jpg The guy obviously has very low bodyfat, but all u see is a flat stomach and NOT abs...

bodyartt‎, 05-28-2015 09:31 AM
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Is clean bulking good for my body-type?

Hey, I'm looking at going into clean-bulking but not too sure what the % of macros should be that I use and if it would necessarily work on my body type. I'm 152lbs and am kind of skinny, (mainly looking to build size and maintain abs), I do have quite a bit of muscle but not much ab muscle. I also...

ChrisLFitness12‎, Yesterday 10:54 AM
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Muscle loss from several days of low calories and protein?

I’m coming off a week long bout with the flu. My appetite is slowly coming back, but for the first few days of being sick I had ZERO appetite and was barely able to force down a few hundred calories/day...mostly fruit, no protein...also haven’t lifted in 6 days... Curious how several days of no...

sunsean‎, Today 10:00 AM
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Seafood question (fish)

Is it okay to have Salmon for 3 of my meals a week and 2 meals of tuna fish? I know it isn't healthy to have tuna fish a lot during a week but I was wondering if doing it 2x and salmon 3x, it would be too much fish a week. Thanks in advance

MickeyMoves‎, Today 10:21 AM
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Breakfast question

I am currently on a eating life style to lose body fat percentage. I am getting tired of eating eggs and spinach in the morning so I came up with a new idea to start my day off (hopefully). My question is, think it is a bad idea to have a breakfast burrito to start my day? I was thinking...

MickeyMoves‎, Today 08:43 AM
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Food Faceoff: Foods & Places Semis

These 14 foods that share a place name all received 9 votes or more and are listed in order of votes. Please choose up to 6 that you like for the Finals: French Toast Denver Omelet

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:56 PM
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Gaining too much fat when bulking.

I’m currently bulking and seem to just be gaining fat and not any noticeable muscle. Just wondering if I’m doing anything wrong. I’m 5’6 and weight 10stone. My macros are 2800 calories , with about 160 protein 380-400 carbs and about 50-60 fat. Any help would be appreciated.

MattyDyer22‎, Yesterday 07:37 PM
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Should I eat more fat?

The attached picture is my meal plan these days. I am a skinny guy and trying to gain weight. My goal is to consume 3000 calories per day, including 218g carbonhydrate, 109g protein and 177g fat. Now the meal plan is short in fat by about 70g. Should I change my meal plan to eat more fat? Any...

NeedEatMore‎, 01-18-2019 10:46 AM
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Workout, anxiety, nutrition and stomachache

Hi, I have an anxiety for 2 years now and i had all the terrible symptoms including stomachache every morning. I tried different things to get better but i did not, so my GP advised me to try working out. So 6 months ago i started working out highly motivated to get better physically and...

Briandeboa‎, Yesterday 03:49 PM
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Effects of sugar post workout?

I know that sugar is not good if your trying to be lean and muscular due to it causing an insulin spike, causing your calories to go straight to fat rather than muscle cell production. However I heard that sugar is beneficial and in fact better than just normal carbs post workout. Is this true? And...

Stevo756‎, 01-15-2019 02:03 PM
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Carb Cycling and Macro Help

Hi guys, first time posting but I have enjoyed reading all of your thoughts over the years. I recently started carb cycling program and I’ve lost 5lbs in the first two weeks and have retained all my strength. My goal has been to cut fat while retaining muscle. Only problem is that I have no...

danielpeck‎, 01-18-2019 11:22 AM
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Building the body

Can I just eat bread and milk with protein powder in the milk to workout? I heard that’s the way to build muscles just want more opinions on whether it is or not.

aceinthehole69‎, Yesterday 05:23 PM
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A Guide on How To Overcome Your Binge Eating

I’d like to preface this article by saying that I do not have a degree in psychology, psychiatry, neurology, or anything related to the study of the human brain and human behavior. The information I’m going to present is nothing that can’t be found with simple internet searches. This is simply a...

Zykanthos‎, 01-18-2019 08:03 AM
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interesting study about flaxseed

i saw a study someone posted around here about flaxseed reducing testosterone by possibly increasing e2 or decreasing it? im starting to think if i should eliminate my bread which contains them. altho its when you eat too much https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2752973/

letsallmakeit‎, Yesterday 06:52 AM
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Question Meal prepping questions.

Do I have to weigh out every meal out? Or can I put all the prepared ingredients in large containers (one for rice, one for chicken, one for veg. etc.) and eyeball the portions out on a plate/container when it is time to heat up a meal. Will I get the same results? To better explain my question:...

pinwormnate‎, 01-18-2019 05:38 PM
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Ongoing Study Discussion Thread - Nutrition, Training, Health etc.

We had the idea to discuss interesting scientific studies here. Can be nutrition, training, health related or anything relevant. Please only participate in the discussion if you care about science. If you only care about what works for you (n=1) this is not the thread for it. If anyone comes...

Mrpb‎, 08-24-2017 11:56 PM
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Food Faceoff: Foods & Places 5

Below are 14 foods/etc that share a place name. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Bologna

boo99‎, 01-18-2019 04:31 PM
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Exclamation Constantly struggle to eat enough...

Hi guys so i've been going to the gym for a few years now. During that time i made some ok strength gains. However, the problem is i struggle to eat enough. I do a lot of exercise and i've never been a big eater. Also i have adopted a "clean" eating lifestyle which makes it hard for me to eat big....

Desimus20‎, 01-18-2019 05:09 AM
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Question about my body

I'ma 6'1 male weighing 204 pounds. MY bmi says im overweight at 26.9 bmi. A bodyfat calculator says im at 13% bodyfat though, which would put me at a healthy bodyweight. Should I be worried about health problems due to being overweight?

bodyguy55‎, 01-18-2019 11:16 AM
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Calorie intake - what do yall think?

Am I on the right track? I know its all trial and error, but ive been out the game for a while and want to be sure I still semi know what I am doing *please don't slaughter me* Stats: 6'3 - 215lbs - 22% BF Bulking diet 20 oz chicken 1 1/12 cups rice (dry) 4 scoops protein 2 packs...

rayy18‎, 01-17-2019 10:52 PM
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Food diary - Is this good enough?

Hi, I'm male 5,10 - around 150lbs, I lift weights 3x a week and do moderate exercise. Is the food/macros I'm eating good enough? Also am I getting enough vitamins/minerals? I don't really care about losing weight or gaining weight, I mainly lift for enjoyment. I should note that the meal I eat...

ImTheLegendd‎, 01-16-2019 02:09 PM
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Angry Steroids!!

Are against the forum rules!!! And so is promoting your channel!!!! Just thought we could all use a reminder. :cool:

Swollpopeye‎, Yesterday 02:58 AM
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Not getting abs help!

Hello, I am about 150 lbs and am trying to eat more to bulk up. I bench 130, do squats,and workout my abs almost every day but I have this baby gut thats not going away. What should I do to get abs? Does running more help?

venm101‎, 01-18-2019 02:10 PM
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