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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: Pre, During, & Postworkout Nutrition

Hierarchy of Importance When speaking of nutrition for improving body composition or training performance, it's crucial to realize there's an underlying hierarchy of importance. At the top of the hierarchy is total amount of the macronutrients by the end of the day. Distantly below that is the...

alan aragon‎, 04-19-2010 02:31 PM
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Talking Water fasting for fat loss

Greetings Im currently on a cutting regiment where I water fast (0 kcals) for one sleep cycle, three days a week(36-42hr). I do this because i find it alot easier to stick to physcologically then regular calorie restriction (call me crazy, but its working and i enjoy it). However, i still count...

dusty227‎, Today 01:51 AM
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Food Faceoff: Sandwiches 2

Below are 16 Sandwiches. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Chicken Caesar Chicken & Waffle Sliders

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:55 PM
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Lean Bulk (Simple vs Complex Carbs)

Hey guys, started a lean bulk a few days ago and am trying to get some input on carbs. I’m getting about half of my carbs from complex and half from simple carbs. Obviously having complex for my pre-workout and pwo. On the other hand, I’ve been killing about half a box of cereal at night for the...

noahz72‎, Yesterday 11:58 PM
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Angry Bulk? Or, Cut? Suggestions for a workout program?

So, I've been training for 8 months now and have managed to put on some muscle mass. I haven't been training for the last 21 days since I was busy moving from one city to another. I re-joined gym this week and noticed that my strength levels have dropped on my shoulder and chest workouts. I used to...

svikashk‎, Yesterday 09:34 PM
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Question Eating too much or little

Hey, i don't know if im eating too much or too little. ATM it feels like my muscles doesnt grow, so i guess i'll have to eat a little more.. But i just don't want to see myself getting fat again as i have just used 6 months dropping 20 pounds. It wouldn't be problem for me to get the calories...

Squashhh‎, Yesterday 02:59 PM
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Eat when...?

I'm constantly hungry and eat about every hour or two a protein bar, protein shake, rice/veggies, or oatmeal. Is it recommended to eat when hungry or eat every 2-3 hours?

kevin915ept‎, Yesterday 06:50 AM
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Wink How many grams of protein?

In 6 foot 155 pounds 18 years old. I workout 1 hour every day and 30 minutes of cardio every day. Roughly how many grams of protein should I be eating a day?

Jabarav‎, Yesterday 09:06 PM
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Anyone here on a tight food budget (~$50 per week)?

Also, which is cheaper: ground beef or boneless chicken breasts? I'm a n00b and I'm finding it really hard to meet my macro goals on $200/month.

Kvasir2017‎, 12-11-2017 10:46 PM
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Diet for a 15yr old looking to build muscle?

Hey guys I am 5'11 and weigh 160-170lbs. I'm looking into starting to go to the gym and I would really love some help with a diet plan. I am wanting to build muscle and really wanting to lose some fat on the legs, waist etc. Thanks in advance! (from Australia if that means anything)

Harley223‎, Yesterday 08:32 AM
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Eating "dirty" when too full

Hello all, I am semi new to bodybuilding, but not to macro counting. I'm on maintenance macros and some days, I am just too full/my food isn't digesting well (for example had 75g spinach, 175g brown rice, assorted cooked veggies, chicken, feta bowl for lunch then a few hours later made myself...

lexishistory‎, 12-11-2017 06:43 PM
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Amino Acids and Protein.

So I've seen a few other posts similar to this via the search bar, but mostly saw mixed answers or people responding "don't overthink it man just eat" If I get say 10g protein from some black beans (considered incomplete protein), and I get another 10g through some chicken, would the complete...

Nakani‎, 12-11-2017 10:42 PM
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Lost the Love - New diet

So i've been out of the gym for over 2 years, i've completely lost everything I had and i've put on a lot of weight. I had a six pack and a decent chest and now i almost have boobs with a beer belly. So my goal is to lose 2lbs a week on a 2,080kcal a day. my current weight is 201.3lbs. What would...

BenWhoLifts‎, Yesterday 05:41 PM
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Rate/weigh in in on my meal plan

Hi guys, TLDR: 6' 420 lbs, former athlete that really, really let myself go. At my ~10% b.f best I was around the low-mid 200's so I'm rather stocky. Training 4 times a week with 15 min cardio warm-up, sometimes a 5 min wind-down depending on exhaustion level and 1.25-1.75 hours of hard, heavy...

CdnMango‎, 12-10-2017 10:52 PM
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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 11:12 AM
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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: Sandwiches 1

This week is all about Sandwiches. Below are 14. Please choose up to 8 that you like:

boo99‎, 12-11-2017 04:54 PM
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Early risers – lifting on an empty stomach?

So… I know working out with an empty stomach is typically associated with cardio (because of the myth of burning more fats doing so, which I’m not sure if true though not the point of this thread). When it comes to lifting instead, does it matter or would it be detrimental to do so first thing...

canachives‎, 12-09-2017 10:18 PM
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Fixed calories

Hi everyone, I would appreciate it if you help me with the following question. If I eat enough during the day just to maintain my current weight would my body be able to grow muscles with quality or not?

wolf098‎, 12-08-2017 11:43 AM
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"Miracle" Rice

I ran a quick search, saw something on the noodles, but havent seen much on the rice. I bought a 6 pack on amazon the other day. I know how to prepare the noodles with a microwave, was wondering if anyone knew if it were the same or if there were separate cooking instructions for the rice? I...

SSM12‎, 12-11-2017 11:56 AM
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Poll Poll: bulletproof coffee

What are your thoughts on it? I think it's just another scam, would like to hear what some people have to say...

faqeer‎, 12-11-2017 10:56 AM
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Question [ ISSUE Beginner Body Recomposition ] Cutting & Bulking = Same Gains?

Hey guys. According to scientific literature, beginners have a huge window for increasing lean body mass which can even be done so while losing fat. Contrary to popular belief, beginners do not conform to the idea of, "cutting while definitely cause loss in muscle gains." I am a beginner and I was...

mileslin3‎, Yesterday 02:29 AM
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Bulking as a landscaper in the winter

So I'm trying to figure out my calories on a bulk but, as a landscaper in the winter, it's difficult. I'll have some weeks where I work like crazy and I feel like I could down 4k calories no problem but other weeks I'll have no work at all. So I'll vary from an activity factor of 1.5 to 1.7. ...

jday9502‎, 12-11-2017 07:00 AM
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Question Help with meals...can you have to many carbs in a sitting?

First...I've "heard" that eating more for breakfast is a good thing versus eating a little and then loading up at dinner (which is common for most people I think). I actually have an easy time eating breakfast, but can you get too many carbs in the morning? I have a seditary job and do my gym...

cobrar97‎, 12-11-2017 02:31 PM
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Issues getting enough protein

Have started a cutting diet. Trying to aim for 1-1.5/g per pound body weight. Problem is that I currently weigh 270. Therefore I am going to have to consume anywhere from 270 - 400 grams protein per day. How is this possible on a 2,000 calorie diet? The only this would be possible is eating...

Harrison222‎, 12-11-2017 10:01 AM
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Post workout carbs

Hi guys, I´ve done some searching without really finding anything new on this subject. Maby i´m not too good of a searcher. I recently read an article that stated that you really want to eat some "bad carbs" 30-45 minutes after an lifting session. This was supposed to push up your insoline...

joigudni‎, 12-11-2017 09:33 AM
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