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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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High caloric snacks

I struggle to reach my caloric (2800) and protein requirements (180). Generally i cant cook throughout the day so am stuck at 3 meals/day. So i am looking for convenient snacks between meals to make up the difference. I got recommended nuts, which don't need to be cooked and are calary dense,...

emerra‎, 08-25-2020 03:37 AM
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Question Protein powder

Hi everyone. So I weigh 110kg-186cm. Trying to get down to 95kg and be more heathy looking less fat etc I love doing the keto diet not only because lose weight but the energy it gives me. I am a beginner at the gym and walk a few miles a few times a week. I often find myself very...

noddyx‎, 08-27-2020 10:16 AM
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Rate my diet boss

Hi, so I set myself a daily diet, and I was wondering if it's good enough or something could be added. Breakfast : 3 boiled eggs, 2 slices whole wheat, 1 avocado, 1 banana and 1 apple. Preworkout meal : 125g salmon, 120g kidney beans, 150g boiled potatoes, 1 tbs olive oil to...

ImAnooob‎, 08-27-2020 03:59 AM
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[WTA] Should i be worried?

Hi guys, Its me again. It has been 2 month straight since i try to bulk with calorie surplus at about 200-300 cal. I calculate somewhere on website state that my TDEE is about 1800-1900. So i just increase merely 200-300 cal and been hitting about 2200-2400 calorie perday. My marco, for...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 08-25-2020 01:26 AM
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Would you bulk or cut to reach my goals

Hi there, I am 36, 5'10 (178cm) 179lbs (20%bodyfat) and I'd like to know if I should bulk to reach my goals or cut first cause my goal is to have 15 to 17% bodyfat like Chris Pratt transformation in Guardians of the galaxy, or Daniel Craig in Casino royal. You can't really see their 6 packs...

Gandalf83‎, 08-25-2020 08:05 AM
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Question Bikini prep with Crohn's

Hey there, I'm really new to training. I decided to register for the WNBF Vancouver open bikini contest. Of course now that I'm trying to find a meal plan I have run into some issues.. I have Crohns disease and my triggers are extensive.. Basically I can't have any beans, peas, broccoli...

Kelliebutler‎, 08-27-2020 11:42 AM
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Bulking and feeling extremely lethargic

Hey everyone I have been on a body recomposition plan for the last 16 months. Lost 80lbs and had a fantastic result. Now I’m onto the bulk phase for about 2 months. The issue I’m having is feeling extremely sleepy and tired all the time. My diet is on point I’m eating 6.5oz of protein 5 times per...

Dimka03‎, 08-27-2020 10:28 PM
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Can I properly cut while drinking ?

Hey all, this may seem like a stupid question but just want some second opinions. I'm currently on a caloric deficit, but also have a habit of drinking a 750ml bottle of fortified wine 1-2x per week. For those unfamiliar, 1 750ml is approx. 1200cals. From your experiences, would this hinder my...

rickyw10‎, 08-24-2020 08:17 PM
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Resetting calories and restarting training

My stats: 42 years 175 lbs (approx 82kg) 25% body fat 1700 calories (been on this amount for over a year) I've been doing the AllPro program for a couple of years at 1700 calories and have made some progress. Recently I noticed my gains aren't exactly as what they were so switching to a...

DaDude2020‎, 08-29-2020 12:52 AM
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Best meal prep ready company?

Hey guys, anyone here buy ready made meals? So far I’ve seen Freshly Metabolic meals What’s the best ready made meals company? I’m looking to lose fat and going for a low carb diet.

NLNFunKti0nz‎, 08-30-2020 09:10 PM
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Will This Diet Build Muscle

Hey, i've just started a couple of weeks ago in working out (currently at home as my states in lockdown) and i'm really confused by the nutrition side so i thought i'd ask here So i'm 19 and 6'2 and about 73kg (160 pounds) i'm looking to put on lean muscle with minimal fat but from what i...

SavageBT00‎, 08-31-2020 12:46 AM
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Question Am I at too high bodyfat percentage to bulk

Hi, I’m 18 years old 1 year of “training” 175cm and I weigh 169lbs I have some photos on body space any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Damon628‎, 08-31-2020 12:46 PM
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Sweet vs Salty Preferences & Body Fat Levels

Throughout my life, I've heard people say they don't like "sweets". They say they only crave salty, fatty foods like pizza/cheeseburgers/wings/fries/etc. I've never heard an especially lean person says this. They tend to be mostly male & have higher levels of body fat. On the other hand, it seems...

Strawng‎, 08-30-2020 07:34 PM
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Tall Dude Trying to Put on some Muscle

I started working out about 8 months ago at probably my thinnest in my life. I literally looked like a walking skeleton. Seriously, look at the pictures. I am 6'4 and currently about 180lbs. I've been focusing on my workouts and keep a progressive overload sort of thing running. Although, I still...

TallandLanky01‎, 08-30-2020 06:11 PM
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Low Calorie Sweet Tooth

Hey guys. So I'm trying to lose some weight before I go back to a maintenance calorie amount. Big problem is I crave sweets at night and as everyone knows, they usually have a ton of calories. I've been making my own natural banana ice cream, eating yogurt, and snacking on fruits but I'm starting...

Zschnack87‎, 08-28-2020 07:33 AM
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Sirloin Pan Fried?

So I scanned my prepackaged sirloin thin cut and it said 150g 320 calories 0 carbs 17.1 g fat 41.4 g protein but it has (pan fried) on it

OnThisMotive‎, 09-01-2020 09:04 AM
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Food face off 2.0 If you only have 5 foods to survive on.

So due to popular demand I’ve decided to try to do a FFO this week. The theme is based on in the thread I made “if you had to live on only five foods. Each day I’ll list 10-12 choices and you can pick the five you like. Salmon: Potatoes: Bagels: Kale:

snailsrus‎, 08-31-2020 10:34 AM
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Please suggest Quacky some meal plans suggestion!

Hello everyone, Quacky's here to ask this forum community for some help. Quacky needs a meal plan that promotes muscle building, reasonably cheap, easy to make, and also fits his schedule. A couple of weeks ago, Quacky just joined the gym and it has been great so far. Despite that, it's has been...

OneSimpleMan‎, 09-01-2020 04:18 AM
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Does gaining fat means I'm eating enough calories for maximum muscle growth?

So my question is, if I'm in the process of gaining fat, does that mean that I'm eating enough (or more than enough) calories for maximum muscle building (assuming my protein consumption is sufficient)? I don't want to leave any gains on the table, but also don't want to get fat needlessly. My...

markmooress‎, 08-31-2020 08:07 PM
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College Nutrition

Given the current circumstances with covid and stuff my school does not allow us to leave campus along with that the dinning hall is a mess and the meal options are all messed up. Anyways, my question is, what is your thoughts on eating primarily canned chicken for my meals? I know it is not the...

maxr101‎, 09-02-2020 01:52 PM
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If you were only allowed to live off of 5 foods

Which five would they be and why? You can take vitamins if needed and use seasonings ****(not meals but single ingredient foods)**** Me: -Greek yogurt -broccoli -eggs -cheese -sweet potatoes/potatoes

snailsrus‎, 08-27-2020 10:53 AM
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Cutting calories, good or bad idea?

Hi guy's I need some advice, I'm currently pretty much finished bulking up but I still want to gain muscle and lose fat as, my body fat is around 20% so calorie wise I was thinking of stick to clean 1500-2000 calories a day. The only problem is will I lose muscle in the process? I'll still be...

AlenNyxUlric‎, 08-31-2020 06:16 PM
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Meal prep without having to reheat

Can anyone recommend something to prep which I won't have to reheat? Preferably something which will also store for a few days so I can make 3 days worth at a time and take out the fridge each day. One idea I had was along the lines of pasta, chicken and brocolli.

tommyt414‎, 09-01-2020 04:28 AM
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Water retention and carb intake

I started my bulking 2 months ago and I am very bloated I am consuming 600 grams of Carbs. If I reduced it to 250-300grams would I have a loss in strength gain and muscle size due to glycogen? I’m doing 5x5 icf. I think it reaches an amount of carbohydrates that has no benefit to consume more. What...

brunogouveia58‎, 08-21-2020 07:44 AM
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Unhappy Help, I am 28 and 125lbs

I am currently sitting here disgusted with myself, I am 28 years old and I weigh on a heavy day maybe 130lbs, I live and work on a ranch and no matter what I do I cannot gain or maintain my weight as it’s different everyday. I am not sure what I should be eating to assist in my hopes of gaining...

MayhemRooster‎, 09-02-2020 06:19 AM
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