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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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New Nutrition Plan - feedback welcome

Still in lockdown, doing this program BodyByRings by FitnessFAQs, which is great. Good upper body gains so far. Doing some running on the off days, and a 20-30min stationary bike ride most evenings. Team sport is cancelled at the moment obviously, so that's all my weekly activity. My stats:...

accountrequired‎, 09-05-2020 09:51 PM
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20% body fat, 47% muscle mass- Cut or Recomposition?

5’11, 202 pound male. 18.4kg (19.8%) body fat and 43kg (47%) skeletal muscle mass. I only just started dieting on a 500-600 calorie deficit with over 1g protein per lb of body weight and training hard 3-4 times a week in the last month. With these stats should I be going for a slower cut...

Adrenaline91‎, 09-15-2020 06:50 AM
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I'm cutting and gaining strength

Been cutting fairly aggressively for almost a week now and although I'm pretty sore everyday, my strength is still going up. My bench and row went up a few lbs, my shrug a bit more Unless it's just neural adaptations then I'm pretty sure I'm still gaining muscle in a >500 deficit. Just wanted to...

alec935‎, 09-17-2020 10:31 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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Arrow Healthy plantbased diet

Nutrition plays important role in our health, but have you ever tried plant based eating to improve your nutritional status? Let's chat on this strategy now. @nutrition #dieting *1* your health matters.

Aliih670‎, 09-06-2020 09:26 AM
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1 evening of drinking in a while. Is it gonna be bad?

I'm 21 years old, pretty muscular, also pretty chubby, trying to get lean. I'll be going to a friend's house with some pals and we'll have some drinks (me as few as possible, but they like drinking soo yeah). Now, I haven't had ANY alcohol in like 4-5 months (and didnt plan on having, unless...

AndyBendy‎, 09-19-2020 09:28 AM
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Dietary Fats When Cutting

Lots of times i find myself under eating on fats when cutting, and generally eat more carbs(rice be hitting different), I am just wondering as you should aim for a minimum fat goal for the day, falling below this goal will have negative effects if you keep doing it? Or is it not that bad to not...

anothergymer1‎, 09-03-2020 12:03 PM
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How to calculate all macros when making food with mixed ingredients

i am looking to make a yellow curry chicken meal which has a bunch of stuff. i am trying to figure out how to portion it out after the fact to make sure i am getting sufficient protein. would i essentially do the basic math and add everything together making sure that all items are weighed...

armyr0b‎, 09-17-2020 01:50 PM
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How much protein per shake is too much?

Does it matter how much protein is in a shake? Some websites say you can only absorb 35 grams of protein from a meal. But how does that work? Cuz i imagine the food/shake is just in your stomach and gets digested over 24 hours and your body just takes what it needs. So whether you take 1 big...

backinthegymbro‎, 09-24-2020 01:57 PM
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What’s your rest day cals and train day cals

I think my training day is around 3500 but I might go up more I’m not the same on off days but I don’t count cals everyday I just eat the same thing everyday really Just wondering if I should be eating the same cals every single day Train four days a week hard and heavy I’m going from 93kg to...

bheast69‎, 09-06-2020 06:06 AM
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L-Arginine before bed?

I've heard from some people that it may be beneficial to take arginine before bed in addition to preworkout as it stimulates GH production, is this true? and if so, how much should i be taking pre workout and before bed?

BIG_GARY89‎, 06-16-2009 12:33 AM
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Help with nailing down macros for some off the wagon for 5 years

35 yr Old, 5'10" 195 lbs 23.4% BF I do weight training 5-6 days a week. 3 of those days is done at a F45 gym. Circuit training with lighter weights. 35 seconds on, 25 seconds off. 12 Exercises, 3 sets each with one break between exercise 6-7. The other 2-3 days a week are done in a normal...

bly3‎, 09-07-2020 09:57 AM
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Exclamation The recommended diet !? How can I build muscle on this ????????

Ok so I found this diet as being the healthy diet, as they say never mix meat with starch/carbs/fruits. But then how can I build mass/healthy muscle if I cannot mix meat with carbs/starch/fruits ? What is going on here ? I quote : What to Eat There are different variations of food...

bodybuidlerst‎, 09-12-2020 08:01 PM
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A greasy egg sandwich

You guys do the egg whites or the whole egg for gains? Isn't all the nutrients in the yolk? My Dad always told me sissies are scared of the yolk. Before a big lift yolks would provide benefit over just the whites???

Bopshewonnie‎, 09-03-2020 12:31 AM
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Does running effect gains?

I started running for the first time in my life during my last cut in an attempt to burn some extra calories and enable me to eat more food for the same deficit, I only planned on doing this while i was cutting but to my surprise i have come to actually enjoy running which i never imagined would...

Brahfessa‎, 09-02-2020 03:54 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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Pizza

Ok so to start the diet I do is the anabolic diet. Basically it’s like keto Monday-Friday with F 220g P 225g and C 30g and my daily calorie intake is 3000. My protein normally isn’t at 220 a tiny bit under but I get more fat to compensate. Now on the weekends there carb ups so typically I like to...

Calikid32190‎, 09-12-2020 05:38 PM
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Body fat

Alright guys I have a quick question to get some clarification. I’ve followed the lean bulk of 0.5 from 135 pounds to 147 pounds. My goal is 155 before I cut down to 145 then go up again. My question is this, does lean bulk really help with putting on less fat or is it recommended because it...

Calikid32190‎, 09-03-2020 03:26 PM
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Macros - Help Needed

I require 2400 calories and 180g protein a day. Assume I only consume chicken breast for protein and a 100 g piece contains 24.8 g of protein. Does this mean I have to eat 180/24.8 = 7.26 pieces or 726 grams of chicken...... or do i eat 180g of chicken a day. thanks Chris

Chrisn3108‎, 09-16-2020 09:05 AM
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School Lunch for Building Muscle and Getting Big

I’m 17 and I just started working out this summer and been trying to get more muscle.Recently school had started back up and during the school day I become very hungry so I’m forced to eat the nasty school lunch.I am currently starting to bring a lunch box and just wondering what’s the best foods...

ConstantGainz‎, 08-29-2020 03:22 PM
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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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Protein with a side of protein

Anyone else have protein with a side of protein? Example: Grilled chicken with a side of meatloaf.

Derek2010‎, 09-18-2020 07:25 AM
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Starting my bulk

Hi, I’m 17 years old and 171lbs at 6 ft. I wanted to bulk up a bit because I feel like my chest and even my arms are a bit small where if I cut I’ll just shrink. I calculated my TDEE and it came out too 3,272 and so I added 500 calories to go into a slurpus. My macros are C: 459g P:184g F:122g....

dylanthomson66‎, 09-14-2020 10:34 PM
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Bulk or cut

Hi, I’m 17 and 6’0ft and 171lbs. I was wondering to cut or to bulk up a bit more. I have no idea what my bf percentage is. I made a post yesterday about bulking but now I’m having second thoughts on which route too choose

dylanthomson66‎, 09-15-2020 04:47 PM
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Neutralizing Anti-Nutrients

Does anyone here know of a source with a write up of which anti-nutrients are in each category of food, how to neutralize as much as possible for each category, and how much might be neutralized? I know certain foods like peanuts, soy, and wheat are obstinate to neutralization but most articles...

ehangeto4‎, 09-22-2020 10:12 AM
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