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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: 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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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: 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: 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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** ~ 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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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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Moved: 10k steps per day?

Ondle‎, 09-10-2020 02:23 PM
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Post 1500 kcal vs 2500 kcal what's better for a natural to grow while loosing fat.

Hi, two scenarios SCENARIO A -------- moderated protein-fat-carbs 1500 kcal SCENARIO B -------- or High protein-carbs and moderated fat with more series/reps and more cardio (the scenario A has cardio too) 2500 kcal

NaturalMASSIVE‎, 09-18-2020 04:14 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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5 meals per day

Hello I would like advices on what to put in the 5 meals of the day (pre workout breakfast, post workout meal, 3rd meal, 4th meal, 5th meal) Bodybuilding level: beginner Purpose of the meals: gain muscle My daily calorie intake is as follow: 3230 calories, 88g fat, 420g carbs, 180g proteins...

OD11‎, 09-18-2020 09:45 AM
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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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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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Am I crazy

So just a little background I am 6’8 285lbs. I have put on some fat throughout Covid. I used to play basketball at a very high level and have been as low as 12% body fat, I’m probably 25% now sadly. Here’s the dilema I hired someone to write a meal plan for me. I know what to eat I more just...

ProBa11er‎, 09-14-2020 07:43 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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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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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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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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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 eating a caloric deficit for a long time permanently ruin hormones ?

Hi guys i know i should see a specialist but with lockdown /covid i can't leave Long story short i've eaten a caloric deficit for a very long time it used to be extreme maybe 1000 - 1500 cals a day but now i eat a bit higher but still low calories every time ive had my T levels...

sandman2019‎, Today 06:16 AM
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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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Carbs

I just ran the numbers and realized that if I pretty much went all protein (eggs, chicken breast, protein shake), I would still have nearly 1000 calories left over. I know it would unhealthy, but out of curiosity what would happen, outside of my weight remaining the same, if I consistently ate bad...

Vagron720‎, 09-12-2020 07:45 PM
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chicken liver.. as a protein source?

I saw some chicken liver at a supermarket yesterday.. nutritional value kinda got me interested: per 100g: 150kcal, 21-22g of protein, 7g of fats.. what do you reckon?

mazonas‎, 07-04-2014 03:05 AM
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Smile Clean and dirty foods

Hi, I’ve got a question. This is quite a long post so bare with me. I’ve been trying to figure out how to loose weight properly which is a lot harder then I expected. I’m either 6’1 or 6’3 can’t remember lol let’s say 6’2 I weigh 205lb. I’ve had all different maintenance calorie quotes from...

realironman09‎, 08-29-2020 10:06 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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Costco rotisserie chicken—bad?

How bad is eating this without skin? I generally eat chicken breasts and was wondering if these are oiled and buttered up?

njneh‎, 09-03-2020 04:29 PM
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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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Cutting: Losing Muscle, Fat Staying the Same

I started a cut Mid June. My Macros percentage breakdowns: 40c/35p/25f. I started at 2600 calories June 18th and dropped down to 2100 the first four weeks, and have held through august. Body Scans: June 18th DXA: Total Body Fat: 21.4% Total Mass: 195.5lbs Fat Tissue: 41.8lbs Lean...

DaRusty‎, 08-24-2020 10:16 AM
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Dark Chocolate and Its Place in Bodybuilding...

I can find plenty of resources on the internet that extoll the overall health benefits of dark chocolate (possible lowering of LDL cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, full of antioxidants, positive effects on mood), which is all good and fine. But, I'm looking for info that either supports or...

heyzeus909‎, 02-13-2007 07:43 PM
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Talking Diet for trying to gain muscle

I am trying to build muscle for the first time. I have a good push/pull/leg day picked out. I know you gin muscle fastest when you first begin. What kind of calories and protein amounts are needed for a beginner to build muscle?

Ghreggori‎, 09-05-2020 01:14 PM
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