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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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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: 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: 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 broc**** Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broc**** 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: 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: 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 01:31 PM
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Time to increase calories?

Hello, I've been bulking for the last 3-4 months and am now stalling on my lifts. I go to the gym 3 times a week doing the F5 novice program and am starting to feel weak. Bulking on 2700 calories at 143 pounds 5'10

K9JM‎, Yesterday 12:32 AM
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Do you guys use a blender to make shakes/smoothies?

I read that the heat generated from a blender during blending removes a lot of the micronutrients, but not sure how much. Do you guys use a blender when you make shakes and smoothies?

pyroknife‎, Yesterday 11:35 AM
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Possible to "overdose" on micros?

I don't take any supplements except for fish oil capsules (to hit a little bit of my fat macros if I'm lazy). I know it's apparently very difficult to overdose on your micro nutrients if you're getting them strictly from whole foods, but I eat ~1kg of fresh and frozen veggies in total daily (I go...

AppropriateGuy‎, Yesterday 12:57 PM
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Nutrition help

Hey everyone, My wife is an overnight nurse and has recently started working out and eating better to get in better shape. She's looking to lose fat and gain muscle. However she is having trouble with getting enough protein and eating enough to where she'll show minimal fat loss, but also some...

galdad46‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
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Are multivitamins worth it especially if I'm taking the following:

Vitamin D3 - 5000 iu to 10000iu Magnesium -300mg Vitamin K2 - Haven't taken this yet Fish Oil - 2500mg fish oil Calcium Carbonate Vitamin C - 1000mg Zinc - 25mg I have some leftover Orange Triad pills but I'm contemplating if I should order another one....

Neely47‎, Yesterday 08:46 PM
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Late Night Snacking Tips

I've been bulking for the past 5 months and want to continue to do so (I'm 6'2" and was 145 pounds when I started, now I'm 165) and just had a random question I just finished a huge meal and I've hit my macros for the day, in fact I've gone a bit over on everything, but I still want to eat. Does...

ThatOneStudent‎, Yesterday 08:07 PM
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Thumbs up How to gain weight

Im currently 5 10 but only weigh 135pound, i need to put on an extra about 25 pounds how am i gonna do that?

LK27‎, Yesterday 09:58 PM
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Food Faceoff: Potatoes 2

Below are 12 Potato dishes. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Forked Oven Roasted Gratin

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:43 PM
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how long are nutrients/proteins/fats from food available?

If I eat a healthy meal filled with healthy fats and proteins, then 5 minutes later I go workout, then my muscle will use that meal for recovery, yes? But If I eat the same meal now, and go workout I week later, then the nutrients won't be available for my muscles, yes? Question is, when you eat...

arianemati‎, Yesterday 10:10 AM
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Looking for some advice

I’ve been lifting for about a month now kind of on a recomp with a slight deficit I definitely have noticed gains but havnt really noticed any fat coming off any tips on wether I should just cut or what I should be doing? I’m eating anywhere between 1600-2000 the days I work out I eat more and the...

bojanglez34‎, Yesterday 09:34 PM
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Meal plan

I am looking for meal plans, or what you guys eat on a regular basis. I am 6'1 and 140 lb. My goal is to get to 170+. I do not care how long it takes, as long as I am doing everything correctly, and if I learn from it.

ProteinKinase‎, Yesterday 12:45 AM
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Feel terrible when I eat a lot of carbs but I need to reach calorie requirement

Currently just finished my cut. Eating 2900 calories. 5'10 150lbs 12% BF. Pretty active. gym 3x a week PPL with a rest day in between and soccer twice a week (Game and training). Macros are 305g carbs 115g fat 176g protein I really feel awful when I start to increase my carb intake...

Pete9393‎, Yesterday 06:28 AM
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Advice on a afternoon "tea"

Hi guys! I would like to ask for suggestions for a afternoon meal. The rest of the day i got it covered, im just out of ideas in order to have an afternoon meal with at least 20/25gr of protein and low fat/carbs. Due to my work (office), i spend all day seated, so dont want to have an everyday...

MadCookie‎, Yesterday 02:13 AM
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Post nutrition question

Hey guys hows the gainz going? I need to ask a question about bulgur. Is it good for muscle growth. I saw it on supermarket and it was cheap and has 8 gram of proteins and carbs of course. Does anybody use it? Thanks

margil95‎, Yesterday 12:28 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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Lost. Would appreciate some guidance

Hey everyone, So about two weeks ago I decided to take my fitness and nutrition serious with the goal of getting in the best shape of my life. I scoured the forum here and sites elsewhere and ultimately decided that cutting would be my best option. I am 5'11, 186 pounds at around 15-16% body fat....

reh1414‎, 05-16-2018 04:41 PM
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Modified LeanGains

Thinking about doing a slightly modified LeanGains, not really changing much, just dialing-in the details a little and conforming it to my exercise schedule. So standard LeanGains is based on Intermittent Fasting and Eating High Carb/Low Fat of lift days and High Fat/Low Carb on rest days...well...

KaseDismissed‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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When to measure my food

Hello all, How should I weigh my protein frozen or unfrozen . Or does it matter ?

rudy5445‎, Yesterday 04:21 AM
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Data on %muscle gain and %fat loss when bulking/cutting

If I'm bulking at 1lb/week, what percentage of that should I expect to be muscle? Same question for if I'm bulking at 0.5lb/week. I suppose this question is dependent on my experience level, but let's just assume I'm an inconsistent lifter. When cutting, if I'm losing 1lb/week, what...

pyroknife‎, Yesterday 07:56 AM
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Frequently eating out - counting calories

Does anyone on here frequently eat out at various restaurants? If so, how do you keep track or even ballpark your calories? I eat out daily. Only the large chain restaurants have nutritional info, but I rarely go to the large chains. Usually the entrees I get are pretty generic names. For example,...

blue4123‎, 05-21-2018 08:50 AM
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Food Faceoff: Potatoes 1

This week you will be voting on Potato dishes. Below are 12. Please choose up to 8 that you like:

boo99‎, 05-21-2018 03:15 PM
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Cutting to Lean Bulking Calorie Adjustments

I just got done cutting for 12 weeks after a really dirty bulk. I'm now starting a lean bulk so that I don't have to cut for so long going forward and to try to maintain some aesthetics but I've never done this before. The end of my cutting I was at about 2300cal/day I was just going to start...

onelifenoregret‎, Yesterday 09:12 AM
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Restoring Energy Levels

Hi I have done a 10 week cut to get myself ready for a holiday. As with the last couple I have done the last week I struggle for energy and feel drained/exhausted most of the day. Is it worth increasing my carbs and fat for the last 2 days before I go to try and restore some of my energy or will...

Dan2394‎, Yesterday 09:06 AM
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Red face Support & Motivation establishing Discipline

Hi Guys, Greetings from Western Australia. Just joined and first post I've been trying unsuccessfully to improve my diet for a while now and thought I would try get involved with an online community which I haven't done before, always been more of a forum lurker haha. I have had success in...

BazOz‎, Yesterday 09:36 AM
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Need advice on PROATS

I cook my oatmeal in microwave taking 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter, and 1 scoop whey. Lately I notice I get a slightly painful poop the next day followed by continued farts. How do I know if the meal and protein is actually getting digested or not? I don't...

stevie2007‎, 05-20-2018 11:12 AM
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