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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Muscle growth and performance - Glycogenolysis vs. Lipolysis

Hello! A little preface to the question. I've tried many different diets through the years and found out I feel the best with a moderate-to-high protein (25-30%), high fat (55-60%) and low carb (10-15%), of course somewhat varying. The high fat is very important to me. I've found that I...

AleksFast‎, Today 01:29 AM
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Am I dumb or the nutritionist is right ?

Hi guys, I had a nutritionist appointment today and she got me confused or made me look dumb with all of my research i have done so seeking guidance from the gurus to see if I am crazy or the nutritionist is dumb. I am 38 year old, 171 lb 5’10. As per the scale or the equipment in the gym, I...

darkdog786‎, Yesterday 05:51 PM
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Meal ideas / protein sources?

I'm looking for meal ideas and protein sources for my cut. My current nutrition consists of (greek)yogurt, whey protein, chicken breasts, Pb&j and oats, sometimes rice w ground beef. I want to change it up but I'm tired of eggs and I don't really like fish. Also a little bored of chicken. Mainly...

wickerow‎, 06-23-2019 03:35 PM
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Nutrition Tips When Starting Exercise

Hi guys, So I'm after a little help with my diet, just a quick question really :) I'm jumping the gun here a bit but wanted to check if I need to increase my calories so I'm not in too much of a deficit? A Few Details About Me So I've been on a fat loss diet for the past 3 months and have...

tommyrowe‎, Yesterday 11:59 PM
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Optimal nutrition/supplements for surgery recovery

I’m having arthroscopic shoulder surgery in 10 days and am looking into ways of optimizing my recovery. I’m curious if there are any supplements that would be beneficial. I’m currently taking fish oil, Vit D3, Vit K2, Mg and Ashwagandha. I’ll likely discontinue these a few days before the...

Pachito13‎, Yesterday 09:56 PM
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Bulk at 18% bf? Skinny fat

I feel like wasting my time when cutting. I look ridiculously skinny

omoruwijromo‎, Yesterday 03:26 PM
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5'11 and 180lbs skinny fat wanting to build muscle

As the title says I am 5'11 and weigh 180lbs and I am the dreaded "Skinny fat". There seems to be a regular debate on whether skinny fat people should bulk or cut? I personally want to start building some muscle/getting bigger which is really hard to do while on a calorie deficit so I will probably...

JonnyyOnTheSpot‎, Yesterday 11:49 AM
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Food Faceoff: Japanese 1

Below are 8 Japanese dishes/drinks. Please choose up to 4 that you like: Agedashi Tofu Amazake

boo99‎, Yesterday 05:48 PM
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What is causing me to get drowsy and tired

It seems like after a meal I get really tired and drowsy. I am not sure why this happens to me but it's been really messing with my sleep cycle and I just always feel bloated. Are all these caused by carbs? Would Keto be a good option for me to help avoid this carb sensitivity?

LongCommute‎, 06-23-2019 12:30 PM
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My Energy Dense Diet

This is just an example of what I eat. It ensures you get adequate nutrients and you always have enough energy to get you through the day, without relying on stimulates. The main source of energy is carbohydrates. Age: 19 Height: 5;11 or 182cm Weight: 71KG or 156lb Breakfast: 1480 Calories...

NZL99‎, Yesterday 10:22 PM
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Old Muscle and fitness omelette recipe

It's probably been 10 years, but the best omelette recipe I ever had I believe was from an old M&F, maybe FLEX. I haven't been able to find the recipe or get it right on my own. The ingredients I remember, (besides eggs), were avocado, spinach, salsa, and cheese. I must be missing something cause...

aosmiley8706‎, Yesterday 07:50 PM
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Pooping... a lot

So im not sure but the last few weeks sense I've started back on my bulking diet I have been pooping about 3 times a day and ya know when it doesn't feel like normal pooping. Heres my diet: first wake up - bread with jelly 20min after - 6 hard boiled eggs only 1 yoke / oatmeal during workout...

Jvan88‎, 07-30-2007 10:16 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 10:56 PM
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Food Faceoff: Rice Finals

Below are 8 Rice dishes that received 4 or more votes yesterday. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place choices: Chicken Fried

boo99‎, 06-23-2019 04:30 PM
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is it okay to have a cheat day?

i workout 6 days a week and take a day off sunday, is it okay to have a cheat day maybe once every week or two?

musclebeginner‎, Yesterday 08:35 AM
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Best protein ice cream?

Hey guys! Looking for any recommendations for high protein/low fat ice creams. I was a huge fan of ProYo and then Swell, as it was re-branded, but they just discontinued the brand. Halo Top tastes like nothing to me, and some others I've tried are super chalky/almost dry. Looking for something that...

valdagne‎, Yesterday 01:43 PM
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Trying to dial in my nutrition. Advice? Macros posted.

Hi folks - Still new. Lifting for 18 months, but have just recently picked up a program and its going really well. I'm trying to dial in the equally important food side of the equation. I'm in my first cut right now. (175lb, 15-18% BF). My BMR is 1761 calories. Doing cardio 2x per week. ...

chabike‎, Yesterday 12:37 PM
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Post Best meals for diet restrictions?

I've been looking around for healthy recipes but it can be a bit difficult since I'm allergic to some very common ingredients in health foods and food in general, which are soy protein and any form of dairy/beef product (bananas too but that's more of a smoothie problem). I'd just like to know...

dulce908‎, Yesterday 01:15 PM
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Question A smart dumb question about nutrition👇🏽👇🏽

How does meal prep help bodybuilding? Expanding on question below My BMR is 1616 calories, I’m 18% body fat, goal is to get to 10%, so I’m on a calorie deficit. Currently daily calorie intake is at 2000

caz7‎, Yesterday 11:37 AM
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Help with planning a bulk diet

Hey guys, I'm finishing my cut next month and want to go on a lean bulk. I've been planning out my diet for Monday to Friday (weekends I'll wing it and just make sure I get enough calories/protein), and was hoping some of the more experienced guys on here could cast an eye over it and let me know...

WNP88‎, Yesterday 09:48 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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Cheat Meal Question

Anyone else’s stomach get absolutely obliterated from cheat meals? Also, should a cheat meal be a certain amount of calories over the deficit amount? Say 500? Stomach in agony for hours now yikes!

SushiGodd‎, 06-23-2019 09:23 AM
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Nutrition befor & after Boiling meat

Does change nutrtions(calories especialy) in Meat after Boiling? I have had 330g of raw beef chunk after Boiling IT has 185g. My queation is: does have that 185g more or less calories, protein and fat? 330g raw = 1766 kj, 68 protein, 15 fat 330 =185 185g boiled = 1766kj, 68, protein, 15...

Mindlifter‎, Yesterday 01:41 AM
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Thumbs up Not Gaining Much Weight In Bulk. What factors affect this?

I'm 5 11' and i weigh 169lbs. bf around 15-17% and following the Viking Bare Bones Series U/L/Pull/Push/Legs for about 2 months now (https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=172565211&page=1). I work a desk job and i dont walk much throughout the day. I'm consuming 3078 calories throughout...

Ram132G‎, 06-23-2019 01:18 PM
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Eating all calories right before bed

Hi, I have a question. I have kind of weird lifestyle. For breakfast (8 a.m) i am eating only like 100-200kcal and the rest of my calories (2100kcal) i am eating at 11-12 p.m right before bed (so i am not eating for like 10-12hours). I am eating almost everything at once. Including 200g of...

Harbinger1996‎, 06-21-2019 05:18 PM
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