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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: 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 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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Nutrition advice on growing out of a manlet body

Please be respectful. I'm serious about transforming and improving my self-confidence. I see on bodybuilding.com that short people get made fun of a lot. I'm really self-conscious—struggled with anorexia (stats: 5'4" 104 lbs) and discharged from a treatment center last year. I now have a...

steveny1999‎, 05-25-2018 10:21 PM
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Those of you who wake up and walk into your home gym

I wake up at 5am, chug my 5 calorie caffeine pre-workout drink I made the night before, use the restroom and then walk into the gym. I do a 3 min cardio warmup and then start my first warmup sets. Time from alarm going off to me being in the gym is about 15 minutes. When I was cutting I worked...

d2mini‎, 05-25-2018 08:32 AM
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Food Faceoff: Potatoes Finals

Below are the top 12 Potato dishes of the week in order of votes. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place choices: San Francisco Garlic

boo99‎, Today 02:25 PM
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Advice on Bulking - should I up my calories?

Quick details about me - high metabolism, ectomorph, 172cm (5feet6), ~67.5kg (148.5lb) TLDR; bulking on 3000 calories for 1 month (1/2-3/4 of that time not having intense lifting, while last 1/2-1/4 was intense lifting). weight stagnated at 67.5kg (148lb) for about 1-2 weeks, should I up my...

hgr126‎, 05-24-2018 06:15 PM
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Eating to regulate hormones rather than focusing on calories

Video I stumbled on just now. What do you guys think of it? Make sense? Or just another video promoting the "tricks" of IF and keto. VyNgvMYb7iQ

Broksi96‎, Today 02:50 PM
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Chicken Kebab - How many calories?

Is it healthy to eat chicken kebabs from the kebab takeaway if I have lots of the salad with it and the pitta? It is a cheat meal but I dont wanna go crazy on something that will ruin my hard work at the gym to lose weight during the week.

FrozenBeak‎, Today 11:50 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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Is it okay to get calories from bad fats if I am unable to meet my minimums?

Hi, I have reached a plateau with weight loss and I read somewhere that's the reason might be because I am unable to meet my minimum daily calorie requirements, which happens to be 2k including moderate exercise 4 days a week. My BMR is 2500 and I am able to reach 1500 with healthy sources and...

naser224u‎, Today 02:34 PM
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Water weight and bulking

When i go from cutting to bulking, my carb intake increases significantly, and so does my sodium intake. As such, I gain a lot of water weight in the first couple of weeks when I start bulking. Is there a good way to gauge whether the weight you're gaining on a bulk is water weight or actual weight...

charlies1902‎, Today 11:16 AM
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Please comment my meal plan

How you going guys? Would love to hear your thoughts on my meal plan. I'm a 37 yr old male, 180cm tall, 78kg, around 15-18% bf. Started lifting after long break of 5 years. Calorie calculators estimate my maintenance calories at 2,700 (I work out 4 days a week) and I'm eating at the maintenance...

Fitsy‎, 05-23-2018 06:34 PM
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Bulking: Gaining 0.5lb/wk

I am thinking of attempting a lean bulk to fill out the 66kg class in order to compete in the future for powerlifting as it may help me gain some additional strength. My goal is to stay relatively lean during the bulk but not end up past 15% bf. I also want to be able to cut easily if I need to. ...

McLaren594‎, Yesterday 05:33 PM
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Food Faceoff: Potatoes Semis

Below are the top voted Potato dishes of the week. Please choose up to 6 that you like to go towards the Finals tomorrow: Roasted

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:24 PM
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for vegan

i cant eat gluten and soy foods. so i use brown rice protein powder as my main source of protein. it is safe to use 6 scoops per day to hit protein intake? i consume some proteins from oats and walnuts.

ashua888‎, Today 05:11 AM
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How many calories do you consume a day?

Just as the title says, I'm collecting data about how many calories an active person consumes. Be as specific as you like although numbers rounded to the hundreds are the most useful.

tempain‎, 05-24-2018 09:22 AM
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NZMP Milk Protein Concentrate

I am considering it since it is high on protein and suit my small budget . Searched for reviews online to get an idea if it has side effects or if it is healthy and can be used as supplement , but unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to get an answer So does any of you have an idea if it is...

engveer‎, Today 09:40 AM
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I cant find my calories

May 27 = 71,7kg = 2850cals 18 = 72,5kg = 2850cals 12 = 71,6kg = 2850cals 09 = 71,4kg = 3080cals 06 = 71,5kg = 3080cals 02 = 70,5kg = 3080cals I can never seem to find my calories because it seems to fluctuate alot and i end up changing my calories. Does anyone know where they are at based...

kinkings‎, Today 01:28 AM
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Unable to bulk without going dirty

I seem to be on this never ending cycle of bulks that start as being lean bulks and eating healthy foods, but somehow always end up in the situation where I have really pigged out and let myself boldly go. I try to stay on a moderate 100-300kcal suprplus per day, but at some point the situation...

JackPond‎, Today 02:50 AM
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Bulking - Mashed Potatoes

So i work at a restaurant and get 50% off all meals. People say potato is a good food to bulk on but will it make much of a difference if I don't have the skin on a potato? I normally get a meal & mashed with cheese and gravy as a side.

Madmaximillion‎, 01-14-2011 08:46 PM
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Recovery Week

When you take a recovery week while bulking should I maintain the same caloric surplus to insure I repair and recover or should I go back to maintenance to prevent fat gain?

baseball007‎, Yesterday 10:12 PM
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Bulking diet check

I'm ectomorph, 16 and I've been bulking for around 6-7 months now. Before starting proper diet and proper workout routine I was very skinny and weak. I went from 136 lbs (62kg) to 178 lbs (81 kg) during this bulking period (and I'm 6'2/187cm). I know the numbers are crazy but I basically went from...

ShellRox‎, Yesterday 03:33 PM
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Returning after 1 year, should I bulk or cut? 16% body fat

I stopped lifting for a year and now I'm starting to go again. I want to get bigger but I feel like if I bulk up at 16% bf I'm gonna get too fat. I don't want to do a slow bulk because it doesn't work for me and I progress too slowly. Should I cut down first and then start bulking? If I bulk now...

whereisjack‎, Yesterday 04:00 AM
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Need some help with nutrition

Hi all and thanks in advance for any help it is highly appreciated. Hopefully im posting in the right place. Heres my scenerio im 230lbs 5'11 30%bf 153.2lbs lean mass. Im looking to do both lose weight (bf) while building lean mass. Ive got almost everything dialed in my big question is to gain...

pappawolfie‎, Yesterday 03:08 AM
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How do I make a good cheap meal plan?

I just started lifting (doing Fierce 5 Novice) and I want to know how to make a good cheap meal plan that has lots of protein. I don't really know how much protein, fats , carbs, etc and calories I need. I'm 16, 5'5 and 115.4 pounds. I wouldn't mind eating the same things every week.

PauloDybala21x‎, 05-25-2018 03:36 PM
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Recovery help

Help!!! I’m currently in Ana recovery and I’ve been supposed to be eating 3500 cals a day but the past two days all I’ve had is probably 1400!!! Can I jump back on the bandwagon cuz I miss eating the former amount and I want it!!! What do I do??? I’m I gonna blow up???

tvan614‎, Yesterday 04:36 PM
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Question Calories in microwave popcorn??

Per 100gr popped popcorn?

CagedBeast23‎, Yesterday 12:56 PM
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