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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Post Skinny guy diet plan

Hi all I just want to share my diet to see if I’m on the right track. Before I do- I’m 18 - 5 ft 8 inches tall and weigh 130lbs. I have a really fast metabolism. I’m really skinny my arms are literally sticks. But I have have some body fat. As in I don’t like skinny from my body. But my arms...

junaid579‎, Today 12:33 PM
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Beginners Guide To Cutting

Does anyone have a guide I could use as an beginners guide to cutting? I'm currently doing the Fierce 5 Novice workouts and am slowly bulking (about 2kg per month). I won't to go on a 6 week cut soon before my summer holiday, so am just trying to get to know all I need to for it. My...

MattJ45‎, 04-20-2017 08:17 AM
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Need help getting ready for a photo shoot.

Hello guys. I have a photo shoot coming up this Friday at 1 PM. What/how do I eat as I get closer to the photo shoot and on the photo shoot day? I am currently on 240 grams of carbs, 180 grams of protein and around 20 to 30 grams of fat. I'm attaching a picture of myself now. I would like to...

MajedDweik‎, Today 10:43 AM
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Exclamation Please help

I'm a girl, I'm 23 and I'm so skinny. Just started hitting the gym and I'm doing legs workouts. I don't have cash to buy protein supplements, I wanna know if it's possible to gain weight without them ? Thank you in advance.

basmaouz‎, Today 09:22 AM
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Manual labour and making gain's?

I have just started a job in manual labour, today i have been digging holes, filling wheel barrows with heavy soil then pushing the wheel barrow up a ramp into a skip, i did a full bodywork out last night and feel like i have been hammering my muscles all day again as well, i feel like i am not...

ThinkAndGoHam‎, Yesterday 06:21 AM
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Stuck in same weight

I am a 19 year old weighting 183 trying to bulk up to 205 till February. I finished my cut at the end of July weight 175lb. two months later i am weighting 183lb. i calculated my MBR to be 2800 and i am consuming 3000 calories. I have been fluctuating from 183-185lb for the past 3 weeks. Any...

ERAesthetic‎, Today 10:46 AM
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Question about veggy shakes

How effective are shakes made out of protein rich veggies and fruit compared to protein powder? I want to stimulate fat loss by lifting a little bit and I don't really wanna drink protein shakes so I prefer natural ingredients

racingfan‎, Today 04:50 AM
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Food Faceoff: Soups Semis 2

Below are the top 15 voted Soups of the week. Please choose up to 6 for the Finals tomorrow: Chicken Pot Pie Lasagna

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:54 PM
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Calorie surplus on the 7th day

If I work out mon, wed and fri is it ok to go on a mini cut of just 300-400 calories on the sunday? Should I just stick to maintenance? Thanks

Corbachev‎, Today 03:43 AM
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Long Steeping Time = Less Caffeine In Green Tea?

Hey everyone I read that if you leave the bags to steep in water for a long time (instead of the recommended 2-3 minutes or whatever average giving you more caffeine) that the caffeine level will actually be lower due to some sort of compound being released which affects the caffeine in some...

Antoine99‎, Yesterday 12:13 PM
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Lard + bread for a bad eater for weight gaining?

Hi guys! I'm a bad eater, I don't think I eat enough calories in a day to gain muscle. But I got an idea! I don't know does it exist in the USA or western EU, but here in Hungary a popular meal is that we put lard on a slice of bread, and we usually eat it with onion. Would this bread +...

Akos89‎, Today 05:02 AM
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Need some help here.

I posted a while back about having lost a massive amount of weight too quick. I lost over 150 lbs in a year! I have been recomping on a 30-40-30 diet, all my carbs from low GI grains, light fruits and vegetables. Fats mostly Mono and poly. About 2 months ago I was in the gym doing leg press, when...

psychod787‎, Yesterday 08:53 AM
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Help a noob with his diet

hello everyone, I'm George, new here, Stats: Age: 24 Height: 5FT 10" Weight: 155 Lbs I'm having trouble bulking, struggle to eat a lot without feeling sick. I fall into the ectomorph catogory, but heres the problem I only consume around 1500 calories a day, I train 3 times per week, yet...

georgecamel‎, 09-08-2017 01:03 PM
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Is protein essential in the morning?

Hi I’m cutting and I normally eat a bowl of oats and tuna in the morning but I wanted swap the tuna for a extra chicken breast in the evening and just have the bowl of oats for brekfast. I work out normally straight after brekfast. How important is protein in the morning and is it necessary?

MrNoob‎, Today 03:31 AM
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What's the point of reverse dieting when...?

Hey guys. I read somewhere online that when we are already at ultra low body fat levels (our bodies are getting limited nutrition), our bodies are literally PRIMED to gain an incredible amount of muscle in the initial phase when we radically start increasing and consuming more calories. So then why...

Bulk4everHbb‎, 09-22-2017 08:19 PM
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Beginner needs help with nutrition

Hello, I just started getting into bodybuilding because I really would like to change myself for the better but I am finding it hard to do a good diet plan. I am planning to start bulking as I was on a "diet" (ate almost nothing all day) to lose weight (currently 65kg). I am finding it hard to...

MeditateSuccess‎, Yesterday 11:39 AM
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Is protein every 1.5/2 hour means wasting?

Hi, Im 24,male, level intermediate. I cant post full meal plan but heres what i do after workout, I do workout 4pm , i take whole oats 100gm with milk hour before workout, I workout 1 hour, at the end of workout i take one scoop of whey protien(with water) After 40 mins i drink lot of...

learner148‎, Yesterday 06:20 AM
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I get more hungry when it is summer.

I heard that people are tend to be LESS hungry and more active during the summer, but the opposite is true for me. I am the least hungry and most active during autumn where the temperatures are cool. I find that hot weather makes me the most hungry and makes me lazy. Is it due to stress from the...

onequestion123‎, Yesterday 06:11 PM
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What are the results of a colorie surplus with endurance/cardio training?

Will the gains result in lean muscle mass or what am I to expect? Thank you.

Vhalor‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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How often can you eat steak on a diet?

So right now I weigh 162 and i'm 5'11 I started dieting about 6-7 months ago and I weighed 200+ I was pretty unhappy about my weight at the time so I decided to make the change, I was literally only having a protein shake in the morning, chicken/brocolli/potato for lunch, and...

ForkDog‎, Yesterday 07:01 PM
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bulk calories after a cut

hi guys. prior to my cut i weighed 167lbs and i was eating 3700 cals a week gaining around 0.5 lbs a week. i cut for 9 weeks lost 8 lbs and no strength and got down to 11% bf. my end calories were between 2750-2800 for the past few weeks i have been transitioning back into a bulk. my question is...

jimmy2012212‎, Yesterday 04:43 AM
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Sick after slip up on keto.

So I've been doing keto a little over a week now and stupidly I had a weak moment today and had two slices of pizza and a brownie. Immediately after I have brain fog and has caused me to actually be sick ! I realize that cheating on keto is not effective and contradicts the process just didn't...

hj9231‎, Yesterday 03:27 PM
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Losing pot belly but gain muscle help.

I am 54 and started working out. My body takes to it well.i need to do two things 1 lose a small belly I have 2 bulk up and gain muscle I have a small pot belly and I need lose it. It is going away over the past 5 weeks. I also want to gain muscle and mass. How do I do both at the same...

garyis01‎, Yesterday 05:17 PM
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Exclamation Homemade Post Workout Shake - advice

Hi guys, just made a quick post workout shake and something to drink in between meals as my fast food. Basically here are the ingredients : 200g oats 35g almond nuts 25g chia seed 30g pumpkin seeds 100g cottage cheese 140g raspberry

oskareczka‎, Yesterday 12:29 PM
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Every day I eat pretty much the same things. Rice, all kinds of pasta, quinoa, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and bread for my carb sources, cheeses and meat for my proteins and peanut butter, nuts and fatty meats for my fats. With every meal I eat vegetables and/or fruits such as apples, bananas and...

mitidimitara‎, Yesterday 01:13 PM
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