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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 09:49 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 02:10 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 03:03 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 07:49 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, 07-25-2011 12:52 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 broc**** Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broc**** Meal 6 -...

ErickStevens‎, 11-29-2010 08:37 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 09:12 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 02:05 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 02:31 PM
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Ex-bad food addicts, was it worth it?

im simply wondering if theres anyone out there like me who is addicted to eating mostly sweets all day, fast food, burgers and pizza and hot dogs and frozen meals for anything else about 99% of the time, who completely quit and became healthy - i have a bad life and this food is my only coping...

BangDingOw‎, Today 01:46 PM
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Calculating my macros

So far this week my macros is at 70f/119c/189p with a maintenance of 2200 cal with about a 500 cal deficit trying to cut. i'm 140lbs 5'3 around 16-15% bf Im just wondering if its okay to have my fat intake higher than my carbs as long as i stay in a deficit. I also feel like im having too...

johnson163‎, Yesterday 10:05 PM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Salad 5

Create a salad with up to 8 ingredients and one dressing from this list: Alfalfa Sprouts Artichoke Arugula

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:03 PM
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A couple review articles on hypothyroidism for those interested

Thyroid concerns are mentioned somewhat frequently; I just stumbled upon this review with athletes in mind that was just published so I thought it would be worth posting: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2018/02000/Thyroid_Disorders_in_Athletes.8.aspx People also tend to be concerned...

Heisman2‎, Today 05:34 AM
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Unplanned cheat meal.

Do you guys had any recently? Usually I'm very committed to my nutrition plan but sometimes like yesterday night, I couldn't help myself. So around 5pm I wanted to eat everything this world has to offer but I tried to stick with protein bars and PB to satisfy my hunger, so I had: 1x Quest...

JimmyTheL‎, Today 06:54 AM
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how much oats do you eat for breakfest?

i love them so much! kiwi fruit, with yougut! i put in two full cups full! i need a salad bowl lol! how much do you guys have?

riaden‎, 11-11-2010 02:49 AM
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No Results 4+ Months???

I am 6'3" and weigh 190 lbs. I am super skinny (Weight is probably bone because of my height). I have been working out for around 3 months and doing no cardio. Barely any results. I recently learned about macros and used a calculator that recommended I consume the following: CARBS: 431...

JohnStax98‎, Today 08:42 AM
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What’s the best protein-filled foods?

Sorry for the long post, I just want to cut right I’ve lost 1kg during my first week cutting, but when I benched I noticed my reps have become fewer than before. Last time I decline-benched 52,5kilos 8reps, but this time only 4reps. :( I’ve become more sleepy too, but I get 7-8 hours of...

TheNick02‎, 02-22-2018 12:07 PM
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Myfitnesspal food calorie accuracy

How do they even get the figures for specific meals on that app? Is it just various people who have accounts on the app typing in their own estimates? There's also so much disparity it's quite annoying. If I type in scrambled eggs say and I get one saying : Fast foods - Egg, scrambled 2 eggs...

Dexterbro‎, Yesterday 10:12 PM
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how do i get 200 g of protein per day?

Ive been tracking my macros for last couple days and only seem to be able to get 150 to 160 g of protein per day... that includes chicken thighs and 2 to 3 protein shakes. Do i just need to get my meat sweats on?

dustman007‎, 02-22-2018 12:35 AM
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Bulk or Cut? Skinny fat and lost.

I posted this in the introduction thread but since my main concern is nutrition I am posting it here also. I've been on a cut for about 40 days and lost quite a bit of weight in a relatively short amount of time. Anytime I either reach or surpass 140 I always dial it back down over the next...

markflemm‎, 02-16-2018 12:46 PM
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What to do next after a short cut (pictures and graphs inside)

Hi all, I come to you with the usual dilemma and to get general suggestions. I've started training a year ago, Fierce 5 after a couple of months till now (I started with a random self made program like everyone did :D ). I'm 34 years old, male, 1.78m (5' 11"), 64.5 Kg (142 pounds). I...

FallingBridge‎, 02-21-2018 01:27 PM
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Milk lots of it

Is it bad to drink like lots of milk a day like 100g of sugar comes from milk somedays for me, I am drinking Semi-Skinned milk I was wondering if the sugar is bad or is just sugar like in fruits and that sort of scale

JoeLloyd2020‎, Yesterday 12:26 AM
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How to plan a vegetarian diet without whey protein?

I have two questions. 1) How can I make a high protein vegetarian diet without whey protein? Because of not using Whey protein I need to use lots of grains, nuts, and legumes. But the problem is that adding lots of them crosses the uppper limit of Folate(1000 mcg) and Manganese (11 mcg). You can...

vimalrajsharma8‎, Yesterday 04:41 AM
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No food scale

I’ve been eating a lot of chicken breast lately and I wanted to know how many calories of chicken breast I’m consuming. The one I get is wrapped in plastic on a yellow styrofoam tray. It says that it weighs 1.7 lbs. so what I did was divide 1.7 and 4 (since there’s 4 chicken breast in the package)...

47juice‎, Yesterday 09:09 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 11:12 AM
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Ammonia sweat - burning through muscle?!

Hi friends, So for the first time in my life, I've started to smell like ammonia every time I work out. I've read online that this happens with people on a low-carb, high-protein diet when their body starts to use protein as fuel for their workouts. Question: Does this mean I'm burning...

jchelmer87‎, 06-01-2014 12:26 PM
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Would you consider this to be a clean ish diet?

Goal right now is to bulk and to gain miminal fat, I have 12 months to do so before i go into Military. Would you consider this to be a clean ish diet? Only 250/70 Over Sulpus right now. I tend to have 3 / 4 meals a day due to working a lot and not having much free time so here it is.. ...

mrbarnesj‎, Yesterday 10:36 AM
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No Libido!

Started a diet in summer of 2016 where I wasnt eating over 1500 calories with salad, vegetables and black coffee, along with training in the gym where I was burning 1000 calories on the stepmaster. Anyways one day I sat on the toilet in the morning and I thought to myself I was taking a piss where...

joeviv10‎, 02-21-2018 11:32 AM
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Question Horrifically sore for 3 days, ate magic pizza to cure everything.

Essentially, I started lifting again on Monday, and I became very sore (shocking, I know) but this was strange because it was getting progressively worse by Wednesday night, more of my body was sore than on Tuesday. On Thursday it felt like I was sick, you know how every part of your body is...

NovaturientOne‎, Yesterday 05:33 AM
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type 1 diabetic

I am type 1 using an insulin pump. I am learning that insulin can help me gain muscle or fat.. I generally eat a highfat diet which really helps me control my BG. Should I eat high carb meals after workout to spike insulin? I average 30 units of Humolog a day what is the non diabetic...

Flyers01‎, Yesterday 08:36 AM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Salad 4

Create a salad from up to 8 ingredients and one dressing from this list: Almonds Apple Pieces Bean Sprouts

boo99‎, 02-22-2018 04:27 PM
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Flu and weight+muscle loss

Hello. Not sure if this is the right forum but I'm on the other side of the flu right now. I feel better, but my appetite still isn't there yet. Since i got the flu, for the past 5 days, my appetite has been non-existent. I actually fasted for the first 3 days, i just couldnt eat a thing.. I...

reecedaniels01‎, 02-22-2018 07:50 AM
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how much protein to maintain the muscle you ALREADY built?

whats up guys, i know this has been asked alot but ive been reading for two days and cant find a clear answer. we all know you need about 0.8 g per pound of bodyweight for BUILDING muscle, but what about MAINTAINING it?if im eating enough calories do i still have to count grams of protein...

bobbybouche1501‎, 02-22-2018 07:16 PM
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Is there a link between diet and acne?

Just curious to see if diet plays a role

anothergymer1‎, Yesterday 05:38 AM
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