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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 MEN#2

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: Link to part 2: Thank you to everyone who has participated in the older threads. ...

sonnydfrizzy‎, 02-17-2017 02:03 PM
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How much protein per shake is too much?

Does it matter how much protein is in a shake? Some websites say you can only absorb 35 grams of protein from a meal. But how does that work? Cuz i imagine the food/shake is just in your stomach and gets digested over 24 hours and your body just takes what it needs. So whether you take 1 big...

backinthegymbro‎, 09-24-2020 01:57 PM
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Tuna mixed with Cottage Cheese a lost treasure!!!

Wow, aright, Im not new to tuna or cottage chesse, I love'em both, but I am new to tuna MIXED with cottage chesse and I gotta say it rocks!! If you haven't tried it, make some today!

djdefcon‎, 10-18-2005 01:42 PM
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What's this MPS thing?

Learn me on muscle protein synthesis What is it? Why is it important? How do we optimize it?

smokinal‎, 09-28-2020 12:11 PM
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Fat Intake Minimums

I had a question about fat intake minimums. I am currently trying to cut atleast another 40 lbs (down 62lbs so far). My question is if I figure my fat intake off my ideal bodyweight, lets say 190lbs (76g of fat a day), if I am a little under this number is that ok since I am still obese? I just...

wilkinkc‎, 09-25-2020 08:46 AM
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Full day fasting, once per week.

Hey guys, Im currently maingaining at around 2200-2500 calories per day. I want to fast once per week, full 24 hour water fast for religious reasons. Just want to know how this will affect my progress and if its going to be a big hinderance to my progression, and if there are any tips you...

faithbody‎, 09-26-2020 01:13 AM
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Am I eating right?

Hello Guys, I am extremely new to body building. My main goal is to build muscles and bulk up. I am really skinny and wanted to make sure if my current diet is going to helpful towards my goal. I am 22 years old, weighing 67 kg and have a height of 5'10. According to a maintenance calories...

vinaylohana1‎, 10-03-2020 03:41 PM
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Diet during rest week

I’m in the middle of a cut and I’m planning a week off because of university. I’m at 14-15% body fat rn. How should I go about my diet during this period? Maintain the deficit or bring it up a few calories? I definitely don’t want to put on weight in this period. Thanks in advance.

sheen7‎, 10-04-2020 02:34 AM
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Meal Prepping the same food???

So im new to meal prepping and everything and I'm aiming at 2300 to 2500 calories a day as a start. So far I found a meal plan and I was just wondering is it normal to prep the same meals every day/ week? Is it a bad idea?

GeminiAlex‎, 10-04-2020 10:48 AM
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What is your favorite healthy food?

I like oatmeal, whole grain wheat cereal, spaghetti o`s. ham sandwiches. Chicken breasts are okay. Tuna with salad. Egg whites with extra salt lol.. discuss....

userDKUBMCDU1Q7‎, 09-29-2020 05:28 AM
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Cheat day on birthday?

So I was cutting for quite awhile. I ended my cut at not too low of carbs for once. I ended at 194g carbs 170g of protein, and around 60-70ish grams of fat. I decided I wanted to reverse diet but I added in 400 calories from the start just to kind of get back towards maintenance. I’ve been at...

hphillips18‎, 10-04-2020 01:40 PM
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Hi i'am a 44 year old bodybuilder. i am trying to bench 225 like this 29 year guy can in the gym i go to. But when i do it the 225 engery and strength push it up any i idea thinks ARbodybuilder44

ARbodybuilder44‎, 10-04-2020 03:00 PM
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Diet critique please

Hey all so had some really good help in the losing fat section the other day so thought I'd come back for some more help on my diet. I'm 5 foot 6/7 inches and started my cut at 90kg. My pt is also a dietician so has given me this plan Meal 1: 75g rolled oats 1.5 scoops on whey

reza1122‎, 10-04-2020 10:32 PM
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Realistic Expectations For Lean Bulk - 5 Years

I am looking to all of you for some recommendations. After spinning my wheels for two years I believe I finally have my nutrition and form on point to commence a thorough and effective bulk. Height: 6' Weight: 170 lbs Age: 30 Gender: male I am cutting until 10% or 8% fat. Previous...

Dranseth‎, 08-01-2020 08:46 PM
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Fat importance in our diet

Will increasing fats during the day help get strength up e.g almonds Or use them cals for carbs

bheast69‎, 10-04-2020 02:20 PM
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Broken Metabolism

Not sure if this would go in nutrition or fat loss. I'm 44, 6'2" 245 lbs and weight train 3-5 times a week (Candito's 6 week strength program), no real cardio but I do try to get my 10,000 steps in. Currently I track all my calories by using the scale for everything and I eat 2600 calories a...

reignman76‎, 10-06-2020 08:56 AM
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Cutting advice needed

Struggling/procrastinating with cutting. I’m around 188-190 and probably 23-25% body fat. Want to get down to 12-15%. I’m just overthinking the whole thing. I currently lift 3x per week. I like to think I’m pretty strong. I work a desk job and don’t do any cardio and have a pretty low step count. ...

dbzover9000‎, 10-06-2020 07:34 PM
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Any foods you guys gave up with?

I recently learned about myself that I can’t handle salads anymore. No matter how they are prepared they wreck my digestion. I give up on salads. Anyone else recently give up on certain foods?

goldenerafan‎, 10-03-2020 12:22 PM
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Count meal calories midnight the next day?

hi, i'm almost done with bulking and today i woke up at night hungry and exaggerated my meal i ate 800 calories is there any problem if you count this meal in the calories of the next day?

brunogouveia58‎, 10-07-2020 01:51 AM
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Started implementing IIFYM.

So I decided to stop obsessing over “good” and “bad” foods. I’ve decided I want to take an approach on “IIFYM”. So people say to hit your protein and fats and whatever you can fill your carbs up with then do it. As long as I don’t surpass my calorie intake. Which is obvious because excess fat gain...

hphillips18‎, 10-06-2020 07:25 PM
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Issue with protein that I desperately need help with

I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m bloating like a balloon all day and burping the entire day as well. I’ve had a colonoscopy and they found slight redness in my ileum, but she said it’s not chronic but acute. No IBS no diseases of any kind. It’s also tender when I press on my very upper middle...

michaelv92‎, 10-08-2020 04:01 PM
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Are there any benefits to eating saturated fat?

I've only seen negative studies about them, anyone got anything positive or a reason to invlude them in diet?

zatanoa‎, 10-08-2020 10:23 AM
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time to cut? belly getting bigger

time to cut or i should keep bulking for another 3-4 months? srs

omoruwii‎, 09-30-2020 01:39 PM
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Getting back on track after a binge/cheat day

I’m currently doing a lean bulk, planning on doing this for at least a year or so if not more. I’m at a 250-300 calorie per day surplus. I’ve been very good and consistent lately however today I was extremely hungry and ended up eating an entire jar of peanut butter. Feeling super sick....

jacquestr‎, 10-07-2020 08:46 PM
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Low Calorie Protein Bar?

Hey guys. Been searching around and trying to find a decent tasting, low calorie, high protein bar. At the time I've been enjoying I think its Pure Proteins Birthday Cake one and looking to try something else. Anyone got some good suggestions? Looking for around 200-250 calories plus decent protein.

Zschnack87‎, 10-07-2020 09:41 PM
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Weighing Protein

Hey guys, been a while since I’ve posted. I started dieting for about a month and I’ve been weighing everything. I’m just wondering though, whether I’m eating enough protein. Currently weigh 178lbs so I’m eating about 185g of protein for good measure, however, I’ve been measuring my protein as in...

NewtonReady‎, 10-10-2020 05:16 PM
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