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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: 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: 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: 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 10:35 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 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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sweet tarts after lifting

I have been seeing a lot of people take a handful of sweet tarts after lifting. I know its for the dextrose but is that the most efficient way to get it? Isn't eating sweet tarts post workout counter productive ? Thanks for the input!

norfolk15‎, Yesterday 06:49 PM
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Eating 2 cups of legumes everyday

Hey guys, vegetarian guy here trying to get my protein. Is eating 2 cups of legumes safe? By 2 cups i mean uncooked 2 cups and even more after cooking. This includes a mix of green, black, yellow and every color beans and lentils available in grocery store except soya. I make it's soup with 1 tbsp...

TokyoGhoul‎, 01-19-2021 10:25 PM
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Arrow Liquid egg whites mixed with protein powder.

Is it ok to mixed pasteurised liquid egg whites with protein powder and drink it? Is the protein in pre cooked egg whites as bioavailable as cooked egg whites? I like to take 1 cup liquid egg whites mixed with 1 scoop chocolate protein in the morning because I struggle to eat in the...

footbag_man‎, Yesterday 05:00 PM
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Will running 2 miles every other day effect my ability to make gains?

Will running 2 miles every other day effect my ability to make gains if i eat back the calories i burned? are there any studies that have shown this to be the case?

1996wastheish‎, Yesterday 01:03 PM
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How much caffeine do you take a day?

Each morning I'll have a pretty strong 12 ounce cup of coffee or 1/2-2/3 of a scoop of C4 Ripped Sport before working out. That's all for the rest of the day. How much do you have?

paulinkansas‎, 01-19-2021 11:59 AM
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Is 2000 Calories a day a good benchmark?

The number gets thrown around a lot as the correct amount of calories for a man to consume. It seems like quite a high number to me. If you ate natural foods you would need to eat quite a lot to reach this or eat lots of nut butter/fatty meats etc. Started weighing and tracking my food...

LOFTY87‎, 12-20-2020 02:47 PM
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Fasting - multivitamin

Hello, i want to ask something. I do intermittent fasting 16/8 method. I guess its not that important, if i have all i need in my feeding windows, but i think its still better to ask. Im using multivitamin, my daily dose is 2x per day. Is it better to use one pill at the morning when im fasting a...

Trineu‎, Yesterday 01:43 PM
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Mashing......everything?!

Hi there fellas. I came up with an idea, what if I mash in blender all the food I eat? I don't really care about the taste,as long as it reaches my stomach, so any combination would do. The big win would be the time, 6 meals , almost 2h to chew on them, but if mashed, 30 min should do it for all....

raidaru‎, 01-20-2021 09:30 PM
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Instant mashed potatoes

Hey, not a question, but I’m a college student and have been tracking macros for a few years, and I just wanted to say that I’ve found that instant mashed potatoes are a great cheap carb source when in a hurry, or when you don’t have access to a microwave. I’ve been eating them everyday in my dorm...

egsiue‎, Yesterday 11:36 AM
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Drinking liquid egg whites

Saw a video on youtube where a guy suggested liquid egg whites as the best way to add a lot more protein without much additional effort. Liquid egg whites with chocolate syrup. I'm still too new to this forum to be allowed to post a link to the video. I've started drinking a half carton a...

scumpxharry‎, 01-11-2021 01:03 PM
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Dieting down for more efficient bulking

This podcast addresses the question of whether we should diet down before doing muscle gain: The only cliffs I'm going to give you is this: People who have dieted down to very lean states actually have the worst P ratios... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_NoVIuHKo&t=1202s

SuffolkPunch‎, Yesterday 05:38 AM
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How to get to 5,000 calories a day in a budget and with a busy work schedule?

I'm a very skinny ectomorph and am trying to figure out how I can get to 5,000 calories a day without spending exorbitant amounts of money and time (if even possible.) I only have around 50 dollars a week to spend for food and I work 9-5 5 days a week. :( Is this something that can be achieved?...

dtbm‎, 01-20-2021 09:02 PM
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Weight gain stops as RPE goes up

Edit: Look at post 4 for my moving average weight log. ****************** I’m pretty sure I’m not making a mistake counting calories cuz my weight goes up and down based on my panned caloric intake - till the last couple month. What’s changed in last couple months? Ive switched to greyskull...

TryingBB‎, 01-20-2021 12:38 PM
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Angry Damn calories

Hello there 😃 I cannot get ahold of the macro-calorie thing on nutrition labels. I’m European, but both US and EU labels do not have their macros and calories adding up. If you add up the f/c/p in the EU, you get LESS calories than the number on the label, and if you add up f/c/p on US labels...

worldisnice‎, 01-08-2021 12:41 PM
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Is the carnivore diet great at building muscle?

The carnivore diet is an all meat diet promoted by Dr Shawn Baker. It's basically a extreme ketogenic diet with about 70 percent fat and 30 percent protein by calories(approximately 1 gram of fat for 1 gram of protein). There are also a lot of anecdotes of this diet making people's health problems...

Fandar‎, 01-20-2021 06:19 AM
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Question Hardgainer nutritional help

Can anyone help me out with this question, I am wondering if my body can absorb all protein I eat in one sitting, I’m currently around 75kg’s and aiming for 210grams of protein/320grams of carbs a day for building muscle with a good workout schedule. Often ill eat a 50-60gram protein meal with a...

bguesty22‎, 01-20-2021 02:42 AM
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Anyone try Vince Gironda's steak and eggs diet?

I followed it to a T a few years back, nothing seemed to work as fast for ease of fat loss (simplicity of diet). I did notice once i was able to see a good outline of my abs i'd get stuck...to get that hard look i added about 40-50 grams of clean carbs a day. This was at age 42, even at 46 it...

stalkyoso‎, 01-18-2021 03:42 PM
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Lightbulb I made a new meal plan to LOSE fat and GAIN muscle.. Thoughts????

Hello and thanks for checking out my post! I made a new meal plan on myfitnesspal and I was hoping someone with experience could review it and tell me if it's worth starting. I'm a Male 27yr old, 184lbs, 5'9 and my fitness goals are to get to 170lbs, lose belly fat and gain muscle. I'm also...

mattjean‎, 01-08-2021 12:09 PM
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Canned chicken, tuna & sardines. Do you buy economy or expensive?

I might buy up to 24 cans of chicken, tuna or sardines at one time. These are the hockey puck sized cans with about 20 grams of protein. Keep some at home, some at work, some in my vehicles. They usually cost around $1. I see other cans that run about $2.50. Just wondered what kind you guys...

paulinkansas‎, 12-16-2020 11:57 AM
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Caloric intake when having Covid

I think it’s gonna be a week til I train again Any idea how to maintain size and strength I’m 102kg don’t want to drop

bheast69‎, 12-26-2020 10:48 AM
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What should be my daily protein intake in this scenario?

Hello! So I am finally starting AllPro's beginner routine tomorrow and along with my lifting journey I am obviously now also fixing everything in regards to diet. I will be aiming to lose 2 lbs per week in the beginning which is of course on the upper end, but given I am 5'10 and 191 lbs with no...

Streetjudas‎, 01-19-2021 10:36 AM
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Palm Oil Less Harmful Than Other Sources of SFAs?

I've found a study suggesting that palm oil raises LDL cholesterol less than other sources of Saturated Fatty Acids including coconut, dairy, and animal products. I know something like olive oil is the "healthier choice" when it comes to blood lipids, but I'm seeing palm oil and more and more...

Strawng‎, 01-19-2021 06:29 PM
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2 Week Meal Plan Spreadsheet

I made a spreadsheet for bulking, cutting, or maintenance. Basically just wanted to make a meal plan for 2 weeks so I would not be eating the same thing everyday. I tried searching online to find set meal plans to fit macros but you either have to buy their plan, or they just list a 1 day sample...

spranks‎, 02-01-2016 11:03 AM
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The Best Apps to Track Macros?

There's a myriad of macros apps with plenty of new ones coming each year, so I'm posting this thread rather than bumping an old one. In your opinion, what's the best app to track macros? Though not the newest apps, some of the most downloaded ones are: - myfitnesspal - YAZIO - Lifesum ...

klbbr‎, 09-22-2018 06:43 AM
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Should I Bulk? advice for beginner please

Going by home scales, i know how unreliable they are but here goes. I'm 32yo male, 5 foot 9, 10 stone 2lb, 10% bodyfat (which i doubt). should i be looking at bulking to put on as much muscle as i can and then cut? if so then how long for each. thank you

SiloHD‎, 01-18-2021 05:31 AM
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