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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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Macro Revision..

Hey guys! So after discussing, on this forum, my starting point for my cut, which was gonna be 1,700 kcals per day (given my 2,150 kcals TDEE), I decided to start off with a moderate caloric deficit, since 1,700 would be too much early on, making it impossible to continue dropping calories as...

worldisnice‎, 12-21-2020 10:31 AM
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Cool Deficit ideas? Where to start from?!

Hey y’all! I’ve been reading some threads and saw that some recommended 1% per bodyweight per week re: fat loss.. what does that mean exactly please? Also, I am starting my cut at circa 1,700 kcals per day (-400 kcal deficit from my TDEE and doing around 100 kcals cardio per day.. to a total...

worldisnice‎, 12-20-2020 12:54 PM
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Clarifying Insulin Resistance / Sensitivity

I admittedly do not have a thorough knowledge base concerning glucose and insulin regulation at a biological level. I know that the pancreas secretes insulin to allow various substances to enter our cells, but when it comes to being 'sensitive' or 'resistant', that's where I kind of fall off. ...

AdamWW‎, 12-19-2020 10:34 AM
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Will eating white rice (with my protein) prevent me from getting six-pack abs?

I eat white rice with my lunch and dinner regularly throughout the week. Can this hinder my progress of getting a six-pack? I've heard some sources online claiming that refined carbs cause belly fat.

basketballp555‎, 12-22-2020 12:54 AM
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How many calories does this sound like if you had to estimate?

I'm eating about 4 meals a day. 1. Whole grain pancake when I wake up in the morning. 2. Either chicken or fish ;sometimes steak with a plate of white rice or whole grain pasta 3. Pretty much the same as meal number two. I also get fruits and veggies in daily. 4. Sardine or tuna salad with...

basketballp555‎, 12-22-2020 01:24 AM
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Pissed off from poor disclosure of nutritions ingredients (Sources)

I have been searching for good quality protein supplements for a while (pre workout, post workout and only protein) Unfortunately, I have not found any product that state the SOURCE of nutrition. What I need is supplement from organic sources, like whey protein from organic milk and grass...

zakariyya89‎, 12-22-2020 07:47 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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How do know if im eating enough??

So I always been one too work extra hard in the gym pushing myself to failure often. Im just a beast in the gym it's just how I am. But it backfires when I land myself in overreaching phases often and im forced to have to change up my routine into rest & recover mode. Overreaching is great if you...

jvargas203‎, 12-12-2020 09:07 AM
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Question Try to Gaining Mass

So I'm 18 5"9 and 130lbs embarrassing to say but I can put up decent weight for my size. so now Im tired of being a skinny and really want to have a plan that works. I'm going be using mutant mass gainer and creatine monohydrate. One serving of mass gainer a day and I'm first going to creatine load...

CarsonMcCart23‎, 12-22-2020 12:09 PM
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Low-carb and performance.

Hey all! I was looking over the stickies once more before finalizing my macros, and noted that besides protein and fat minimum requirements, there is nothing as such about carb intake. I hit my 0.7g per pound for protein and 0.4g per pound for fat. What do the stickies mean where they say that...

worldisnice‎, 12-22-2020 12:00 PM
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Talking Water intake

Hello! So I just bought a 2 Liter re-fillable drinking bottle (a bit more than half a gallon capacity) so that maybe I will reach my daily 3 liter water intake requirement. My question is: if I fill this 2 liter bottle with 250ml sugar-free lemon squash + 1.75 Liters water instead of just water,...

krisdimi‎, 12-23-2020 08:36 AM
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Constipation while on high protein?

So I'm currently taking in between 17 and 1900 cals a day, with about 160-180g protein via lean ground beef, eggs, and whey protein powder. I'm currently on a cut. I am dealing with constipation. Is this normal? How do you guys deal with it?

AdamFrostburg‎, 12-22-2020 02:02 PM
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Bad cholesterol levels

Just had my yearly health check and all came back normal but bad cholesterol levels were a bit high. Any ideas how to get it down to normal levels? My usual diet is as follows: Supplements: Omega 3, Multivitamin, Vit D 5000iu, Biotin 5000mcg, Vit C 1000mg Diet includes bananas, whey...

periphery831‎, 12-23-2020 04:27 AM
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Recomp, or slight deficit

I’ve seen a lot of people like Greg doucette saying that you can maintain your weight but lose body fat as long as your progressive overloading, and that seems like a pretty good idea as long as your willing to stick to that for an extended period of time. But at the same time Ive seen people at...

doubletake11‎, 12-23-2020 06:22 AM
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Question Does running cause muscle loss?

I usually like to run around 25-30 min 4x a week. My cardio is usually around 3.5 mile runs at an 8 min pace so kinda hard but not to bad for me anymore. I was just wondering is it actually true cardio can cause muscle loss? I always eat more than I burn in a day and rn I may not be able to go to...

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 12-23-2020 06:07 AM
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What bf am i?

Hi all so I've been taking diet and training very seriously last 5 month or so and have posted new pics today on body space. I currently weigh 190 and I'm eating in a slight deficit while still pushing to progressive overload. I was wondering if you could give me an estimate of my current bf?

safcpaul‎, 12-23-2020 06:59 AM
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Plant based protein

Hit me up with the best sources (most protein to calorie ratio) of plant based protein Going to try full vegan diet for a few days just because why not and need to switch chicken breast, white fish, eggs+egg whites and salmon to something vegan Merry Christmas everyone

zatanoa‎, 12-25-2020 05:46 AM
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Weight Loss Help

I got way too heavy a few weeks back. So, I decided to start losing weight. I dropped my calories down to 2,350 and was able to drop over ten pounds. Now I've gone as low as 2,150ish, but I seem to be hitting a hard plateau. So, my first instinct is to lower my calories because I already lift...

North5evil‎, 12-25-2020 07:08 PM
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Question How many grams of protein do I actually need daily?

Hi everyone I was just wondering how many grams of protein do I need daily for optimal muscle development. Currently I am on 1g/lb of bodyweight .I've been lifting for about four years, lean bulking the entire time and I am 5'9" weighing around 175lbs.I normally post on /fit/ but their advise...

BeefSuepreme‎, 12-21-2020 08:37 PM
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Question Sodium count: does it matter?

Hey guys! Was wondering something today.. a bodybuilder friend of mine told me that he has slight weight fluctuations depending on the amount of sodium he consumes.. I started taking notice of my sodium amounts on MyFitnessPal and noted that sometimes I have 3,000 mg of sodium in a day and...

worldisnice‎, 12-25-2020 07:25 AM
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Agar Agar?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Molecular-Gastronomy-Bacon-Agar-Spaghetti/ What is the stuff? I've heard people use it as a diet food because it makes you feel fuller. Anyone ever cook with it? i guess you can make pasta, jello, and jellies out of it. will rep for any info on the stuff

100Day‎, 04-28-2011 12:19 AM
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I'm trying a paid program. Need possible replacement meal plan.

I'm doing the Athlean-X AX1 program. I just completed the first day. I need suggestions on meal replacements though, preferably with something in line with the program. I would rather not veer away from the program, despite what opinions people may have. I just don't have the sort of budget to buy...

Regality‎, 12-27-2020 12:11 AM
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Is this to many calories to maintain (female)?

Hi everyone! My stats as of now are 21 years old, 132-133 pounds, and am 5’8. I was looking to start eating around 2,400 calories a day to maintain my current weight. My activity is; 4 days a week 25-30 min cardio sessions (3.5 mile runs), Lifitng 6x a week, and Walkimg 10000k steps + everyday. Do...

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 12-27-2020 05:53 AM
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Cool Feeling full all the time

Hey there! This might sound ridiculous to you, but I am cutting at just a bit over 1,900 kcals per day and feel like I'm gonna explode after some meals. Macros are 220c 131p 56f. I started incorporating foods like avocados and oatmeal to boost my fiber intake (because it was too low), and after...

worldisnice‎, 12-28-2020 05:06 AM
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High fat keto diet vs high protein low carb diet?

Hi guys, Which diet is more optimal for losing weight? A keto diet that's high in fat? or a diet that's higher in protein but still low carb? Which have you seen better results on? Thanks

northwestmuscle‎, 12-27-2020 10:15 AM
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