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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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How to eat when travelling abroad?

Due to my job, I find myself traveling very often throughout the year (conferences, workshops, visits, courses abroad etc). It so happens I'm away for at least 3 months, + 1 month of vacation/christmas per year. I can consistently go to the gym and follow a proper diet for like 2-3 months, then I...

plumbis‎, 09-18-2017 05:17 PM
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Casein instead of whey for pre-bed shake

I usually drink my usual whey, pb, oats and milk shake before bed, but I was wondering if replacing the whey with casein will get me better results over time.

burningcow‎, Today 04:51 AM
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Muscles are more prone to catabolism if you work out in the morning...

Is there any truth to this as I've just read it on an article on this website? It's an article about the best time of day to train. Apparently if you weight train on a morning you're in a more catabolic state (breaking down of muscle) whereas if you train in an afternoon/evening you're in a more...

tpreston92‎, Today 01:43 AM
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Unhappy Very Disappointed with Results (Unsure what to do)

I'm not sure where this belongs but nutrition seems to be it for me. Long story short, I have been 185 since I was 16 up until I was 26. I am 5'9 and I roughly was about 25% BF. In summer 2016 I decided enough was enough and I was unhappy with how I looked so for the next year, I did many...

dannydsan‎, 09-18-2017 09:17 PM
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Too many eggs whites result in hairloss

Hey Everyone, Since I've started lifting weights I practically eat eggs every morning for breakfast. Usually I eat 4-5 whites plus 1 yolk. I've noticed that my hair started thinning in the front more and more and that my nails have difficulty in growing. They crack in the middle easly while...

NakedBuilder‎, 07-14-2008 02:15 AM
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Question Clarification for health

So basically I've reached my weight goal. I was 170 and dropped to 135. But I'm confused about my macros and overall health in a way. I'm currently 5'5 male, 135lbs(up to 145 depending on what I eat) 5 to 7 percent body fat. I workout twice a day 5-6 days a week sometimes twice a day because I...

DamisaSarki‎, Yesterday 11:26 PM
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Macronutrients and daily intake of calories

Hi everyone! Pretty new to the forum. Supposed that I meet the daily recommended macronutrients, is it then alright for me to eat unhealthy food (mcdonalds, etc.) to meet the remaining daily calorie intake? In case I forgot, my goal is to build lean muscle. Thank you in advance.

daviddionysus‎, Today 02:24 AM
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Casein Vs Beef

Hey guys, currently ill normally have a meal of beef/chicken mid morning but its rather expensive to keep up and I have casein powder, is there much differenence in the way the proteins in beef and casein enter the body? Time frame wise, will it make much of a difference if I swap them up? Many...

Harrryyy‎, Today 05:11 AM
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How do you bulk with chicken and rice!?!

I keep seeing people eat chicken and rice while bulking but the calorie content is sooo low. What are some bulking lunch ideas that I can start prepping for the week.

santiagoromero‎, 09-17-2017 07:23 PM
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124 lb -> 156 lb transformation. Unhappy with results, Should I cut?

So I have been lifting for about 5 years. I started out at ~124 lbs and am currently at around 156. I am 5'10". My lifts are 1rm 245 squat (I don't squat often), 220 bench 1rm, 285 1rm deadlift (don't train this too often either). I have been mostly focusing on my weighted pull ups recently....

katsu1550‎, Today 04:03 AM
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What scale should I buy for measuring food and lifting shoes?

Looking into buying a food scale as well as some lifting shoes as I don't want to lift barefoot when squatting/deadlifting/benching. Recommendations?

ElusiveTiger‎, Today 12:47 AM
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Post Can eating too much ground beef be counterproductive on a cut?

I eat A LOT of ground beef because chicken can be kinda nasty. So i eat ground beef a lot (85/15 :-/ ). I have it twice a day but calorie wise it all fits within my caloric intake. Macros my fat macro may go over a little bit. I am carb sensitive so I limit carbs quite a bit. I've started to...

jaredmb05‎, Yesterday 08:49 AM
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Why do I always crave something sweet after a meal?

And what's the best way to stop it? Like I just want to be able to eat and finish my chicken sandwich and move on but I can't feel satisfied until I indulge in a sweet treat after a meal. All my macros and micros are on point and I'm in a caloric surplus. What gives? What are some healthier...

HabibiJaan‎, Yesterday 10:39 PM
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Unhappy Help cant lose weight even in calorie defict

can some explain to me why I'm still overweight when I've been eating under my TDEE most of my life my tdee says I'm supposed to be eating 2500 calories for mateince but I never ate 2500 calories in my life! I usually eat around 1500 calories a day so i don't know why I'm still overweight if...

Yoyostar1366‎, Yesterday 08:41 PM
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Question Quick Calories Deficit/Macro question.

What's up guys, I have a quick question regarding my cutting macros. I'm no wizard when it comes to calculating my macro goals so please bare with me. I'm 20 y/o around 19% bf. I'm doing a 5x5 split as well with cardio 3 times a week (incline treadmill walk). here is what I have so far. ...

Adamfer01‎, Yesterday 12:23 PM
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Should I for whey protein into my diet?

I have no trouble hitting my daily protein intake which is 140g. Should I replace protein rich meal with a protein shake or should I drink it apart from all my meals exceeding my protein intake. The only reason I am concerned about this is because my whey protein has 5.5g bcaa and glutamine. ...

ChaixD‎, Yesterday 05:47 PM
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Stupid Question thread

Post here your silly, one-off nutrition and fitness related questions that perhaps don't deserve their own thread, and hopefully me or other members can help you out with it. This is the place for members to come and ask their ‘stupid questions’ without fear of retribution.

muruku‎, 12-17-2016 02:51 AM
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Optimising Protein Intake - Advanced Strategies

We used to have the Optimising MPS thread, but that's rather old and contains some less relevant info. I thought we could use a new thread where we can discuss everything related to optimising protein intake. For those new to the topic: hitting your daily protein intake is the most important...

Mrpb‎, 08-22-2017 10:00 AM
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Food Faceoff: Soups 2

Below are 16 soups. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Bacon Sweet Potato Black Bean

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:46 PM
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Massive cheat day

Started diet at 272 Currently at 206 Finishing at 195 I've been dieting for 15 weeks, and next month is when I planned to stop dieting for weight loss, I'm planning on going balls to the wall on my one cheat day and then the very next day going slightly below maintainance for a week (Reverse...

ChevroletMatt‎, Yesterday 04:51 AM
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Nutrition advice (am i on the right track?)

Hi, Im 31yo 165cm, 83kg@approx 20% bf using the US navy method. I want to cut down as low as possible before i start a bulking phase. Im on a PPLR split so i workout 5 or six days a week depending on where the rest days fall, each session is usually 90 minutes. My diet is as follows: 225g...

markodub‎, Yesterday 05:56 PM
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Protein Timing

If calories and macros are in check at a safe 500 calorie deficit or 500 calorie surplus, is there a certain timing that I should be consuming protein? Various people have brought up the fact that protein isn't continually stored (don't quote me on this), but if you are consuming an adequate amount...

BFeinstein‎, Yesterday 09:44 AM
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What is the proper diet?

So first off I'm going to give a little bit of information about me. I'm a Male. I'm 20 years old of age. Weight: 157 lbs Height: 6'1" Waist: 30" I have no idea what my body fat % is, maybe you can tell me. I'm basically trying to get a six pack, but I don't wanna go fully all out. I would...

TheWolfBadger‎, Yesterday 10:37 AM
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Very low calorie diet and its effects on the body.

Have any of you tried eating a very low calorie diet? If so, what should one look out for? This probably among the silliest posts in this section right now, and I know most of you will strongly suggest against it. Nevertheless, I'm sick and I've been unable to eat for a few days now, all of my...

propret‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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Question If I maintained same weight all my life does it mean I accidentally eat same cal?

Hi, I was skinny/skinny fat all my life. You can see my photo attached. Since 21 years old (70kg) I am now 73 kg at 32 years old. Naturally a little more due to aging etc. But besides that my weight was the same all my life. I used calorie counter and it says my TDEE is 2350 kcal. So if I...

selgaselga‎, Yesterday 08:58 AM
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