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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Food Faceoff: Sandwiches 3

Below are 12 Sandwiches. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Breakfast Burger Chik-fil-A Chicken

boo99‎, Today 04:48 PM
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Newbie Advice..!

Hi All, I'm a new member here - so I apologise now if you've seen this thousands of times before.. but I really need your expert advice. Basically, start of 2017 I weighed around 15st, ate unhealthily, did very little to no exercise and was really unhappy. Fast forward to now (December 2017)...

sta95‎, Today 08:39 AM
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Why Does Soy Reduce Estrogen Levels In Studies?

Soy is widely known in health circles as pro-estrogenic and feminizing and men are recommended to avoid it. If that’s actually the case, can anyone explain why serum estrogen levels actually decrease in soy-supplemented groups in studies in both men and women? And why is there an inverse...

metagame‎, Today 07:12 PM
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Question Protein needed for cutting

I am 17 years old and weigh 180lbs at 22% BF. I am planning to cut so I would like to know how much protein I need to maintain my muscle while losing BF. Also, is it OK if I eat less protein on my cheat day and just eat excess protein I would miss on my cheat day for the other 6 days?

shq115‎, Today 06:08 PM
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Ongoing Study Discussion Thread - Nutrition, Training, Health etc.

We had the idea to discuss interesting scientific studies here. Can be nutrition, training, health related or anything relevant. Please only participate in the discussion if you care about science. If you only care about what works for you (n=1) this is not the thread for it. If anyone comes...

Mrpb‎, 08-24-2017 11:56 PM
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Gaining weight?

Should I drink a few protein shakes every day to gain weight? I'm an 18 year old male at about 130-140 pounds. I'd like to start gaining weight to build muscle but my metabolism is way to high to do that without a boost. What is the best protein powder to do this with?

Kegladon‎, Today 06:27 PM
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How much protein in a pack of walmart 10$ skinless boneless chicken breast?

Just curious, they weigh about 1.1kg each.. if i search how much protein in a pound of chicken, it says between 90-110g, so that would equal around 200g protein for the whole pack, but there are 5 chicken breasts in the whole pack that being said if i search protein in one chicken breast,...

wolverine0000‎, Today 03:11 PM
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Was told Casien can accelerate cancer. Thoughts on this?

I've read a few articles since I was told about it as I usually have 2 Casein shakes daily for years on end. Are there any real long term studies that can back up this claim? If anything how would your approach be on this? I've made a conscious effort to avoid plastics, bottles water the...

BlackHeart.au‎, Today 03:17 PM
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Looking to start keto

Hello Im 330lbs looking to start keto, im 40% bf and i will be cutting on around 2200 calories. Ive started doing IF as it is very convenient for me but i would like to run keto alongside . Ive read the stikies and require 65% of my intake coming from fats and 20% from protein however im not...

Superbro69‎, Today 01:53 PM
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Anyone here on a tight food budget (~$50 per week)?

Also, which is cheaper: ground beef or boneless chicken breasts? I'm a n00b and I'm finding it really hard to meet my macro goals on $200/month.

Kvasir2017‎, 12-11-2017 10:46 PM
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Beginner/Intermediate pics Need Advice

Good day, i want to ask for some opinions. I am 19 years old, 150lbs, 177cm, about 15% bf, have been lifting constantly for about 8 months but had previous experiences. My ultimate goal physique is 190-200 lbs 10-12% bf. Also i have been cutting for 8 weeks(1800kcal right now), should i bulk or...

RegimenSubZero‎, Today 11:40 AM
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2-3 hours after meal before workout???

Is there any "reliable" information about the whole waiting X amount of time after eating before a workout. there seems to be literally 0 studies on this subject from what i can find, and every source is basing their conclusion on what is essentially "Brosceicne". some use statements like " oh...

bobby55‎, Today 12:20 PM
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Which Vitamins & Minerals are strictly for building muscle?

I like to know which vitamins and minerals are strictly for building muscle? I see a lot Vitamin B are labeled for building muscles. Is this accurate?

whoaguy2018‎, Today 01:01 PM
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Advice Needed on Daily Caloric Intake

Greetings Community, I'm new here, so please forgive me if I'm a lil dumb about things. I have a diet in place that I call "Normal" for myself, however after reading other's opinions online I have come to realise I might be wrong on my assumptions of "Normal" First and foremost, I'm 29 years,...

Sigmaguy‎, Today 04:01 PM
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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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Starting strength

Hi all, I'm looking for a spot of advice. I'm 18 years old and male. Since my late 16s I suffered from anorexia. Since then I have seen child services and also started seeing adult services. Since the start of my ED I have learnt a lot and feel I have come a long way with the mental and physical...

PIGGIES‎, Today 01:36 PM
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nutrition and training help

Hi I was looking for some guidance on what to do with training and nutrition , I am currently just under 12 stone. I'm 6 foot 3 and I do not have much muscle but I appear to have quite a bit of fat around my body . I would like to lose this fat but then Im afraid I'll be too skinny an if I try...

samhunt5678‎, Today 11:22 AM
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Early risers – lifting on an empty stomach?

So… I know working out with an empty stomach is typically associated with cardio (because of the myth of burning more fats doing so, which I’m not sure if true though not the point of this thread). When it comes to lifting instead, does it matter or would it be detrimental to do so first thing...

canachives‎, 12-09-2017 10:18 PM
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Lost the Love - New diet

So i've been out of the gym for over 2 years, i've completely lost everything I had and i've put on a lot of weight. I had a six pack and a decent chest and now i almost have boobs with a beer belly. So my goal is to lose 2lbs a week on a 2,080kcal a day. my current weight is 201.3lbs. What would...

BenWhoLifts‎, Yesterday 05:41 PM
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Food Faceoff: Sandwiches 2

Below are 16 Sandwiches. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Chicken Caesar Chicken & Waffle Sliders

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:55 PM
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Angry Bulk? Or, Cut? Suggestions for a workout program?

So, I've been training for 8 months now and have managed to put on some muscle mass. I haven't been training for the last 21 days since I was busy moving from one city to another. I re-joined gym this week and noticed that my strength levels have dropped on my shoulder and chest workouts. I used to...

svikashk‎, Yesterday 09:34 PM
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Eat when...?

I'm constantly hungry and eat about every hour or two a protein bar, protein shake, rice/veggies, or oatmeal. Is it recommended to eat when hungry or eat every 2-3 hours?

kevin915ept‎, Yesterday 06:50 AM
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Talking Water fasting for fat loss

Greetings Im currently on a cutting regiment where I water fast (0 kcals) for one sleep cycle, three days a week(36-42hr). I do this because i find it alot easier to stick to physcologically then regular calorie restriction (call me crazy, but its working and i enjoy it). However, i still count...

dusty227‎, Today 01:51 AM
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Does the body need time to adjust to high calorie diets?

For someone who's been skinny for years on a 2000 calorie or less / day diet, does the digestive system and the body in general need time to adjust to a 3000-4000 calorie diet in terms of being able to digest, absorb and properly use the extra 1000-2000 calories? I've been on a 3000 calorie...

AYFH‎, Today 03:16 AM
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Lean Bulk (Simple vs Complex Carbs)

Hey guys, started a lean bulk a few days ago and am trying to get some input on carbs. I’m getting about half of my carbs from complex and half from simple carbs. Obviously having complex for my pre-workout and pwo. On the other hand, I’ve been killing about half a box of cereal at night for the...

noahz72‎, Yesterday 11:58 PM
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