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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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My Macros+ or other recommendations?

Googling to find a nice app that is easy to use and will give my macro break down, calories, goals, stuff like that. My Macros+ popped up as a good program but before I load it, any recommendations for this one or any others?

amiblue‎, Today 01:38 PM
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Calories

I’m 5’6, 126 lbs (skinny fat) and i’m trying to lose the little bit of fat I have around my stomach and face (double chin mainly). I’ve been eating 1,500 calories this past month and haven lost a pound. Are my calories too low and would it be a good idea to lower my calories to 1,200-1,300 or...

47juice‎, Today 08:45 AM
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Should I be cutting? and other Qs

Been doing crossfit for about 6 months now and I'm seeing good results but I keep being told to track my macros if I want to see actual results and get to my target faster, so I have. My main questions are whether I should be cutting, bulking or maintaining now that I've started to really track...

mboat‎, Today 01:53 PM
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Nutrition

iam currently about 310 LBS hight 5'9 I am not sure of my macros except i know my protein needs to be like 300g. I was wondering if there was a website that could help me make a nutritional meal plan. It dont matter much but this is my last shot at losing weight.

stecra‎, 02-21-2018 09:49 AM
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Bulking with a damaged metabolism

Hey guys, I’m a 6’ 2” guy, 130 pounds, am 18, and have been weight training almost every day and eating around 2600 calories a day in attempt to bulk. However, when I got my BMR tested about a month ago (before I started lifting and eating more) it was only around 1,500 calories a day because I...

chuckles21‎, Yesterday 09:16 PM
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Unplanned cheat meal.

Do you guys had any recently? Usually I'm very committed to my nutrition plan but sometimes like yesterday night, I couldn't help myself. So around 5pm I wanted to eat everything this world has to offer but I tried to stick with protein bars and PB to satisfy my hunger, so I had: 1x Quest...

JimmyTheL‎, Yesterday 06:54 AM
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Angry Read the stickys & fatty still needs help

So from the top I have been monitoring my macros as calculated by weight (304lbs.) to loss weight at 2540cal a day. I have my macros at Protein 219g, Carb 188g, Fat 97g per day and have been hitting those for weeks with no weight loss. I use to cheat every weekend and eat whatever I wanted and went...

tomchappell‎, 02-22-2018 06:53 AM
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Will i lose much muscle with PSMF?

I have been cutting with a 500calorie deficit and getting results 1lb per week, Its not so much the want for faster results although that will be nice, its more the fact of HATING Cutting, I would rather cut faster and be done with it than drag cutting on for long periods. I am considering...

StayNattyBruh‎, Today 10:50 AM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Salad Semis

The top voted items/dressings of the week, please choose up to 6 and one dressing for tomorrows Finals: Lettuce Grated Parmesan Sweet Bell Pepper

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:34 PM
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Good beginners diet?

I've been lifting off and on for years getting very dedicated at times to not lifting at all. I want to get back into it I just don't know a good diet. I've never focused on anything other than calories, I understand that's bad but I'm young and I haven't cared much like a lot of people. I've been...

MrShadyLP‎, Yesterday 10:12 PM
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Smile Legs!!

What is the best meal for leg day? I failed today to complete the work out but managed to do Hex,Smith squats and leg extensions and some hams... than body had cold sweats, fatigue and headache any pointers out the…

Trl75‎, Yesterday 04:11 PM
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Milk lots of it

Is it bad to drink like lots of milk a day like 100g of sugar comes from milk somedays for me, I am drinking Semi-Skinned milk I was wondering if the sugar is bad or is just sugar like in fruits and that sort of scale

JoeLloyd2020‎, 02-23-2018 12:26 AM
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Early morning lifting - nutritional advice?

Want to start lifting early in the morning, was looking for some nutrition tips. I can't lift on a full stomach so I figure i'll slam back some coffee and maybe a small snack (cheese or something) and go lifting. The question is, what do you eat after? A real breakfast is out of the question...

4576wagtq‎, Today 12:19 PM
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Exclamation Cutting for more defined muscles

I'm 5'6, 140lbs, 16 years old ----------------------------- and I've been cutting with: 197g carbs 145g protein 26g fat Total calories: 1600 -----------------------------

2Radiant‎, Today 11:48 AM
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A couple review articles on hypothyroidism for those interested

Thyroid concerns are mentioned somewhat frequently; I just stumbled upon this review with athletes in mind that was just published so I thought it would be worth posting: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2018/02000/Thyroid_Disorders_in_Athletes.8.aspx People also tend to be concerned...

Heisman2‎, Yesterday 05:34 AM
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Workout+Nutrition intensity once I achieve the body of my dreams...

... and dont want to get any bigger. I weigh 125 pounds Suppose I reached a point where I gained 40-60 pounds of muscle in 12 months and reached a lean muscular body that I was happy with and don't really want to get any bigger. If I simply decide to at that point stay at 0 caloric surplus or just...

Dexterbro‎, Today 11:21 AM
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Getting Protein While Fasting From Meat

Hi everyone. I've been on a new workout plan and diet. I've been doing well and have been seeing great results. I am an orthodox christian and the time for lent has come which means I fast from meat. How can I still get the 100+ grams of protein that I need. Here's what I usually have throughout...

VasiliBrown‎, Yesterday 10:41 PM
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Post workout shake during Intermediate Fasting

I recently heard about Intermediate Fasting, and I was very interested in trying it out. The problem is that I normally go to the gym at 6 in the morning and I usually drink my protein shake after the workout. So If I follow the IF rule, that means I would need to have my last meal by 4pm. Which...

GatoBono‎, Today 10:41 AM
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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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Why do i look so much better when i increase calories?

Hi guys, Quick question, How come i look so much better right after i start cutting and begin increasing my calories again? It's really strange. I usually have a bad habit of cutting on calories too low (1500 - 1600 calories). I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and also take a multivitamin....

PeterDInga‎, Yesterday 09:50 PM
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Post Calorie adapating

I am currently 120lb around there trying to get to 140 by eating 3000 calories a day, normally before I started going gym I'd probably barely eat 2000 if I'm honest I could eat like 3 things without the day or go like 8 hours without eating one thing I was not a heavy eater at all I could eat not a...

JoeLloyd2020‎, Yesterday 11:20 PM
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Cutting While in College

I'm in college and I have just started to cut but I find it is hard to maintain. The dining hall food is less than ideal and I am already sick of the few healthy options they serve, they constantly have unhealthy things and I either want to splurge on those items, or not eat at all. The thought o...

ReubenWho‎, Yesterday 03:26 PM
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Calculating my macros

So far this week my macros is at 70f/119c/189p with a maintenance of 2200 cal with about a 500 cal deficit trying to cut. i'm 140lbs 5'3 around 16-15% bf Im just wondering if its okay to have my fat intake higher than my carbs as long as i stay in a deficit. I also feel like im having too...

johnson163‎, 02-23-2018 10:05 PM
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Bulking with damaged metabolism

Hey guys, I’m a 6’ 2” guy, 130 pounds, am 18, and have been weight training almost every day and eating around 2600 calories a day in attempt to bulk. However, when I got my BMR tested about a month ago (before I started lifting and eating more) it was only around 1,500 calories a day because I...

chuckles21‎, Yesterday 10:35 PM
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Ex-bad food addicts, was it worth it?

im simply wondering if theres anyone out there like me who is addicted to eating mostly sweets all day, fast food, burgers and pizza and hot dogs and frozen meals for anything else about 99% of the time, who completely quit and became healthy - i have a bad life and this food is my only coping...

BangDingOw‎, Yesterday 01:46 PM
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