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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: Link to part 2: 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: 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: 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 MEN#2

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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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 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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Ideal weight range for 5 11 for 10% fat

Quick question What is the ideal weight range for a 5 11 person with 10% Bodyfat!? I know a different ppl have different answer as to what they want to achieve. I would like to know in general a good range? Is cutting at 80kg with 18% bodyfat to 10% good idea? Mostly gut fat

Ram132G‎, 07-20-2017 01:54 AM
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Very high DHEA-s but low/average T

My blood tests are showing that I have 1.5 times the upper limit of DHEA-s (its been as high as 20 umol/L and lowest its been is 18, but the upper limit is 13.5) This has been fairly consistent in 3-4 tests over 3 years - with some small variations, but still significantly above the upper limit...

Karl075‎, 01-13-2021 12:09 PM
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Question Non-perishable snacks and protein

So I’ve been thing what are the best Nonperishable foods a body builder could eat?

userC62WVBFBVS4‎, Today 08:49 AM
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What does the body need after running/sprinting?

Apologies if this has been asked already. I've had to transition into a heavier cardio load recently averaging around 3 miles a day on top of normal training. I've heard a few things about simple sugars, things like coconut water, bananas etc for the potassium as well. I've also heard...

neondevil‎, Yesterday 01:39 PM
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Question Maingaining at 10-12% bodyfat impossible?

The myth of not being able to gain muscle and lose fat has been debunked many times. It's been shown that bulking only increases the rate of muscle gain, but is not a requirement. My question is, if you're already at a low bodyfat, is it damn near impossible to recomp provided that you're a...

Animal2692‎, Today 08:14 AM
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Grocery list for gaining weight? Bought a blender too.

ninja-smart-screen-kitchen-system/prod23550022 I recently bought this to help me gain weight. Going to use the one on the right to be able to make shredded chicken easily after grilling it in olive oil. Watermelon is one of the main things I want to use in the blender (including the rine), but...

UKTone‎, 01-09-2021 09:36 AM
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Posting this from the ICU (srs)....

Went to ER Friday morning at 1am after 8 hours of severe stomach bloat, cramping, and pain radiating to my entire back. 9/10 level pain, constant for the entire time. CT showed stomach distended/overfull with fluid, which appeared to probably be leaking slowly into my abdomen. Blood work...

AdamWW‎, 01-09-2021 04:58 AM
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Question Moving on from low carb, good or bad idea?

For a year now I’ve been following a fairly low carb life style. I have dropped over 80 lbs and several pants and shirt sizes. I have been pretty strict on what I’ve eaten and also done cardio. I lack muscle mass, I have recently joined a gym to start lifting weights to try and put on size. Do I...

gouldm87‎, Yesterday 10:17 PM
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GOAT Milk alternative

Not goat milk cow milk. Gotta get the one that says original on it. Tastes like whole fat milk from a plump heffers udder!!

DisguyzaFknm00k‎, Yesterday 08:21 PM
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Which Sweetener is BEST?

I've heard so much controversy over all the types of sweeteners. What is the best, and why? And what is the difference between them all? - Stevia - Splenda - Truvia Thanks all. <3

cnlisa‎, 02-20-2011 07:37 PM
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Need Food Plan to gain weight above 40 years

Hi All, Please someone recommend and help me to create diet plan to gain weight, as I am above 40 years and first time in life I have joined gym to gain weight. Thank you in advance

Janiali‎, Yesterday 11:37 AM
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pre workout meal timing and how much carbs eat?

I have 180lb and i am doing cutting. what do you think is good timing to make the pre workout meal to give energy? and how much carbs?

brunogouveia58‎, Yesterday 06:16 AM
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Too much protein?

Hi! My brother sent me his daily food log and his protein intake seems crazy high, and I’m worried about his liver. But I’m not a body builder, nor a nutritionist so I’m hoping for some advice from you more experienced individuals. He’s 6’ Weighs 172 lbs And according to his scale his body fat...

jeneml‎, 11-09-2020 11:36 AM
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Should I start maingaining/gaintaining/lean bulking

After a long 20 week cut, I am down from 93kgs to 71kgs. I've used to be pretty fat. I've never been leaner. The cut was really strict, losing about 1.1-1.2 kgs weekly. I dunno if I lost muscle, but I can build it back easily (in the following -current- pictures I have only 1 year and 2 months...

AndyBendy‎, 12-14-2020 10:40 PM
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Whey Concentrate for every meal?

Since I've started focusing more on nutrition, I have noticed that it is much cheaper for me to consume the same amount of protein from whey protein concentrate + a source of carbs like oats or buckwheat, rather than buying tuna and chicken breasts all the time. After reading and surfing the web...

Svings‎, 01-09-2021 01:44 PM
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What's the most number of eggs you've consumed in a meal?

Worked out on an empty stomach for about 75 minutes. Now I'm having 5 scrambled eggs with some bacon and french fries. 5 is all that was in the egg container. Otherwise I would have had 6. What's the most you've had?

paulinkansas‎, 12-12-2020 12:11 PM
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New diet after many failed attempts

So long story short I would always bloat terribly after eating any protein shakes, oats, breads etc. It would completely destroy any hope of getting enough calories in to bulk properly. Recent tests concluded that I have a gluten and lactose intolerance. I am 42 and I never had this issue until the...

meloncap78‎, 11-11-2020 12:42 AM
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Are naps beneficial to muscle repair/growth?

I know sleeping is one of the most important things to do to repair and grow muscles but do short 1-3 hour naps do the same to a lesser extent?

xpin2winx‎, 03-19-2010 07:55 PM
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Need a daily food plan

can someone propose a proper food plan to follow for someone like me who is having no free time to work out hard at gym, but doing a little workout when I am back home.

Asrish‎, Yesterday 02:02 AM
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Can you compensate the negative affects of cardio by simply eating more??

I’m a competitive tennis player, some semi professional experience and former college player, and play about 17-23 hours a week. Tennis at a high level is pretty high intensity cardiovascular activity.... on top of that I’ve been doing an hour of endurance training (running, cycling sessions) every...

troyparsons‎, 01-11-2021 08:35 PM
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URGENTLY NEED HELP - from experts!

Currently I am sitting here hopeless and after going to gym for 7 months I am so close to falling off the wagon or just giving up. I am begging anyone reading this to take the time to answer and genuinely help me please? Please dont let me fall off the wagon. I have tried research and I have not...

Nate2021‎, 01-13-2021 11:13 PM
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Low cal, high protein food option

I have what I call my "lazy" food. It's low fat greek yogurt. I eat 2 servings per meal for 180cals and 32g of protein. I love the convenience factor of greek yogurt. I eat it 2-3 meals per day because I don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. Ok, all day in the kitchen is a bit of an...

tjcashmoney‎, 01-09-2021 07:42 AM
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Red face Should you track spices and herbs?

Was wondering... do you guys track spices and herbs? Like would you track some chicken seasoning, black pepper, granulated garlic, etc? It's a bit ugh sometimes as certain herbs/spices or blends do not have the macros/calories on them, so I end up not buying/using them :-/

krisdimi‎, 01-13-2021 04:48 PM
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How often do you calculate TDEE?!?!

I was wondering... how often should I perform the exercise in the stickies to calculate TDEE? i.e. finding BMR and then multiplying by exercise factor to get TDEE. Should you check and revise TDEE (calories and macros) like once a week or once a month? Or should I calculate it once and try finding...

krisdimi‎, 01-13-2021 06:33 AM
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Pain in mucels weeknens

I used to run in the past and swim hard to feel the chest muscles ,i created some body type that makes me a lot of problems I used to eat a lot of bread and just the high glycemic one helps me to fell good Cant eat pasta ,cant eat rice ,oats My mucles are not tensable my body looks likes gummy...

b55555‎, 01-13-2021 08:47 AM
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