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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: 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: 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://mytdee.com/ Keep in mind this number is only an estimate. What your real TDEE is can be found out...

Mrpb‎, 02-02-2017 08:49 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: 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: 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: 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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Food Faceoff Discontinued Cereals 2

Below are 8 discontinued/past cereals. Choose up to 6 that you might have eaten: Cinnamon Mini Buns Dunkin' Donuts

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:06 PM
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AIRFRIED Sweet Potato Fries- SAME WEIGHT?

I'm only allowed to eat 2 oz of sweet potatoes a day and I typically make a big batch of them cooked and mashed and weigh them that way. To try to mix things up I decided to try to make sweet potato fries using raw sweet potatoes in my hand dandy air fryer. I cut them super skinny & They...

Jfitzle‎, Yesterday 11:03 PM
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Skinny Fat Problems

Hello! I am the type of person you can call skinny fat. Although I am seeing amazing results with muscle gain as I am following a workout and nutrition program for past 2 months, I can't seem to get rid of the excess fat on the stomach. (need those abs for summer :)) Current weight: 142 lbs...

bendover786‎, Today 02:27 AM
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Does anyone have a healthy 4,000 calorie meal plan

Does anyone have a healthy 4,000 calorie meal plan

reggiep1111‎, Yesterday 01:01 PM
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Macro counting question

Hey all, I want to ask you guys a question and I hope I can ask it in a clear way xD. So I need to consume 1500 calories per day using the 50/30/20 (C/F/P) to lose weight. So for 50% of carbs is = 1500 x 0.5 = 750/4 cals/g = 187.5g of carbs per day However lets say I consumed 1300 cals...

Bobdalf‎, Yesterday 05:26 PM
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most common lacking nutrients in humans, Alan Aragon link help

Hey guys, oh and ladies and those w or an attack helicopter. I am looking for a link to a page by Alan Aragon where he mentioned the most common nutrient deficiencies in humans. I think there was 4 or 5, Magnesium, omega 3, zinc and Iron maybe? Can anyone help with this please? TYIA and will...

allrnder‎, Yesterday 10:41 PM
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Carb Ideas

Working on my macros and trying to increase my carb intake (carbs 65%, protein 25%, fat 10%) which puts my daily carb intake at around 400 g per day. I'm looking for good ideas on healthy, complex carbs to make reaching those carb levels. I'm getting a little sick of stuffing down 400 g of brown...

GOMDC90‎, Today 02:05 AM
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Hitting carbs macro

Just after some advice, how crucial is it to hit my carbs macro? Generally most days at the moment I tend to slightly exceed my protein & fat, and overal calories are almost spot on, but carbs I tend to only get about 60-70% of them. Is this an issue? I seem to have read in several places...

MattJ45‎, Yesterday 11:17 PM
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Trying to gain muscle mass

I just started working out a few months back and even more recently started looking into eating correctly along with my workouts. I'm 22 and currently weigh 183 lbs. I workout 3-4 times a week. I'm trying to gain muscle and put on some weight. Wanted to know what you guys think of my macros and if...

Carlos220614‎, Yesterday 06:24 PM
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Please chime in on my first cut/diet. 4 weeks in Keto

Hey guys. Im doing my first cut. Lets skip the comments about "I wouldn't cut, I would bulk" I know Im small still. I bulked over winter and got up to 180 but I started with a skinny fat gut and I hate it. Totally over it. Want it gone. Want great abs. Period. Reason #2 is I had a back...

Seamfloater‎, Yesterday 08:46 PM
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Is too much protein not good at one time?

Is it true that your body can only break down so much protein in a short timeframe? I want to hit 200-250g per day. My trainer has me drinking a 50g protein shake immediately after working out. Then I go home and eat a meal within the hour that has 40-50g of protein. If I intake 100g of protein in...

losangelesbb‎, Yesterday 01:30 PM
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urinating frequently

hey all, just wanted to get your thoughts on urinating alot. i drink lots of water during and after my workout like i heard one should. i take pre-workout supps and want to flush them out because the doctor said they bad to sit in your kidneys. so i am saying i drink water alot after my workout...

mixmasterhotkar‎, 06-15-2010 08:01 AM
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Cutting, squats, insulin crash, and a girl who likes paella

Hi everyone, So I have been on a slow cut for a while, down 7 pounds, I am eating high protein high fat and low carb. Today I finished legs, a lot of squats and leg presses, I got home and my girl was in a mood and wanted to go out, as opposed to eat at home. I already have at home chicken...

progralifter‎, Yesterday 08:00 PM
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Why do some celebs eat so much protein?

I am wondering why do some celebs like The Rock and others who are big and muscular eat such massive amounts of protein ? With that I mean they seem to eat closer to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight . I thought past about 1.2 grams of protein per pound there aren't really anymore muscle...

Shadowman82‎, Yesterday 12:22 PM
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40/40/20 split

I have a question. I'm cutting, I'm 6 feet 270 pounds. My intake is 2100 calories a day. I'm using the myfitnesspal app and it says I should eat 211 grams of protein a day but, 40% of 2100 is around 800 calories. Am I wrong is is the app wrong?

LeezyLee86‎, Yesterday 06:04 PM
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Almond milk - stomach problems

I am slowly trying to ween away from dairy milk and incorporate more almond milk into my diet, because I have always had problems digesting lactose... just been stubborn. The last two days, my morning shake has been 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana and 1 scoop of protein - and every day I have had...

alliecaitlin‎, Yesterday 05:17 PM
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Gaining In A Deficit Vs. Lean Bulk Vs. Dirty Bulk: The Research

http://sci-fit.net/2017/bulking-deficit-gaining/ All the references can be found in the link

NotThereYet25‎, 03-26-2017 07:59 AM
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I'm about to go on a diet

And this is all that I will be eating... https://www.kroger.com/onlinedeli/servlet/en/delibakery/party-platters/salads--fruits-and-veggies/fresh-vegetable-platter--0001111099274 ...

BuGzBuNNy‎, Yesterday 07:43 AM
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Protein shakes on off days?

I'm generally to eat at surplus make a mass gainer that I drink. Usually consist of 2 scoops whey 2 cups of milk 2 tbsp peanut butter 1 banana 1/4th cups oats It is around 1000 calories, 85g protein, 45g fat Should I do this everyday, or only on workout days. Or not at all. I do this...

Josh1876‎, Yesterday 12:24 PM
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Gaining 5 lbs after a meal

Just thought I would ask if a lot of you gain weight after eating? Haven't weighed myself today and yesterday I was 128 lbs, now after my pretty nutritious meal of fish,veggies and almond milk I stepped on the scale 30 mins after and was 133 lbs?? I'm a teenager trying to bulk up with lean mass,...

JioMiro‎, Yesterday 03:39 AM
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Question Intermittent fasting, when do you lift weights? During or after the fast?

Hi, Wanna get shredded for summer, intermittent fasting sounds like a interesting technique i would like to try however many people have said to workout after you break the fast (once you've eaten) however some say during the fast on an empty stomach then eat straight after (break the fast...

basketballer99‎, 03-26-2017 06:40 AM
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How do I increase my protein/kcal without consuming too much fat?

It appears quite difficult to avoid eating high fat when consuming meats of any kind since that usually goes hand-in-hand. How can I increase my muscle mass and about 10 pounds-I've dropped 185lb to low 170s over past few months- without consuming too much fat. My average daily intake over past 2...

Sthpawslugger‎, Yesterday 06:34 PM
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I'm 6'2 and 200 lbs. Should I cut or bulk?

I've been trying to do a bulk for the last 3-4 months and I've put on some weight. I feel like I've possibly put on too much weight in a short amount of time and feel like kind of a fata**, but don't want to drastically cut my weight at the first sign of any weight gain.

beq1991‎, Yesterday 06:19 PM
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How to increase mass?

Hello, I am still sorta new to weight lifting, I am 5 "7, 153 lbs and 16 years old and want to add mass and muscle. I have done a lot of research on this area and have been eating a fair amount, but was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to eat bigger and better. I am currently doing the (Rise...

PdBlackhawk‎, Yesterday 05:19 PM
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Experienced Cut and Bulk Cyclers

Was looking for some general advice from experienced lifters. I started lifting seriously about 3 years ago. I was out for just about a year after a bad car accident left me needing two major surgeries (rotator cuff and major foot surgery to repair brakes). I've gained quite a bit of body fat in...

Connor1226‎, 03-21-2017 03:55 PM
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