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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: 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: 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: 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: State Fair Foods Finals

These are the top 8 voted on State Fair foods. Please choose 3 as your 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place choices: Grilled Mac & Cheese Chicken Fingers

boo99‎, Yesterday 02:56 PM
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My diet and resistance training

for the past year now I have been lifting weights. I started off light with weights I could just barely lift and progressively moved the weight up every 2 months. I had some questions regarding my diet and workout routine as I don't know if I'm eating or resistance training the proper way. I'm...

MrEric01001‎, Yesterday 06:44 PM
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Gas after lunch

I have been battling bloating and gas in the early afternoon for a while now. I have been experimenting with different foods combos trying to figure out if it was a specific food doing it to me. Nothing has been seen as the culprit so upon hours of reading and research into the human digestive...

Vandeman17‎, 05-27-2017 06:10 PM
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Nutrition for thin guy trying to bulk up

Hi, I'm a 29 year old male, 5' 11", typically weigh between 145lbs and 150lbs. I'm looking to get bigger. I kept track of my typical daily diet on MyFitnessPal for a day and discovered I barely get 2000 calories per day and under 100 grams of protein per day. So obviously there are...

CarlByrd87‎, Yesterday 06:11 PM
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Coffee & non-Heme Iron Absorption

Recently came across some references to coffee having a transient effect on iron absorption, especially non-heme (planet-based) iron absorption when consumed at/near meal-time. However, none of the sources I saw gave specific windows for when this takes effect. As a vegan I'd like to maximize...

AdamWW‎, Yesterday 08:18 AM
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Data collection on individuals who have dieted from 10% to 6%(Or anything in between)

Hey everyone, looking to conduct some primary research and would really appreciate the help if anyone can contribute their own experience/stats. The general idea that I'm trying to find data points for is metabolic adaptation as one gets to(or at least close to) contest shape. To clarify,...

JacqueAttack‎, 05-27-2017 06:18 PM
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Eating/Burning an equal amount of calories

Hello, so I know about calorie for calorie with trying to either lose or gain weight, in either fat or muscle. But I'm curious. Obviously if you eat the same amount of calories as you burn in a day, your body will stay the same. But what if you had balanced calories but also worked out...

dcarozza6‎, Yesterday 08:21 PM
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How to eat to get big?

I am 21, 5'5" and only about 102 lbs, seriously.....I've had roughly the same weight since I was about 15. Since then I've been on and off with the gym and bulking/TRYING to eat a caloric surplus. I just cant seem to stick to it. Something comes in the way (School, work, moving country) and I...

Firas3‎, 05-23-2017 11:49 AM
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2 or more Scoops of Whey Useless?

I already understand that protein from your diet is better than that from your protein shake and that one also needs multiple sources of protein. My question is for a person around 180lb and height of 5'11", does the second scoop of whey protein become less effective due to our bodies not being...

SadCowsGoMoo‎, 08-23-2012 11:51 AM
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Meal plans too expensive and complex?

I'm on a bulk and every meal plan I look at has like 5 billion chicken breasts and 3 steaks in it. The truth is I'm 16 and living under my parents roof... neither of us can afford having that much extra food. I have to eat 3100 calories a day, and what's worse is I'm an extreme ectomorph so if I...

epicdman813‎, Yesterday 08:42 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 10:12 AM
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Talking Calculating calorie intake

Hey! I'm 6 foot and 145~ lbs. My maintenance intake is around 2700 through multiply calculators. Let's say if I add 10% to it = 3000 The problem for me is I'm not sure how many calories I burn when I work, some days it might be very stressy. I'm a production worker, lifting heavy things and...

Erik005‎, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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Fruit before workout? good or bad?

good or bad to have fruit before workout? or should I have some other complex carbs? if so name some gooduns! thank's!

bobbybuilder1‎, 10-28-2007 03:03 PM
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Quick question regarding Coconut oil

I know this is probably the 50 thousandth thread concerning coconut oil, sry boyos, I tried to do a quick search but didn't quickly find what I wanted. Anywho, I've been throwing a tbsp coconut oil (unrefined, cold-pressed) into my shake/or just right down the hatch for a hot minute now.. I'm...

MmmWatermelon‎, 05-27-2017 10:17 AM
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Rashy Forehead Reaction to Protein Powder

Hey all, so I had been bulking by including two to three 24 gram servings of Optimum Nutrition protein powder consumed mixed with milk and a protein bar and some additional glasses of milk. I had been doing fine with this, went from 144 to 165 lbs (current weight). But then I suddenly started...

MachineMan384‎, 05-27-2017 03:38 AM
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For those who try to maximise muscle protein synthesis

Disclaimer: for most hitting their daily protein requirement is the most important thing. This thread is about spreading your protein over the day in order to achieve optimal protein synthesis. These ideas have not been proven (yet) to make a meaningful difference for real world muscle gains. ...

Mrpb‎, 08-14-2014 05:56 AM
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Can I do a calorie jump?

Lets say I eat about 1000 calories a day but then jump to 1500 a day the day after will this make me gain weight? Why do people add calories in small portions?

mericajunior‎, 05-27-2017 08:19 PM
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Exclamation Is my metabolism shot?

I have eaten maybe 800-1000 calories a day with quite a bit of cardio each day for the past 20 days. I am currently 5'3" and weigh 106 and was about 121 twenty days ago but thats because i ate junk food all day everyday with no exercise so i started exercising and eating 800-1000 calories a day but...

mericajunior‎, 05-27-2017 07:01 PM
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Just started IIFYM...

Hey all, I just started a IIFYM with 200/120/50 split 2 days ago and have been pretty on point with meeting the daily goals. However, by midday I look 3 months pregnant. I do feel like I am eating way more food, almost to the point I feel like I can't eat everything I need to. But I am still...

lgre87‎, 05-27-2017 12:51 PM
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Ramadan, Construction, and Weight Training

I am 19 years old and work construction as a summer job. I have been using the 5x5 workout plan for about 2 months and have had some excellent gains in muscle and performance. I was wondering if I would lose muscle if I work construction and fast at the same time as well as lift at night. My...

Hyanso‎, 05-27-2017 04:07 PM
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Really Struggling, skinny 16 year old.

I'm going to try and get straight to the point. My life sucks right now. I weigh 128 pounds, and i have constant anxiety about how skinny i am. I used to weigh 123 pounds, and was skinny fat due to the fact that i ran cross country every morning and sometimes even skipped eating lunch because i...

Zach2k17‎, 05-25-2017 04:30 PM
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Food Faceoff: State Fair Foods Semis 2

Below are the top 10 voted on State Fair foods of the week. Please choose up to 6 to go to the Finals tomorrow: Grilled Mac & Cheese Pizza Cone

boo99‎, 05-27-2017 03:49 PM
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Nutrition advice pls - bulking macros?

Hi all ive been training for about 9 months now and have cut down almost 20kgs (96kg to 77kg). Im 6'2", my physique is still skinny fat looking but its improved alot since starting. I train 5x a week and do cardio once a week. My current callories are about 1850-1950 (180c-180p-60f). Im thinking im...

JMSCFC‎, Yesterday 02:55 AM
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Bulking question

Hey guys,I'm currently on my first bulk and have a question.I started with 2650 calories.After first week I gained 400grams of weight,so I didn't change my intake.After second week with same intake I haven't gained anything,so I upped to 2850 calories.Howewer,after a week of consuming 2850 calories...

HypedAgg‎, 05-27-2017 10:27 AM
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Vegetarian fat loss muscle maintain help needed

Gurpreet singh age 30 weight 72 kg vegetarian lot of fat only on stomach n legs

guri1706‎, 05-27-2017 09:03 AM
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