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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Cheap bulking meal ideas?

Hello I’ve currently been spending atleast £15 a day on food (~20 dollars or so). And I’ve started to prep food in order to save money. However one of the reasons I eat out so much is that I’m a fussy eater. I find it hard to get down basic chicken and rice for example. Can you suggest any...

shazboltan‎, Yesterday 06:14 AM
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Cutting as a hardgainer

Like the thread implies: How do I cut as a hardgainer? I need about 4500-5000 calories to keep gaining slowly and I'm afraid that if I drop to many calories instantly I will lose muscle.. How many calories decrease would be appropriate and how fast, on an average, should I be losing weight?...

Felen95‎, Yesterday 07:44 AM
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Food Faceoff: What's Your Beef? 4

Below are 16 Beef dishes. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Beef Barley Veggie Soup Beef Broc & Rice

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:03 PM
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Does the release of HGH when intermittent fasting, helps with muscle growth?

I've read that fasting makes the body release higher amounts of HGH, does that help with muscle growth even if I'm not in a caloric surplus?

AvgLookingGuy‎, Today 07:57 AM
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Bread And Bodybuilding

I'm back at my parents house. I can eat what's in the fridge for the moment, and since I'm in Germany, I have a LOT of hard heavy whole grain german bread. The brown, dense one. So being in a bulk, I'd like to know if it can suit my diet (i'm a beginner, on Fierce 5 so I don't think eating 100%...

BegBeg1‎, Today 03:57 AM
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Is calories excess needed to REbuild muscle?

I was an avid gym boi for three year and was at 5'11 85kg and 15% bf but after a year off I'm around 5'11 77kg and 11%, the bf pcs are just estimates. So opinions please bois? I'm also hinting it should take maybe three months to regain the muscle but I'm not sure

lucasium‎, Today 03:41 AM
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Need Help With Meals

Hi Everyone, I've calculated my macros with TDEE calculator, and I was just wondering if you guys could help with some meal ideas to fit my macros. I'm currently 78.9kg and my aim is to get to 86 kg at 10% body fat. Below is what TDEE calculator recommended. Higher Carb (30/20/50) 200g ...

TomC5‎, Today 03:33 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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Should my daily calorie intake be higher on exercise days? (bulking)

I read somewhere that my calorie intake needs to be higher on exercising days and lower on rest days, otherwise I would be gaining unwanted fat. I'm currently bulking but just started taking the nutrition very seriously, I would very much like to keep the extra fat away. All the calculators I used...

franktasteek‎, Yesterday 08:45 PM
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How much carbs for workout to have full energy?

About an hour, hour a half I ate a meal which had medium potato and peace of bread. Sometimes I eat quite a bit of pasta before workout (1-1.5 hours). My energy is great and I heard it also helps with the pump. My question is, is there any number that we work around when it comes to carbs?...

AbuHajar25‎, Yesterday 11:50 PM
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Newbie - Dropping fat/gaining muscle

I'd like to get a little bit more info on what would happen in certain scenarios. I understand that in a calories defecit, you will lose weight/fat/muscle and the ways to prevent muscle loss. I understand that in a calorie surplus with correct nutrients you will gain weight muscle/ But...

Stokesy2626‎, Today 03:45 AM
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Question Eating before bed...

Yesterday was my rest day - I got home around 11PM feeling hungry and being just under my maintenance calories. I decided to make a small portion of rice and salmon with which I ended up hitting my maintenance calories and went straight to bed. My question is...is it bad to be eating right before...

Stokesy2626‎, Today 03:13 AM
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Lightbulb HELP needed, please read !!!

Hello everyone ! My name is Hovak and I went through a 3 years body transformation, losing 85 pounds of fat and building some muscle mass as well. I am 38 years old, 164 pounds, 5.7' tall and go to gym 6 days a week. Have my program set and religiously following to it. I'm on a cutting...

Hovakimus‎, 11-15-2017 03:29 PM
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Should I take my diet more seriously?

When I was 18 I was a clean freak to a point where I would eat plain chicken breast without sauce and tuna with water rinsed over twice and egg whites only. I reached ~180 pounds. At this age being back in the gym I have a different approach where 180 isn't enough I want to get to 200-210 so I...

BlueBird55‎, Yesterday 11:31 PM
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Is It Time For Me To Start A Clean Bulk?

I had a personal trainer today tell me that my muscles won't grow on my 1500 calorie/day consumption. To date I have lost 110 lbs starting from Feb 2017. Current Stats: 5'9" 189 lbs ~20% BF Current Diet: Ketogenic (under 25g of Carbs a day, high fat, high protein)

djespee‎, Yesterday 02:58 PM
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Help with meal prep!

I’ve never tried to meal prep or calculate my protein, carbs or fat intake. Today was my first shot at it and it ended with way too much extra rice. Can someone please help me out? My meal plan includes chicken breast, steak tips, rice, sweet potatoes and broc****. I’m 6’1”, 24 years old and weigh...

mikeyivy‎, Yesterday 03:41 PM
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Keto opinion.

Hey guys just wanted your opinion on something. I am a Bjj competitor and have a competition in 3 weeks. I need to make weight of 149lbs. I’ve been on the diet doc plan for about 5 weeks and have gone from 170lbs to 155lbs eating 35-40g of fat, 120-125g of carbs, 120-125g of protein a day spread...

jjhudle3226‎, Yesterday 01:41 PM
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Caffeine = God?

I want tell you I thing that just happened to me. Today I had to study too much so I took a coffe after lunch and a Monster around 2 p.m. I went to the gym at 7:10 p.m. And I felt stronger (I forgot I took the coffe, no placebo for sure), I increased all my lift, also the isolation ones. At...

vrases‎, 11-15-2017 02:15 PM
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Diet check and Pokin Some Brains

Title says it all!! I know its November and all but just cutting weight to see where i sit because i do wanna start competing next year. 5'11 240 (This morning lol) Training day meals consist of (5 meals every 3 or so hours) 24 oz of chicken 3 cups white rice 3 cups greens (beans...

jmarquete‎, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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I am a slightly underweight football player, but that's not why I'm here. I am trying to bulk up for my first high school football season starting in 7-8 months (tryouts, etc.) and I don't know where to start. I started school a year early, so I am younger than everyone (I'm 13 in 3 weeks). Due to...

football1235‎, Yesterday 07:39 PM
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High Protein bar, but no sugar alcohol, malitol,etc..

Hey all, Looking for good high-protein bar, but I have "issues", gas and bloating in particular, with bars like the quest or kirkland with sugar alcohol. Any suggestions for a half healthy bar that has good amount of protein?

alewisdvm‎, 11-15-2017 11:15 AM
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Nutrition advice please help

So ive miscalculated calories and looks like im gettinf around 1400 calories by incorrectly logging food on myfitnesspal which is why ive been struggling to cut lately Im 24 stone 7 lbs @6'2 and 40 percent bodyfat My goal is to lose around 50 lbs by june 2018 Ive calculated my tdee and...

Superbro69‎, Yesterday 03:51 PM
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Intermittent Fasting

Hey guys I am new to this forum and I have a couple of questions since i just started weight lifting 2 months ago and I have been getting really good results but I am kinda stuck these past 2 weeks.It feels like I havent grown that much as oppose to the first month I started working out.Since I am...

mdjamtoski‎, Yesterday 04:58 AM
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Confusions with Macro & Micro Nutrients

I have calculated that my maintenance calorie rate is 1700 calories per day. So in order to continue to lose fat and also build a six-pack at the same time, I need to cut down from there a little bit (around 1500 calories) and also eat good stuff to build muscles for my six-pack. I know that...

Jetheat‎, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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Question Cut/bulk..heavy/light

Hi guys I started lifting in June 2016 I did stronglifts 5x5. I was drinking a gallon of whole milk a day and eating about 1500 to 2000 calories on top of that. I didn't know what macros were even for the most part. I weighed about 140 and got up to 210(I'm 6'3)in about 6 months. Ive been 210 ever...

Treestoneface‎, 10-27-2017 01:00 AM
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