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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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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: 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 07:37 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: IN RESPONSE to a NUMBER OF RECURRING THREADS/POSTS IN THIS FORUM:

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 09:35 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, 07-24-2011 11:52 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 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: 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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Cool Cardio on a cut =more calories ?

Question if I cut my calories down to 2150-( 500 Caloric deficit) If I then burn 400-500 calories doing cardio, will this enable me to eat 2650 for example while maintaining a 500 caloric deficit. Please let me know as I am starting my cut and like to eat as much as I can to ensure a slow...

Spencer388‎, 03-16-2021 08:08 PM
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New diet Help

I have decided I am going up my calories to about 1400-1500 calories this will help me lose weight more slowly. Current weight is 177 pounds aiming to be 164 For marcos MyFitnessPal says My marcos should be 191 carbs 77 g Protein 51 G fat

Hellacutup‎, 03-17-2021 01:19 PM
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Views on artificial sweetners

As I try and stay lean, sometimes I have to cure a sweet tooth. I have noticed that a lot of items have artificial sweeteners in them and have tried to do serious research but haven't found much besides a few studies on sucralose claiming we cant break it down and it goes right through and just...

pnasca‎, 03-17-2021 12:12 PM
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Can I eat too many Egg Whites?

Can I eat 1800grams of egg whites per day, or is that too much?

colynv‎, 03-17-2021 07:36 AM
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How do you reach your protein intake?

So I´ve been training for year and half but it´s now that I´ve started to take nutrition more in consideration and counting protein intake. My question is, how the hell do you reach your protein goal? I though I was more or less reaching it but there´s no way I´ve been eating all that. I´m...

OatsMan9000‎, 03-17-2021 11:04 AM
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Is there actually a link between fast food and obesity?

Growing up with media messages from movies like Super Size Me, I've always taken it for granted that fast food was a key player in the obesity epidemic. However, I recently found myself wondering whether such a link has ever actually been solidly established. I came across this...

Strawng‎, 03-10-2021 07:39 PM
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Is it possible to wear out a microwave bacon rack?

It seems lately my microwave bacon rack is not making my bacon crispy. And everyone knows there is nothing worse than soggy bacon, especially in BLTs and cobb salads etc. No matter what I have tried on the microwave settings it either burns just a part of the bacon and leaves the rest soggy, or...

desslok‎, 03-17-2021 09:39 AM
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Dietary cholesterol

How on earth do you keep dietary cholesterol to minimum on non vegan diet? Assuming most of here are eating high protein, cholesterol just piles up unless you only eat egg whites and whey isolate So, how to keep dietary cholesterol as low as possible? What do you guys eat? Need ideas

zatanoa‎, 03-16-2021 10:25 AM
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1 Cheat day vs. Daily, all calories the same

Question regarding "Cheat days/Free days" or even healthier refeed days. Is there any difference, and/or benefits in having one massive overfeed day vs. having a little extra calories daily, with all calories and macronutrients being the same? The things to be considered that have been put...

someworkoutguy3‎, 03-18-2021 05:46 AM
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Protein and carbs intake

Hello everyone, im sorry if this question is commonly asked here. Im sure it is but i was wondering how many grams of protein should i consume in a day. Also if i consume more carbs and a little less protein does it work the same or not? I am kind of confused. I consume about 350g of carbs per day...

feorge‎, 03-19-2021 03:02 AM
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Recall for Real Water-brand alkaline water for causing hepatitis

https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/fda-warns-not-to-drink-real-water-brand-alkaline-water-after-5-kids-hospitalized-with-liver-illness/ “ Will Kemp, the attorney who filed the lawsuit, said it is sold throughout the Southwest — including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and the Los Angeles area...

snailsrus‎, 03-18-2021 10:48 PM
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Healthy ginger beer

I'm interested in drinking some non alcoholic ginger beer throughout the day. Some articles suggest you can drink a glass everyday but with so many brands of Ginger beer, what ingredients should i be looking for in order to ensure its a healthy drink and not containing junk? My current bottle is...

DaDude2020‎, 03-19-2021 08:05 AM
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ITT I aware you of the GOAT healthy snacking food

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YGSG75L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 brb EVERY healthy nut (except walnuts) brb Brazil nuts dialing up libido brb healthy fats brb tasty af brb brb that said nuts are calorie-dense so don't go crazy if cutting

bulldog91‎, 03-19-2021 06:00 PM
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You guys converted me to the whole peanut sauce thing

Many of you often talk approvingly about peanut butter and in particular using it as the base of a sauce. Went to a Thai restaurant for dinner today and ordered spring rolls for an appetizer, and, not expecting anything to come with them, found out for myself how unbelievably delicious of a sauce...

EliKoehn‎, 03-19-2021 07:30 PM
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Anyone make their own broccoli sprouts?

Hearing Rhonda Patrick a couple years ago convinced me to sprout my own, pain in the arse but worth it. IMO they work better than any off the shelf anti aromatase supplement you can buy. Taste bad work good.

ManwittaPlan‎, 03-19-2021 08:00 AM
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Starter advice, what to do when hungry

hi, I am reasonably new to gym training specifically for muscle building, as in I have mostly done sport (rugby, ironman triathlon, running etc) in my life for keeping fit, but no gymming specifically for building muscle etc, if that makes sense. I'm 6'5 and +/- 105kg, estimating 20 - 25% body...

JonB007‎, 03-18-2021 07:39 AM
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Cool Brahs - which is better, fried eggs or boiled eggs?

Fried eggs or boiled eggs? (I always thought boiled eggs were more nutritious because someof the nutrients get lost when fried due to the high heat?)

HannoCometh‎, 03-19-2021 08:07 AM
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Smile Back At it AGAIN WITH THE WHITE VANS! boiii!

Hey, 6 foot tall exactly, 189lbs / 13% Body Fat ~ I am close to a full 48 hour fast currently, I will hit 96+ hours. Essentially just flushing my system really quick. What do you all think about a 3,000 calorie diet with 260 grams of protein / 340 grams of carbs / 70 grams of fat? Working out 5...

iWin777‎, 03-21-2021 02:11 PM
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Angry Chest fat help!

Hello, I’m wondering if the excess on my chest is just chest fat? If I carry on in a deficit and training will this fat eventually go ? It just seems like it will never shift Thanks in advance

deaanob‎, 03-21-2021 11:09 AM
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Teen looking for advice on nutrition.

I am a teen 6,1 15 years old and 215lbs Large frame and dense, I just got into weightlifting and would like help knowing how much calories you would recommend I consume daily?

MaxPainGod‎, 03-21-2021 05:23 PM
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Poll Poll: food face off mexican

1.Grilled Onion & Skirt Steak Tacos 2.Carnitas Huevos Rancheros 3.Chicken Tamales 4.Slow-Cooker Barbacoa 5.Pork Posole

calumscotland‎, 03-20-2021 02:00 PM
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Advice: Body Recomposition for Fat Male Losing Weight

Hi all, I hope you'll be magnanimous with the intrusion. To get down to it, I'm a fattie (24M|5'11|236 Lbs - down from 265 at the end of January) and a complete newbie on all things health and fitness related. I decided to change my lifestyle a few months ago. I've hired a nutritionist, and so...

seeker538‎, 03-22-2021 05:22 PM
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Protein question.

I'm 36 years old, 6ft 1 and around 240lb. I've been a lazy arse this last couple of years and wanting to get back in to shape. A quick question regarding my protein intake. I'm going to try and have 1 gram of protein for 1lb of bodyweight whilst I cut, so here's the question. Do I have...

Wass85‎, 03-23-2021 12:21 AM
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Which health drink is best?

Hello everyone, I am in the process of exercising to lose weight because I am overweight. I have learned that besides exercise, eating is also very important in weight loss. So I want to ask everyone what drinks are good for weight loss so I can lose weight effectively? Thanks everyone.

EulaBrewer‎, 03-19-2021 01:35 AM
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Should I cut or not?

Hey, just looking for a bit of advice. I'm a big noob when it comes to all this so unsure, been scouring the internet for info but I just seem to keep running into contradictory info constantly, which isn't really helpful. Just wondering whether people think I should cut first? I'd assume so. I'm...

Grojnad‎, 03-21-2021 05:04 PM
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