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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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** ~ 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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Adaptation

After a cutting period, would it be advisable to adapt the body for a few weeks, like getting your tdee with a normal ingest of protein, before getting into a bulking period again?

OatsMan9000‎, 03-30-2021 02:21 AM
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Adding collagen to protein shakes?

I use Sytha-6 protein (2 scoops) and Sports research collagen together after workouts, and I work out 6 days a week. Is that fine or would it be better to consume them separately? I’m also curious about daily multivitamins. I drive for a living and don’t have time to get my diet as in check as...

BeginnerGainz‎, 04-03-2021 09:15 PM
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Advice please

Breakfast: 3 cups of oats with semi skimmed milk (Eaten cold, uncooked) Lunch: Six medium eggs Dinner: Two 200g Chicken breast and a microwave rice from Asda Post workout: 1200 calorie shake (USN Hyperbolic mass) This is what I eat on a daily basis, Is this enough to bulk up as I'm...

dg171231987‎, 04-06-2021 04:48 AM
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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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Aldi groceries

Was wondering if anyone shops at Aldis and can recommend some healthy soups or things that are healthy for a lunch.

Boston2987‎, 04-04-2021 02:04 PM
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Alternatives to olive oil and butter for cooking?

I mainly only use butter to fry some eggs but I use way too much olive oil for everything else like chicken, vegetables, etc. Does any decent lower cal alternative exist?

ISmokeTooMuch‎, Yesterday 11:17 AM
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amount of carbs in bulking?

Good afternoon, I always read that carbs are essential in bulking to maximize lean mass gain, not to say it is essential to gain but to maximize gain, yes. I saw several places advise bulking to use 4gr to 6gr per kg of carbs but I notice that I have a lot of sensitivity to carbs and I retain a lot...

brunogouveia58‎, 03-28-2021 10:56 AM
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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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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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Bag of veggies lists no nutrients?

I've gotten bags of mixed veggies and single veggies (e.g. baby kale, carrots, etc) Some of these bags will list irrelevant micronutrients like vitamin d and something like calcium at 2%, but doesn't list vitamin C or K which is what they're usually rich in I don't get it. Are they...

LurkingSince11‎, 04-08-2021 12:16 PM
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Been lifting for 3 years what do you guys suggest?

Hello I’ve been lifting for 3 years and lately can tell I Havnt been pushing my self as hard as I’m seeming to get a little softer. I’m currently 5’7 155 lbs and my main focus on size before strength. I want to be around the 15% bf range for sure but still want to have noticeable muscle mass. ...

bojanglez34‎, 03-24-2021 02:18 PM
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Best before date

Oh man this is gnarly. I know kroger has gotten in trouble for dolling up meats to make them look red again. But leaving cakes in the shelf for a month :( that’s wrong ZxCT_D6HBd8

snailsrus‎, 03-26-2021 10:16 PM
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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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Calculating caloric maintenance, and calories needed for bulk.

Hey, I plan on going on a 12-15 week bulk. I go to different websites and get a caloric maintenance level. No website says the same thing. I also hate how broad it is with workouts. I am 6'3", 206lbs. Down from 217 lbs in January. I plan to get down to 200 lbs by May 10th. Then I want to start...

BigGriff85‎, 04-04-2021 08:14 AM
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Caloric deficit or change to a surplus ?

I'm 6'1 weight 182lb, I've been cutting fat over the last 3 months and i know that I've gained muscle mass when I've compared photos from last year to now. I know calculating bodyfat is not completely accurate but I am at 21%. I'd would like to build more muscle so should I be on a caloric...

finlux1994‎, 04-05-2021 07:24 AM
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Caloric Intake

So I'm 135lbs 5'11 14% body fat and I'm wondering if 2800 calories is enough to put on 1 pound a week. Right now I'm doing ICF 5x5 there isn't a whole lot of cardio involved so I don't need to worry about eating more due to it. I did one of those calculators but they seem pretty inconsistent across...

Rymiller1‎, 03-28-2021 11:02 AM
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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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Unhappy Cold meals

Hi, recently started a new job with no access to a microwave! Appreciate some will say ‘stop being a diva’ but has anyone got any tips for high protein cold meals? Cold chicken and rice just isn’t it 🤮

nadal15‎, 03-26-2021 03:36 PM
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Correct Calorie intake/macros?

Good evening! I am reaching out for some insight on estimating calories for weight loss and correct macro percentages. I’ve tried multiple calculators and all yield a different estimate for what I need to cut from 124-118. I weight train 4-5 days a week and walk 4-5+ miles 3 days a week. 29...

Somar91‎, 03-29-2021 06:33 PM
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Dieting down for more efficient bulking

This podcast addresses the question of whether we should diet down before doing muscle gain: The only cliffs I'm going to give you is this: People who have dieted down to very lean states actually have the worst P ratios... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_NoVIuHKo&t=1202s

SuffolkPunch‎, 01-21-2021 04:38 AM
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Digestion...

Hi All, Looking to find out if anyone else has this problem... I'm ~210lbs and cutting, I've steadily been increasing my protein and been taking about 180-200g per day in and it's killing me to be honest my digestive system seems to have stalled I feel full all the time... still regular in the...

kris715‎, 03-28-2021 02:48 PM
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Discouraged from moving from cardio to weight lifting

Hi all. I've been doing cardio at the gym. I would like to do weightlifting but 2 things discourage me: 1. Having to be constantly eating sometimes 5 times per day 2. If their are future lockdowns wouldn't I lose the mass I gained. Does anyone have any tips on how to perhaps lessen...

bbuk2018‎, Yesterday 12:16 AM
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Do you sleep less on non-workout days?

I've noticed that on days I don't work out, I wake up earlier the next day. Days I work out, I tend to sleep more the next day. Anyone have similar observations?

paulinkansas‎, 03-22-2021 04:40 AM
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Does keto even matter?

I have always thought of nutrition as calories in vs out when it comes to cutting. But the claim by keto fans is that your body becomes more efficient at burning fat, 1) does this even matter if you're in a calorie deficit 2) is there any scientific literature to backup keto being more "efficient"...

NowMotivated1‎, 03-29-2021 02:10 PM
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