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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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5 meals per day

Hello I would like advices on what to put in the 5 meals of the day (pre workout breakfast, post workout meal, 3rd meal, 4th meal, 5th meal) Bodybuilding level: beginner Purpose of the meals: gain muscle My daily calorie intake is as follow: 3230 calories, 88g fat, 420g carbs, 180g proteins...

OD11‎, Yesterday 09:45 AM
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The most important things in a diet for Abs?

Hey, I've never posted here before, so apologies if it's asked a lot, or in the wrong spot. Basically I keep reading diet is the most important part in the plan for Abs. I don't know how true it is, but I am certain diet IS important. So I was wondering, I cut a lot of calories recently, and have...

Kuma11‎, Yesterday 11:29 AM
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I'm cutting and gaining strength

Been cutting fairly aggressively for almost a week now and although I'm pretty sore everyday, my strength is still going up. My bench and row went up a few lbs, my shrug a bit more Unless it's just neural adaptations then I'm pretty sure I'm still gaining muscle in a >500 deficit. Just wanted to...

alec935‎, 09-17-2020 10:31 AM
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is tilapia fish bad?

my morbidly obese wife just told me that tilapia is bad for you. i usually have about 2 filets in a sandwich about once or twice a week. my diet mainly consists of metrx bars and protein shakes and whatever else to get me to 200+ grams of protein per day. im pretty strict about cutting out fats &...

bradze‎, 09-20-2015 04:50 PM
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Post 1500 kcal vs 2500 kcal what's better for a natural to grow while loosing fat.

Hi, two scenarios SCENARIO A -------- moderated protein-fat-carbs 1500 kcal SCENARIO B -------- or High protein-carbs and moderated fat with more series/reps and more cardio (the scenario A has cardio too) 2500 kcal

NaturalMASSIVE‎, Yesterday 04:14 PM
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Smile Six Pack Diet Help - No Stove. No Microwave.

Hello all, I'm in a circumstance where I only have available to me a refrigerator. No stove. No microwave. I'm looking to cut enough to get a six pack and need help with ideas for snacks and foods to obtain my goal. Any suggestions for meals?

pmpate‎, Yesterday 08:06 AM
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Protein with a side of protein

Anyone else have protein with a side of protein? Example: Grilled chicken with a side of meatloaf.

Derek2010‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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is it really true you need more protein cutting than bulking?

I hear commonly it is reccomended that you eat more protien cutting than bulking. however it is unclear whether the logic has to do with sparing muscle or feeling satiated. i find fiber much more effective for satiety than protein, but would of course consume more protein if it has muscle sparing...

kenneyj889‎, 09-09-2020 12:55 PM
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How to calculate all macros when making food with mixed ingredients

i am looking to make a yellow curry chicken meal which has a bunch of stuff. i am trying to figure out how to portion it out after the fact to make sure i am getting sufficient protein. would i essentially do the basic math and add everything together making sure that all items are weighed...

armyr0b‎, 09-17-2020 01:50 PM
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Exclamation How to stop craving fast food, sweets, junk food, etc?

I know this has been answered before on this forum, but looking to see how people curb their fast food, sweets, junk food cravings? Went on a diet and had an "end date" for my diet and have gained back about 10 pounds. Also, how do you settle with being okay with eating 2 slices of pizza instead of...

runner234512‎, 09-16-2020 09:57 AM
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Which subway sandwich has the most protein!

Always wondered....

JinHit‎, 07-15-2010 10:54 AM
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Peanut Butter

Fairly new to nutrition and this forum actually... I've been COMPLETELY avoiding peanut butter due to high fat content. Recently, had a debate about it with my gf and been getting ads since. (Latest attached. I'm 100% convinced our phones listen and customize ads) How many of you regularly...

SampsaSalmon‎, 09-14-2020 10:44 AM
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20% body fat, 47% muscle mass- Cut or Recomposition?

5’11, 202 pound male. 18.4kg (19.8%) body fat and 43kg (47%) skeletal muscle mass. I only just started dieting on a 500-600 calorie deficit with over 1g protein per lb of body weight and training hard 3-4 times a week in the last month. With these stats should I be going for a slower cut...

Adrenaline91‎, 09-15-2020 06:50 AM
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I’m confused on my calories

Hi everyone I’m an 18 year old female and I am pretty active I weight train 5 times a week as well as get in cardio or hiit training 2-3 times a week of about 30 min. I also do softball and get in 10,000-12,000 steps everyday. I’m a little confused on TDEE calculators because I’m not sure if I...

selenegarza‎, 09-11-2020 05:18 PM
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Cool Steaks everyday

Hi, I don’t like chicken that much and can eat fish sometimes, however I love steaks and I find it convenient to hit my protein goals with it, the only problem is can I eat this everyday?

Workingoutdude‎, 08-27-2020 02:07 AM
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Omega 3 quality

Hello, i need help. I was eating a lot of fish, but right now, i eat barelly any. Im looking for some Omega3 supplement and in my country is pretty easy and i think pretty cheap one called möllers omega 3. Can you tell me if its good quality omega 3 suppplement or not ? Thanks

Skukr‎, 09-16-2020 01:47 AM
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Macros - Help Needed

I require 2400 calories and 180g protein a day. Assume I only consume chicken breast for protein and a 100 g piece contains 24.8 g of protein. Does this mean I have to eat 180/24.8 = 7.26 pieces or 726 grams of chicken...... or do i eat 180g of chicken a day. thanks Chris

Chrisn3108‎, 09-16-2020 09:05 AM
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Exertion Headaches from bare minimum

Hello, I recently started lifting about two weeks ago and all of a sudden I started getting exertion headaches right when I start my workout. I'm not going crazy heavy or anything so I'm really confused why it's happening. Even just now I started doing pushups and after like 8 my head just started...

lukepez02‎, 09-15-2020 10:44 AM
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Bulk or cut

Hi, I’m 17 and 6’0ft and 171lbs. I was wondering to cut or to bulk up a bit more. I have no idea what my bf percentage is. I made a post yesterday about bulking but now I’m having second thoughts on which route too choose

dylanthomson66‎, 09-15-2020 04:47 PM
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What diet is best when unable to workout

I recently broke my ankle, had surgery and am unable to put any pressure on it for 8 weeks. I’ve been using crutches as they really help with burning extra calories as well as working my biceps and triceps. My concern is my diet, should I follow a low carb? Paleo? I usually count calories and eat...

Kayce72‎, 09-15-2020 08:13 AM
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Starting my bulk

Hi, I’m 17 years old and 171lbs at 6 ft. I wanted to bulk up a bit because I feel like my chest and even my arms are a bit small where if I cut I’ll just shrink. I calculated my TDEE and it came out too 3,272 and so I added 500 calories to go into a slurpus. My macros are C: 459g P:184g F:122g....

dylanthomson66‎, 09-14-2020 10:34 PM
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Pizza

Ok so to start the diet I do is the anabolic diet. Basically it’s like keto Monday-Friday with F 220g P 225g and C 30g and my daily calorie intake is 3000. My protein normally isn’t at 220 a tiny bit under but I get more fat to compensate. Now on the weekends there carb ups so typically I like to...

Calikid32190‎, 09-12-2020 05:38 PM
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Should I bulk or cut?

Hi I’m just after some advice on whether I should bulk then cut or cut then lean bulk? I’m 79KG at 5ft10. Probably around 20% bf never been tested just with comparison of other pictures. Be good if I could add a pic so you guys could confirm I’m around 20% body fat but it won’t let me add a...

lukeyc95‎, 09-15-2020 09:57 AM
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Whey isolate during IF

Hi guys, I was wondering if intermittent fasting still is beneficial if you train in the morning and then take a whey isolate 30gr, l-glutamine 5gr, dextrose 60gr and 5gr creatine post workout shake? I feel like if I don't take anything that my muscle will break down after training. I also heard...

kevinfr1908‎, 09-14-2020 01:55 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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