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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: 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: 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: 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 10:35 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 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: 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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** ~ 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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Dirty Bulking VS Clean Bulking for Max Gains?

Hi! I am curious as to which diet style is the absolute best for muscle mass. I've heard so much about dirty bulking, and just as much for clean bulking; I'm not sure which diet to follow for the coming winter months. I have a home gym and I won't be in contact with anybody really, so I figure now...

cooledwhip‎, 11-21-2020 04:42 PM
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Help me out guys! I'm not progressing anymore.

I'm a 23-year-old dude. I'm 5'10 and 174 pounds I really want to have a body like peak Eugen Sandow. I don't know if I'm eating enough but I work really hard in the gym 3x a week using Jeremy Either's full-body A and B workouts from youtube I also run a 5k once a week in between gym days....

Latebloomin‎, 11-20-2020 04:35 PM
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Pre-cooked frozen chicken...

Hi guys, I've been trying to figure out a way to easily consume/pre prep chicken without leaving it in the fridge for 3 days then having to meal prep again half way through the week. If I was took cook all my chicken then place it in the freezer would it be safe to defrost in the fridge the night...

Christoffee93‎, Yesterday 08:32 PM
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Eating way too much protein

I weigh 158lbs, from what I’ve read I should be eating 0.7 to 1.3g of protein per lb of body weight..the app I use says I should be eating 125g per day.. I ate 250+ grams of protein today... Breakfast had a yogurt, lunch had a lb of chicken breast and dinner I had a lb of salmon. Should I just...

Last2WalK‎, 11-21-2020 06:29 PM
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Help with calories

I am 40 years old 5' 8 and 160 pounds roughly. Body fat is anywhere from 9-13%, depending who you ask. My profile pic is fairly recent. About a 10 month progress from about 185 lbs. Working out 6-8 hours a week weights and cardio. Less cardio the last few weeks as I am battling some lower...

Mateo217‎, 11-09-2020 03:03 PM
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Help with meal timing

Okay so I'm an intermediate lifter, i have been lifting for a while now but i always seem to struggle with my food. I live in a thrid world country and my daily schedule is always packed so it is hard for me to get in all the food i need during the day so i kinda shove it all at night after my...

AlistarWannabe‎, 11-20-2020 05:28 PM
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RCT finds earlier dinner better for weight loss

Interesting study Effects of consuming later evening meal versus earlier evening meal on weight loss during a Weight Loss Diet: a randomized clinical trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33172509/

Mrpb‎, 11-19-2020 08:48 AM
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Myriad of health issues potentially caused by low Estrogen. How to raise estrogen?

The health issues I posted about here one or two years ago have continued and worsened up to this point. I went to the doctor to have my hormone levels checked to see if augmenting my testosterone levels or artificially stimulating additional testosterone production would alleviate the severe...

justin51096‎, 11-02-2020 04:05 PM
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Hemp Seed Protein/Nutrition Label Question

Maybe a dumb question, but you gents seem to know more than I do about nutrition. Was using Evo Hemp Protein powder for a while. It has a very good nutrition profile. Specifically, I was getting manganese, which I wasn't getting elsewhere in my diet. This is on top of the protein and fiber that...

360365LAWS‎, 11-20-2020 01:50 PM
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My nutrition & weight management course is complete for those who want to see it.

Hey all, I've been working on this for months and it's finally done at my new website healthierwithscience.com It is free and I don't make any money off the website through advertising or any other means (actually I lose money as I have to pay for hosting) so hopefully I'm allowed to post...

Heisman2‎, 11-15-2020 11:09 AM
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Does lower body fat and/or eating less improve nutrient absorption

I've noticed this my entire life of bodybuilding but can't really find anything on the internet about it. I swear, when I drop body fat really low, or when I eat big caloric defecits my entire complexion and skin seems to really improve. I seem to "absorb" nutrients better, i have glowing skin...

ManofBags‎, 11-18-2020 03:05 PM
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New diet after many failed attempts

So long story short I would always bloat terribly after eating any protein shakes, oats, breads etc. It would completely destroy any hope of getting enough calories in to bulk properly. Recent tests concluded that I have a gluten and lactose intolerance. I am 42 and I never had this issue until the...

meloncap78‎, 11-11-2020 12:42 AM
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Ongoing Study Discussion Thread - Nutrition, Training, Health etc.

We had the idea to discuss interesting scientific studies here. Can be nutrition, training, health related or anything relevant. Please only participate in the discussion if you care about science. If you only care about what works for you (n=1) this is not the thread for it. If anyone comes...

Mrpb‎, 08-24-2017 11:56 PM
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Smile Doing box/muay thai, and weight lifting. How to diet to gain (or not loss) muscle?

Hey gurus! Thanks for reading my post. So I'm a guy that recently (like three months) started to do some boxing (two days a week), then I incorporated muay Thai (another two days a week), and after that, I incorporated weight lifting (five days a week). I want to understand how to properly eat...

rmnussbaum‎, 11-18-2020 04:46 PM
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Protein before workout?

Hey y'all! I was just wondering what's the most popular opinion, maybe based on studies, as to whether protein BEFORE a workout is essential or otherwise. Sometimes I find that training first thing in the morning on an empty stomach at around 8am (after a 12 hour fast) is more convenient for my...

krisdimi‎, 11-18-2020 10:46 AM
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Take protein after workout even if hit protein/cals goal?

So I already hit my protein/calories goal for the day. I’m on a cut. I worked out later in the day, several hours after consuming everything. Should I still have a protein shake, or just drink water and go to bed? I heard that you should always have some protein after you work out. But I already...

AdamFrostburg‎, 11-09-2020 08:40 PM
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High Blood Urea due to High Protein Diet: Normal?

Just got a series of labs done, and as usual my Urea is elevated. Normal Creatinine, but the Urea is up at 26 whereas the high end of Normal Range is considered 23. Just curious if anyone knows more about how common this is, and whether the elevation is an issue if it's chronic.

AdamWW‎, 11-17-2020 10:36 AM
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Becoming skinny should I bulk or cut?

I don’t know if nutrition is the right place to put this but here it goes. So I’ll start by saying I’ve been skinny, like really skinny my whole life. I’ve had a six pack since I was born. I’m 28 and 5’11” I’ve had a few stints of working out in the past, most recently a few years ago focusing on...

thechaceisreal‎, 11-17-2020 04:26 AM
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Should I be worried about low calorie-high sugar foods?

My goal is fat loss, and the information I’ve gotten is that it doesn’t matter what you eat, just be in a caloric deficit. Sometime I eat snacks that contains 100 calories but has 15g of Sugar or more. Is that a big deal?

dmeanor‎, 11-16-2020 09:48 PM
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tips on gaining weight?

I'm 18, I've been recently trying to bulk. I've bulked before at about 3500 calories and it was easier to get those calories in and I built plenty of muscle while staying really lean. For a while I was just maintaining until I started to get bored and felt weak so I decided to really start going at...

stutz567‎, 11-15-2020 09:12 PM
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PSA: Don’t cook chicken in a thermal geyser

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/3-men-banned-from-yellowstone-after-trying-to-cook-chicken-in-geyser/2440236/?fbclid=IwAR3RorAay3imKm3_bpy6fAvhOXESwvD-rU2ft1zG5QbUbZF3Cr6yDI6Ld3o

desslok‎, 11-10-2020 07:01 PM
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Calorie deficit - moving forward with cutting

I've been tracking my calories scrupulously for close to two months now, and I've got a pretty decent estimate of my TDDE and average deficit. Based on calorie intake and current weight loss, my calculated TDDE is 2667. Incidentally, that is shockingly close my TDDE according to the formula I used...

kurstc‎, 11-16-2020 03:55 AM
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Wink Weigh Chicken Raw?

Hi, So I am cooking chicken and weighed it in raw at 570grams which is like 20oz. I wanted to see how much it weighed after cooking it and the scale jumped to 370grams. :-| I've read your suppose to weigh it raw because the water evaporates but it still hurts to see it weigh so much less.

xXGreenXx90‎, 11-14-2020 03:20 AM
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Bulking and cutting to the same weight ??.

So I bulked up to 185lbs but got a little too fat as I went too fast. I have now cut down back to 170lbs slowly over 2020 and have actually gained strenght on some of my lifts and maintained on the rest from 185lbs. I'm just wondering if it would make sense to slow bulk up to 180lbs then cut...

Gringer‎, 11-13-2020 03:06 PM
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