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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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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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 01:31 PM
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Fastest+Cheapest Bulking Recipes? (Drinks don't count)

Been getting pretty slack 5 months into my bulk with my recipes and have been eating "bro-foods" because my cooking skills are... questionable... Just wondering if yall can share some nice budget friendly bulking recipes that don't taste like dogfood and are quick/easy to cook. Cheers

AppropriateGuy‎, Today 03:09 AM
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Cut vs Bulk vs Carb Cycling (I believe I am def skinny fat)

Hey, I am 24 years old, 202.4lb and 5'10. I am looking to get in shape where I have more muscle mass, abs showing, to add some size to my frame, and just overall better health. I have been in the gym bulking and have definitely gained more weight. I have been on a clean bulk where I am eating at...

trulifeofdream‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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Which activity level?

I'm confused. I hit the gym 3 times a week, with each session lasting an hour and a half. I also run for about 30 to 40 minutes 3 times a week. I have a sedentary job. Do I multiply my BMR by 1.55 or 1.725? A different level makes a HUGE difference. Hence why I'm asking.

Joao3‎, Yesterday 07:10 PM
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Macro question

I'm currently eating 1,778 calories a day (macros: 178g of carbs (usually eat around 190g) 130g of protein, and 59g of fats. I feel fine, don't feel hungry, and it's a simple two big meals a day, with snacks in between, (fruits and vegetables.) I've been following these calories for 14 days. I have...

voraciousshirt‎, Yesterday 02:37 PM
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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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Excessive protein?

Hi. I was wondering if there's any significant problems eating a higher protein intake than usually recommended after hitting most other goals? I'm a male, 21, 5´8 and 150 pounds; trying to lean down a tiny bit more while resistance training. I used to be quite overweight in my teens. If I'm eating...

Borpman‎, Today 05:54 AM
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Food Faceoff: Cereal 1

This week you will be voting on Cereals. Below are 12. Please choose up to 8 that you like:

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:33 PM
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chicken breasts vs chicken thighs

Hi, Does chicken breasts over chicken thighs really make that much of a difference at the end of the day in terms of results? Just asking because chicken thighs taste better than chicken breasts.

dob7dob7‎, Yesterday 07:24 PM
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Want to start a diet / meal plan to train properly.

Hey everyone, I need some help / advice in how to go about preparing a diet plan, based on a TDEE of 2.5k (plus gym exercise). My long term goal is to bulk up, though I have read that it is best to cut body fat to about 10% before bulking up (is this true?). I intend to hit the gym three...

Fujeem‎, Today 06:27 AM
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Is counting calories necessary if I want to lean bulk properly?

I am 18 years old and I have been lifting for two years. In the past I used to count my calories but its not easy, especially when I am busy with University etc. Literally thinking all the time about what I am going to eat in my next meal is also putting pressure on me too.. Is it possible...

AntonisMastro‎, Today 12:44 AM
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question re: macro sticky - max

After reading the sticky about calories and macros am I right in thinking all I need to do is hit my target calories for my size/weight/age so long as the min protein and fat is reached? Is it of no importance which macro fills the void? i.e. I am 197lb so need at least 137g protein and 78g...

satchinator‎, Today 03:27 AM
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is 1 beer after your workout bad?

heard an interview with a bodybuilder about how bad alcohol is after working out. says if you are goign to get wasted then dont ever work out because it will negate your work out. what about drinking 1 beer, 2 hours after your work out. is that goign to be a problem?

hockmasm‎, 10-28-2007 06:08 PM
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Question No muscles! Only weight 😞

Hey guys I was 55kg in April Now I got 60 kg in june And small size in muscles Arm from 13.5 to 14 inches But after that I didn’t get any little size for about 3 weeks What will be the problem or issues?

Pathumlk‎, 06-15-2018 07:47 PM
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Meal after training/before bed or not

Hi guys! If total daily calories are on point during a bulk, is it ok to skip meals and only have a protein shake between workouts and bedtime? The reason im asking is because im having difficulties falling asleep at night and rarely feel well rested when i wake up in the morning. Ive been...

Adam66677774‎, 06-13-2018 10:26 AM
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Long term impacts of gaining/losing weight over short time period

What are the long-term effects, if they exist, of gaining a significant amount of weight (50-60 pounds in 6-7 months), and then losing that much weight again in another 6-7 months? I would expect that things like cholesterol and blood pressure would rise short term, while you gained the weight, but...

Poindexter229‎, Yesterday 03:07 PM
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Question How to continue my cut?

For the last 2 years I’ve gained about 80 pounds while working out. Going from scrawny to bulky. I didn’t get fat, but I did not feel comfortable gaining more weigth until i cut some of the fat gained, just to about 12% BF (was about 16% after 2 year bulk) So I’ve been cutting for 5 weeks...

joatvea‎, Yesterday 09:33 AM
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What should my target weight be? My fitness Pal,

6/18 5’9” 180lbs 20yo Goals: • Usable strength and flexibility (rock climbing biking running, maybe swimming) • Aesthetics o Improve muscle definition and tone upper body o Bigger shoulders and arms o Visible but not washboard abs cuz they look weird • Increase lean muscle and minimize...

2muchinfo‎, Yesterday 10:06 PM
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What body fat percentage is this (pics)?

I`ve lost 10kg in three months, planing on loosing another 5kg in 2 months and then go on a long bulk? Is my plan OK. What BF percentage am i?

Amonraa‎, Yesterday 10:35 PM
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Looking For Healthy Mass Gain Tips

Trying to gain 25 lbs in a healthy way by December 2018. Anyone have any tips? I work night shift so it's hard to eat as often as I'd like to. I workout 3-4 days a week and run 1-2 days a week.

osweho93‎, Yesterday 01:53 PM
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Review my Meal Plan

Hello, I am 6"2 and 200 lbs with a quite high bf % so I am going on a cut until roughly 15% bf and starting a clean bulk. Based on some BMR calculators I have used I will have a roughly 2100 burn rate based on my stats. Meal 1: 2 scoop whey protein (put into a shake) (40P, 10C, 0F) C =...

eagle8937fh‎, Yesterday 08:48 AM
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Food Faceoff: Mexican Finals

Below are the top 10 Mexican food/dishes of the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place choices: Chicken Fajitas Cheesy Beef Quesadilla

boo99‎, 06-17-2018 03:09 PM
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Cut or Bulk? (Pics attached)

Hi guys, I just started lifting again after almost 5 years of break. My stats: 79kg, 180cm tall, male, 37yr old. Gym scale estimates bf at 18%. Please see pics attached. Would it make more sense to bulk or cut first? My personal preference is to eat around maintenance for 3 months and see...

Fitsy‎, 05-07-2018 10:20 PM
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Fat

Hello All, i have questions and appreciated for any comments/feedback. how many grams of fat per Kg body weight is recommended for muscle building daily diet? minimum and maximum?

wolf098‎, 06-15-2018 02:29 AM
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Post moderate blood sugar levels bulking

Does regulating your blood sugar levels benefit you in terms of bodybuilding? I know eating fast acting carbs in the morning and post-workout is benefitial, but does it make a difference having stable blood sugar levels throughout the day(expect those instances) benefit you more than not minding it?

ReadyToFry‎, 06-16-2018 02:19 AM
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Which BMR equation?

The harris-bennedict formula has been revised multiple times throughout the years. Matter of fact, there's tons of places that recommend the Mifflin St Jeor one instead. Hell, there's mentions of even more recent and up-to-date versions of the formula that should be used, since the Mifflin St Jeor...

Joao3‎, Yesterday 09:33 AM
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