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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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 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: 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 02:31 PM
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Always starving during cutting

Hey,, i am at 166 lb my TDEE is 3000 calories, i am consuming around 2400-2600 caluries. I always feel starving even thou i am adding plenty of vegetables and salat to my meals. Anyone having the same problem?

GeorgeSmith92‎, Today 04:35 AM
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Is eating one large buffet meal a day, a good idea?

I'm not saying I do it regularly but I find that whenever there's a special occasion and me and my family go out to Mandarins for lunch, I feel so full that I eat nothing for dinner. On that day, I had a few fruits for breakfast. But am I likely at a caloric deficit or still at a surplus if I...

onequestion123‎, 01-16-2018 03:35 PM
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How to get enough calories?

Ok so in order to gain 1lb/week I need roughly 2700 kcal which doesnt seem alot but when i put everything I eat into MFP it only comes to 1600 even though i feel like im eating alot? Example Meal 1: 100g Oats, Mixed berries, 25g Whey, 250ml Milk Meal 2: 4oz Chicken, 100g Rice, 1tbsp Olive...

EastsideBarbell‎, 01-18-2018 04:56 PM
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Want to clean bulk while staying lean, not sure what to do...

Quick background: 19 year old male, 5' 8", ~150lbs. About a year ago I finished my last wrestling season at around 130 lbs. and definitely under 10% body fat, maybe around 6-8%. Since then, I've gained 20 lbs., obviously. I tried to start clean bulking last October, at around 146-148 lbs, but it...

BrendanWA‎, Today 02:16 AM
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I'm eating a calorie surplus but losing weight?

I don't post much here but as the title says I'm eating 200 calories over my maintenance and I'm losing belly fat. I have never really taken my nutrition too seriously but my brothers wedding is coming up this summer and I want to look top notch poolside. I have dialed in my diet, and am very...

ItsGymRatJesus‎, Yesterday 07:51 PM
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Exclamation How can we lower and Manage Calories the all natural way?

Looking for what this community has to say about different ways and strategies to lower caloric intake the all natural way. No pills, no shakes, just pure advice.. thanks.

istopandsmell‎, 01-21-2018 03:15 PM
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Food Faceoff: African Food 1

This week you be voting on African Food/Dishes. Since it is the 2nd largest continent, with 54 countries and many, many foods/dishes, we may go 6 days then right into the Finals and possibly a Part 2 next week depending. Below are 14 African dishes/foods. Please choose up to 8 that...

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:32 PM
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bulking at 17% bodyfat

Hey! So i've read some and heard it's not really efficient to bulk above 15/17% bodyfat? I'm currently at 17,5% according to my weight tracker app. Dont know how accurate that is tho. I would like to bulk some more as i dont really mind the way im looking right now, but not sure if it's a good idea...

kinkings‎, 01-20-2018 03:16 AM
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Smile My fat percentage is 18 ٪ , i need help.

My fat percentage is 18% I need to gain Musel without fat Should i go with carb cycling or that’s wrong ?

mri3o‎, 01-21-2018 09:02 PM
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Dislike eating FATS

Guys, I really dislike eating more than 20% of my daily macronutrient intake from fats. All and all, I enjoy carbs more and I feel that this works well for me. My maintenance (I'm eating at maintenance now) is 3100, so that makes for more than .4 grams of fat per pound of lbm. If I were...

DutchTeamUltra‎, Yesterday 04:42 PM
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Low Calorie Days While Cutting

Just curious... Im currently cutting and Im thinking about implementing Lower Calorie Days on the days where my workouts aren't as intense or I wasn't as active that day ( I have a sedentary job so I could be sitting for 8-16 hours a day) But I have a decent amount of lean mass on my frame and...

Heat1992‎, Yesterday 11:32 PM
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Best Post Workout Nutrition Plan?

Hey All, I’ve really been trying to narrow down best post workout nutrition and have it down to oatmeal with a little low calorie syrup with my protein shake or 1-2 rice cakes with some peanut butter with my protein shake. Is one better than the other or can I switch it up every once in a...

patsfan28‎, Yesterday 03:07 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 11:12 AM
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Diary-free/IF/Quick Afternoon meal

So brahs, in a nutshell: - Been diary free for a month now due to my being suspicious of it giving me acne - Currently doing IF trying to cut down, 5 plastic box chicken broc**** no go for me to tackle hunger. - So wanna do the most famous one, just fasting in total a bit over 14 hours and...

atgbrahsrs‎, 01-21-2018 01:03 PM
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Weight Gain - Will this work

22 year old male 6'0 157 lbs Newbie so no stats Hi guys I'm looking to gain 20 pounds in 3 months. Not muscle just pounds, obviously I want some of this to be muscle but my aim is to just bulk out. My diet plan consists of 3500 calories set out like 40% carbs 30% Fat 30% Protein. I...

aspiringman‎, Yesterday 10:15 AM
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Need Help on Cut

Hi guys, So currently 5 ft 10" and 168 pounds, no idea of body fat. I have been tracking my calories 40:40:20 protein:carbs:fat and slowly reducing carbs over time, now eating < 2000 Kcal/day. Was 205 pounds in June, and now I'm assuming I need to keep cutting, but my question is how low should I...

shadowml‎, Yesterday 05:13 PM
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Diet variety with dorm size fridge/freezer?

Hey guys. I'm trying to vary my diet but I'm in school and have only a dorm size small fridge and a dorm size small freezer. With such constraints, what do you guys recommend as far as varying up my diet for my weekly meal prep? Currently bulking. Right now I'm just switching between chicken and...

proteinngainz‎, Yesterday 02:43 PM
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Carb cycle as a Diabetic

I am 43 years old been insulin dependant for 22 years. In the past 5 years I have been eating very low carb and have had better A1C however lately I have been eating chips and stuff like that at night. I just got the new insulin pump called Hybrid Closed loop so it will adjust your insulin on...

Flyers01‎, Yesterday 12:22 PM
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Thawing frozen items: how long does expiration extend?

Something i've been wondering... when you freeze foods, does it effectively 'stop' the aging process of the food so that, once thawed, it resumes a normal rate of progression? I imagine it varies some depending on moisture content, etc, but in general is this is the rule of thumb?

AdamWW‎, Yesterday 12:32 PM
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Food Faceoff: Indian Food Finals

Below are the top 10 voted Indian Food/Dishes of the week in order of voted received. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place choices: Naan

boo99‎, 01-21-2018 03:51 PM
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Muscle's won't grow. Fat won't go. Frustrating

So, I've been in the game for 6 years now. I've made my share of mistakes but I know my stuff for the most part. But there are some things that have not changed in the 6 years I've been lifting no matter what kind of routine I do, intensity/volume changes I make in the gym or nutritional changes I...

Reps4HayZeus‎, 01-21-2018 03:19 PM
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carbohydrate at night meals

hello everybody is it true that eating carbohydrate at dinner turn to lipid? or it is a false fact?

wolf098‎, 01-20-2018 02:42 AM
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Slow or more aggressive bulking? Eric Helms vs. Mike Israetel

This should probably be good. EDIT: Oh wait, it's a preview. Full version should be online the 19th. _Hvw8wcbzf8

Mrpb‎, 01-13-2018 03:59 AM
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Short & active & IBS; plateauing because of caloric intake?

Feeling a little lost, here. I’m pretty active (exercise 6 days a week, kickboxing 3x a week, running & lifting 3x a week). So, I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and I’m limited to what is called a “low fodmap” diet. Typically, the foods I eat are eggs (mostly egg whites), oatmeal,...

bcon34‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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Angry College Students: What is a cheap and portable pre workout meal, or fastfood choice?

A typical pre workout meal for me would be something such as a few bowls of cereal, a protein shake, and some fruit. I go very high carb and high protein pre workout as it is typically my breakfast. However, I am going to be working out in the evening and will be in another town--therefore, I...

Richie_Awesome‎, 09-12-2011 10:13 PM
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