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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: 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 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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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: 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: 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: Link to part 2: 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: 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 MEN#2

The Solution‎, 06-25-2015 02:10 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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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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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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Multivitamins a scam?

Who else thing multi's are a scam? I was taking NOW Adam Superior for years but decided to just take Vitamin D and joint support.

adamgentile‎, Yesterday 07:02 AM
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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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I added 500 cals of (mainly) carbs (no extra activity) for 3 weeks and this happened.

Literally nothing in terms of rate of gain on the scale. I guess I might be one of those hyper-responders to caloric surplus, but after gaining at a slow rate (about .25-.5lb per week) consistently, adding in 500 calories from mainly carbs per day in no way changed the average weight gain. I...

AdamWW‎, 11-25-2020 10:53 AM
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Red face Fruit vs Starch for glycogen

I have a genetic condition where I'm highly sensitive to retaining water and have to be careful of my salt/water/carb intake. Would fruits therefore be a good substitute for starches for glycogen replenishment, since they contain mostly water but do also contain simple sugars? Thanks.

AestheticBraahh‎, 11-11-2020 03:18 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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Help with eating 600 grams of carbs on training days

Hello everyone, This is my first time posting here but I have been visiting the site for years, you guys are great. Anyway, I have been doing a leangains style cut for a couple months now and have decided to switch to a leangains recomp diet plan. A little backstory: I started working out...

AlwaysEatingLG‎, 09-17-2015 06:57 AM
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Pre and post workout meals - are they that crucial?

I got really confused watching several videos and reading several threads lately. Some say your pre workout meal must be filled with carbs, others say the post one has to be, others say both of them. Some say it's not really important what you have. So I wanna understand this better. Does it...

AndyBendy‎, 11-08-2020 01:17 PM
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Calories in Nescafe instant coffee?

There's probably no reason to ask this, but I just wanna make sure. I've searched how many calories Nescafe Brasero instant coffee has and I found it has 66 cals per 100 grams. Though that is based purely on the actual powder, right? I've weighted my serving (2 teaspoons) and it has 5 grams,...

AndyBendy‎, 11-26-2020 09:54 AM
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Olive vs coconut oil cooking spray?

Which one do you prefer cooking with? Also which one do you think is healthier? I've never used a cooking spray and I'm about to order some and I cant decide which one to go for.

AndyBendy‎, 11-07-2020 03:21 AM
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Question Keto vs eating carbs when gaining muscle and about testosterone

So I've been reading that low carb diets lead to low testosterone and that carbs are also muscle sparing. If the keto community argues that ketones replace glucose from carbs for energy, does that mean that testosterone no longer drops and ketones are now muscle sparing? Which one is it?

Animal2692‎, 11-25-2020 08:22 PM
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Precision on caloric intake

Hi :) I read all the sticky and I still don't understand how I should track my daily calories... 1) Are we agree that I need to count my daily calories for fat lost ? 2) Should I use the calories of a food or shoud I estimate myself the calories of a food ? For exemple, I have eggs for...

arnob85‎, Today 03:23 PM
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Why I Can't have the ratio 50-30-20 ?!

Hi :) I'm a french student who count his macro for try to lose fat ! With my deficit, I calculate I need 2537 kcal with 317g carb, 190g prot and 56g fat with the ratio (50%-30%-20%). But when I try to calculate one day without meat (I'm semi-vegetarianism), I have 291g carb, 173 prot, 55,8...

arnob85‎, 12-01-2020 12:44 PM
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How Are My Supplements

21, Male, 6'3 193 lb Here's what I take daily: l-citrulline dl-malate - 2000mg Creatine Monohydrate - 4800 mg Creatine Pyruvate - 51 mg Creatine Alphaketoglutarate (AKG) - 150 mg

billockdj‎, 11-09-2020 04:07 PM
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Anyone hear about the dirt deficiency in our diets?

Like apparently humans use to naturally eat more dirt, just dirt that wasnt washed off of their fruits and vegetables, and how that dirt carried a lot of minerals that were beneficial to our minds and bodies. Fast forward and now we try to make sure we clean everything before we eat, leading us...

BlackJack619‎, 11-13-2020 10:28 AM
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Wink Since BCAAs are said useless what would be a good zero calorie fruit drink mix?

I’ve read on forums and the general idea is that BCAAs are useless if you get enough of the right foods which most of us do (yeah I’m sure there’s a few of you who would argue that) but overall what’s a good tasting drink mix that’s not any more unhealthy than a BCAA mix. I want something cheaper...

bossmantyler‎, 11-29-2020 09:19 PM
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Gaining weight

Alright guys I’ve been on a bulk since feb 3rd when I weighed 136 pounds to my current weight now at 148.5. I’ve been doing 0.5 a week so a lean bulk. I’m trying to hit 155 before I cut to 145. Now I’m struggling badly to get those last 7 pounds it seems. This is my moving averages for this month...

Calikid32190‎, 09-30-2020 08:43 PM
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bulk or cut?

I haven't lifted for 2 months and have lost a load of weight. im getting back into training starting today but was wondering if the best route nutrition wise is to bulk, or keep do a 'recomp' and lose a bit more fat? cheers in advance

CheekyCuntt‎, 11-05-2020 01:01 AM
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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, 11-22-2020 08:32 PM
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Registered Dietitian with Bodybuilding Experience

Anybody know one in Canada?

conradfield‎, 11-27-2020 10:06 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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Not hungry in the morning? Slow metabolism?

Hey yall I'm 22 years old and I'm currently trying to bulk. I've been lifting for three years but only seriously for the past year or so. The past month I've gone balls to the wall. 8 Am wake ups, cold showers, semen retention, lifting hard, etc. I noticed I don't have much of an appetite in the...

cooledwhip‎, 12-01-2020 07:58 AM
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Nutrition While Sick

My throat was hurting and my tonsils swelled up like a balloon. I ended up walking over to the minute clinic and tested positive for strep (thankfully not covid). I’ve felt drained and it’s been nearly impossible to eat. The guy that runs my program said this “Don't stress it and force feed...

CTrinder‎, 11-05-2020 02:34 PM
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Advice on what to do

QHi so my gym opened back up around June and I started my basic lifts from scratch while on a cut (182 lbs to 162 lbs) my lifts have been plateauing for a number of weeks on this cut. Bench 155 lbs Squat 245 lbs (had to take some time off after an injury) Deadlift 315 lbs Ohp 125 lbs Right now...

dannyboy1st‎, 11-07-2020 12:34 PM
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