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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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** ~ 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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Question 1g Protien per pound of bodyweight or goal body weight?

Hi, I've read some contradictions on whether you should consume 1g per body weight or 1g per goal body weight. So if you weigh 150lb consuming 150g would be eating 1g per body weight If you weigh 150lb and your goal is 165lb then you'd consume 165g of protein (eating goal body weight) ...

xXGreenXx90‎, 11-04-2020 02:38 PM
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8 Awesome Tips About Green Ape CBD Gummies From Unlikely Sources

Green Ape CBD Gummies Actual Benefits The CBD is answerable for the oil of joints and muscles, which further improves the versatility and adaptability of joints, permitting an individual to accomplish more actual exercises. It is additionally liable for controlling glucose levels and pulse to be...

JamaesJoy‎, 11-27-2020 09:23 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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All liquid diet for cutting? Help please

So I've been lifting for years, I'm 6'2, roughly 240 pounds. Decent muscle mass but definitely need to lose fat. Id say I'm sitting at 25% bf now. Anyways I'm about to start cutting weight and wanted some critique on this diet I want to try. Basically my plan is to make one giant shake and drink...

meatwad4343‎, 10-30-2020 08:04 PM
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Any benefits to high fat cheat meals?

Hey guys I’m well into my cut (4.5 months) and I usually have a 2000+ calorie cheat meal every month. This time I’ve divided it into 2 days at 1000 calories over maintenance each day. I know what to expect in regards to water retention and potentially gaining a little fat, I’m not really...

kauseemcee‎, 11-08-2020 03:53 AM
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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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are my genetics terrible for bodybuilding

to describe my set of genetics, i build muscle more easily than most people. but when cutting i cannot lose more than 1/2lb per week without a ton of muscle loss even at a bodyfat of as high as 18%. like if i eat a 600 calorie deficit i lose 1-1.25lb of muscle/week. does this mean i will lose...

kenneyj889‎, 11-07-2020 08:06 PM
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Are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year?

I know its kind of uncool these days to celebrate Thanksgiving thanks to virtue signallers. Plus with lockdown orders in many places i know you are supposed to keep it down from previous years. In my state the governor has mandated that nobody but him and his friends can group up more than 10...

desslok‎, 11-24-2020 01:34 PM
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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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Best kind of Banh Mi?

Going to a legit Banh Mi place later today. I just realized they actually have a ton of options. I have only had them before when I had a Viet Namese coworker who would bring them in and i thought there was only one type. The type he got had i think a couple types of fatty pork and pate. But it...

desslok‎, 11-07-2020 12:12 PM
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Bodyfat question?

Hey everyone, this may be a stupid question but is it possible to calculate how much muscle ones frame would require to maintain 9-10% bodyfat?

goldenerafan‎, 11-27-2020 06:35 AM
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Broke leg :( Need some diet advice

Well $hit happens and I broke my tibia clean and shattered my fibula, so am pretty immobile for the next 3-6 months. I was currently on a slow clean bulk, but have a very high metabolism and do a lot of cardio sports along w 3x Fierce 5x5, so often find it hard to put on weight in general. Now that...

maKINGwaffles‎, 11-25-2020 06:27 PM
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Building muscle at maintenance or just go in to a surplus?

Hi, is it actually possible to change your body composition significantly at maintenance or is it just best to eat at a slight surplus I’ve asked on the forums before about what I should personally do but I’ve done some looking around and I get very mixed answers.

Damon628‎, 10-28-2020 06:48 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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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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Bulking help!

Sorry if this is the wrong place. I have been trying to put on weight. Im 6'2 195 lbsish. I get at least 3500 calories a day and sometimes more. every morning I wake up around 194 when the night before I weigh around 202 or more. How am I losing so much weight when I sleep and what can I do? Any...

kingpiccolo‎, 11-07-2020 07:25 PM
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Bulking with minimal BF increase--possible?

Hi all, I am a relative 50 yo noob started lifting July 2019. Since Covid been doing DB workouts at home as well as Peloton for cardio. My weight was 123lbs over summer and I am macro based trying to increase. I am up to 132 with 191C, 40F, and 201P daily. to be honest I dont even get 40g Fat...

njneh‎, 11-11-2020 05:59 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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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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carbonation and calcium...

I swear I had 'known' from years back that carbonation negatively effected calcium absorption in the body... passed this info on to a friend recently who drank a lot of carbonated water. Friend said wasn't true. I told them look it up... they did... told me wasn't true... I now looked up and it...

wrestled‎, 11-24-2020 05:21 PM
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Carbs, Thirst, Morning Glucose?

If you eat high carb, how often do you wake up to drink/pee during the night? It seems that the more carbs I eat, the more this happens. I thought maybe I had diabetes so got tested as well as bought a personal glucometer. Fasting sugars are always between 105-115. It's weird, but when I'm...

oso0690‎, 10-24-2020 04:15 AM
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Cereal from market better or only oats better???

i love cereal but dont know it's good or not pls help me, thank you guys

DatIsBroke123‎, Yesterday 05:21 AM
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Chicken and brown rice

I know chicken and brown rice is good to eat when working out. Is it good for cutting? I know the whole idea of cutting is to be in a caloric deficit but do some people eat chicken and brown rice for their meals when cutting?

JustinSmith52‎, Yesterday 11:56 PM
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Difference of a surplus in bulking

Hey guys, recently I started bulking. First thing I did was I calculated my maitainance calories in various websites and based on my weight, height and activity level it was around 2900-3000 kcal per day. Question - is there a big difference in a small surplus (100-200kcal) vs big surplus...

jeremybra‎, Yesterday 06:15 AM
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