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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: 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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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: 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 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: 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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Food Faceoff: Foods & Places 2

Below are 12 foods/drinks that share the name with a place. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Blue Hawaiian Boston Baked Beans

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:32 PM
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170g fat per DAY?!

My brother is 16 and currently bulking. He’s been messaging me most days what he’s eating and it’s a ridiculous amount of fat?! Yesterday he had 170g and a lot of it is through chocolate bars/microwave burgers(rustlers),crisps etc. He also has these 1,000 calories shakes made up of frozen...

elepink‎, Yesterday 01:38 PM
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Exclamation 18 year old male gaining weight/caloric surplus clarifications/questions

This involves weight gaining. I am now 18 years old, 5'11" and 146 pounds. I started at 130 and have been gaining weight with since July 6th, 2018. My maintenance for calories now is about 2600-2700 and its been almost a month since I've upped my calories by going into a caloric surplus of 3200...

JohnAlt8‎, Yesterday 05:34 PM
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Calculating caloric needs and needs

With all the calculators out there, things get complicated. I am a 405lb 47 yr old man that is trying to figure out what I need for calories to lose weight. I want to get down to 280lbs. Any help would be great

friartuck71‎, Yesterday 07:20 PM
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Surplus/Deficit...need some experienced opinions!

Hey guys, Let's say you're training appropriately, lifting heavy and smart, resting enough (by enough I mean 7-9 hours a night), if I am at or below maintenance, is there any way my body will gain any size whatsoever? I'm 18, 187cm and 85kg, my body seems to go through 4-5000 calories as...

jcampbell1510‎, Yesterday 07:21 PM
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A diet critique thread

Hi, Would appreciate some diet critique please. My main issue is getting enough protein into my diet with the amount of calories I have. I even struggle getting the minimum 0.7 grams per pound of bodyweight. Anybody got any comments on my diet and whether the macros are concerning? I...

leroyS‎, Yesterday 03:14 AM
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Food Faceoff: Foods & Places 1

This week you will be voting on Foods/drinks that have names with places. Below are 12 of these. Please choose up to 8 that you like:

boo99‎, 01-14-2019 05:18 PM
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Effects of sugar post workout?

I know that sugar is not good if your trying to be lean and muscular due to it causing an insulin spike, causing your calories to go straight to fat rather than muscle cell production. However I heard that sugar is beneficial and in fact better than just normal carbs post workout. Is this true? And...

Stevo756‎, Yesterday 02:03 PM
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Favorite bedtime muscle snack?

I’m having a cut up banana with a scoop of PB and a scoop of cottage cheese

LukeDuke79‎, 01-14-2019 07:32 PM
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Post Calorie deficit but not losing weight

Hey everybody, I've been dieting for a week now, started at 130 before and now circle around 128, here is my meal plan Non-workout days: 1 Protein shake : 103 kcal, 20 gr Protein 5 eggs : 315 kcal, 27,5 gr Protein 400 gr Low fat-Yoghurt: 140 kcal, 14 gr Protein 100 gr chicken breast: 165...

kanakas123‎, Yesterday 05:47 AM
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Talking 12 Week Cut Plan - Critique

Hi everyone, Since last September I've been bulking on approximately 3500 calories (264g protein, 392g carbs, 97g fat). I started on 185lbs and i'm currently sitting around 208lbs standing 6ft 1". On the 25th February I will start my 12 week cut, which will consist of the following diet plan;...

FJC92‎, Yesterday 04:44 AM
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Niacin for missed height?

I was a dumb teenager and I was “cutting” for a whole year in 2013 because I wanted to be shredded and I barely grew one inch that entire year at 14 years old when all other years I was averaging 2.5”/year. So my dad is 6’0 on the dot and I stopped growing at 5’10 3/4 when I turned 16. I...

btownyute‎, Yesterday 12:41 PM
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Bulking but losing weight... help!!!

Ok so I’m 18 5’ 11” and 156 lbs. so I started consistently lifting 3 days a week one week ago. I am doing 5x5 stronglifts program and sticking to a 2500 calorie bulking diet consisting of 220 g of protein, 200 g of carbs, and 40 g of fat. My starting lifts were 200 lb backsquat, 120 lb press, and...

ColsonG‎, Yesterday 09:49 AM
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Thumbs up Help reaching goal? (Pics)

http ://tinypic.com/r/xdw1l4/9 This is my goal. I'm wondering how does she have such a bulky lower half, but still manages to keep her waist/arms smaller and abs visible? Is there a certain macro ratio/calorie intake? (Deficit/surplus?)

erinholmes‎, Yesterday 09:48 AM
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Lower belly/belly pouch

Hello, i have lost tons of weight and for my height i seem to be kinda lean with my weight but i'm not..i'm lean everywhere except the lower belly, under the belly button. i'm 175cm and 67.5KG yet i still have a pooch protruding its not soft but quite hard, i can see my top 4 abs when i flex or...

swsko‎, Yesterday 08:20 AM
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Calorie Confusion

Hey guys, I know there's a lot of these threads out there but I'm having trouble nailing down my caloric intake for a lean bulk. I found that losing weight was a lot less stressful and easier than trying to gain at a slow rate (for me at least). I'm also ex-obese (used to weigh 300+), so I...

Nicksosure1‎, 01-11-2019 12:53 PM
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Sensitive stomach- How to deal with it.

As the title states I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with and continue living with a sensitive stomach. I have already went to the GI and they said it could be stress or might be IBS, but nothing conclusive. I am otherwise a healthy 28 yr old guy. I do not count calories, but eat...

Temple90‎, 01-12-2019 09:22 AM
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Bulking help

I have seen alot of posts about this recently but none of them are really relateable. Im currently 82kg/180lbs, 5ft 9in, 19 years old and about 15% bf and eating 3500kcal a day with a 2956kcal maintainance. Am i eating too much or too little? Any suggestions on what i could change?

sbull22‎, Yesterday 05:16 AM
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Counting Meat Or Chicken

Ok everyone says weigh raw. I've been doing this but using the raw calories in my total for the day. Example chicken breast 110 per 4oz times 4 is 440 calories. Cooked it says 187. So my question is after I cook it since it's now probably 12oz do I count for just 12 calories or do I...

leoslayer1‎, Yesterday 07:34 AM
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Carb Help?

hey guys, ive started my lifestyle change now and im eating around 1300 calories a day. im working out for at least 20 mins every day and im feeling great for it. my biggest struggle throughout this process however, has been my love of carbs. i miss rice, bread and pasta sooooo much! i was...

JMG1998‎, 01-13-2019 05:02 AM
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Lentils and Estrogen connection

Is there any? Any studies? I watched some video on youtube last night that said Beans/Lentils increase phytoestrogen in humans. Then again, it might be broscience so I decided to post about it on here Should I continue to eat them or ditch them?

GunplayRohaan‎, Yesterday 06:36 AM
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Unhappy getting 1 wisdom tooth out what do?

im currently bulking but after wisdom tooth surgery apparently its not recommended to lift a few days after, so for the mean time what do i do with my nutrition? do i keep bulking or maintain? recommend good foods too pls im making great progress currently and i feel like taking a break will screw...

ugandanbilly‎, Yesterday 12:35 AM
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Protein/fat macro

Once you've met your daily req for proteins/fats the guides say fill the remaining calories with carbs/what you want. Does it matter if you add more fats on? Like say daily fat was 60g, if you had an extra 30 or so with the remaining cals?

binfieldx‎, Yesterday 03:03 AM
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covering up your fats during diet?

hey guys just wondering, how do you cover up your fats during diet? usually i start off the day with cottage cheese, low fat quark, lean meats like turkey and chicken lots of vegetables and in the evening i always end up at about 30g of fat and forcefully eat peanuts to try to cover them...

zyzzfame‎, 01-13-2019 04:36 PM
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Gym bulking diet.

I am very new to gym only been working out a few weeks and would like any tips on my current diet. This is just a rough idea. Morning Either protein weetabix or french toast with 3 eggs and 3 slices of white bread. 20g protein chocolate shake. Snacks I just eat apples, grapes or...

max1926‎, 01-13-2019 01:18 PM
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