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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: 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: 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: 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://mytdee.com/ Keep in mind this number is only an estimate. What your real TDEE is can be found out...

Mrpb‎, 02-02-2017 08:49 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: 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: 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: 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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Rate my diet plan(carb cycling with HIIT)

Hi. Can i have some feedback with this diet plan I've came up with to lose fat. Stats: 6'3 14st4 (down from over 18st!) 22 y.o Train 5 days a week, two rest days from weights(HIIT) Active job, heavy weight sessions.

LeeG22‎, Today 12:54 PM
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Food Faceoff Australian Vs. Mexican Finals

Below are the top 6 voted on Australian/Mexican dishes for the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place food/dish for today's Finals. Burrito Fish Tacos

boo99‎, Today 01:11 PM
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What should macros be for me?

So over the course of my venture to gain muscle, lose fat, and get to where I want to be, I have made a lot of nutritional key differences. I'm trying to stay within a certain macro set, hitting calories (the sum of carbs, fats, proteins) and things have been better. I've identified my body...

Clettig90‎, 04-28-2017 06:34 PM
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Is 1g protein/pound body weight really necessary?

Is 1g protein/pound body weight really necessary?

Mariah277‎, 04-28-2017 10:44 AM
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1700 calories to lose fat?

I am 27 years old, male, 5'7. I am currently 177 and my goal is to get to 160 FAST! So how about 1700 cals a day?

MrHulk2018‎, Today 12:25 PM
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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver nutrition?

Anyone know what diet Robert De Niro was on for the movie Taxi Driver? According to a youtube comment on one of Taxi Driver workouts clip: ''De Niro lost 13kg and dropped 10% bodyfat in 12 weeks for this role prior to filming with a final weight of 62kg (135lbs) at a height of 5'9". He further...

OAD1233‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Is it true that diet soda makes you more hungry?

176, 5'8, 30% bf, Been trying to cut, I've been counting everything and on a normal day left to my own devices I seem to eat about 3600 Cal's...but when I try to cut at 2000, I feel sick and weak to where I just want to lay in bed all day, there is no way I can work out when I feel like that. I...

Lercin‎, Today 04:57 AM
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Macro Setup

Greetings All! I am attempting to do a clean bulk. My current weight is around 170-173 and I am 6 foot. I workout 4 days a week and will start using the Fierce 5 Upper/Lower Program next week. Other than that I'm pretty sedentary (student, job is at a desk too). With that I am...

TxMRF‎, Yesterday 08:20 PM
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eating more! help

I'll apologise in advance as this sounds like a stupid question as I'm writing it but it's something I need to ask. I'm wanting to put some muscle on, not massive amounts but some as I'm not very muscular at all. Obviously muscle weighs more than fat I understand this so I know the number on...

jigglyjim‎, Today 07:04 AM
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300 cal beginner surplus too much or too little?

Started working out a few months ago and want to know if 300 cals surplus is too much or little. I'm 5,8 and trying to grow some muscles without gaining too much fat.

Michealx‎, Yesterday 07:13 PM
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Bulking and non-workout days

So I'm on Stronglift 5x5 and I'm bulking and so far so good only 2 weeks in but. I have an issue where basically I end up not eating much unless I'm counting what I eat so when I actually count I can get about 2.5k+ calories a day but I haven't been counting on off days so I end up only eating 2...

DannyRyu01‎, Today 06:48 AM
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Help with diet

I'm trying to clean bulk I weigh 140 pounds and I am 5'11" with 10% body fat. I need help coming up with a good clean diet plan with all the essential macros. I tried making a diet myself but reading different articles/threads confused me.

Premo90‎, Today 10:59 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 10:12 AM
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Requesting Nutrition Plan - Pay If Needed

Hello. I am 15 years old and i have been working out for 6 months. I have been crushing it in the gym, but haven't been seeing the results I would of wanted to see by now and I have a feeling that is because of my nutrition. When I am looking for nutrition plans online, or from online coaches, I...

BenDon123‎, Today 10:20 AM
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How long does it take carbs to be available as energy?

I am curious if there would be any benefit to adding some carbs 1-2 hours before ~2 hour olympic lifting sessions I have on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am currently eating a deficit and low carb diet, around 50-60 carbs per day. I am not in keto likely due to high protein in addition to the...

Jisoku‎, Today 10:07 AM
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Question How do you cut sugar intake? Is my goal wrong?

Hey, I created my first ever macro programme and started recording everything I ate almost exactly a week ago. I've been using MyFitnessPal for this, which generated a lot of nutrient targets in addition to my macro targets (protein, carbs, fats and calories). I noticed a few things like how...

HeindrichJin‎, Today 06:48 AM
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Never feeling satisfied

Long story short, I never feel satisfied with food. I recently finished a diet in which i lost a lot of weight and I now look great but since i have finished the diet (2 days ago) I havent stopped eating. I have been reading a lot about the psychology of dieting and I used to be a binger,...

Alwayshungry300‎, Yesterday 03:08 PM
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I'm 24 and Weigh the same as when I was a Teenager..

I posted this picture here 7 years ago when I was 17 and asking for weight gain advice. Now I'm 24 and still the same size. 5'5, 110 pounds. I'm finally fed up enough to the point that I'm actually doing something about it after all this time. I can't be in my mid 20s and be this size, its...

cx92‎, 04-28-2017 01:44 PM
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Protein bars with no carbs or fat

Hi all, I always wanted to cut the cost of overpriced protein/energy bars. So there's tons off recipes out there using coconut flour, almond butter, nuts, etc etc etc. But here's the caveat. I have 22lbs of protein powder sitting around, and on some late nights I get buzzed and want something...

phenolholic‎, Today 01:41 AM
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Thumbs up Not sure if i should cut or bulk

In clothes i look thin everyone is telling me i need to bulk but without a shirt on im fat i dont have much muscle either and i always here you need to be under 15 percent to bulk im not sure im under that or not i just recently went from 103 kilos down to 72 so i know how to track calories and...

Fatboyslim98‎, Today 12:58 AM
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Won't be able to lift for a month

Hi guys, what would the best eating approach be assuming that I wouldn't be able to hit the gym for a month. I am currently at unhappy levels of bodyfat but I have a decent amount of muscle. Should I try to eat at a deficit to try to drop bodyfat but lose muscle mass or eat at a surplus in order to...

IBgrind‎, Yesterday 05:19 AM
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Question How long does it take to know if dairy/whey protein causes acne for you?

Hey guys, I had pretty bad acne from ~16 to 23 years old... I am now 28 years old and my skin has been relatively calm for so long I stopped thinking about and noticing the occasional spots that show up. I started a lifestyle change just over a month ago, including eating healthy and going to...

HeindrichJin‎, Yesterday 06:54 AM
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Bulking Weight Gain

Just Wanted to ask if my bulking is going fine? Do I need to cut back? or What? Attempting to clean bulk although i did have a problem in week 2. Weeks are Sunday - Saturday April 1: 170.0 Avg. Week 1:169.8 Week 2: 171.8 (really unhealthy week in terms of food because of a conference i...

TxMRF‎, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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Question A bit lactose intolerant? Does it matter?

Hey guys, I've been on a high protein diet and monitoring my macros for almost a week now. Overall I feel great! :) I wish I was eating healthier all my life, cos I'm pretty sure I never even hit the RDA for protein for most of the time. Anyway one area of slight concern is... as part of a...

HeindrichJin‎, Yesterday 05:05 AM
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For those who try to maximise muscle protein synthesis

Disclaimer: for most hitting their daily protein requirement is the most important thing. This thread is about spreading your protein over the day in order to achieve optimal protein synthesis. These ideas have not been proven (yet) to make a meaningful difference for real world muscle gains. ...

Mrpb‎, 08-14-2014 05:56 AM
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