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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Am I Skinny-Fat?!?

What's up guys? I've decided to get into lifting via the program Starting Strength. However, I'm concerned about how my diet should look. I want to be able to see myself gaining mass, but as muscle and not fat. However, I may be fat now and I don't even know it! If you guys could assist me a bit...

Byzaanta‎, Today 09:27 PM
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Are my macros ok?

I eat approximately: 190g of protein 150g of carbs 100g of fat Should i lower the protein and fat or is it good enough? I weight around 165kg. and aim for 2550cals.

JenkkaGG‎, Today 09:34 PM
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Food Faceoff: English Grub 4

Below are 12 foods of England. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Eton Mess Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce

boo99‎, Today 04:37 PM
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What are your thoughts on turkey bacon

As I sit here eating a piece of turkey bacon(since my husband ate the last of the eggs) I wonder how good it really is for me. I'm not trying to be a bodybuilder but I am looking to gain a little bit of muscle and loose some fat.

amberbirgen‎, 01-20-2011 09:22 AM
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Canned Salmon Every Day

Sup Guys Just read some info about canned Salmon VS Canned Tuna, and being a canned salmon-lover, I wanted to get some input. Apparently the average mercury content for canned tuna is about .35 ppm, whereas canned salmon averages about .01-.02, making the canned tuna about 30 times more...

AdamWW‎, 08-26-2011 03:00 PM
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Do you really need to EAT a calorie surplus to gain muscle?

There seem to be two opposing views on how much you need to eat to gain muscle : 1) You must eat a calorie surplus to gain muscle. 2) You only need to eat enough calories to get through your workouts comfortably, if you need more calories to build muscle your body will take it from fat. ...

whitedragon101‎, 07-14-2011 06:45 AM
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Smile In and out burger double calories (what makes it)

So I am completely addicted to In and Out burger double. Buy four of them and eat two in two hours and the other two in another two hours. Crazy good calories, clean and clean food (a dream). Also my maintaince is 4,334 and if I don't get there then I don't gain muscle. Anyways, I want to know...

GeneticMuscle‎, Today 08:36 AM
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Frustrated new guy with a question...

Okay, need some cutting advice. I weigh between 225 and 230. I am 43, 6'0". I used the IIFYM, it has me at 2100 to cut, that's lifting 3x a week, heavy. I do not skip the deadlift. I am up to 285 for sets of 10, as an example. I added in cardio, the last two weeks. I like to climb the stairs...

810Bourne‎, Today 07:41 AM
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Trying to bulk, add muscle and strength...what do you think of meals today?

Hey guys ... 29, 150lbs, 5'10 Just started working out again after a very long time off...I'm on the slim/athletic side and I'm looking to add some serious muscle. What are your thoughts on my meal plan for today? This is aimed at strictly a bulking regime, lifting heavy weights with very...

Nihl‎, 06-13-2017 07:59 PM
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Question Carb cycling advice for a beginner?

I want to start carb cycling, but I'm having trouble setting up a program for myself. I haven't found much of anything useful in my research, so I thought I'd come here to ask advice. What sorts of macro percentages should I potentially start with? How can I still carb cycle when eating in a...

shewillexercise‎, Today 10:47 AM
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Unhappy Good nutrition, moderate training, incredible tirednes

Good evening, 6 days ago I was back at the gym after not having trained for around 1 year. The first two days were okay, despite feeling a bit tired after the workouts, and despite consuming pre-workouts before each session. So far I trained 3 days in a row, 1 day off, and 2 days in a row this...

dimitarfenech‎, Today 11:31 AM
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Still skinny but lower belly fat - cut, bulk or maintain? (Pics/lifts included)

I know this isn't uncommon, but my genetic body build that I inherited is mostly skinny (especially in arms and legs) with excess fat in my belly. I didn't work out at all in high school, so while I appeared thin in clothes I definitely had some fat on my belly. The summer before college I started...

joeboberson‎, Today 06:58 AM
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I need nutritional help

So for a while i havent exactly eatten healthy and have been trying to learn as much as i can about this whole body muilding scene. More just cause i want to be in good health and look pretty good to. Not like a superhero just some muscles with noticable definition. Regardless of how little. ...

scorpafied‎, Today 05:06 PM
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Meal Plan Advice

I've started this new meal plan on Monday and I would like some advice on it/help I'm 137 pounds morning-3 eggs and 1/2 cup oatmeal 11o clock (meal 2)- 4oz chicken, 1/2 cup rice and a sweet potato 4pm (meal 3)- 4oz chicken, 1/2 cup rice and sweet potato

jdog90‎, Today 05:17 PM
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17 y old first "Bulk" results

I would like some comments about my "bulk" as most of you clearly know more about this whole nutrition thing than me. I've been bulking for roughly 5/6 months, and its not a completly clean bulk, as i dont really have the life and the time to eat that many calories in quality food, so sometimes...

RuyPinilla‎, 04-29-2017 04:46 AM
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Zero-effort Decent Packed Lunches?

Hi there - I'm hoping for some help, because I'm not doing too well to be honest. Pretty hectic work and family life means I now get f-all time to take care of myself - I know I'm to blame and need to make more effort. I fail on nutrition because I never make time to cook or prepare decent lunches,...

Targent‎, 06-20-2017 12:33 AM
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Exclamation Starting StrongLifts 5x5 Soon ~ Calorie Recommendation (TDEE 2200)

I joined a local gym and plan on doing the 12 week StrongLifts beginner program (came highly recommended). My main goal is still to lose a bit more weight, mainly that annoying stubborn stomach/lower area and love handles. Any muscle increase at this point is just pure bonus. Do I increase...

ButtChew‎, Today 03:16 PM
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How to make oats?

I put it in water and boil for a few mins and i add banana honey and yogurt, im trying to eat 100g and its way too hard for me. I still find it bland and lets say its not i find a hard time consuming it in a little time as hav to head to work. Can i blend it? What do i need to add if so? Hw much...

Ram132G‎, 06-20-2017 02:37 AM
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Exclamation 1500 Calories 140 grams protein diet help!

Hey, I just started working out maybe 2 months now, nothing major just home workout cause no access to a gym. I'm what people would call Skinny-fat. I'm 18. 5ft 5 (I know am small, Genes..huh) Was 155lbs at the start now around 144lbs. I was looking for a good meal plan. Since i just strated am...

ClearedVirus‎, Today 07:04 AM
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Protein Intake

Hi. My goals are to increase muscle mass but at the same time I do play a lot of sports so my daily calorie intake is often between 3000-3500 a day (i'm 6ft 1", 175 lbs and 33 years of age). I've read a lot on forums that the maximum amount of protein the body needs is around 1g per 1lb of...

ZakWray‎, Today 12:31 PM
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Exclamation Advice on my caloric in-take

Age: 34 Height: 5'10" Weight: 180 (currently down from 190) Recommended calories to maintain: 2200 My current daily caloric limit: 1600 (-600 deficit) Main goal: Lose body fat, lean up, flat stomach. Not concerned with adding muscle. Current workout (pretty much all cardio) 30 minute...

ButtChew‎, Yesterday 02:46 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 10:12 AM
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How do you get your 150g protein per day?

I'm 6'3 75kg 18 years old, I live with my parents, I'm struggling to get 150g of protein everyday, and sometimes my parents get annoyed with my food habits and that one shouldn't spend so much money on food and stuff For breakfast I can have 30g protein easy with vegetables,oats,milk and cheese,...

wejdd‎, 06-20-2017 08:39 AM
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Newbie on here, any help would be greatly appreciated!

So I've been working out for a few months now and been noticing a few gains but not as much as I would like. I know my nutrition is the reason why I haven't gotten the results i want. I do take protein occasionally but not all the time. Should I purchase BCAA? Eat more carbs? Start a diet ? I'm 6'0...

AstroRealize‎, 06-19-2017 02:49 PM
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How bad is soy?

I eat these nature valley bars daily. It says it contains 10g of protein per serving which I thought was great for such a small bar and got it. I read the back and the source is soy. meh. If I eat one or two of these bars daily will it be bad for me? by that.. I mean, the talk about estrogen...

Akenji‎, 06-20-2017 04:32 AM
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