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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 08:49 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 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: 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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Damnnn youuu gastritis!!!

Well, after 1.5 years of pain sadness and torture, i've been diagnosed with gastritis. (more tests results coming today). Abdomen is chronically distended, heat radiates from my whole mid section, and sometimes I burp fire like a dragon. Buttoned pants and wearing bras have become too painful...

slobey‎, 10-07-2011 08:31 AM
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Can too much protein

Can too much protein have a reverse effect or anything? On my diet critique I was told too much protein etc etc, and also had other questions of mine answered that are on similar topic. I often get mydaily calories from say a full fat protein shake as i find it an easy/filling/cheap way to getmy...

Harrryyy‎, Today 12:26 AM
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Keto vs IIFYM?

I am not looking for a quick fix and paid to have a IIFYM blue print done about a year ago. I followed the blue print but gained about 25 lbs over the year, I did get moved to a desk job and had a shoulder injury slowing down lifting. I am 5'9 and 330 doing 5X5 Stronglifts with a goal of...

dbkyser‎, Yesterday 10:10 PM
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Question Cheat days on keto

Is it ok to do this once a week? I tend to have Indian once a week and go for a mixed grill with no bread or other carby things. This is definitely better than my weekly pizza prior to the diet. I think I actually am addicted to fast food. I was craving pizza today but settled on getting Indian. I...

Lawrencepa‎, Yesterday 07:09 AM
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Food Faceoff: Soups 3

Below are 14 soups. Please choose up to 8: Bacon Split Pea Baked Potato

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:46 PM
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Stupid Question thread

Post here your silly, one-off nutrition and fitness related questions that perhaps don't deserve their own thread, and hopefully me or other members can help you out with it. This is the place for members to come and ask their ‘stupid questions’ without fear of retribution.

muruku‎, 12-17-2016 02:51 AM
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How bad is drinking 3-4 diet soda cans a day?

...provided one is eating well and making sure all micros and macros are met on a daily basis? I don't smoke or drink or have any other unhealthy addictions besides the soda addiction that I can't kick unfortunately. Thanks in adv.

Bulk4everHbb‎, Yesterday 07:48 PM
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New study suggests intermittent weight loss may be better than continuous weight loss

Interesting new study. I still need to read the full text but I thought I'd share it ahead since this topic gets discussed a lot. http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo2017206a.html?foxtrotcallback=true ...

Mrpb‎, Yesterday 11:26 AM
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1000 calorie cheat meal vs dividing 1000 calories over 7 days???

Im cutting on 2500 calories losing about 1.5lbs a week, I meal prep for 5 days a week and eat pretty lean foods, then on day 6 i eat 2500 calories of whatever foods, and day 7 i eat 3500 calories of whatever foods again (not all junk) When you start counting calories you realize how many...

Merc009‎, Yesterday 04:47 PM
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Why is it that I sleep better when I eat junk food at night?

When I eat a healthy dinner (lean meat, rice, veggies), and slightly under 2000 calories a day, I will sometimes not sleep very well, especially in the days following a squat workout. When I eat junk food (pizza or burgers/fries with ice cream), I will sleep like a baby and have energy to...

Iron5427‎, 09-18-2017 09:21 AM
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How to eat when travelling abroad?

Due to my job, I find myself traveling very often throughout the year (conferences, workshops, visits, courses abroad etc). It so happens I'm away for at least 3 months, + 1 month of vacation/christmas per year. I can consistently go to the gym and follow a proper diet for like 2-3 months, then I...

plumbis‎, 09-18-2017 05:17 PM
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Unhappy Gained some fat, food or training at fault?

Hello, for a bit of background, I started persistently lifting about 7-8 months ago, before that I only did cardio and moderate weights. Anyways, how I eat affects my body in confusing ways, I'll explain, but first let me give you my details. Age: 15 Weight: 169.6lbs height: 6ft3 bf%: around...

benedictg‎, Yesterday 04:21 PM
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Quick Steak Question

Hey guys I'm new to the forum. I wanted to incorporate some steak into my diet. I did research and it looks like sirloin tip, and top sirloin are the best. I'm looking for low fat high protein. I don't care if it's tough. My question is it looks like "choice" is the best to get, but when I look...

RJRod9‎, Yesterday 11:13 AM
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Casein instead of whey for pre-bed shake

I usually drink my usual whey, pb, oats and milk shake before bed, but I was wondering if replacing the whey with casein will get me better results over time.

burningcow‎, Yesterday 04:51 AM
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Massive cheat day

Started diet at 272 Currently at 206 Finishing at 195 I've been dieting for 15 weeks, and next month is when I planned to stop dieting for weight loss, I'm planning on going balls to the wall on my one cheat day and then the very next day going slightly below maintainance for a week (Reverse...

ChevroletMatt‎, 09-19-2017 04:51 AM
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Weight loss bulk question

With bulking season upon us, I had set a goal to add 2 lbs per month for 6 months which would put me at my goal weight of about 185. I just returned from 9 days in the back country elk hunting and lost almost 10 lbs. this now puts me closer to 23 lbs under my goal weight. Thoughts on if I should...

Vandeman17‎, Yesterday 12:40 PM
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General advice

Hi, all; just looking for some advice! Current stats: 28 yo, male, 5'4", 123.2 lbs. Goal: 138 lbs or so with lower bf% (pending bf test). Exercise: StrongLifts (week 4) MWF + pull downs on OHP days and abs all three days, jiu jitsu MWThF, a few miles of walking each week, desk job. -...

Pur3p3r50n‎, 09-19-2017 02:15 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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Exclamation Beginner- Nutrition help!

Hi all, I'm new both here and in the lifting game. I am a recovered anorexic 18 year old male who is having difficulty in both a routine and nutrition plan o follow. I am trying to ditch my old recovery habits like binging and so on and want to form a healthy lifestyle around building muscle and...

PIGGIES‎, Yesterday 11:20 AM
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124 lb -> 156 lb transformation. Unhappy with results, Should I cut?

So I have been lifting for about 5 years. I started out at ~124 lbs and am currently at around 156. I am 5'10". My lifts are 1rm 245 squat (I don't squat often), 220 bench 1rm, 285 1rm deadlift (don't train this too often either). I have been mostly focusing on my weighted pull ups recently....

katsu1550‎, Yesterday 04:03 AM
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Can too much protein make you fat? Refrased

Let me refrase my question. So I currently weigh 144 pounds and have 5% body fat. And today ive eaten about 250 grams of protein. But it is not bad foods. It's been grilled chicken, tuna, some carbs here and there, 2 protein shakes 1 in the morning 1 after the gym and my veggies.

BlakelyHughson‎, 07-28-2010 10:23 PM
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Nutrition Help Needed

Hello all, I was wondering if someone could help me with my nutrition. I am currently about 173 lbs, 5'7", and I am consuming about 173 p 250 c and 65 f. And I'm following the Modern Physique program. My goal is to get a nice set of rip abs , however my waist still retains a "fluffy muffin...

Nikmico‎, 09-19-2017 05:53 AM
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Hi I have a question Would I gain weight in fat if I have lots of grams of protein but it was under my maintenance calories? So let's say I had excess protein from shakes or something but I was still under my maintenance calories would I get fat? Because I've read excess protein can cause weight...

mirage1234‎, Yesterday 10:26 AM
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Food Faceoff: Soups 2

Below are 16 soups. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Bacon Sweet Potato Black Bean

boo99‎, 09-19-2017 04:46 PM
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Nutrition advice (am i on the right track?)

Hi, Im 31yo 165cm, 83kg@approx 20% bf using the US navy method. I want to cut down as low as possible before i start a bulking phase. Im on a PPLR split so i workout 5 or six days a week depending on where the rest days fall, each session is usually 90 minutes. My diet is as follows: 225g...

markodub‎, 09-19-2017 05:56 PM
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