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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Low-carb and performance.

Hey all! I was looking over the stickies once more before finalizing my macros, and noted that besides protein and fat minimum requirements, there is nothing as such about carb intake. I hit my 0.7g per pound for protein and 0.4g per pound for fat. What do the stickies mean where they say that...

worldisnice‎, 12-22-2020 12:00 PM
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Talking Water intake

Hello! So I just bought a 2 Liter re-fillable drinking bottle (a bit more than half a gallon capacity) so that maybe I will reach my daily 3 liter water intake requirement. My question is: if I fill this 2 liter bottle with 250ml sugar-free lemon squash + 1.75 Liters water instead of just water,...

krisdimi‎, 12-23-2020 08:36 AM
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Constipation while on high protein?

So I'm currently taking in between 17 and 1900 cals a day, with about 160-180g protein via lean ground beef, eggs, and whey protein powder. I'm currently on a cut. I am dealing with constipation. Is this normal? How do you guys deal with it?

AdamFrostburg‎, 12-22-2020 02:02 PM
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Bad cholesterol levels

Just had my yearly health check and all came back normal but bad cholesterol levels were a bit high. Any ideas how to get it down to normal levels? My usual diet is as follows: Supplements: Omega 3, Multivitamin, Vit D 5000iu, Biotin 5000mcg, Vit C 1000mg Diet includes bananas, whey...

periphery831‎, 12-23-2020 04:27 AM
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Recomp, or slight deficit

I’ve seen a lot of people like Greg doucette saying that you can maintain your weight but lose body fat as long as your progressive overloading, and that seems like a pretty good idea as long as your willing to stick to that for an extended period of time. But at the same time Ive seen people at...

doubletake11‎, 12-23-2020 06:22 AM
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Question Does running cause muscle loss?

I usually like to run around 25-30 min 4x a week. My cardio is usually around 3.5 mile runs at an 8 min pace so kinda hard but not to bad for me anymore. I was just wondering is it actually true cardio can cause muscle loss? I always eat more than I burn in a day and rn I may not be able to go to...

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 12-23-2020 06:07 AM
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What bf am i?

Hi all so I've been taking diet and training very seriously last 5 month or so and have posted new pics today on body space. I currently weigh 190 and I'm eating in a slight deficit while still pushing to progressive overload. I was wondering if you could give me an estimate of my current bf?

safcpaul‎, 12-23-2020 06:59 AM
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Plant based protein

Hit me up with the best sources (most protein to calorie ratio) of plant based protein Going to try full vegan diet for a few days just because why not and need to switch chicken breast, white fish, eggs+egg whites and salmon to something vegan Merry Christmas everyone

zatanoa‎, 12-25-2020 05:46 AM
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Weight Loss Help

I got way too heavy a few weeks back. So, I decided to start losing weight. I dropped my calories down to 2,350 and was able to drop over ten pounds. Now I've gone as low as 2,150ish, but I seem to be hitting a hard plateau. So, my first instinct is to lower my calories because I already lift...

North5evil‎, 12-25-2020 07:08 PM
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Question How many grams of protein do I actually need daily?

Hi everyone I was just wondering how many grams of protein do I need daily for optimal muscle development. Currently I am on 1g/lb of bodyweight .I've been lifting for about four years, lean bulking the entire time and I am 5'9" weighing around 175lbs.I normally post on /fit/ but their advise...

BeefSuepreme‎, 12-21-2020 08:37 PM
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Question Sodium count: does it matter?

Hey guys! Was wondering something today.. a bodybuilder friend of mine told me that he has slight weight fluctuations depending on the amount of sodium he consumes.. I started taking notice of my sodium amounts on MyFitnessPal and noted that sometimes I have 3,000 mg of sodium in a day and...

worldisnice‎, 12-25-2020 07:25 AM
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Agar Agar?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Molecular-Gastronomy-Bacon-Agar-Spaghetti/ What is the stuff? I've heard people use it as a diet food because it makes you feel fuller. Anyone ever cook with it? i guess you can make pasta, jello, and jellies out of it. will rep for any info on the stuff

100Day‎, 04-28-2011 12:19 AM
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I'm trying a paid program. Need possible replacement meal plan.

I'm doing the Athlean-X AX1 program. I just completed the first day. I need suggestions on meal replacements though, preferably with something in line with the program. I would rather not veer away from the program, despite what opinions people may have. I just don't have the sort of budget to buy...

Regality‎, 12-27-2020 12:11 AM
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Is this to many calories to maintain (female)?

Hi everyone! My stats as of now are 21 years old, 132-133 pounds, and am 5’8. I was looking to start eating around 2,400 calories a day to maintain my current weight. My activity is; 4 days a week 25-30 min cardio sessions (3.5 mile runs), Lifitng 6x a week, and Walkimg 10000k steps + everyday. Do...

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 12-27-2020 05:53 AM
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Cool Feeling full all the time

Hey there! This might sound ridiculous to you, but I am cutting at just a bit over 1,900 kcals per day and feel like I'm gonna explode after some meals. Macros are 220c 131p 56f. I started incorporating foods like avocados and oatmeal to boost my fiber intake (because it was too low), and after...

worldisnice‎, 12-28-2020 05:06 AM
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High fat keto diet vs high protein low carb diet?

Hi guys, Which diet is more optimal for losing weight? A keto diet that's high in fat? or a diet that's higher in protein but still low carb? Which have you seen better results on? Thanks

northwestmuscle‎, 12-27-2020 10:15 AM
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I will be eating ham for the rest of the week

I got me a big a$$ Kirkland spiral ham from Costco. I'll be eating that for a while. How is the quality of protein from processed ham?

Robosco‎, 12-11-2016 05:57 AM
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Stuck on what to do

Hey guys, Hope you're all well, healthy and safe. I seek for a word of advice in a pretty desperate time, as I feel this is going to drive me insane. I'm a 23 year old male. 6ft tall, weigh around 164 Lbs. I've started at-home exercises as have no access to a gym and have been doing...

AndrewEve‎, 12-28-2020 09:47 AM
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2,800 Calories (Female)

Hi everyone. To start off I am a 5’8 around 132 pound girl and can be considered an ectomorph for sure. I would consider myself very active. Cardio (4x a week, 3-3.5 mile runs) (Usually only burn 335 cals from the run) Weight Lifting 6x a week and getting 10k-11k steps a day. On my cardio days...

AL459‎, 12-28-2020 07:02 PM
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Skinny

Hey, I am Skinny my weight is 60 KG and my height is 5'10 I need to put on some weight but can't figure it out. Tried eating a lot used 2 supplements Muscle TECH 22lbs and InnerArmor! but not that much impressive results anyone here please suggest me something! The only problem I can face that...

Ksteevyla‎, 11-30-2020 03:25 PM
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Post What foods to eat

Hello I'm working in losing fat don't know what foods to can anyone help.

nharo6904‎, 12-29-2020 08:28 AM
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Question Focus on losing more fat or recomping?

Following discussions I’ve followed on this section of the forum, I’m seriously considering doing a recomp instead of focusing on a calorie deficit. However, I want to make sure it is the right approach given my training status. I’ve been working out for 20 weeks, and dieting (deficit) for 16...

xuerebx‎, 12-29-2020 02:44 AM
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I simply cannot eat enough to put on weight... What am I doing wrong?

For the past three months I've been going balls to the wall trying to bulk and put on size. My only time commitments are to the gym, cooking, and the occasional physical therapist appt for my right leg (doesn't affect training). I know that I won't turn into a greek god in the matter of only...

cooledwhip‎, 12-28-2020 03:51 PM
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Exclamation Water retention

I recently competed in a men’s physique bodybuilding competition. I did a strict six week prep where my diet consisted of low carbs, low fats, and high protein. Peak week I did not eat more than 50g of carbs a day. The night before the comp I ate about 500g of carbs. Every since then my body has...

AlvinJRaines‎, 12-31-2020 05:27 AM
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Exclamation Macro and Calorie-counting in the EU as opposed to the US

Hey y'all! Interestingly, in the EU, macros are 'viewed' differently than the US. That is, for instance, here the labels almost always do NOT include fiber as part of the Carbohydrate content. To give you an example, a packet of grilled veggies from the EU has 36kcal, 0.2f, 5.5c (of which 5.2...

worldisnice‎, 12-31-2020 02:37 AM
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