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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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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Will running 2 miles every other day effect my ability to make gains?

Will running 2 miles every other day effect my ability to make gains if i eat back the calories i burned? are there any studies that have shown this to be the case?

1996wastheish‎, 01-21-2021 01:03 PM
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How to push from 170-200lbs

When I started lifting 3 years ago I was 130 pounds. Gained 40 in 2 years, have been stuck at 170 for the passed year. I’m eating as much as I was before but my weight is stagnant. Idk what to do Also lost 6 months gym time Feb-Aug for covid but my diet didn’t change.

2020visionz‎, 12-30-2020 04:58 PM
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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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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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Eat back calories burned from running?

I eat around 2400 calories a day. I run 6x a week and burn anywhere from 380-700 calories on my runs. Would i just add those back into my fitness pal and eat them back if i’m trying to just maintain my weight and not be in a deficit?

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 01-11-2021 06:26 AM
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Post Can 10% - 15% of my bulking diet come from bad foods?

Assuming I'm eating 10% above maintenance and 90% of my calories come from nutritious whole foods (fruits, veggies, nuts and whole cabs). Also I'm hitting my macros and tracking my calories to a tee. Can I indulge in processed foods every 3 - 4 days (chips, chocolate snacks and ice cream)? These...

AbdulazizSab‎, Yesterday 02:12 PM
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Chicken Feet Bone Broth Macros

Chicken Feet Bone Broth Macros So does anyone here know specifically what the macros/calories are for bone broth made solely from Chicken feet and Apple Cider Vinegar? I am having a hard time finding reliable numbers online. This seems to be a very niche item. It's highly nutrient dense, that's...

AdamFrostburg‎, 01-11-2021 03:43 PM
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Posting this from the ICU (srs)....

Went to ER Friday morning at 1am after 8 hours of severe stomach bloat, cramping, and pain radiating to my entire back. 9/10 level pain, constant for the entire time. CT showed stomach distended/overfull with fluid, which appeared to probably be leaking slowly into my abdomen. Blood work...

AdamWW‎, 01-09-2021 04:58 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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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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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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Post What foods to eat and what vitamins to supplement can enhance immunity and kill virus

Recently, due to the severe COVID-19 epidemic, in addition to waiting for the vaccine, you also need to improve your own resistance to resist the invasion of the virus. How should you eat food and supplement vitamins to improve your immunity? If there are ways to improve immunity, prevent...

andy168‎, 01-16-2021 09:24 AM
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Is whole wheat bread enough for my fiber and micronutrient intake?

I'm not meaning only by itself. I'm also having a wide array of veggies, usually rich in fiber. And I tought of switching from regular white bread to whole wheat, since it has much more fiber and slightly more protein (but 10g less carbs per 100 grams). I'll have 250 grams of it daily. I'm...

AndyBendy‎, 12-31-2020 02:19 AM
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Should I start maingaining/gaintaining/lean bulking

After a long 20 week cut, I am down from 93kgs to 71kgs. I've used to be pretty fat. I've never been leaner. The cut was really strict, losing about 1.1-1.2 kgs weekly. I dunno if I lost muscle, but I can build it back easily (in the following -current- pictures I have only 1 year and 2 months...

AndyBendy‎, 12-14-2020 10:40 PM
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Question Maingaining at 10-12% bodyfat impossible?

The myth of not being able to gain muscle and lose fat has been debunked many times. It's been shown that bulking only increases the rate of muscle gain, but is not a requirement. My question is, if you're already at a low bodyfat, is it damn near impossible to recomp provided that you're a...

Animal2692‎, 01-15-2021 08:14 AM
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Need a daily food plan

can someone propose a proper food plan to follow for someone like me who is having no free time to work out hard at gym, but doing a little workout when I am back home.

Asrish‎, 01-14-2021 02:02 AM
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Pain in mucels weeknens

I used to run in the past and swim hard to feel the chest muscles ,i created some body type that makes me a lot of problems I used to eat a lot of bread and just the high glycemic one helps me to fell good Cant eat pasta ,cant eat rice ,oats My mucles are not tensable my body looks likes gummy...

b55555‎, 01-13-2021 08:47 AM
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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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nutrition help

Hi everyone I started bodybuilding one and half year ago. And I have lots of question to ask. For example I don't know why I don't get pump and I'm so motivated I don't miss my work out but most of the time I feel that my body is not fresh and I feel weakness in my body specially in my legs. No...

beni75‎, 01-06-2021 02:43 AM
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Question Hardgainer nutritional help

Can anyone help me out with this question, I am wondering if my body can absorb all protein I eat in one sitting, I’m currently around 75kg’s and aiming for 210grams of protein/320grams of carbs a day for building muscle with a good workout schedule. Often ill eat a 50-60gram protein meal with a...

bguesty22‎, 01-20-2021 02:42 AM
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Caloric intake when having Covid

I think it’s gonna be a week til I train again Any idea how to maintain size and strength I’m 102kg don’t want to drop

bheast69‎, 12-26-2020 10:48 AM
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Arrow ketones benefits ?

What are the benefits of ketones for bodybuilding?

Body2021‎, 01-09-2021 08:55 AM
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Eating 99% of your cabs and fats in one meal?

Hi I have used intermittent fasting for cutting because i found that it helped tremendously with managing cravings, i eventually went on to doing OMAD which i found worked even better for managing cravings, now i have finished cutting i want to slowly start gaining again however i still enjoy...

Brahfessa‎, 01-03-2021 12:34 PM
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Reverse dieting

Been eating around 1200 calories daily for the last 5 years not knowing that when I lost weight 5 years ago I should have went back to a maintenance. I can only loose any type of weight or see any results if I eat like 900-800 calories. I am now slowly reverse dieting my way up to 2000 maintenance...

breegnar‎, 01-07-2021 05:01 PM
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