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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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"Main-gain" or cut?

https://imgur.com/a/S1xGG64 Not sure what to do next. Been cutting for a while and I definitely can see my chest and lats way better than I originally started. I do have some low back and abdomen fat but I don't like how small I look while fully clothed. Should I just cut more and bulk when I'm...

metallick‎, 01-05-2021 08:13 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 11:12 AM
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2 Week Meal Plan Spreadsheet

I made a spreadsheet for bulking, cutting, or maintenance. Basically just wanted to make a meal plan for 2 weeks so I would not be eating the same thing everyday. I tried searching online to find set meal plans to fit macros but you either have to buy their plan, or they just list a 1 day sample...

spranks‎, 02-01-2016 11:03 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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2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are now available

I've been waiting all of 2020 for this, lol. I have not gone through it yet as it was just released today I believe. I plan to go through it this weekend and update my nutrition course accordingly. If this isn't addressed by then I'll post a list of any significant change and I'll also mention if I...

Heisman2‎, 12-29-2020 10:46 AM
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20g of carbs vs 50g of carbs a day?

Hi guys, I've noticed that some people recommend having 20g of carbs or less per day while on keto but others have suggested that it can be 50g. Is there any weight loss advantage to having 20g of carbs instead of 50g? is fat loss faster on 20g? Thanks

northwestmuscle‎, 01-07-2021 10:10 AM
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2300KCAL - 50 YO is that enough? What cals you on please?

I am 6ft naturally thin... about 210lbs now is 2300 kcal enough? I lost around 7lbs doing 1800kcal but I wander what to do to look a little more pumped? Max volume. 2 days a week full body compound - 4/5 exercises quite intense 2 days a week a very fast 3.7 mile walk.

Stormbitch‎, 01-02-2021 05:24 AM
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A better post workout meal you won’t find

One of my go to’s.

meloncap78‎, 01-01-2021 05:58 PM
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A question about bulking and cutting

So I’m currently restarting the gym once again. I’m 5’7 and 157 pounds and assuming I should bulk to around 170. However I was wondering how long my bill should be before I start cutting, in the past I was an avid gym goer and seemed fit enough, so I was wondering would a smaller bulk help instead...

Cmold24‎, 01-07-2021 01:02 PM
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Smile Advice for a begineer

Hey everyone I am a gym newbie. I have been going about a month - 6 days a week. I do a three day split of chest and tris, back and bis and legs. I do abs whenever they aren't sore. I feel like I push hard in workouts and try and mix it up. I weigh about 70kg and I'm 5,9. I eat 1600 calories a day...

Donners1‎, 01-16-2021 05:15 PM
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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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Smile Amost set: does cardio count towards deficit?

Guys! Thanks to you and the stickies I calculated TDEE, daily caloric intake and minimums if pro/fat. All I need to know now is whether this deficit includes cardio. In the sense that, e.g. my TDEE is 2,500kcal (I chose light exercise 1-3 days per week in the calculator). I am starting with a...

worldisnice‎, 01-01-2021 12:19 AM
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Anxiety and rennovating

I can't eat properly, I can't sleep and my poor kids don't know what's wrong with me. I feel so stupid about it... any tips??? ow do you usually cope with anxiety like this.

happy06maker‎, 12-20-2020 07:49 PM
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Anyone try Vince Gironda's steak and eggs diet?

I followed it to a T a few years back, nothing seemed to work as fast for ease of fat loss (simplicity of diet). I did notice once i was able to see a good outline of my abs i'd get stuck...to get that hard look i added about 40-50 grams of clean carbs a day. This was at age 42, even at 46 it...

stalkyoso‎, 01-18-2021 03:42 PM
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Are naps beneficial to muscle repair/growth?

I know sleeping is one of the most important things to do to repair and grow muscles but do short 1-3 hour naps do the same to a lesser extent?

xpin2winx‎, 03-19-2010 07:55 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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Bulk , cut or recomp

Hi I am 19% body fat, been training for 8 years or more but never really did a bulking phase, just been going up and down in body fat so cutting nearly all of the year, Question is should i bulk cut or recomp? Not worried about getting a 6 pack as im 38 and just want to put on size...

mikey11111‎, 01-18-2021 07:43 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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Calories absorption form food

Hi Guys, I'm writing to get your tips if there is something like maximum 'calories absorption' for body? To be more precise, as we know 1 lbs of body fat contains 3500 kcal, so that should mean if I eat 3500 kcal over my daily needs I'll get 1 lbs of fat in my body. Is it true? Let's suppose...

Topi1‎, 01-09-2021 07:54 PM
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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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Can you compensate the negative affects of cardio by simply eating more??

I’m a competitive tennis player, some semi professional experience and former college player, and play about 17-23 hours a week. Tennis at a high level is pretty high intensity cardiovascular activity.... on top of that I’ve been doing an hour of endurance training (running, cycling sessions) every...

troyparsons‎, 01-11-2021 08:35 PM
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Canned chicken, tuna & sardines. Do you buy economy or expensive?

I might buy up to 24 cans of chicken, tuna or sardines at one time. These are the hockey puck sized cans with about 20 grams of protein. Keep some at home, some at work, some in my vehicles. They usually cost around $1. I see other cans that run about $2.50. Just wondered what kind you guys...

paulinkansas‎, 12-16-2020 11:57 AM
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Check out this surprisingly fresh and sweet smoothie

Smoothy 1 42g Spinach - 10 3 Clementines - 120 100g Cucumber - 15 35g Beetroot - 15 100g Peas, Carrots, Beans - 58 30g butternut squash - 15 30g sliced peppers - 25 100g Advocado - 160

Stormbitch‎, 01-17-2021 10:54 AM
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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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Cut fast or slow to maintain muscle?

Getting to be cut time over here. What's the way to go -- higher deficit for a short time, or smaller deficit for longer? Looking to maintain muscle as much as possible, will keep protein high regardless.

colontos‎, 01-09-2021 06:00 PM
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