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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://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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Quaker "lower sugar" instant oatmeal - good choice?

I'd like to start adding oatmeal mixed with a scoop of whey into my meal planning rotation. Problem is, the only oatmeal I've ever eaten is the flavored Quaker instant packets that are loaded with sugar. I'm wondering if these are a good alternative. I need something I can quickly prepare in...

daveminnich‎, Today 11:25 AM
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Recommended epa/dha per day?

Been a few years since I've posed so bear with me. I know this info is posted 100x already on the forums but I'm having trouble figuring out the search function lol. Anyone have a good recommendation on how much epa/dha to consume per day? I'm supplementing with fish oil as epa and dha are...

Jcart159‎, Today 01:07 PM
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Thumbs up Healthy Drinks Other Than Water

What are healthy Drinks you can have besides water?

DECONQUISTADOR‎, 05-18-2018 09:23 PM
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2 meals a day

Hi So something I’ve been toying with lately is eating just twice a day. Anyone else do this and found I has improved things like digestion, energy etc? When I eat 3-6 meals a day I find I’m just not satisfied after meals and always waiting for the next meal which isn’t fun! But when I eat...

milliejake‎, Today 09:19 AM
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Frequently eating out - counting calories

Does anyone on here frequently eat out at various restaurants? If so, how do you keep track or even ballpark your calories? I eat out daily. Only the large chain restaurants have nutritional info, but I rarely go to the large chains. Usually the entrees I get are pretty generic names. For example,...

blue4123‎, Today 08:50 AM
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Need advice on PROATS

I cook my oatmeal in microwave taking 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter, and 1 scoop whey. Lately I notice I get a slightly painful poop the next day followed by continued farts. How do I know if the meal and protein is actually getting digested or not? I don't...

stevie2007‎, Yesterday 11:12 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 10:12 AM
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Food Faceoff: Picnic Finals

The top 10 Picnic food/dishes of the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place choices: Chicken Finger Sub Fudge Brownies

boo99‎, Yesterday 02:54 PM
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cheat meal/day bloat

After a big meal or day of cheating, how long does it take for you guys to completely drop the bloat or water retention off your body? On a cheat day, I gain 10-12lbs on water weight and it takes me a good week for the bloat to go away.

armz_ha‎, 05-08-2006 03:37 PM
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What do you guys do when you stop gaining weight?

Whaat doy ou guys do when you stop gaining weight? Im on keto right now and if i eat more i usually break my stall. What about the opposite?

xgjengen‎, Today 06:44 AM
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Travelling and Cutting

So, I am working on a large project which requires me to sit at a hotel out of town from Monday to Thursday. I have the gym membership down - I am paying to use a Gold's Gym in the area when I am here. On the food part, I have a microwave at the hotel and a pretty decent size fridge. What...

ahyp‎, Today 06:51 AM
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Macro ratio irrelevant or important?

Bros, Can you help me settle this once and for all?. Are macro ratios irrelevant? If I need 4kcals, and based on a weight of 100kg. If I get my minimum 0.8-1.5 g protein/lb lean body mass and minimum 0.4g fat/lb lean body mass, that equals to 1720 kals 4000-1720 = 2280 remaining cals. If I...

arianemati‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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Any benefit to adding salt to preworkout drink? Do you add salt to your PWO?

Does it really help with getting muscle pumps? How much would you add?

Neely47‎, Yesterday 12:44 PM
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Is it still recommended that protein intake increases when cutting?

Provided that I’m eating above the minimum recommended protein intake, is there any benefit to upping protein intake when cutting? I’ve actually done the opposite when going from bulking to cutting where my protein intake decreases but I’m always above the minimum regardless

tryingtobb‎, Yesterday 07:36 AM
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Which of these macros for my lean bulk?

Hi everyone, Looking for advice on my macros for a lean bulk. Lean bulk calorie requirement is 3200. Would you suggest option A or B? My Stats: 6'4" 200lbs 12-15%BF Option A: P250, C372, F80 Option B: P200, C422, F80

surfininsm‎, Yesterday 02:47 PM
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Going over macros to reach calorie requirement

I lose weight on 2900 calories a day with 300g carbs 115g fat 175g protein I've lost a fair chunk of fat in the last 10 weeks. I want to begin my bulk and I've gone into a maintenance phase for 2 weeks

Pete9393‎, Yesterday 04:16 PM
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Unhappy Guys. I have, literally, no idea what is going on!

Guys. I have, literally, no idea what is going on! The goal is to build some lean muscle mass.. I seem to be losing in areas i don't want to.. perhaps gaining too quickly in others.. fluctuations all over.. Am I in a deficit and need to increase kcals or am I im in too much of a surplus? the...

AdamCR‎, Today 02:23 AM
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Post Workout Drink After Main Body Part or Abs?

hey, my question may sound a little absurd but its really bugging for a lot if of time I usuall do Single Part Daily , and I Do abs after it but it takes me around half an hour to train my abs after my body part , so I was just thinking , am I delaying my protein intaking time , because if I am...

krishnasinghal‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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Shaker vs. bowl

Hello folks, I was wondering if there's any difference when mixing up contents in a high power blender vs. eating it out of a bowl. Let's say: - Oats - Yoghurt - Banana - Whey powder

Amsterdamned‎, Yesterday 11:11 AM
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4000 calories bulk?

I have been monitoring my weight gain over the past 10 weeks. At first I was gaining weight at approximately 1lbs per a week eating 3500 calories a day. However I been stalling at the same weight for a couple weeks now and am going to bump it up to 4500 calories a day. I have been reading posts and...

helpmepleaseeee‎, Yesterday 08:35 PM
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Gains with Restrictions

I'm 6'2 135lbs looking to gain weight with healthy food while on a diet. I can't eat dairy except relatively small amounts of cheese. Anyone have any suggestions for what high calorie foods I could eat on a budget to gain weight? (Also 20 not 48)

peteyb37‎, Yesterday 03:29 PM
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What are my Net Carbs

So I've been doing keto for about 2 weeks now and have been (trying) to stay under 10net carbs. I usually subtract carbs from fiber on MFP to get this number. WELL uhhhh so I had chia seed pudding and three of these low carb elevation bars from Aldi. Everything is logged correctly, but I'm...

Ketomeato‎, Yesterday 12:50 PM
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Beginner Diet Question

Hello, I am an ectomorph looking to put on some weight. I'm attempting to eat around 3200 calories a day. My macros are 472g of carbohydrates, 168 grams of protein, and 71 grams of fat. Does this seem reasonable? Any red flags with those macros?

johna2020‎, Yesterday 09:27 AM
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Food Faceoff: Picnic Semis

Below are the top 14 voted Picnic food items of the week in order of votes received. Choose up to 6 that you like for the Finals tomorrow: Chicken Finger Sub Italian Pinwheels

boo99‎, 05-19-2018 03:36 PM
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Growing on .5g to ,6g / lb protein intake?

On about 1/3 of my days I get about .6g/lb of protein, sometimes .5g/lb (The other days are at about .7g/lb). I know, not ideal. It's not a good excuse but I tend to like and eat a lot of fruits which messes up my ratios. I do get my surplus in every day though (3,200 cal or a little more). ...

AD1985‎, Yesterday 07:19 AM
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