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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 09:35 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 01:10 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, 07-24-2011 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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** ~ 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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**Motivational Quote #4

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

Gelliebean1996‎, 08-06-2020 09:04 PM
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17 y/o 3000 calories a day?

I just started doing ICF 5x5 and plan on eating 3000 calories on my 3 lifting days and 4 rest days. (train mon, wed, fri). Should I lower the calories on rest days? I have a pretty high metabolism.

themanth3myth‎, 08-04-2020 11:55 PM
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17 year old wanting to build muscle and get toned.

I’m 17 and I wanna get muscular but I have no idea what to eat. My body fat percentage is 11.7% my height is 5 feet 7 inches, my weight is 136 lbs. I know that muscles are prepared at the gym but made in the kitchen so I need help getting my nutrition set up.

arturmel‎, 07-27-2020 03:35 PM
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24 hour fast two days a week?

Edit: This thread is about cutting. If my maintenance is 2300 and I fast twice a week for full 24 hours - and eat maintenance the other 5 days that would result in 4600 weekly deficit = 1.3lbs Let’s say I could deal with the hunger, would there be any other negative impacts like muscle loss?...

TryingBB‎, 07-13-2020 08:21 PM
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4000 calories a day bulking

Im 6 foot 2 196lbs and im bulking currently eating 4000 calories in order to put on about 0.5lb a week. Im not complaining because i love my food lol but just wondering if anybody else here has to eat so much food when bulking?

safcpaul‎, 07-30-2020 01:21 AM
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5AM workouts are killing me help =(

Whats up all, I'm an avid forum reader on here and I know there are some amazing minded people who got results and know their dos and don't. With that said I really really need some help to try to figure out the best way get fuel and have good energy to weight train early mornings. ...

TranceGoD‎, 07-30-2020 05:08 PM
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Advice about how to go from where I am (Gain or Lose)

Hello. I was hoping to get some advice on how I should proceed from where I currently am. Main Goal: Gaining as much muscle as possible for next summer Current Body: 30 years old, 5'11" and 210 pounds. Doctor told me I should be considered Obese at this weight although all my fat is located...

yamatailor‎, 07-27-2020 05:09 PM
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Advice for weight loss nutrition

Hello! First of all, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to post on this thread or the fat loss thread. But since I'm asking strictly about nutrition, I figured this one should be fine. I currently weigh 365lbs, with a goal weight of 199lbs by June 2022, and I've been on my weight loss journey for...

Klinikal‎, 07-16-2020 03:09 PM
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Smile Advice for weight loss nutrition?

Hi! First of all, I joined this forum today, and i dont want to leave soon because i learned so much today ! I am 18, 190cm, weight 90kg . In the quarantine, i didnt care so much what i was eating, and my activity was so bad, i was active maybe 2 times a week. I am little fatty now, and i think...

ivanovski22‎, 07-20-2020 01:54 PM
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Advice for weight loss nutrition??

Hello! First of all, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to post on this thread or the fat loss thread. But since I'm asking strictly about nutrition, I figured this one should be fine. I currently weigh 365lbs, with a goal weight of 199lbs by June 2022, and I've been on my weight loss journey for...

LennoxConner‎, 08-01-2020 03:44 AM
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Almost every morning I wake up like crap

Hey guys is this it natural to feel like crap every morning when you wake up when you don’t eat healthy? I rely too much on caffeine and drink a lot of sugary drinks like soda, energy drinks etc.. I quit energy drinks yesterday and today I feel really sluggish/groggy even though I had 8 hours of...

NLNFunKti0nz‎, 07-24-2020 06:39 AM
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Red face Alternatives to tuna?

Tuna is my favourite go-to protein source because it’s cheap, healthy and i can down it in seconds. However I limit myself to 1 a day because of the mercury. Are there any comparable alternatives that are quick, easy and cheap like tinned tuna?

Ironface‎, 08-05-2020 12:39 AM
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Appropriate Volume of Training for Fat Loss while Low-Carb Dieting

The prevailing orthodoxy here denounces "special" or "secret" diets that promise to deliver fast results, and reverts attention to the basics of maintaining a stable caloric deficit. I understand that, and am not endeavoring to circumvent that principle in deciding to go about this with a lower...

EliKoehn‎, 08-06-2020 02:42 PM
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Back in it after 8 years, have some questions

Hey y'all! Man, this brings back memories. Was an avid forum member back in 2007-2013 when I was 18-23 yrs old looking to really take my nutrition and weight lifting serious. Had a horrible leg accident and I lost my focus / was unable to workout for 3 years. After that was up, my pain and PTSD...

mpg5068‎, 07-30-2020 09:35 AM
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Beginner advice

Hi all. I’m male, 31 years old, 5’ 10 around 12 stone 2 and carrying belly fat with no real muscle, although not terrible etc. I have just joined a local gym and am about to start bodybuilding/weightlifting for the first time properly. What I want to do ideally is build chest and arms and lose body...

billcoys‎, 07-23-2020 10:56 AM
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Smile Breaking out of skinny-fat: size of deficit?

Morning All, So over the past two years or so I’ve steadily lost 50 pounds, from 220 to my current 170. I’m 5’11. Unfortunately, like lots of guys I did it totally the wrong way - severe calorie restriction (I was on 1400/day until recently), not lifting and a lot of cardio. As a result, my...

siempreadelante‎, 08-05-2020 02:29 AM
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Bulk or cut

Hey guys, Wanted to get advice on whether I should bulk or cut. Not trying to compete any time soon but just want a good muscular physique with reduced stubborn fat on belly and lower back. I have no idea what my bf% is (my guess 14%?) and not sure if I should focus on adding muscle before...

rohanv97‎, 07-21-2020 01:26 AM
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Bulking question

Alright I’m sure I know the answer to this but I would love to hear if it’s correct. So I’ve been bulking since I was 135 so about the last 5-6 months at 0.5 pounds a week and this week I weighed in at 146. Now I have an app called happy scale to track my moving average and since I started at 135...

Calikid32190‎, 08-06-2020 12:12 PM
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Bulking with GERD/Acid Reflux

Looking to see if anyone has had experience or can give any advice to help me put on some weight. I've done several bulks in the past, putting on anywhere from 10-15 lbs and seems several months down the road to a year later its all completely gone with the most recent being during this pandemic. I...

ninekrpm‎, 07-16-2020 08:04 AM
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Calculating Macros

Hey guys, i wanted to ask you a silly question. I recently bought a small food scale and i measured 3 chicken fillets with the below details. Based on the calculations i have done are they correct? The reason i ask is because i have read a few methods of calculating macros in food and it's a...

Nvidia1234‎, 08-02-2020 02:57 AM
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Calorie Question

Hello, Since I came to college I quit working out often and stopped eating right, gained about 30lbs in the past two years. About a month ago I started going to the gym regularly and intensifying my workouts. Started eating right again, went to a nutrition shop and used their inbody machine to...

cmill628‎, 07-25-2020 10:07 AM
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Can how you drink/eat impact your facial appearance?

I often get this weird sunken look, like my eyes get all sunken. It typically occurs when I am dehydrated. Is this normal? It typically occurs in periods where I am drinking too much coffee, but actually also in periods where I don't consume any salt ... ? (Because orginally I thought going no...

Mrbt17‎, 07-29-2020 01:09 AM
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Can too high intake and too low sodium give water retention?

I am sometimes wondering if too much water and too low sodium actually can give water retention? The last few days my face has been so puffy, but last night I ate sushi and woke up and the puffiness was gone?

Mrbt17‎, 07-10-2020 01:53 AM
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Carbs or fats most essential for recovery and energy?

Which one of the macronutrients is more useful for recovery and high levels of energy? I basically feel better when my fats intake high.

omoruwii‎, 07-15-2020 07:46 AM
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