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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Intermittent Fasting - small snack?

New to the idea of intermittent fasting. Would a small snack, such as one egg in the AM completely defeat the purpose of an 18/6 intermittent fasting diet? I currently have a healthy eating & training routine but wanted to give IF a shot to drop a few lbs of body fat a little more quickly (yes,...

zhford‎, Today 07:46 AM
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serving sizes for family BBQ

I have about 20 family members coming for a BBQ in a couple of weeks We have decided to have chicken and Pork skewers. The seasoning or sauce will be on the side due to the amount of different 'picky' tastes etc among the guests (drives me nuts...i am not a restaurant) there will only be the...

Cantplankwell‎, Today 08:25 AM
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Too high bf at 152lbs??? (Ready to bulk yet?)

Hey guys! So ive been lifting for quite a while on the fierce5 program now and have lost quite a lot of weight. I recently asked here if i should cut or bulk first and decided to go for a cut to start with a cleaner foundation. So i went down from 170lbs to 152lbs and now i feel like im around...

zyzzfame‎, Yesterday 02:18 PM
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Has my body had enough of this cut? (advanced bodybuilders please GTFO)

So I would say the past week I have been feeling incredibly over trained from my workouts... Averaging about 2 hours in the gym with cardio and weight training... If I am lucky I take a day or two off a week. I have been cutting down from 215 25%+ BF and sit at about 175-178 around 12% BF. ...

BigFatFatty‎, Today 05:18 AM
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Exclamation Need Some Help With My Diet.

OK to start off, im 170cm and 52kg. My Daily Calories are around 1.500 and macros i prefer 50/30/20 , at the moment i eat around 140g carbs 120g protein and 28g fat. I Only And Stricktly eat whole grain foods for my carbs so, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread slices, whole wheat corn flakes and...

KostasFTW‎, Today 06:01 AM
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Lean bulk macro check

My stats. 6' 200lbs ~10% bf. Doing a lean bulk at the moment. Just got done reverse dieting and I'm in a small calorie surplus at 4500 cals/day. My numbers vary from day to day but on average I'm hitting between.... Carbs 400-450g Fat 200-250g Protein 300-350g

onelifenoregret‎, Today 08:00 AM
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Food Faceoff: Cereal 2

Below are 12 Cereals. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Chips Ahoy Chocolate Almond

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:26 PM
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Review My Macro's (newbie)

Hey guys, So after getting advice from a different section of the forums on whether I should cut or bulk (landed on an initial cut before starting a clean bulk) I made up a draft of goals for macro's to keep in line with my cut. I am 6"2 and currently weight around 200 pounds. I am...

eagle8937fh‎, Today 06:32 AM
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3x45g vs 3x60g protein meals per day

I am curious about this situation: so recent studies claim that to fully stimulate muscle protein synthesis, 3-4 widely spaced meals with about 40 g of protein should be consumed; anything more than 40 g per meal should not stimulate further protein synthesis. But what if I do not increase...

HeMB‎, Today 06:29 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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Question about food

I've asked 2 trainers and I have gotten 2 different responses, so I just need more opinions. I'm trying to build muscle so I'm supposed to eat above my daily caloric intake. But am I required to eat above my daily caloric intake on days that I DO NOT work out?

Peru2600‎, Today 04:11 AM
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Lightbulb Chocolate milk is a balanced meal

I mean if you think about it is chocolate milk a balanced meal? The macros are f: 8 p: 10 c: 27. So if I had a few cups I’d be at pretty even macros. So can I just live on chocolate milk would that be a healthy diet because I don’t have time for cooking anything or digesting so I’m just wondering.

suffs‎, Yesterday 03:28 PM
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How much fish oil capsules do I need a day?

How much fish oil capsules do I need a day? https://ch.bodybuilding.com/store/op...d=OPTEU3970492 Fish Oil Softgels from Optimum Nutrition. 1 softgel contains 300mg of omega 3 fatty acids: Epa and Dha. Thanks in advance!

BotoX888‎, Today 04:26 AM
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Ideal Protein Bars & Balls PROTEIN:CARBS:FATS Ratios & Ingredients

Hi guys and girls, I'm looking to make some protein based bars and balls and wanted to know your thoughts and suggestions on ideal ratios and preferred ingredients (can be based on taste OR benefits) for protein bars / balls for different purposes. Ratios would be the following: PROTEIN :...

ddrunner‎, Yesterday 04:24 PM
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hydration

Hi All. Newbie here, but loving this forum and all the info! I have a specific question about hydration. ive always heard tea and coffee are diuretic (even though i drink decaffeinated) i struggle to keep hydrated even though i drink copious amounts of water, i also drink alot of black...

MatKenn‎, Today 03:28 AM
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Help with protien

So I used to get around 240-250 grams of protien a day with about 2400 cals, but I’m down to 2000 and I decided to To go vegetarian (or at least mainly plant based) because I’m just sick of meat unless it’s like a monthly cheat. But now I’m getting about 110g protien a day. Right now I’m getting...

kennyl75‎, Yesterday 07:12 PM
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Excessive protein?

Hi. I was wondering if there's any significant problems eating a higher protein intake than usually recommended after hitting most other goals? I'm a male, 21, 5´8 and 150 pounds; trying to lean down a tiny bit more while resistance training. I used to be quite overweight in my teens. If I'm eating...

Borpman‎, Yesterday 05:54 AM
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Question Whey After Cheese Making

Decided to make cheese the other night and was leftover with a ton of whey. Decided to throw it out cause it was my first time making cheese and thought to myself after, "I probably could have drunk that." Can I drink leftover whey? If I can, how much can I drink at once? That stuffs gotta be...

singer2345‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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Small window to eat

Im currently trying to bulk. I work long hours and have a ling commute. A typical day is wake up 6am get ready for work and get home 6pm then workout out for 2 hours. I eat small breakfast have lunch and i dont eat till after i workout. From 8pm till 11 i eat like mad like constantly just to barely...

imnotflexin‎, Yesterday 06:27 PM
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What should a beginner eat?

Like calories/protein etc..

shreddder52‎, Yesterday 06:31 PM
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My relationship with food is horrible..PLEASE HELP

Hey guys before any of you judge me please please take your time to help me I have a horrible relationship with food for three days I’ve been binge eating horribly I’ve probably been ****ty for three days around 11,000 cal. I feel horrible because I’ve been lean bulking and I’ve seen great results...

chunkybutf‎, Yesterday 03:35 PM
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Fastest+Cheapest Bulking Recipes? (Drinks don't count)

Been getting pretty slack 5 months into my bulk with my recipes and have been eating "bro-foods" because my cooking skills are... questionable... Just wondering if yall can share some nice budget friendly bulking recipes that don't taste like dogfood and are quick/easy to cook. Cheers

AppropriateGuy‎, Yesterday 03:09 AM
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Smile New to the gym and need advice

Hi, im 21 years old im 180 lbs at 6"0 feet tall, I have a slim athletic build, but all my meat and muscle all goes to my legs.. i don't know why and it irritates me. I haven't lifted weights in about 3 years since my senior year in high school for football.I was never the gym freak that got swol...

iosb000‎, Yesterday 12:12 PM
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Long term impacts of gaining/losing weight over short time period

What are the long-term effects, if they exist, of gaining a significant amount of weight (50-60 pounds in 6-7 months), and then losing that much weight again in another 6-7 months? I would expect that things like cholesterol and blood pressure would rise short term, while you gained the weight, but...

Poindexter229‎, 06-18-2018 03:07 PM
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Calories in 1 cup of grilled chicken breast

Hey Vets, Help me out with this dilemma. I normally buy two brands of frozen chicken breast and Iv'e been doing this for months. I buy Foster Farms fresh ground turkey too (unrelated) 1. Tyson 2. Walmart (great value) Tyson is 240 1 cup, Walmart is 550 1 cup Sunday I went to Safeway...

VandelVy‎, Yesterday 11:07 AM
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