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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Converting to vegetarianism

Anyone got any ideas of the best sources of protein and how much of it I need to eat? Currently I'm cutting so low carb sources is preferred, but would also like some ideas for when bulking? A rough Google shows stuff like tofu having a 3rd of the protein content as chicken, so how do I get the...

Lewieotbc‎, Today 04:48 AM
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Metabolism - Net Calories Question

I am new to fitness and and learning about working out. While doing some research about losing weight, it is commonly said to reduce calories to below your maintenance calories. However, at the same time I was reading that reducing calories also reduces your metabolism. That your body would adjust...

userSTN1W51KJT9‎, Today 07:34 PM
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Back Hardcore After a Long Layoff

I was hardcore from 17-22ish, and am now about 2 months back into it after a literal 6-7 year layoff. Seriously, I did not so much as pick up a weight. Anyway, just curious for some input. I was knowledgable back in the day but I'm not up to date at all on any new methods (if there are any). I...

stug0ts‎, Today 04:39 PM
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Food Faceoff: The Greatest Food of All Time Finals

These are the top 10 Greatest Food of All Time for the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place choices: Ice Cream

boo99‎, Today 06:32 PM
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How can I drop my bodyfat down as quick as possible with out losing muscle

And without counting calories..? I know this sounds like a ridiculous question, since almost everyone here mentioneds caloric deficit, which I understand is just taking in less energy than needed for the body, thus the body going into a fat burning mode (post glycogen depletion). The body doesnt...

pinesalmog‎, 02-14-2020 11:36 PM
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Moving average

So I’m trying to figure out my calories to lean bulk at 0.5 and was told to download happy scale and track for 2 weeks. Here are my numbers and I’m trying to figure it out if anyone can help me. So something to note is I work overnights on Friday and Saturday. I work from 10pm-8am and that’s when...

Calikid32190‎, Today 07:26 AM
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Stomach fat

How can i get rid of my stomach fat

Fat04stomach‎, Today 06:59 AM
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Preworkout meal question

Hello, i have a question. I follow 3 meals a day, i like it that way (breakfast,lunch,dinner). I train mostly right after breakfast, so i woke up, have breakfast, and then like 1-1,5 hours after i go train. Problem is that sometimes i must train in different time in a day, so i have question about...

wariorpolni‎, Today 02:35 AM
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Quick Help

Age: 22 Height: 5”11 Weight: 75Kg I’ve created myself a diet plan which meets all the nutritions however I’m struggling to meet minimum Fibre/ Iron/ Potassium. See pics of the nutrition within my diet (The Goal column is not set correct for Protein/ Fats/ Carbs) https://ibb.co/rQkRLc4...

Cautious1‎, Today 04:03 AM
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Bodybuilding trainer tells me to stop eating certain foods... your thoughts?

So I recently stopped by my local sports nutrition store, owned by a former competitive bodybuilder who now trains other bodybuilders. We discussed my meal plans and she told me to cut out pretty much everything I am currently eating. Then gave me a list of what only to eat while bulking for lean...

Sldofftn03‎, Today 08:26 AM
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Recommended food scale?

I'm needing a food scale and just seeing if anyone recommends one? Hoping to buy it from either Amazon, Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. I liked how you could "zero" out my previous one once you added something to it such as a plate, etc. so hoping for a new one to have that feature as well....

jagsfan05‎, Today 10:39 AM
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Food Faceoff: The Greatest Food of All Time Semis

These 17 Greatest Foods all received 10 or more votes this week Please choose up to 8 that you like: French Fries

boo99‎, Yesterday 06:34 PM
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Question Cooking Okra

Hi everyone, Can anyone tell me what the best way to cook okra is? I was thinking of just pan frying it. . . maybe with a touch of olive oil? what about spices? Also, should I cook them whole, or cut them up? I've never actually had it before, but bought some to try. . . . now I need...

kobayashi‎, 06-07-2002 06:24 PM
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How can I lean bulk?

Hey guys. I’m 15 years old, been training for a year. I’m currently 170lb and 6ft tall. However I wish to gain another 15-20 lbs by August.

Gimpy191‎, Yesterday 09:36 PM
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Calorie timing

Is there any merit to eating the majority (or at least half) of your calories post-workout in terms of body composition on a maintenance recomp? I eat more before my workout than after, so about 2500 pre- and 500 post- give or take. I want to have as much energy for the gym as possible and I’m...

Xpiro‎, 02-13-2020 08:01 PM
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stalling at same weight/BF%

On January 22 I began a 5x5 weightlifting program, 3x/week, after only doing calisthenics during 2019, so I'm totally a newbie. I would ideally like to weigh 175-185lbs and be somewhere around 12-15% bodyfat. Currently I weigh 167 lbs/19.1%BF at 33 years old. I have been stalling at this...

JBev87‎, 02-14-2020 12:49 PM
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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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Unhappy Need help to get shredded!

So I'm 5'10 78.8 kg and an endomorph. I have trouble losing body fat and i really need help with my diet. I'm trying to get shredded but it's so difficult. Someone please a brother out!!

UriDaBeast7‎, Yesterday 12:14 PM
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Food Faceoff: The Greatest Food of All Time 5

Below are 8 Greatest Food of All Time taken from a list. Please choose up to 4 that you like: Bacon

boo99‎, 02-14-2020 06:25 PM
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Thumbs up How much should I eat to start bulking?

Okay, so I'm a 5'2" guy. I have tremendous appetite and I was weighing about 136 lbs. In 7.5 months I went down to 112 lbs. After, I went on vacation for one whole month and ate like crap. I went to 120 lbs. I now went down to 117 lbs and I am about 20% body fat. I will try to go back to where I...

albert30103‎, Yesterday 08:25 AM
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Rice losing calories when cooked?

The title may be stupid (very stupid in fact) but I find myself in a weird situation. I recently hired a personal trainer to get me started on my bulking training, both at the gym and in the kitchen. While I have no problems with the gym routine (at the moment) The diet he sent me includes the...

Kxer0‎, 02-13-2020 01:29 AM
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Any tips for bulking/gaining strength

15 year old male Right now I weigh 170 lb and 6ft tall (maybe 15% or less bf. I have no weigh of measuring except comparing pictures) I’d like to get to 185-90 at least by August(it’s early February right now) Id also like to sky rocket my strength

Gimpy191‎, 02-13-2020 09:49 AM
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Need nutrition help

I have read the stickies but still unsure where to go. I am 5ft8 and 170 lbs with about 20 percent body fat. I go to the gym 6 days a week doing weight and cardio and work in a sedentary job. I am looking to get stronger and more toned but not sure the best way to go about it. I finally...

MT1991‎, 02-14-2020 11:35 AM
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Does stress make you look worse?

I feel like sometimes when i'm very stressed, training hard, not sleeping as muchas usual i actually end up looking worse, my face seems dull, looks like i gained a bit of weight but i know it's impossible as you cant gain that much weight to look different in 1 week but does this happen to anyone...

sandman2019‎, 02-13-2020 05:17 PM
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Food Faceoff: The Greatest Food of All Time 4

Below are 10 more Greatest Foods of All Time taken from a list. Foods are listed in descending order of votes. Please choose up to 6 that you like:

boo99‎, 02-13-2020 06:22 PM
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