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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Why do users on this site promote broscience?

The science on muscle growth is pretty clear. You need to a) Work your muscles in the gym and b) be in a positive nitrogen balance.

clutcher45‎, Today 06:49 PM
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Milk Protein Concentrate VS Whey Protein

What would be the advantages to consuming milk protein concentrate versus whey besides one is getting it in the natural ratios at a slower rate? Any opinions on this?

ss4vegeta1‎, Today 04:13 AM
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Does muscle gain depend on years trained or on progress?

Weird question but here's my condition: I'm a skinny fat ectomorph who has been lifting on and off for 4 to 5 years with absolutely no muscle gains, yes , absolutely NO muscle gains. I'm unsure of the reason behind this(bad diet, training, hormones, genetics, or combination of those) but somehow i...

legdayskipper96‎, 03-18-2019 10:36 PM
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High-Protein Snack

So, in experimenting with the various foods I have in my dorm room (I'm out of dining hall money and am scrounging through the last week of the term by the skin of my teeth) I discovered something wonderful. Eggs in a coffee mug is probably the simplest way to get a nutritious, high-protein...

bLinkMoore‎, Today 04:20 PM
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Food Faceoff: Green 3

Below are 12 Green foods/drinks. Please choose up to 6 that you like: Candied Popcorn Goddess Sandwich

boo99‎, Today 04:45 PM
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Sugar free Mints = guilt free?

I’m sure you’ve all seen the lastest crazy in sugar free mints, “alcohol sugars”. These mints claim no sugar and tiny calories, are these mints actually as good as they seem? Does this alcohol sugar just turn into normal sugar? Should I stay away from these while I try to lose weight?

bto131‎, Today 06:48 PM
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Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli

Anybody remember Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli? I used to eat that stuff all the time as a kid. I was going to get some tonight but I was like "Nah, I can't eat that junk." But man, was it good back then!

WeightGain_4000‎, 06-18-2009 09:42 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 10:12 AM
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Chicken Skin fried in its own oil

hey guys, do you think if i fry the chicken in its own oil, it will eliminate some of the fat? what i do is that i just put the skin on the hot pan then the oil from the skin coming out then just fried it. what do you think?

jon052101‎, Today 06:49 PM
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Waterfasting increased protein and water percentage %!!

I use 3 different scales that measure the percentage of the following in my body: Water% + 4.2% Protein % + 1.5??? Muscle mass% -1.5 lb Fat% - 2.1 Visceral fat% -2 I lost 21lb on 15 days waterfasting All the scales have similar outcome.

Hunicall‎, Today 06:24 PM
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Weight lifting is causing me insomnia!

Hi guys Long story short, i went to the gym consistently for about 4-5 years without ever taking a break. I've always had trouble sleeping. In the last month, for the firs time ever i took a break from gym. I decided to go once a week I noticed i had more energy, felt better, and slept...

Desimus20‎, 03-18-2019 02:56 PM
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Cheat day once a week okay?

Hi Everyone. I just want to give a quick rundown of my exercize routine & daily calorie consumption: mild cardio 7 days a week: - 1 hour lesiure walking (cardio) on average most days, off days I tend to do around 20-30 mins moderate muscle training, 5 days a week, 30 mins: - 5x12 sets on...

sheliftzbro‎, 03-17-2019 02:49 AM
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Confused newbie

Hi All, Would appreciate some help. I'm 34 yo 86kg 179cm Gym 5days x 30min 3 months (lost 25 kg in 1 year) Work commuting 8km each way on sports bike 5 days a week and 50-75km ride on one of my days off.

janekdm‎, Today 09:20 AM
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Smile Bodybuilding With Hiatial Hernia, Reflux, and GERD and spine issues.

Any exercise that increases abdominal pressure, such as heavy lifting, stomach crunches, or high impact workouts, can trigger reflux. ... If you have GERD and a hiatal hernia, that's a double-whammy. Half of those with reflux have a hiatal hernia, even if they don't know it, Found out recently that...

SkillaThrilla‎, Today 03:14 PM
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Cool Only carb meal post workout

Hey guys it's coming close to summer and wanting to shed down quite a bit I'm currently 6ft and 200lbs think around 25% bf my diet ain't been the best so last week I decided to do a weekly meal prep Meal 1 - 7 egg whites with 2 whole eggs Meal 2 - 5oz chicken green veg Meal 3 - ( pre workout )...

mac1985‎, Today 12:36 PM
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diet help

hi all bit of background to start with used to train regular about 10 years back but stopped training now I'm getting back into it after letting myself go completely and I would like some help to set up a nutrition plan I estimate I'm about 30% bf mainly in the stomach/ waist 5 ft 6 tall and...

ashley willcox‎, Today 01:20 PM
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How many calories do I need as a wheelchair user?

Hello all. I posted a similar thread recently but it’s been awhile and I have yet to get an answer. I’ll post a more brief version this time. I have spastic triplegia due to cerebral palsy, so my mobility is limited, and I’m trying to figure out how to factor that in as far as the number of...

KneesDown‎, Today 11:53 AM
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Is it my diet or not?

Hey guys, I've been on a fitness journey for the past 5 years. Started at 408, dropped to 200, built back up to 240 where I am now. I workout 6 days a week. 3 days of compound lifts, 3 days of brazilian jiu-jitsu. I'm eating 3300 calories a day on a very strict diet: Meal 1: 6 eggs 60...

thatgingerbeard‎, Today 08:08 AM
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Food Faceoff: Green 2

Below are 10 Green foods/drinks. Please choose up to 6 that you like: Apples

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:57 PM
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Question Protein shakes for breakfast? Good/bad

Im used to not eating breakfast at all. My first meal being at 12 for lunch. The past week or so I started taking protein shakes in the morning around 8AM. My weight lose rate has decrease(despite no additional calories). Is there an issue with drinking a meal vs eating one? Should I try...

bto131‎, Yesterday 07:51 PM
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What are your experiences with carb cycling?

I'm 6ft 184.8lbs at around 12% body fat cutting down to 10%. I've been working out 5 days a week and eating 2100 calories a day using the keto diet. I figured it would be best for me since I'd keep the protein high to preserve muscle, and keep fats high to maintain libido and hormones. I've...

JayGrxxn‎, 03-18-2019 02:01 PM
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Muscle Glycogen Storage

Is there is a rough % of body weight estimate as too how much carbs are stored as muscle glycogen before its spilled over to fat? Then at the same time is there a estimated amount of calories from carbs that you burn a day? Like if you took in 600 grams of carbs in one day and then restricted carbs...

pinfante‎, Today 09:13 AM
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Injured XC/Track athlete attempting to lean bulk

Got injured at the end of my Cross Country season, went from running 45-55 mpw to zero. Fell off my diet a bit after getting hurt but am still pretty lean. Got back into lifting a few weeks ago and am biking 60-80 minutes a day about 5-6 days a week. Attempting to put on some muscle using the...

FTir‎, Today 11:19 AM
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White Sticky Substance On Lips In Morning

Hey Guys, I'm looking for some help here as for a while now I've found that following days in which I really raise my kcals I wake up with this layer of white sticky gooey stuff all over my lips. Its not really in side the mouth but just on my lips. I also have a sorta strange headache like a...

DrGreenThumb‎, 08-28-2008 02:11 PM
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50/30/20 diet (50% of calories from fat)

I'm not a fan of using macronutrient ratios to count calories and what I'm doing is working for me however when calculating my intake I have noticed that I am eating 50% of my calories from fat. I know everyone is unique and macros are goal dependant and such but I wanted to get your opinions on...

iFahad2‎, 03-17-2019 11:44 AM
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