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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: 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: 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: 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 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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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 02:31 PM
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Question about Mr Broc****

So I want to add it to my food plan, however I dont like to eat it "Fresh" I mean just put it in boiling water then eat I need it in somekind of sauce now since I am very calories limited I was thinking about pushing it into the oven along with my chicken breast - however will it lose some of its...

LifterShifter‎, Today 07:53 AM
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Food Faceoff: Create a Salad 2

Create a salad using up to 8 from the list below and choose one dressing. Bacon Bits Carrots Cherry Tomatoes

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:02 PM
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How much should I eat for a clean bulk? (20yo 5'7)

So I'm just finishing up with a year-long cut (from 215lbs to 145) and woud like to start bulking (to around 160 by the end of the year), clean bulking, but not really sure how many calories I should really start eating. According to the TDEE calculator my basal metabolic rate is 1,500 calories...

Slendernimrod‎, Today 06:49 AM
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Snacking - The Death Of Me

Enjoying my new diet, but from 7pm - 10pm I still want to have a snack. I am at my calorie limit for the day, and its not that im starving or super hungry, but I could have a snack. So I wanted to see what people do for this? What're your go to snacks that are low calorie? As of right now I have...

jhallgren22‎, Yesterday 05:46 PM
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how much cottage cheese do you eat before bed?

I usually have around 300g, thats about 1 1/4 cups plus some sf jello before bed, is this too much, it fits into my macros for the day? just curious because most of you guys are saying you have only a 1/2 cup.

thajeepster‎, 01-02-2005 01:46 AM
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Smile Excuse me, i am new on here

Stuck for vegan meal ideas?? or just curious about vegan fitness?? Hi all! I am in the process of creating my blog about vegan fitness and vegan meal! i have backdated some of my content from my current blogging mediam insta! its been very manic but i am loving it! i love working out and...

v3ganfit‎, Yesterday 03:05 PM
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Post Calories counting in Fried Eggs

i have been dieting from past 4 months and even though i was on 700 calories deficit and also walking 7-8 KM everyday, My weight was loosing but not at least with the speed i expected and now i just recently discovered that i was making mistakes with my fried egg and what i meant is that when i...

zainbintariq122‎, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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If I fast for 40 days will I lose decent amount of muscles?

Fasting as a Christian. Will I lose too much muscles or just a few pounds? I'm not really jacked anyway, 165 lb 5'6 14% BF

Jokersmurk‎, 02-19-2018 06:45 AM
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Optimising Protein Intake - Advanced Strategies

We used to have the Optimising MPS thread, but that's rather old and contains some less relevant info. I thought we could use a new thread where we can discuss everything related to optimising protein intake. For those new to the topic: hitting your daily protein intake is the most important...

Mrpb‎, 08-22-2017 11:00 AM
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Can large amount of carbs directly before a workout be detrimental to performance?

I have began training after work, at around 7pm. At 5:30pm I have dinner, which is the most carb-filled meal of the day. I have really been struggling to complete compound lifts in particular since doing this. I don't think it is tiredness from work, as it is a sedentary job. Can a large...

Ryan478327‎, Yesterday 02:53 PM
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Bulking/Cutting- The 1000 cal and 500 cal question

So, this is the second bulk I'm doing. First time through, I had a 500 calorie surplus every day. I struggled to gain anything. This time through I'm doing 1000 cal surplus on work out days and 500 calorie surplus on non work out days and I''m gaining about a pound a week and some significant...

imaguitargod‎, Yesterday 04:02 PM
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Ongoing Study Discussion Thread - Nutrition, Training, Health etc.

We had the idea to discuss interesting scientific studies here. Can be nutrition, training, health related or anything relevant. Please only participate in the discussion if you care about science. If you only care about what works for you (n=1) this is not the thread for it. If anyone comes...

Mrpb‎, 08-24-2017 11:56 PM
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Question about going over maintenance

So I wen't over maintenance by about 1800 calories today, my question though is if I eat normally at my maintenance for the next few days (2000) will it eventually balance out in a week or too, or do I need to cut over the next few days to maintain my weight? tl;dr: If I eat at maintenance for...

grover124‎, 02-19-2018 11:28 PM
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No energy??

I sleep 11pm-6:40am I usually have A banana and some nuts and a protein shake for breakfast. Bagel sometimes. I have class 8-10:45 anf then I go straight to the gym. At the gym I do 4 sets of weighted dips 12 reps (I do stop go reps towards the end) By the time I'm done I have no energy...

JohnStax98‎, Yesterday 02:58 PM
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Talking Time to alternate my diet? Please help the new guy....

Hey everyone! Only signed up to this recently since I've nearly reached a personal goal of mine and now want to begin exploring how to build up more muscle mass, a key part of this obviously being diet. So a little information about me. Age - 23 Height - 6'1 Weight - 84kg / 185-186lbs

Bakes0202‎, Yesterday 11:13 PM
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Need a muffin recipe!

I need a high calorie, preferably 500+ calories per muffin to help me bulk. I’m allergic to all nuts, and bananas too. Not bothered about the fat and sugar in it really...just need lots of calories! Any help would be great!

JMadd8‎, Yesterday 11:23 AM
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Newbie Needs Guidance With Starting New Diet / Workout Routine

Thanks in advance for taking a look..... I'm an 'endo' at 5'11" and 250. Been going to the Gym 4-5x week for the last 3 weeks. Each workout is about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. usually Its 20-25 minutes on an elliptical and the rest on weight machines, getting in about 3-4 sets on 4...

LHFlyer‎, Yesterday 09:49 PM
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How to get Rippetoe results

I saw an article on Starting Strength that said someone incresed their lifts by adding 5lb every workout I am 5'10 176lbs 19% BF Lifts are

JevinR‎, 02-19-2018 07:27 PM
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Exclamation Macronutrient Calculations - Help!

So I'm going to be starting Fierce 5 soon on a lean bulk as well as really attempt to put down a proper diet routine. I was trying to recalculate my maintenance at my current weight and build a plan for a slow lean bulk and cutting stage. As I was doing the math, the numbers just seem off to me....

farmfowls‎, Yesterday 04:43 PM
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Macros: Timing and Amounts??

So I used the bodybuilding.com Macros Calculator and it said I need CARBS: 387 G PER DAY. PROTEIN: 258 G PER DAY. FATS: 95 G PER DAY. Question 1: Should i keep it balanced between meals or do More carbs before a workout and more protein after a workout?

JohnStax98‎, Yesterday 04:55 PM
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Help Building a Meal Plan / Proper Nutrition

Background: Back in December 2016 I weighted 185-195lbs at 5'7. It was around that time that I decided enough was enough and I started to workout. Mind you, this was the first time I had every really worked out at all. From the advice/help from a few friends and research of my own I started to...

farmfowls‎, 08-16-2017 07:51 PM
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calories vs clean calories

So i'm stalling pretty hard on most of my lifts now. I've exhausted my newb gains and need to step it up. With that comes my first real bulk. I have trouble getting in enough clean calories. When eating clean I can get about 1800-2200 calories if I really push myself but its not comfortable. I...

Davinci515‎, 02-19-2018 05:58 PM
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Sucrose/pre workout bloat

I swear that preworkout and high sucrose (sugar free energy drinks) make me hold water. When I quit them (all else equal) I drop 4-5 lbs of water retention in my gut everytime. Does preworkout make anyone else bloat? I take pure creatine, etc. with no issue. I posted some pics to show. This...

Beachmuscles13‎, Yesterday 12:16 PM
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Forced Cut - Continue or Bulk

Mentioned a few weeks back that I was involved in a car accident. Proceeded into a "forced cut" due to inability to workout for a bit. Back at it this week. Pictures below are Monday - Post Workout. Would y'all suggest to continue the cut for a few weeks, or proceed into a short term...

TxMRF‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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Daily Calorie Intake

Hey guys! I have a quick question regarding daily caloric requirements. I'm 31 yrs old, 164cm, 48,5kg with 16.5% body fat. I lift 4x/week and do cardio (running) 40 min 2X/week. I eat 1600 cal/day (sometimes a but under), is this enough? My macros are roughly --> carbs: 200g, protein:128g,...

Miapocalypse‎, Yesterday 12:15 AM
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