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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: 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: 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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What do you consider a cheat meal?

So I realize its super subjective but I was wondering what people consider a cheat meal? Personally, I dont count calories but will watch what i eat (carbs only around lifting, no fried food, no added sugar, low sodium.) So for me, a cheat meal may be eating at a restaurant and having a stir...

JoshA1‎, 12-01-2019 02:58 PM
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Food Faceoff: Your Macros 3

Posting from 38,000 ft above Peoria, IL en route home to LA :D Below are 8 of Your Macros. Please choose up to 4 that you like that are not your own choices:

boo99‎, Yesterday 06:04 PM
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A few questions (transitioning from bulking to cutting)

Obviously my goal is to maintain as much muscle mass as possible! 1) I've been taking 5g creatine daily since start of bulk, in July. Should this be cycled off/on or can I just continue taking it daily at 5g indefinitely? 2) I take whey, creatine, glutamine, and multi-vitamin. Any other...

MedicalAuthor‎, Today 11:26 AM
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what is glycemic ondex of whey protien powder?

I have been looking for this info on the internet, but could'nt find any info... does anybody know what is the GI of whey protein powder? as far asd I know it is high... much higher than other protein powders. probably the highest.

mazonas‎, 12-03-2019 03:09 PM
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Exclamation Need advice plez :(

Hey dudes Im an 18 year old currently 2 years into lifting but new to bodybuilding forums. I need help on forming a meal plan as I have realised I cant just continue to eat what I want in order to continue to make gainz. Over last 2 years I have just increased amounts I have eaten and lifts have...

shreyashonnalli‎, 12-03-2019 06:17 AM
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Is my daily calorie intake right?

Hey I'm 21 and 326 pounds and 72 inches. Been fat all my life and I'm serious about losing weight and trying to keep loose skin to a minimum. New to this so I tried to calculate my daily calorie intake to only lose about 1-2 pounds per week. I plan to start doing strength training (if anyone also...

SparkM‎, 09-30-2019 12:26 AM
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Benefits of fast carbs PWO ?

Hello, can i just ask something. I train 3x per week fullbody training, after my training i have classic whey protein and like 1-2 hours after that meal with protein and complex carbs (something like rice+meat+some vegetables). My main goal is to build muscle and i heard that its benefical to have...

wariorpolni‎, 11-29-2019 06:49 AM
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Calorie intake for lean bulk

I am a 17 y/o male, 6' 0" 165lbs following a 6day PPL split spending around an hour and 15 lifting. I run 3 miles 3 days a week and do 10 minutes of HIIT after every lifting session. I am currently consuming 3000cal a day trying to lean bulk coming off a cut but I've been had conflicting info...

mowblow‎, Yesterday 05:33 PM
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Food Faceoff: Your Macros 2

Below are 8 of Your Macros. Please choose up to 4 of any macro you like that AREN'T your own:

boo99‎, 12-03-2019 06:05 PM
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Eating mainly protein from beans?

Hey guys, was wondering if protein from beans like chick peas, or red beans, would be sufficient for muscle growth? I'm currently dealing with post-concussion syndrome, i've been out of a job for 7 months, and so don't have a source of income, so money is tight, just ran out of whey protein, I...

2RDEYE‎, Yesterday 11:06 AM
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I have abs, but I don't have abs... BF estimate?

Body weight: 200 lbs Height: 5'10" Age: 21 BF (according to my scale at home): 24% I know that scales are hardly ever accurate so I tend not to pay attention to it. I would like to get a general estimate on what my true BF% is. It gets tricky for me because some parts of my body seem super...

Fritchard‎, Yesterday 12:31 PM
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confusing facts about coconut oil: spikes insulin levels and slows down digestion?

I have been doing a research how does coconut oil consumption affect insulin levels and also does coconut oil have any affect on digestion/abosrbtion of other nutrients consumed together with coconut oil. The information and claims that I have come across are very confusing and conflicting....

mazonas‎, 12-03-2019 03:05 PM
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Food Faceoff: Your Macros 1

We are back. Please think of your macros that you usually eat the most. Then list a: 1- Protein dish/food 2- Fat dish/food 3- CHO dish/food 4-And as we tell others on here.......Any other macro you prefer. (Pro/Fat/CHO)

boo99‎, 12-02-2019 06:23 PM
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Too much protein?

I'm currently 16 years old, 5'5", 120 lbs. I'm fairly lean and train intensely. If my current intake is ~3000 calories, is 200-250 grams of protein too much? If so, why and what should I change?

LiftersInc‎, 11-30-2019 08:36 PM
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Exclamation What to do?

I was told I shouldn't count macros and calories and too just enjoy my life as a teenager but stay eating healthy. But I want to build muscle and I go to the gym. Do I truly need to team macros if I want to build muscle? If not, what are some ways to not count but also build muscle? Is it even...

xxanderrr‎, Yesterday 09:34 AM
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Gyno or just bad diet and too much fat

So I've been working out for about 3.5 months now and started very skinny. I'm 5'11 and started at 140lb. I'm now 158-160 and doing what most would consider a dirty bulk. I eat about 3000-3200 calories a day making sure I hit my protein of 165g a day. I've gotten alot stronger and gained weight but...

P128sniper‎, 12-03-2019 03:32 PM
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Exclamation I am in need of alot of assistance

Hi, im xander and i am new to this whole gym/working out thing. I want to build some good noticeable muscle to make me look better with and without a shirt. First some things about me: i am a teenager who is 5ft 10in and i weigh around 140lbs. I used to always be a big kid and about a year and a...

xxanderrr‎, 12-03-2019 07:59 PM
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How to eat ham in a healthy way?

Hey - How do you get healthy ham? I'm working on a new diet I enjoy. I'd like to add ham, but I know practically everything in your typical grocery store is loaded with sodium. How do you eat ham in a healthy way...or do you just go for other kinds of meat? Dan

danstelter‎, 12-01-2019 08:08 AM
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Ammonia breath 3 hours after giant Brazilian bbq binge, normal?

I've had bloodwork done after a giant meat feast and while creatine and BUN are obviously jacked up, all the other numbers are fine. I was trying alternate day fasting and consuming a LOT at the bbq to make it better value for money I have noticed that recently when I go massively overboard on...

Halfway‎, 12-02-2019 11:04 PM
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Arranging a bulking diet

Hi hi. Since my trainer has ghosted me, I have been left in the lurch for the bulking portion of my training. I need help arranging it. Here is where I've been for the past 17 weeks. As a disclaimer, this is NOT a "critique my diet" thread. Bhujerban knows better than that. :) Meal 1: 1/2 cup...

bhujerban‎, 12-01-2019 03:40 PM
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Angry tasry herbs/sauces/seasonings?

I'm trying to find some tasty sauces or seasoning for my ground beef/turkey. Id really like a sauce that tastes like dennys pepper sauce. So far I LOVE thyme and oregano. I like how wendys chili tastes like but ofcourse I dont eat it cuz its way too processed id like to add something to my ground...

MMGtheSERB‎, 12-02-2019 12:44 AM
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Preparing home made mass gainer the night before

Hello, I make myself a mass gainer which contains water, oats, honey, PB, olive oil, banana and whey. Adds up to about 1900 calories which I split into 2. I usually make it every morning before work which makes it difficult time-wise. Do you think this shake can be preserved in the fridge for...

notthestone‎, 12-03-2019 02:05 AM
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How bad is it to go 8 hours without eating before bed?

I usually go 8 hours without eating before bed because that's just the way that I've always eaten and I don't really get hungry in the evenings, but lately I've been stalling on all my lifts and was wondering if that could be the reason. I know that a lot of people do IF, which is basically what...

fatmanforever‎, 12-02-2019 05:05 PM
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Diet Opinion - Recomp / Fat loss

I’ve read the stickies and implemented them into my nutrition and workout plan. I’m 37 yo male. 6’2, 207-210lbs. It fluctuates a lot. Currently I workout 5-6 days a week at high intensity for 60-75 min a day. I do a push, pull, legs split focusing on heavy compound lifts. My focus is on...

AMG63Pete‎, 03-12-2019 10:03 AM
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Are bcaa's a good natural addition during cutting?

My gym had some cheap bcaa, but I didn't buy any. Is it a good, natural supplement during cutting? I don't really want to hop on lots of gear or anything: creatine is the only thing I take. (And caffeine pills pre-workout.) I always heard bcaa is kind of overhyped. What do you think? I...

peterm28‎, 12-02-2019 04:00 AM
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