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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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** ~ 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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3 cheat days this week

So it was an okay sounding idea at first, now my stomach is paying for it. This week ive probably ate around 40 to maybe 50000 calories before starting a mini cut tomorrow. I did this because i never eat out and have a major sweet tooth. Whats the best way to recover from a 3 day binge? What helps...

tanman520‎, 12-07-2019 12:56 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, 12-05-2019 11:26 AM
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Advice for eating good and monitoring macros on the road

Hi guys, As the title says I am looking for some help with maintaining my macros whilst working as a driver. My job consists of me driving usually ten hours a day. I am usually driving from 11am to 8pm. I am trying right now to cut weight. I have my daily calories and macros which I need to...

ALFIERAFC‎, 11-27-2019 04:44 PM
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Alcohol and fitness

Hey all. Ironic my first post in this section is re. Alcohol. I'm Irish and my friends aren't into fitness. As a result, despite my efforts and suggestions our weekly meetups revolve around alcohol. So, my question is, are the carbs in cider i.e. sugar worse for body comp than the carbs in beer...

shadowml‎, 12-07-2019 05:39 AM
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Am I clean bulking right?

So I’ve been dieting or I guess just eating healthier for a few months now. I’m not an expert on nutrition I know I’m supposed to trust the process. I started at 140 pounds now I’m up to 151 since August-September. I’m 5”10 Basically this is my diet I wake up and have a weight gainer shake or...

buccaneers41‎, 12-11-2019 08:12 PM
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Am I on the right track?

Gained 100lbs of dad weight over the past 2 years. Looking to lose fat and gain muscle again. I'm 6'3, before the baby I was about 155-160lbs. I'm now 260 🤣. Going to the gym 5-6 days a week in addition to working long full time hours. Trying to nail a diet that's convenient and efficient. ...

thebigdaddy69‎, 11-26-2019 09:49 PM
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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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Any Opinions On Afternoon Snack

To hit my Macros and Calories for the day I need a midday snack that equals 400-500 calories of mostly carbs. Any suggestions? I was thinking of having a plain bagel with some strawberry jelly, but didn’t know if this was “healthy”.

fairbjosh‎, 11-19-2019 04:03 PM
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Any way to use nicotine without harmful ingredients?

Hey guys I'm new here. I couldn't find the best section to ask this. I'm really looking I stopped smoking 5 years ago and switched to vaping since then since it was all the rage. And honestly, I did feel much better after vaping and getting less sick and less colds. Now after 5 years it doesn't...

Sophia7777‎, 12-06-2019 09:21 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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Are fish or chicken a good part of a cutting breakfast?

I read in another thread that someone was eating chicken as a part of a cutting breakfast alongside egg whites. And people had specifically mentioned that fish in particular is a good component of lunch or dinner meals for cutting for various reasons. My question is whether fish or chicken would...

HaldenRearden‎, 11-17-2019 03:43 PM
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Arguments on Artificial Sweetener affecting Insulin Levels.

I don't know why but I find most of the research on artificial sweeteners is very confusing/baised. 1. Research says that artificial sweeteners increase insulin levels just like regular sugar. I can understand that brain is making pancreas release insulin in anticipation that the body maybe...

lockhrt999‎, 11-26-2019 10:55 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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Question Bedtime

Sorry this isnt the right forum but there wasnt a sleep forum. I'm a teenager and on weekends/breaks I go to sleep later than usual (11-12pm). On weeknights I'm in bed by 9:30-10pm. I'm wondering that if I still get 8 and a half to 9 hours of sleep on the nights where I go to sleep late, will I be...

Leosandoval05‎, 11-25-2019 08:57 PM
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beef isolate: does it help muscle growth at all?

some of the beef isoltaes sold in the Uk market have a massive 97% of protein. but recently I have found some informaiton that most of beef isolates are collagen based and it has the diaas score of 0.0 does it mean consuming such protein I support joint health more rather than the muscle growth?

mazonas‎, 12-09-2019 03:14 PM
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Beginner - Cut or maintain?

Hi all, I'm just getting back into training after a few years, I trained for around 12 months back then and was happy with progress but started a physical job and haven't found the time or energy until now! I am 6"4 and around 105kg or 230lb Back when I was training I started around 95kg...

simonki‎, 12-13-2019 03:27 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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Best Excel sheet diet plan

I have made an Excel sheet which can be used to easily build your own nutrition diet plan. It automatically calculates the required calories, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals based on your age, body weight, length, body fat percentage, physical activity and goal (losing or...

Mister-10‎, 01-02-2010 08:34 AM
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Question Bloating issue

I am trying to figure out what is making my stomach bloat! It’s quite annoying and I can’t seem to pin point it.. Left picture is at night (after my daily calorie intake 2450 and gallon of water), right was in the am (not fasted but only had about 2 liters of water and 180 calories at the...

musclebarbie35‎, 11-30-2019 08:38 PM
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Body Odor

(m25) Seem to have strange body odor shortly after showering. Breakfast I eat oatmeal and have protein shake (serious mass) both with milk. I'm not lactose intolerant but could my body be rejecting what is in the meals? Not exactly sweating but more a secretion, skin becomes very oily. Could my...

Dave823‎, 12-08-2019 02:18 PM
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Books

I’m new to weight loss, dieting, and working out. I am looking for the best books on nutrition. What to eat for weight loss, why and how. I’d also like to know what to eat later when I start to gain muscle. I’m also looking for the best books on how weight training/working out works. I want to be...

kjzeb1‎, 12-10-2019 02:25 PM
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Calorie intake

I am 5'9 170 at about 21% body fat. I have been lifting for about a month. I am new to weight lifting and am looking to build muscle. It's hard for me to hit around 1700 cal a day, but I am hitting my protein macros. Will I be able to still build muscle without hitting 2300-2500 calories a day?

shanemgass‎, 11-26-2019 05:26 PM
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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, 12-04-2019 05:33 PM
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Calories in Battered fish and Chips...

So being from England I do dabble in the occasional portion of battered fish and chips (usually when I go to the football with a few friends). Generally on these days I adopt a IIFYM approach and try and fit the fish and chips into my calorie allowances. Now when i've done research online into...

Leeds001‎, 09-29-2011 11:52 AM
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