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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: 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: 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: 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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Should I Bulk? advice for beginner please

Going by home scales, i know how unreliable they are but here goes. I'm 32yo male, 5 foot 9, 10 stone 2lb, 10% bodyfat (which i doubt). should i be looking at bulking to put on as much muscle as i can and then cut? if so then how long for each. thank you

SiloHD‎, Yesterday 05:31 AM
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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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Anyone try Vince Gironda's steak and eggs diet?

I followed it to a T a few years back, nothing seemed to work as fast for ease of fat loss (simplicity of diet). I did notice once i was able to see a good outline of my abs i'd get stuck...to get that hard look i added about 40-50 grams of clean carbs a day. This was at age 42, even at 46 it...

stalkyoso‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Caloric intake when having Covid

I think it’s gonna be a week til I train again Any idea how to maintain size and strength I’m 102kg don’t want to drop

bheast69‎, 12-26-2020 10:48 AM
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Canned chicken, tuna & sardines. Do you buy economy or expensive?

I might buy up to 24 cans of chicken, tuna or sardines at one time. These are the hockey puck sized cans with about 20 grams of protein. Keep some at home, some at work, some in my vehicles. They usually cost around $1. I see other cans that run about $2.50. Just wondered what kind you guys...

paulinkansas‎, 12-16-2020 11:57 AM
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Question Maingaining at 10-12% bodyfat impossible?

The myth of not being able to gain muscle and lose fat has been debunked many times. It's been shown that bulking only increases the rate of muscle gain, but is not a requirement. My question is, if you're already at a low bodyfat, is it damn near impossible to recomp provided that you're a...

Animal2692‎, 01-15-2021 08:14 AM
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Bulk , cut or recomp

Hi I am 19% body fat, been training for 8 years or more but never really did a bulking phase, just been going up and down in body fat so cutting nearly all of the year, Question is should i bulk cut or recomp? Not worried about getting a 6 pack as im 38 and just want to put on size...

mikey11111‎, Yesterday 07:43 AM
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Anxiety and rennovating

I can't eat properly, I can't sleep and my poor kids don't know what's wrong with me. I feel so stupid about it... any tips??? ow do you usually cope with anxiety like this.

happy06maker‎, 12-20-2020 07:49 PM
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Deficit from increasing neat

I've been thinking when cutting. Would it not be more beneficial to up NEAT to burn calories in order to create your deficit rather than restricting calories? For example. Person A's maintenance is 2800. He eats 2300 which makes him lose 1lb a week. Person B's maintenance is also 2800 so he eats...

safcpaul‎, Yesterday 01:43 AM
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Smile Advice for a begineer

Hey everyone I am a gym newbie. I have been going about a month - 6 days a week. I do a three day split of chest and tris, back and bis and legs. I do abs whenever they aren't sore. I feel like I push hard in workouts and try and mix it up. I weigh about 70kg and I'm 5,9. I eat 1600 calories a day...

Donners1‎, 01-16-2021 05:15 PM
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Whole milk

How could someone go about getting that bulky swole look? I feel like eating food and drinking milk would all go straight to my stomach and not to arms and shoulders

Km1ec‎, 01-17-2021 01:57 PM
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Check out this surprisingly fresh and sweet smoothie

Smoothy 1 42g Spinach - 10 3 Clementines - 120 100g Cucumber - 15 35g Beetroot - 15 100g Peas, Carrots, Beans - 58 30g butternut squash - 15 30g sliced peppers - 25 100g Advocado - 160

Stormbitch‎, 01-17-2021 10:54 AM
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Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled

Welp, there goes my bulk... https://www.ktvu.com/news/nestle-recalls-762000-pounds-of-pepperoni-hot-pockets

desslok‎, 01-16-2021 10:44 PM
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plan for lean bulking

Ok so I have done a bit of research: current stats: 77kg 15% BF Bench: 85KG 25 reps in 3 sets Squat: 90KG 32 reps in 4 sets Row: 52.5KG 25 reps in 3 sets deadlift: 110kg 12 reps in 2 sets

themorganator4‎, 12-28-2020 11:29 AM
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Posting this from the ICU (srs)....

Went to ER Friday morning at 1am after 8 hours of severe stomach bloat, cramping, and pain radiating to my entire back. 9/10 level pain, constant for the entire time. CT showed stomach distended/overfull with fluid, which appeared to probably be leaking slowly into my abdomen. Blood work...

AdamWW‎, 01-09-2021 04:58 AM
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Potassium Citrate >24 hour fasting (40+ hrs)

After doing some googling its actually hard to find a lot of info on how much potassium citrate to take while fasting. I see recommendations of 1,000 - 3,000mg. All potassium citrate pills come in 99mg or less and bottles say to only take 1 per day without consulting a physician. ...

Joseph1990‎, 12-15-2020 03:50 AM
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Post What foods to eat and what vitamins to supplement can enhance immunity and kill virus

Recently, due to the severe COVID-19 epidemic, in addition to waiting for the vaccine, you also need to improve your own resistance to resist the invasion of the virus. How should you eat food and supplement vitamins to improve your immunity? If there are ways to improve immunity, prevent...

andy168‎, 01-16-2021 09:24 AM
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Question Non-perishable snacks and protein

So I’ve been thing what are the best Nonperishable foods a body builder could eat?

userC62WVBFBVS4‎, 01-15-2021 08:49 AM
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Very high DHEA-s but low/average T

My blood tests are showing that I have 1.5 times the upper limit of DHEA-s (its been as high as 20 umol/L and lowest its been is 18, but the upper limit is 13.5) This has been fairly consistent in 3-4 tests over 3 years - with some small variations, but still significantly above the upper limit...

Karl075‎, 01-13-2021 12:09 PM
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What does the body need after running/sprinting?

Apologies if this has been asked already. I've had to transition into a heavier cardio load recently averaging around 3 miles a day on top of normal training. I've heard a few things about simple sugars, things like coconut water, bananas etc for the potassium as well. I've also heard...

neondevil‎, 01-14-2021 01:39 PM
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Grocery list for gaining weight? Bought a blender too.

ninja-smart-screen-kitchen-system/prod23550022 I recently bought this to help me gain weight. Going to use the one on the right to be able to make shredded chicken easily after grilling it in olive oil. Watermelon is one of the main things I want to use in the blender (including the rine), but...

UKTone‎, 01-09-2021 09:36 AM
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Question Moving on from low carb, good or bad idea?

For a year now I’ve been following a fairly low carb life style. I have dropped over 80 lbs and several pants and shirt sizes. I have been pretty strict on what I’ve eaten and also done cardio. I lack muscle mass, I have recently joined a gym to start lifting weights to try and put on size. Do I...

gouldm87‎, 01-14-2021 10:17 PM
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Which Sweetener is BEST?

I've heard so much controversy over all the types of sweeteners. What is the best, and why? And what is the difference between them all? - Stevia - Splenda - Truvia Thanks all. <3

cnlisa‎, 02-20-2011 07:37 PM
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Need Food Plan to gain weight above 40 years

Hi All, Please someone recommend and help me to create diet plan to gain weight, as I am above 40 years and first time in life I have joined gym to gain weight. Thank you in advance

Janiali‎, 01-14-2021 11:37 AM
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pre workout meal timing and how much carbs eat?

I have 180lb and i am doing cutting. what do you think is good timing to make the pre workout meal to give energy? and how much carbs?

brunogouveia58‎, 01-14-2021 06:16 AM
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