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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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Analysis of Helmut Strebl's Diet / Meal Plan

Hey guys, I recently stumbled upon the diet plan of a bodybuilder which truly inspired me with his results; Helmut Strebl. I understand genetics play a huge role, however, I noticed his diet is a little different from ordinary as well. Upon doing some research, I found the following two...

MarkoTheBuilder‎, 01-15-2022 04:55 AM
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Bad diet and recurring injuries

How much would a bad diet result in you being very injury-prone? bear in mind Im 33 years old I feel like these last few years have revolved around visits to PTs and doing corrective exercises. Mainly for joint / tendon problems A few of the injuries are from a few years ago and I can see...

johnjones1988uk‎, 01-15-2022 11:38 AM
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Basic meal planning and macros

Hey I’m trying to start meal planning and don't know what diet/macros would be good for me. I am 20 yo male and have been working out since I was 13.

TuckerRose97‎, 12-21-2021 07:05 PM
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bf% estimate?

idk if this is the right forum for this prolly not but just wanted to get an idea of my bf real quick first 2 pics are me a lil over a year ago. If I had to guess I would say 20%? Second pic is me recently 15%? Watchu guys think, thanks

jfay696‎, 01-17-2022 08:39 PM
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Cool Brahs - which is better, fried eggs or boiled eggs?

Fried eggs or boiled eggs? (I always thought boiled eggs were more nutritious because someof the nutrients get lost when fried due to the high heat?)

HannoCometh‎, 03-19-2021 09:07 AM
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Britzone Amino Acid

Good nutrition is vital for performance, recovery and overall health and well-being. I just love the fact that Britzone Nutrition has all kinds of products to fulfil an athlete’s complete nutrition requirements.

Shalini743542‎, 12-28-2021 04:36 AM
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Question Caffeine - amount vs timing

Hello, i have a question. It will be maybe harder to describe, because my english is not perfect, but ill try my best :D Does amount of coffee matters in how long the effect of caffeine will last ? For example, if i take 100mg caffeine in the morning then effects of it will last 2 hours for...

Bozekk‎, 01-14-2022 10:35 AM
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Calorie Management

Hello all. I hope this is the right place. I am new to the site and have been working on my fitness for a bit now but seem to have stagnated. I am trying to gain some lean muscle while slowly losing body fat/maintaining what I have. For reference here is my current spread. 33 years...

Dpsawyer4209‎, 12-31-2021 08:26 AM
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Can a calorie surplus alone increase LDL?

So since about May this year, I've been eating in a slightly higher surplus than I was before, still a modest/reasonable one... but higher than earlier in the year. I'd say maybe 300 daily surplus based on weight changes. In May, my lipids looked like this: LDL - 86 Triglycerides - 85 HDL -...

AdamWW‎, 12-14-2021 10:19 AM
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Cereal Lover Unite! CinnaGraham Toast Crunch is COMING SOON!

You heard it right... Im not sure if it's just a combination of CTC and Golden Grahams, but im here for it

AdamWW‎, 12-29-2021 03:46 PM
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Cravings for Fruits & Vegetables

I had far less fruits & vegetables than normal over the course of the last 4 days due to a busy work schedule that involved travel, & today I've been nearly crying tears of joy at how much I love every meal. I want nothing but fruits, salads, salmon, & other micronutrient dense foods. I honestly...

Strawng‎, 12-21-2021 07:11 PM
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Do fish oil supplements…

Confer the same benefits as eating fish? Or is eating fish the better way to get Omega 3s?

BeginnerGainz‎, 01-05-2022 06:01 PM
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Do people even make New Years resolutions anymore?

In the past people always made New Years resolutions , usually something to do with eating healthier, losing weight, going to the gym etc (that they would usually fail by now). But it seems like since Covid people don’t even bother. Its like people are just trying to make it through/survive. ...

desslok‎, 01-08-2022 01:46 PM
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Do you cut your food into geo-political shaped objects?

I trimmed this steak to look like the state of Missouri. The 2 pieces that were trimmed off had an uncanny resemblance to Assyria and Zimbabwe. What do you do with your meat?

paulinkansas‎, 12-31-2021 09:56 AM
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Do you NEED to bulk?

If so is a clean bulk (around 300 cals over maintenance) or a dirty bulk (500+ cals over maintenance) better? If I decide to bulk I will do so next fall as it is too late now to get cut for summer. Back to the main question, can you really not gain any muscle without being in a surplus? I feel...

userFFKRS7AJRFX‎, 01-08-2022 07:05 PM
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Do you use your tongue to find the hole when its dark out?

i usually use my tongue to find the hole when its dark out. However, i somehow forgot last nigh and burnt myself. I was driving home from a road trip visiting family yesterday and it started getting dark at like 5:30. Around 6:30 i decided to stop and get some coffee as I still had a few hours to...

desslok‎, 01-03-2022 12:59 PM
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Doctor keeps telling me protein intake doesn't matter?

I've always struggled with the gym, no matter what I do I just don't grow. It's horrible to say the least. I'm almost 100% sure it's the diet / minimal protein. I was always kind of brainwashed by doctors saying oh "you shouldn't worry that you're so weak, just lift correctly and you don't need...

userKP5VB0ZJ8GH‎, 12-21-2021 11:21 AM
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Does dehydrated food lose macros/calories?

So, I had a peeled grapefruit that I chose not to eat, so I weighed it and subtracted the resultant 172 g from my totals. I put it in the refrigerator overnight, and today when I weighed it, it was 157 g. So, do I enter it as 157 g or 172 g? When the water evaporated, did it also lose the calories...

mileena202‎, 01-09-2022 10:33 AM
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Down from 185 to 155, now hard to maintain

I have been using the app LoseIt! which has seriously changed my eatings habits but I feel like I am getting a borderline eating disorder going on. I have been eating about 1450 calories a day as a 5'7 man and 34 year since the beginning of November and it has worked well for me. I would burn about...

dlee7283‎, 02-11-2018 06:29 PM
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Ectomorph advice

I'll try to be concise. I'm 34, 5ft 8, 68-69kg. I'm vegetarian I've been doing weights seriously for about 14months. I gained 11-12kg in that time but have plateaud in the last 6 months. I do weights 4 times a week, usually an upper lower split so I hit most muscle groups twice in a week. I...

sks87‎, 12-29-2021 04:23 AM
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Figuring out the right amount of protein in chicken breast

Hi, guys. Please help me figure out the right way to count protein in chicken breast. Sounds easy but the problem is that I live in Russia and if I buy a pack of lean (skinless) chicken breast, it says it contains anywhere 19 to 21g of protein per 100g (raw), whereas almost any nutrition fact or...

TheShredded‎, 01-13-2022 11:02 AM
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Fruit or cheese, which is healthier?

I'm trying to lower my blood sugar and triglycerides. After my last blood test last month, I cut out junk food from my diet for the most part. On a given day, I would eat a lot of nuts with some meat and vegetables while including either fruit or cheese, but not both. But I have to include one...

Fandar‎, 01-01-2022 08:51 AM
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Good tasting pepper spray?

I usually get the olive oil spray at Trader Joes for convenience, as well as some of the flavor sprays for convenience. But the pepper spray I bought tastes awful and makes my eyes water uncontrollably. I was wondering if anyone knew any that tasted better?

desslok‎, 01-17-2022 10:16 AM
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Have you been physically attacked by a restaurant/bar owner in their own business

I'll post my experience in a few days.

paulinkansas‎, 01-10-2022 09:34 PM
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Hawkeye Hemp Gummies :- Scam Scam Or Legit Benefits and Side Effects!

Hawkeye Hemp Gummies :- CBD has soothing properties that are well-known for relieving pain, soothing tension, relieving stress and anxiety, improving sleep cycles, and many more. You can now get the most potent CBD that is pure and pure within Hawkeye Hemp Gummies! These delicious little critters...

Eileenhillws‎, 01-07-2022 12:42 AM
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