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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 08:49 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 01:10 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 06:49 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, 07-24-2011 11:52 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 02:03 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 01:05 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 07:37 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 08:12 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 01:31 PM
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Is this too much of protein?

Hiyaa everybody. So basic details first: I am a girl. Started few months ago going to gym. Sooo you can see my pic on my profile if you want, so you know I'm Kind of skinny already. But Yeah I am trying to grow more muscle. And I eat carbs, and fat enough But I am curious do I eat...

littlenuggett‎, Today 11:33 AM
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Is intermittent fasting a good thing? Did it help you?

Hi there, I am wondering if intermittent fasting is any better than just eating throughout the day and what are the advantages of it? Have you tried it and what did it do for you? Regards, Marian

FitForLife1988‎, Today 03:38 AM
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Question Canned Beans weighing with liquid vs without

Another canned beans thread, total calories with liquid included vs drained, I know. I looked this question up and could not find a solid answer, although I found many in the same confusion. My hypothesis is a bit different than what others have thought. My Idea is that the liquid is...

nickail‎, Today 10:53 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, Yesterday 10:00 AM
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How to cut without damaging metabolism?

1. How much should I cut my calories, 2. How long should I stay on the cut for, so I don't end up with a slowed metabolism? I want to keep my carbs up to keep my cortisol down, basically how much calories can I cut without affecting testosterone?

Tsyn‎, Today 10:22 AM
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Protein Ideas :X

Hi everyone. I'm trying both to distribute protein effectively through the day AND cutting off some whey consumption, because it usually is around 2 to 3 scoops a day and I've figured food would be the better choice. The problem is, other than coffee and some sweets (and Proatmeal/Whey I used...

LioRiX‎, 08-21-2017 12:00 PM
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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 10:12 AM
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Injured while in a caloric deficit

Yesterday was trying some muscle ups and felt a 'crack' in my right shoulder before doing the pull up, which hurt really bad. So I think it is the rotator cuff which is hurting , specially teres minor and infra spinatus. The think is Im going to stop swimming, doing shoulder work and everything...

SeboAmp‎, Today 01:24 AM
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4*grams protein+9*grams fat+4*grams carbs <> calories. how?

I'm looking at trader joe's cottage cheese and plain greek yogurt. I've always heard that a gram of protein or carbs is 4 cals, and a gram of fat is 9 cals. The nutritional label on the back of fat-free cottage cheese says 80 cals, 14g protein, 0g fat, 4g carbs. But 14*4+4*4=72. And the...

anon247‎, Today 09:48 AM
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Research Review Recommendations

I like to keep up with the latest research. So far i've been using journalTOC, but I just don't have the time anymore and i'm looking for a good research review to do this for me (the fast food of science if you will). I'm debating between Alan's, Brad's, MASS, and even Brainum's Applied...

dashdash89‎, Today 08:57 AM
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Exclamation Lean bulk help

Hello, I have been on my lean bulk for the past month and things have been going great. I felt like it was time to hit the forums and ask others much smarter regarding nutrition to help me out. !!!!!I WILL HAVE THE LEAN BULK PLAN ATTACHED AS A IMAGE!!!! MACROS OF THE PLAN: 86f 250p 180c ...

andy2001‎, Today 07:42 AM
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Can I build muscle in a calorie deficit

I am a hardgainer who has just started lifting weights seriously and my first objective is to lose the fat covering my abs to reveal my abs. So I am on a calorie deficit and am consuming around 1500 to 2000 calories per day. My question is on this calorie deficit and being a hardgainer can I gain...

BodyXAma‎, Today 03:08 AM
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Delay in Post Workout Protein

I am a Normal family person just touched 40 age mark, not a pro BB. I hit GYM (for 1.5 hours, some says its a long workout take BCC ???) and get back home, take a shower and eat eggwhite. Means checkout from GYM, drivng back, shower, eating eggwhite (Time in between takes 30 minutes) Is...

rebuilding40‎, 08-21-2017 10:26 AM
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How Do I Loose Body Fat Without Muscle?

So I've been bulking for 6 months, I've built muscle and I'm happy with my muscle, but now I want to reduce my body fat percentage so that my muscle shows. How do I do that without loosing muscle? It's taking me a lot of eating and calorie surplus so don't want that to go to waste.

callumw98‎, Today 05:59 AM
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So confused, help please :)

Hey forum, this is my first post ever so hopefully I'm doing this right :) I'll be 40 in October. I'm 5',8" and 210 pounds. I've been training for a year now 3 - 4 times a week seeing good results in my strength and cardio however I am not losing weight. I am happy with my size, I know there is...

Kheeb‎, Today 05:13 AM
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Newbie at nutrition.

My calculated tdee is 2200. I do greyskull lp with just a 2km row or skierg erg for a plug in. Basic workout is 3x5 then 1x5+ for upper .then same for lower body compound lift. Weight 180lbs bf 16% using basic us army calculator. Height 5'9". Small frame 6.25 " wrists. Deadlift 175kg...

Kennedy42‎, Yesterday 01:05 PM
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Help with macros

So I've been training now for just over 7 months. So pretty new to everything. However I'd like to chuck my diet of boiled chicken, broc**** and brown rice from a Tupperware box in favour of the macros approach. So a little information about myself. 23 years old 6 foot 4 96kg/211lbs...

airyvine‎, Yesterday 03:34 PM
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Question Alternate-day fasting plan for Lean Muscle growth

Hi everyone, I'm starting an alternate day fasting (ADF) plan, where I will try to cut carbs as much as possible on fasting days, and I will eat whatever I want on feasting days, especially high-carb and high protein intake because those feasting days will also be the day when I will work out. ...

Kayzah‎, Today 01:58 AM
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I am getting very mild Dizziness (1 second duration) 2-3 times a day

My daily calorie requirement via calculator is 2200 calories (5.7 height, 156 lbs) 5 days moderate workout + alternate day 15 min cardio moderate. Workout plan > M-T-W-xxxxx-F-S-xxxxx I have touched age 40 this summer. After 4 months of gyming, still looking for belly fat loss / overall fat...

rebuilding40‎, Today 02:57 AM
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Calorie intake / weight gain

Hi I'm an absolute amateur and I'm trying to build muscle. I'm 22 years of age now. I was 9st 10lbs in November 2015 when I started to try and gain weight. I'm now 12st still very skinny and 6ft 2 inches. I'm finding it very hard to gain more weight and to get my daily 3400 calories. As I've said...

rbatts‎, Today 03:10 AM
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Anyone use an Air Fryer?

Thinking of getting one but curious on others' experiences.

AdamWW‎, Yesterday 02:48 PM
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Intermittent Fasting/One Meal A Day & Insulin Spikes

Hey guys - long time lurker first time poster here. I have a question regarding intermittent fasting/insulin/fat storage etc. I'm wondering if anyone here follows a "one meal a day" diet. If so, I'm wondering about the health benefits. What happens if you were to eat one big healthy meal at...

omad17‎, Yesterday 07:35 AM
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Food Faceoff: Pt 2. Vegetarian Food 2

Below are 16 Vegetarian Foods. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Beet Greens & Potato Torta Black Eye Peas Cake

boo99‎, Yesterday 05:03 PM
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Need help finding foods to eat.

I had a big surgery last year on my esophagus and I can only handle certain foods. Chicken thankfully is one food I can eat no problem. Steaks and burgers (which I normally get lean beef) I can't swallow. I know I can eat chicken and fish and it's great for you. Although I'm not a big fish fan at...

jray41288‎, Yesterday 02:33 PM
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Diet Pepsi

What's up guys, I have what may be a stupid question. I've been IF for about a month and have made great progress (even with cheating. Occasionally HEAVY) and I'm going to Vegas in 9 days so I'm really pushing hard to lose as much fat as possible through HIIT and strict IF (absolutely no cheating...

ogqd‎, Yesterday 01:16 PM
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