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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: Link to part 2: 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: 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 MEN#2

The Solution‎, 06-25-2015 01:10 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, 07-24-2011 11:52 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: 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: Keep in mind this number is only an estimate....

Mrpb‎, 02-02-2017 08:49 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 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 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: 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: 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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Food Faceoff: Breads 2

Below are 12 breads. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Beer Bara Brith

boo99‎, Today 03:18 PM
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Question Low Sodium Diet?

Could my low sodium diet be the cause of my strength plateau? I'm a beginner and Ive been stalling on unusually early lifts and I usually eat 1300 mg or less of sodium a day. This is naturally found in foods as well, I have literally no salt in my diet. Could there be some connection between this...

toronto2000‎, Today 06:19 PM
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Bulk or cut

Hello i am 19 years old, i decided to ask more experienced before i take the decision. I am 187cm(6'1) 81kg (180lbs) 20% bodyfat, i am skinny-fat and all the fat ia stored around my belly, so my question is should i bulk, cut or there is 3rd possible option where i slowly lose bodyfat but meanwhile...

Azrud‎, Today 04:48 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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What method should I use?

I've been serious with the gym for about a month and half. My Training Routine is in check and so is my diet, Before i became serious I had done a 3 month bulk at 500 Over surplus which led to much fat.. Now I'm sitting at 12\13% Body Fat. My body looks lean ish and my arms are skinny but my face...

mrbarnesj‎, Today 02:24 PM
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Do I need to cut carbs in order to get from 9% to 7% body fat?

Ignore my avatar - from a few years ago. I am currently on the upper end of 9% / lower end of 10% body fat. I went from about 15%-16% to my current level in about 2.5 months. I did this with strict intermittent fasting (about 800-1000 calorie deficit per day), almost daily gym visits with a regular...

Wife Beater‎, Yesterday 08:38 PM
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Any drawbacks to cooking/frying with avocado oil?

I get this stuff in more bulkish quantity, and the last tub I've gotten has lasted for days for making chicken strips. It has the highest smoke point, not to mention avocados being a miracle food. I know that Five Guys Burgers/Fries and Chick-Fil-A are famous for using peanut oil to fry, so why...

GeneralSerpant‎, Today 01:00 PM
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How much protein?

So you guys probably seen that question a lot over the years but I am asking again because that topic is pretty important for me. Some people say that 1gram of protein per pound of bodyweight is the optimal. But it is pretty impossible for me to eat. I usually eat chicken breast, cottegge...

arielr12‎, Today 07:47 AM
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Weight Always Fluctuates 5 Pounds/Week When Changing Diets?

So I've realized that whenever I change up my diets my weight always goes full retard. A couple days ago I was around 114 pounds after a 5 week recomp, now I decided to add a 200 calorie surplus on top of that to head into a lean bulk. It's been about 2 days and I've already gained 2.5 pounds. ...

AppropriateGuy‎, Today 01:21 AM
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Any scientific studies/literature on optimal length of time to bulk/cut?

Mostly out of curiosity. I often see people criticize micro/mini bulks and cuts as spinning ones wheels. Would like to read more about what is optimal and why. Thanks in advance for any links or info.

dmmx3‎, Yesterday 10:22 AM
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How much protein does a chicken breast have?

So I'll buy a 1kg packet that has 4 chicken breasts in it, so I assume each breast is ~250g. The nutritional values on it state per 100g there's 28g of protein, which means there 70g protein in the 250g chicken breast. However everywhere I look online it says a typical chicken breast has around...

Karambir24‎, Today 11:00 AM
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Budgeting to go from 165 to 200 lbs

Hello all, Currently I'm in the process of getting back into working out as I'm tired of being fairly weak. I'm 28 years old and it's been 6 years since I've worked out consistently and only weigh about 165 lbs at 6'1. I was able to reach up to about 185 lbs when I was 20 years old after working...

koveus‎, Today 06:28 AM
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Omega 3's Very good article on their benefits

Iceman1800‎, Today 05:47 AM
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Food Faceoff: Breads 1

This week you will be voting on all types of breads from the USA and around the world. Below are 12 of these, please choose up to 8 that you like: Anadama Arepas

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:53 PM
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Snack Attack

I have been on a high protein, low carb diet for a year and a half now. One of the hardest things to accomplish (for me), is to find good tasting snacks between meals, that fit into my diet plan. I have found a few that have been my 'goto' for a while. I will share them . . . for anyone that has...

Kuyaromeo‎, Today 11:32 AM
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Healthy Fats: Olive oil

I am trying to balance my meals with Carbs, Protein and Healthy Fats. I usually eat an avocado with my lunch but ran out of them today. Is half a shot of extra virgin olive oil a good Alternative?

JohnStax98‎, Today 10:08 AM
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Question Should I cut or bulk?

Hey. I'm not sure if I'm in the right section but if I'm not, you could tell me/move the thread to another section. So I used to lift a little bit before and then I stopped. Now I want to go lifting again and I am not sure if I should cut/bulk/lose weight. I am 1.90m (6'2) (probably, maybe a...

arielr12‎, Yesterday 10:29 PM
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Is there such a thing as "too much protein" at once, "body can't absorb it all", or is that just pure bro-science? If I eat a can of Tuna, a Chicken Breast, and a protein shake (among some other veggies n stuff, but sticking to the protein portion here) Is that "too much, and wasted"? What's...

obnoxious88‎, Today 11:49 AM
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Finding The Right Balance

I am going to post a little bit of information about my body type, goals, and what I am currently doing to reach my goals. I am hoping that someone(s) who have accomplished similar goals can help give some additional input and guidance. 1. I was 250 pounds. About two years ago I started...

Kuyaromeo‎, 03-16-2018 11:56 AM
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Unhappy 8 Month Cutting Plateu * need advice* help*

im 27 year old male 6'2 and been working out for 9 years. came a long way..... long story short I have an injury on my l5-s1 disc herniation and I fell off since due to not being able to do all I can like I used too. I was I guess low macros and doing 5x 45 min cardio and damaged my metabolism few...

MrGeo120‎, 01-23-2018 09:28 AM
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What to Eat? Gain weight without fat

Hi Guys, I think I reached the point where I'm completely fed up and I dunno how *bip *bip to eat anymore ans I'm asking myself what am I doing wrong. I'm a 30yo 74kg guy trying to build up. Before I was eating a lot (only good food, no processed, bad fat or alcohol) and I was always topping...

burnacid3000‎, Yesterday 05:43 PM
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Macro Advice

Hello, I'm not sure How to calculate TDEE or what Macros I need. Every calculator I used says something different. Here's some background Info 6'3" Never Seen Gains before At least 18-20% BF No Cardio Just started doing assisted dips with 25 Assist Started Assisted Pull ups with 40 Assist

JohnStax98‎, Today 05:02 AM
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Now struggling to gain weight, supposedly 1.5k over maintenance

Hi all, I have been luring these forums for a while since I started going to the gym I started around a year ago and was 70kg, I am now 84kg. I am 6'3 and supposedly eating around 4.2k calories a day (my maintenance is calculated at 2.5k) I use the word supposedly because I don't get how I am now...

Bodzah‎, Today 03:24 AM
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Maintain deficit if cold sick?

Hi all, quick question. I am running a 1.5 lb a week weight loss plan currently, however developed a cold going around recently. Feeling very drained and unable to hit the gym for at least another couple days. Should I maintain less calories as per usual or up the calories a bit until the cold...

Rebuilt3‎, 03-11-2018 10:43 AM
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How to make canned tuna taste good?

Ok guys I’m going to start including canned tuna in my diet due to being busy I can’t prep as much. Anyway to make canned tuna taste good without adding fats or carbs? Was thinking of using black pepper and Tabasco sauce

NLNFunKti0nz‎, Yesterday 07:00 PM
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