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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: 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: 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. *This is not WebMD; don't post medical-related questions. Instead, talk to your doctor. Posting a statement in your thread that "I'm not asking for medical advice," and then asking for medical advice won't...

ironwill2008‎, 07-12-2018 09:35 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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I can’t gain weight even with 4,000 + Calories a day

I’m 19, and have been trying to gain weight since I’m tall and skinny. I consume about 4,000 calories a day ( I keep track of it) I need help on why I’m not gaining weight. I start out with ice coffee every morning and a egg and cheese on white toast Then I drink a mass gaining shake with milk...

FredGreat‎, Today 10:41 AM
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Counting “abstract” calories

Does anybody have trouble counting certain calories such as things that were homemade? Take for instance shish kebab. I take my protein and veggies and marinate them in Italian dressing. Normally the whole bottle. However when it’s done marinating the majority of that dressing is discarded. How do...

cljolley‎, Today 08:35 AM
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Holiday in 5 months. Cut or bulk?

Hey. I have a holiday upcoming in 5 months time where I'll be shirtless very often. Curious if I should bulk or cut. I want to feel comfortable going shirtless there so I'm unsure on how to go about it. I originally assumed a 3-4 month bulk then cut for the last month would be a good idea but then...

Conorrc‎, Today 07:25 AM
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Folic acid deficiency

First of all, I'm not seeking medical advice with regards to this. I'm just interested in hearing peoples experience with this. I've just been diagnosed with this after blood tests and given medication for the next 3 months - when I'm tested again. I wondered if anyone has had the same and...

KrisMM83‎, Today 11:32 AM
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Is my diet good? bulking

Alright please help I'm 6 foot 10.5 stone and started my bulk yesterday,are these alright foods to eat? 40g oats-250 cals 800ml milk-520 cals 1 protein scoop-86 3 slices brown bread- 312 3 eggs-186 butter-30 ham cheese and leak pasta-468 150g chicken-200 4 bacon-172

lekro‎, Today 11:25 AM
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Question Lean bulk question - Low kcal surplus but higher fats

Let's say 2 guys with the same maintenance have +300 kcal at a lean bulk.They eat same amount of protein but 1 guy has 250 carbo and 100 fats and the 2nd guy has 400 carbo and 65 fats.(just some examples.I didn't stay to calculate exactly) So same kcal surplus, same amount of protein but one has...

Costyiii93‎, 07-16-2018 02:13 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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Question Transitioning from unhealthy caloric intake plus low carb diet to healthy

Hi, So I did some research and realized I wasn't eating enough calories plus I was trying to eat low carb to lose weight quicker. After researching and calculating my macros I have been eating the proper amount of carbs and protein and the right amount of calories. I have been doing this since...

bumblebrook‎, Today 10:40 AM
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Food Faceoff: Steak 2

Below are 12 Steak dishes. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Caprese Steak

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:38 PM
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Question Calorie deficient or High calorie intake?

5'10" 210 lbs. I've lost about 15 lbs so far but for the past couple weeks I've stayed at 210-212 range. I do cadio 30-60 mins in the morning, normally elliptical. With weight training in the afternoon along with incline walking/jogging on the treadmill, and yoga stretches after for cool down....

RogueLeader87‎, Today 12:34 AM
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Too much Protein in one meal?

Hello, I have always heard that one should eat 5 or so small meals throughout the day with about 50g protein each meal to spread the protein throughout the day. Is it nessecary to maintain a steady stream of protein or is it fine to jam 100+grams in one sitting? Will consuming this much at...

jcreed77‎, Today 07:57 AM
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Keto/low carb question

Actual question in around 2 paragraphs, sorry for the wall So, background since I think this is my first post here. A few years ago I decided I was just too fat. I was late 20s and had not infrequent chest pains even. starting point 5'10" 275lbs. I didnt go nuts on any specific diet, I just...

Bastiat‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Drinking green tea on an empty stomach: Yay or Nay?

Hello Everybody!! I adore drinking green tea. But there is my question: Is it good to drink it on an empty stomach? Any thoughts with proofs or links to surveys.

HerbertSward‎, Today 04:05 AM
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Question about protein shakes during intermittent fasting.

I have been intermittent fasting for about 3 weeks now and I have a question, my eating window is from 1:00PM to 9:00PM EST and when I got back from the gym today around 10:20 I had a protein shake. Is that okay? Or should I be waiting until 1? If so what should I do for fuel for my body when I...

luke3200m‎, Today 09:04 AM
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Intermittent Fasting - Help?

Hello! I've just recently decided to try out intermittet fasting, but i have a question about diet. I've made a diet i think is pretty ok, but i'd love for you to give me any tips/tricks etc. The diet is: "Lunch" 30g whey 250G low fat milk 30G Peanut butter 1 Large banana

Rayen9‎, 07-09-2018 01:00 AM
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Unhappy Nutrition Macro Newbie

I have read through all the stickies but am a little confused. I ran my numbers age 42, height 5'5", female, weight 134, have a desk job. I try to be active. I currently have a body fat percentage of 24.5. My goal is to get lean and would love to see some muscles. :) The macro calculator...

Megans26‎, Yesterday 01:30 PM
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Should I expect to gain strength faster on a bigger surplus?

If I bulk at a higher surplus, albeit the increased fat gain, should I expect to get stronger faster? For example, 1000 surplus vs. 500 vs 300.

blue4123‎, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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How will I notice if I'm deficient in vitamins or minerals?

I feel healthy, but I know I go through periods where my diet lacks in some type of micronutrients or minerals. I'm probably not great with getting enough fiber, iron, vitamin D, omega 3, and maybe even some others who's names I do not know. I've recently started eating more fiber, but ironically,...

blue4123‎, 07-15-2018 01:29 PM
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How much FAT is too much?

Hi! So everyone says you shouldn't eat too much fat directly before, during, or directly after exercise, but I can't seem to find anywhere how much exactly is "too much". If an energy bar has 9g of fat is this too much? I know carbs with a bit of protein are good at all times; before,...

mattfreedom2002‎, 07-11-2018 08:03 AM
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Long bulk V short bulk

Hi, I’ve been training for about 7 months. Initially I recomped then ran a 4week cut to reach 10% bodyfat then went in to a bulk. I’ve bulked for 9 weeks and am now at 12.8% bodyfat. I’m sure if I’ve gained too much fat, I can find information on how much weight gain to expect when bulking but I...

BadWrist‎, Yesterday 05:53 AM
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Protein Intake

Hey guys! I have a question i'm struggling to find an answer to, hope you can help me.. So here's the thing: when you say i need a protein intake of 0.8/1g per pound of body weight, does that take into account the bioavailability of a given protein source? Because if it does'nt, and i eat 10g of...

Nafilolz‎, 07-16-2018 02:30 PM
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Smile TDEE Starting Point Help

Firstly, my stats: 178lbs, 6ft, 21 Male. I wanted an opinion on a starting point for my TDEE. I lift 5-6 days/week, and 10-20 min HIIT cardio 3-5 days/week, other than that I pretty much sit on a desk and do my research work on a PC. I thought about 1.2 (sedentary) as my activity multiplier but...

Japnit‎, Today 03:06 AM
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How do my bloods look..?

Wasn’t sure where exactly to post this Got bloods done the other day and results came in. Just wanted to get second opinions if anything stands out. 24yo male - 178lbs currently CBC with Differential/Platelet WBC - 5.2 (Range 3.4-10.8)

Bmurray94‎, Yesterday 07:05 PM
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What's the point in lean bulking if...

For one, take a beginner who will be able to gain 2lbs of LBM each month for the year and have him gain the exact amount in body weight. Now, in a perfect world this individual's 2lb gain in weight would be 100% LBM, however this isn't the case realistically. So now this thought brings me to my...

Ihave2PHDs‎, Yesterday 07:44 PM
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How can I improve my nutrition

I am having trouble maintaining muscle for the most part. This is what my meals consist of. 2 eggs, some sort of cereal in the morning. My cereal is from those packs that either has frosted flakes or things like lucky charms lol. or I eat one of those greek yogurts with milk on the side. For...

Gavin56‎, 07-16-2018 07:55 AM
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