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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 broccoli Meal 4 - Protein shake Meal 5 - Steak, rice, and broccoli 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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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What are your 'weird' food/eating habits/rituals?

For example... do you have a favorite spoon, glass/cup, or do you never mix foods together? I don't have that many, but here's a few that come to mind: - For breakfast (assuming it's not an extremely hot day), I always have a combination of hot AND cold food if possible... and I eat the hot...

AdamWW‎, 10-19-2021 02:25 PM
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The energy cost of muscle-protein synthesis

The current/active thread related to 'main-gaining' sparked in me a familiar - but somewhat unique - course of thought which im not entirely sure has been discussed here before, so I'm curious what people have to say about it. When we discuss a calorie surplus in the interest of gaining weight...

AdamWW‎, 09-30-2021 05:27 PM
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The most expensive meal you've ever eaten?

I'm curious what the most extravagant, expensive meal you've ever had consisted of? Personally, mine was an anniversary dinner I had with my ex-girlfriend. I had to reserve a private room with an ocean view at perhaps the most expensive restaurant in the city (Canlis, in Seattle)... which...

AdamWW‎, 10-19-2021 02:39 PM
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I'm craving a Tri-O-Plex Bar... What ever happened to those?

I used to go ham on those things back when I first started lifting.. I think I remember they got caught inflating protein numbers and underestimating calories... but man I loved those things. Ya'll member those? I member...

AdamWW‎, 10-08-2021 05:04 PM
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Why do people write stupid articles? (CICO doesn’t work… lol)

This grinds my gears… I was suggested this article on Google, titled “Researchers Suggest It’s What You Eat, Not How Much, That Leads to Weight Loss” https://www.verywellfit.com/what-you-eat-not-how-much-leads-to-weight-gain-most-5201976 And in the article, they literally say that...

AdamWW‎, 09-26-2021 02:35 PM
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Foods that have an undeservedly GOOD reputation...

piggybacking on Eli's thread... lets discuss foods that are highly OVER-rated in terms of their alleged health benefits. Not specific to muscle building, but things people often SAY are healthy, but really aren't when you consider the whole picture of the nutrient profile. Here are some I can...

AdamWW‎, 10-16-2021 02:54 PM
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Question What to eat before a workout?

I've finally bit the bullet and started a proper diet/exercise routine today. I've experimented with short workouts, intermittent fasting, and low-calorie diets before (with good success in weight loss and a little success in muscle gain), but this is the first time I'm really trying to stay...

aidanyk‎, 10-18-2021 03:36 PM
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Help getting back into the gym life

Sorry if this is in the wrong place and long but.. I used to dedicate a lot of time into going to the gym and watching my nutrition. I have "let myself go" at least to my standards. I am 29 years old, 5'10" and around 175 pounds with i guess about 20% body fat(I just uploaded a progress...

AJames66‎, 10-07-2021 03:41 PM
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Bulk or Cut as a female?

5'8, 136 pounds. Been lifting for 2 years and never counted calories. Went from 121-136 within that time and when I started lifting I was underweight. Wanted to just get some feedback on my current physique as of now, as well as if I should bulk to 145-150 or cut down. Not sure of body fat either....

AL459‎, 09-15-2021 12:33 PM
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Cramps since I started eating cleaner

A few months ago I cleaned up my diet, dropped 15-20lbs, and have been maintaining ever since. When I was actively cutting, I would get these pec cramps where if I held the same position for a while and rapidly moved, my chest would lightly spasm/cramp and pull me back to the position. It still...

Alias530‎, 10-19-2021 02:23 PM
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I need some lean bulk advice

Hello people ! I just joined the community and I think I i did a pretty smart move with this one haha !So right now I m on a lean bulk calculating macros and calories but the problem is I that I dont seem to gain weight on a 3600 kcal per day .I dont know if it's because of my intense training...

AndrewGhg‎, 10-16-2021 12:40 AM
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Most people should do maingaining/lean bulk phases, and only cut if obese?

Alright this may spark some controversy, but hear me out first. I'll use males as an example. I think they should alternate between maingaining and lean bulking phases depending on a bodyfat range of 12-20%. With maingaining, you eat at maintenance calories and with a 'lean' bulk, you eat at a...

Animal2692‎, 09-29-2021 11:59 AM
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Slow metabolism/calorie deficit

So i qas wondering when someone has a slow metavolism, could they bulk in a calorie deficit

Bang973‎, 09-30-2021 02:30 AM
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Doing weights with the required protein intake but calorie deficit

Hi all, For some years I've been doing cardio in the gym. However for around 3months I started doing weights 3 times per week to supplement my cardio. The routine I did was only 3x8 dumbbells' curls, that's all. I started at 10kg now I'm at 18kg. I haven't altered my diet during this period....

bbuk2018‎, 09-26-2021 04:45 AM
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Facial fat loss

Hey guys, I'm currently on a cut and have stalled on my weightloss, I am currently 5'10 at about 182 pounds and my face is quite chubby still. I have been lifting and do notice my clothes continue to get a bit looser than usual. I definitely can see my calves thin out, but my face seems to stay the...

beebell12‎, 10-03-2021 10:28 PM
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Vanilla ice cream and peanut butter: am I weird?

Tried this cause all we had for dessert was vanilla ice cream which is my least favorite, so I added peanut butter and now I discovered something magical. Am I weird or has anyone else here done this before?

BeginnerGainz‎, 10-06-2021 03:28 PM
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EZ BIG Breakfast Chooser

Bored with your regular breakfast. Here is an EZ BIG Breakfast Chooser (in pics) loosely based on Stan Efferdings Vertical Diet. You can choose from 90/10 ground beef, precooked ground turkey, sausage--ground or links, center cut bacon or Chorizo as the meat. The other choices are in the...

Benchpresser350‎, 10-10-2021 08:53 AM
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Acne

I'm 46.... I've been taking 500 mL of testosterone cypionate a week and have bad acne that won't seem to go away is there any recommendations as far as diet and maybe the amount of testosterone a week ?

Billsdonutz‎, 10-12-2021 05:10 PM
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Strength and weight going up. No muscle gain

Hi fellas. Ive been bulking since April and following the Fierce 5 novice program. My weight has gone from 154lbs to 164lbs and my lifts have all gone up but really unhappy with my progress. When I compare the pictures before and after all I see is fat gains and a bigger stomach and...

BlueDay93‎, 09-21-2021 06:27 AM
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Journalist Seeking Subjects for a story about eating disorders in bodybuilding

Hi there My name is Julian Towers. I'm a freelance journalist and happy weightlifter who nevertheless struggles with a fitness obsession that sometimes edges into a straight-up eating disorder. As much as my routine has given me the body of my dreams and kept at bay the more formless anorexia I...

clopzat‎, 10-20-2021 10:19 AM
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Low test as a TEEN. Please help.

Hi, so I got my blood test results a couple ago and am really concerned. I'm 16, male, and here are some of my results (apparently the growth plates in my wrist and knees have aready fused as well) Total test: 250 ng/dL Free test: 6.7 ng/dL Bioav. Test: 157.8 ng/dL Should I be concerned...

concernedasf04‎, 09-22-2021 02:53 PM
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Question Could their be some unforseen issues in anabolic diets?

Been watching flexible dieting lifestyle,Remington James,and Greg doucette and i kinda wanna implent it but I'm worried that my micros r gonna be missing. What do y'all think?

CurryGuzzler‎, 10-02-2021 08:25 PM
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Bulk or cut. Any advice please

First of all I would like to say thanks to you all. Have learned so much from this forum since I started my journey and you have all been a great help. I have been working out following a good programme for 3 years so far. I have been stalled by the pandemic but have completed one bulk and am...

Curtis611‎, 10-11-2021 08:57 AM
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How do slow twitch muscle fibers get sugar?

I heard even though they can burn fat, either they need to burn some sugar with it to start the process, or fast twitch fibers are necessarily recruited slightly with them. I think the form does apply. Do they have to get sugar from the blood? What about fats? Do they have any internal fuel...

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