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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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 02:31 PM
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Food Faceoff: Let's Talk Turkey 1

Posting from 35,000 feet in the friendly skies, love that Wi-Fi! This week, in honor of Thanksgiving on Thursday, will be dishes that contain Turkey. Below are 14 of these.

boo99‎, Today 03:43 PM
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Protein powder for lactose intolerant ?

Hi everyone, So, I've been having stomach issues lately. Everytime after taking protein powder at night, the next morning there's lots of gas coming out and I have trouble swallowing food because of the gas.And also I feel nausea....(not so sure but I don't know how to describe it. And...

daysond‎, Yesterday 11:06 PM
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Bulking: How Long and When to Quit?

Hello all, New member here of the forum. Pleasure to meet you all. Some background information: I have always been athletic and well defined but due to my height and high metabolism it was difficult for me to gain weight growing up. I have been going through a difficult time in my...

tylergbass‎, Today 06:33 PM
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New study suggests intermittent weight loss may be better than continuous weight loss

Interesting new study. I still need to read the full text but I thought I'd share it ahead since this topic gets discussed a lot. http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo2017206a.html?foxtrotcallback=true ...

Mrpb‎, 09-20-2017 12:26 PM
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Question Weekend Binge?

Hey guys just wanting to know how much fat you could possibly gain over a weekend of eating junk.Cutting so in a deficit refeed every 2 weeks.Been making steady progress but got a little carried away with a bit more junk than usual(cake,choc,chips,cookies)on refeed day.After refeed day though i...

KILLOSYSS‎, Today 06:04 PM
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Food Faceoff: What's Your Beef? Finals

The top 8 Beef dishes of the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place choices: Filet Mignon Cheeseburger

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:05 PM
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Stupid Question thread

Post here your silly, one-off nutrition and fitness related questions that perhaps don't deserve their own thread, and hopefully me or other members can help you out with it. This is the place for members to come and ask their ‘stupid questions’ without fear of retribution.

muruku‎, 12-17-2016 03:51 AM
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Unwanted stomach fat

Im 19 years old and new to strenght training but I have gained quite a bit of muscle mass in 3 months. Im pretty skinny, but with some stomach fat, so i have to eat a lot of food. But i have noticed that ive gained some unwanted stomach fat. Any tips on how I should eat/what foods to maximize...

pewzzen‎, Yesterday 04:20 PM
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Binged and need help

Ok guys, so I made a pretty big mistake, got myself in a pretty bad situation, and would like some advice to get myself out of it the best way possible. I started a pre contest diet 14 weeks ago with plans of competing after 12 weeks. When I started, I was sitting at 208 pounds, around 12-13% BF (I...

justin3690‎, 11-18-2017 07:37 PM
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How poor is my diet?

So after 3 years of lifting I don't have much to show for it. I'm wondering how much this is a result of my diet. I don't think its bad but given my form has been terrible I might be wrong. Here is my average day worth of food Breakfast chocolate protein powder, 30 g Multigrain Hoops (No...

Exostrike‎, Today 10:12 AM
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How much carbs for workout to have full energy?

About an hour, hour a half I ate a meal which had medium potato and peace of bread. Sometimes I eat quite a bit of pasta before workout (1-1.5 hours). My energy is great and I heard it also helps with the pump. My question is, is there any number that we work around when it comes to carbs?...

AbuHajar25‎, 11-16-2017 11:50 PM
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Increasing Testosterone Naturally? (1 sentence question)

What should I do? Thanks :)

Notitia‎, 11-18-2017 12:36 PM
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lower pack pain when deadlifting

I'm experiencing some pain on the left side of my lower back when I deadlift. Should I stop deadlifting until my backs completely healed? Im worried about the gains lol

pewzzen‎, Today 09:00 AM
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Sedentary whilst calorie deficit

If somebody was obese and was completely sedentary yet they ate at a caloric deficit , would tbs lose bodyfat ?

Superbro69‎, Today 06:07 AM
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Ongoing Study Discussion Thread - Nutrition, Training, Health etc.

We had the idea to discuss interesting scientific studies here. Can be nutrition, training, health related or anything relevant. Please only participate in the discussion if you care about science. If you only care about what works for you (n=1) this is not the thread for it. If anyone comes...

Mrpb‎, 08-24-2017 11:56 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 11:12 AM
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10 months of working out with no muscle. Am i stil a newbie?

Title says it all. I was very fat before working out. There was a time i was only eating 300-400 calories a day for 1 month just to lose weight. My body doesnt have muscles The question is Will i stil benefit from newbie gains even though i have a 10 month experience in working out? I have...

filipino29‎, Yesterday 09:14 PM
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Diet recommendations for someone struggling to gain muscle

Hi guys, I am currently 158lbs and around 13-14% bodyfat (3 point caliper check). I am looking for some advice in general as I am doing the time in the gym, and trying my best with my macros, but not seeing any real gains, and haven't been doing for a while. This is quite disheartening really...

andre199017‎, Today 06:20 AM
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Bulking plateu

Stats: 6’1 Weight:198-200lbs Bf: around 13% (recent pics on bodyspace) I have been bulking for 4 months everything was going dandy and was gaining weight at a pace i was comfortable with. Started with 3.5k a day and upped it up a bit over time. Im eating 4k a day but im at a plateu staying at...

Fareed1998‎, Today 06:59 AM
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Unhappy Cheat meal turned into cheat for 2 weeks

I just had a cheat week. I ate crap for 13 days. ( about 2 weeks!!! ) I ate all kind of crap like cake,burgerking,donuts,PB & J sandwiches,icecream sandwiches,kfc,pizza,chinese,subway,and all types of crrap.. Before i had this cheat week x2 for 13 days i used to eat the same thing everyday...

N3W813‎, 05-01-2010 06:33 AM
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Can a big cheat day stop fat loss??

I am a petite girl, 5'1 and currently weigh around 112 lbs on average, age 28. I have been on a calorie cut at about 1200-1300 cals a day for the past month, trying to cut fat. When my fat loss begun to plateau with cutting calories, I started experimenting with lowering carbs instead, which seemed...

Kilama‎, Yesterday 11:10 PM
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Pan-fry vs Baking chicken

I’m getting really bored of baking chicken and wondering if pan frying it would be fine? It should be just as healthy as long as I’m not adding anything extra than I would baking it? Would probably just put a tbsp of coconut oil.

MattManYo‎, 11-18-2017 11:39 AM
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Need some Guidance

Not sure if this is the right spot to post this or how this forum works exactly but I’m not about to go through all those “stickies” I keep seeing just to not get any usefull info Anyways let me try to sum this up pretty quick I’ve been in and out of the gym inconsistently for a couple...

NoodleFlyer‎, Today 03:26 AM
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Question Reverse Dieting 6th week- questions about carbs, maintenance cals

Hi, I've posted in the Bodybuilding forums before regarding my reverse diet. I am not under the supervision of any coach. I would like some advice though if anyone has it. I am currently a 112lb, 5'2 female. Before this reverse diet I was 109 lbs and I was eating about 1200-1300 cals/day for a...

anon4289‎, Yesterday 03:36 AM
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How can I eat 5k calories per day of relatively clean food?

Hey, I'm a Strongman from the UK and I was hoping to clean my diet up a bit so I don't get too fat. 5k calories per day is a lot of clean food so I was wondering the best way to attack it, I don't care about being mega vascular or lean but i'd like to maintain 15-17% bodyfat on this diet. I do have...

Behn1‎, Yesterday 03:55 AM
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