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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Greek yoghurt/Kesam protein

So im getting around 50g protein from greek yoghurt a day, is it an good enough source to get some protein from? Does it really matter where you get your protein from

ProXThin‎, Today 06:50 AM
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Food Faceoff: Pt. 2 Soups 1

We will continue with Fall Soups again this week. Below are 12 Fall Soups. Please choose up to 8: Apple Squash

boo99‎, Yesterday 04:39 PM
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How long is it safe to jump rope on a cut without losing muscle?

Currently doing 20-25% caloric deficit, 3 full body workouts per week & light cardio every day. Thinking of adding jump rope as an activity to help me lose more fat. How long is it safe to do jump rope without losing muscle?

Zenoboy‎, Today 12:19 AM
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A little help please

First of all I am NOT a body builder but I think you guys can help me with some medical problems I have. I am 65 and have lifted weight 3x/week and jogged 3 miles 3x/week since age 13. Old age as given me a set of conditions too long to discuss here so I will just jump into the problem. I must...

fishinghat‎, Yesterday 02:40 PM
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Never going below BMR? How many kcals to drop? Quick question!

Hi, I've got 3 questions. 1. I'm currently on a cut. Is it preferable to reduce calories by 100 (should it be more or less?) when I stall? 2. Would it be a good plan to see where it takes me weight/bodycomposition-wise once I reduce calories to BMR (1900) then reverse diet back up to a good...

jlai928‎, Today 03:37 AM
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Had my first EVER mug of coffee in my life (not joking) before my workout today

Heard the caffeine helps with the workouts but I have never chosen to drink it until today. It seemed to help with my performance but I felt really edgey and my heart felt like it was beating out of my chest at some points. Is this normal when you drink it for the first time? And do you get...

tpreston92‎, Today 04:19 AM
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Question Bulking up, But Allergies

Hey, Everyone. New here. I am looking to bulk up, but I have an epic Crap ton of allergies that make it hard. I am looking to hit about 3200 Calories per day... maybe more. Need help. I am 34 years old, 115 lbs / 52 KG. 5'9. I have not gained weight since I was 14 years old. Foods I...

Goraxes‎, Yesterday 11:46 PM
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Did an aggressive cut and need guidance

Hello guys. I did a 2-month agressive cut to drop fat quickly to get ready for my bulk. Usually fasted for 48 hours then ate about 1000 calories on the third day rinse and repeat so basically ate very few calories for 2 months so how slow would my metabolism get? I did NOT do any training during...

pfisher007‎, Yesterday 01:57 AM
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Smile Lose all fat first and bulk or bulk and lose fat.

Hello, Please don't be upset if there was another thread about this. I am fairly new to lifting. About 7 weeks and really need help. I lose and gain weight pretty easily. I am 5'2 and was 164 when I started going to the gym (did not look like it at all). Did cardio and lifting and lost 14...

makID‎, Yesterday 11:55 PM
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to fry food or not ??

Hello every one As always i have been reading much bout frying food and i read that oil be burnt even its healthy such as avocado oil if its used for fry... The strange thing i saw body builder called kali he fry his food.. I wonder how its not harm him ?? Even some agree for that.. So guys u...

richard446‎, Yesterday 05:49 AM
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cutting and macro's coming out 40/40/20

I have done the calculations... 1g per 1 pound of bodyweight of protein = 246g 0.45g per pound of bodyweight of fat = 111g rest in carbs = 125g this has worked out as a 40/40/20 percentage. sound good ?

fendertele‎, Yesterday 10:23 PM
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Muesli very high calorie

hey so i have been this recently with whole milk and its perfect for bulking. But i ate like 800 calories worth which is like 220g of muesli or something. is this fine?

anothergymer1‎, Yesterday 11:40 AM
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How to eat oats

Hi guys, So it's been nearly a year since I've 'eaten more' to try and gain some basic weight. Since then, I've gained about 11 kg (60-71kg so hurray?) by just eating like a normal human being but I've dropped back again since I just do not have an appetite. I know I am still ridiculously...

steophan‎, Yesterday 05:37 PM
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Lightbulb Protein vs Calorie absorption

So it's commonly said that the body can only absorb 40g protein per hour, but it's also said that the body will absorb most all of the calories ingested. How is it that the body is able to digest 10,000 calories a day, but only 40 grams of protein every 4 hours? If one were to eat 5,000 calories...

BSDMAXOUT‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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Carb minimum and a protein question

Is there a minimum amount of carbs you need to maintain and build muscle or could you be fine with say 150 grams of carbs or less while fat intake goes up to reach calorie goal? Also, is there any situation in which you would need more protein than the recommended 0,7 grams per lbs of bodyweight...

Voyager92‎, Yesterday 11:08 AM
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Question Fasted eating period too short?

So I am on a lean bulk currently, and I have a crazy schedule so usually my last meal is around 9- 9:30, but my first meal the next morning is at 7.. I am sticking to my calorie intake, I was just wondering if I should make my last meal earlier in the day, or if it does not matter... I read...

atilinca9‎, Yesterday 06:42 PM
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Are low carbs my best option?

I have been on a deficit for the past 2 weeks and have not lost a single pound. I do hit my daily fats and daily protein and I just fill the rest with carbs. Should I be eating more protein and lower the carbs or should I go on a deeper deficit?

ChaixD‎, 09-24-2017 05:53 PM
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Am i hurting myself in the long run?

Hello everyone, new to the forums, been lifting for about six month now, I have definitely seen improvements so far, but want to see what i can do to improve on my gains. I am 24 years old, weighing in at 160, and go to the gym 5 days a week. Currently I have my macros set to 250 carbs, 60 fat,...

zarrolindeep‎, Yesterday 03:00 PM
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Nutrition for lean strength/muscle gain

Hey! My question is if you guys think below is a good nutrition plan for gaining more muscles, strength and also reducing the lower belly fat. Im trying to get more slim & more lean muscles & not so much mass. I dont know exactly how much detail or what you need to know to give me advice. ...

S3CC‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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"Sedentary" Lifestyle

So I am working a desk job, and sitting most of 8-5. I walk to go eat my lunch in the middle of the day which is around 12-15 mins each way. I also bike to work, about 2.2 miles with some slight uphill parts -- probably about 15-20 mins. And my walk to the bike station in the morning is about 10-12...

formicaman‎, 09-24-2017 02:12 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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Chicken Wings Calories

When you search the Calories of Chicken Wings, does it include the drumette or not? I ate a lot today so this will be a big deal. Imo I do not think it is included. What do you think?

dency45‎, Yesterday 02:10 PM
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is my diet bad?

macros : 3200kcal, 417 carbs, 180 protein, 77 fat. if u guys know anything else as a better diet for me all the tips are welcome thank you very much !! my current diet is ; Breakfast: oatmeal,milk. 1/1,5h later gym. just before working out 1 banana. right after workout shake. Post workout:...

Soufyan020‎, Yesterday 05:34 AM
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Joys of starting a bulk

Started my bulk this week and have been reminded of one of the not so fun side effects, at least for me.... GAS. Hopefully my stomach will get used to the increased calories sooner rather than later. At least for now it's just air and no smell.

Vandeman17‎, 09-24-2017 06:42 PM
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Coming off low carb to start lean bulk

I have been off the low carb diet for about 4 days now and haven't gained any weight besides 2ilbs of water weight. I haven't added much carbs, i have just been eating just vegetables and oatmeal. I will eat 1 cup of oatmeal in the morning and preworkout mixed with whey and some carbs postworkout...

hbaydoun‎, Yesterday 08:56 AM
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