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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: 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://mytdee.com/ Keep in mind this number is only an estimate. What your real TDEE is can be found out...

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: 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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Question Macros - just a small problem

Hi - for cutting macros I'm at: 210lbs and my macros are 210 protein 210 carb and 60 fat. I know that it's 1g of protein and carb per pound of body weight but what is it for fats? Just wondering if my fat is at right target? Also at the minute I'll be hitting 210 protein, around 100 carb...

liamcordner‎, Today 03:51 AM
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start bulking?

Age 20 Height 5'10 Bw 167 Bf 16%? Photos in gallery Current lifts 480 deadlift 400 squat 185 bench Ive been dieting from 195 and im mentally tired but also feel like i need to lose an extra 4-7 pounds of fat to start the lean bulk I want to bulk very slowly over 12-18 months on a 200-300...

psmfer97‎, Today 06:50 AM
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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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Anyone here tried adding soy powder to hot coffee?

Have any of you tried adding soy powder or soy powder isolate to hot coffee? Do they clump up?

Robosco‎, Today 08:29 AM
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How many calories do you eat on a cheat day?

Hi all, over the past couple months I've been cooking almost the entirety of my meals and counting every calorie in order to maintain (about 2300) but I've now decided I would like to allow myself one cheat meal per week. I'm a lover of food so part of me wants to make that single meal a pretty...

caveman33‎, 06-26-2017 11:54 PM
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Should I postpone my PSMF journey?

Title. First of all idk if it's the right section to ask this, but here it goes: I've been doing a recomp since 2 months ago. So far it's great and I made decent gains. I lost around 3-4lbs of fat and put on 7.5lbs of LBM. The thing is: I will have a dental procedure in the end of July, and...

vinilzord‎, Yesterday 10:54 AM
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Exclamation New diet gives me bad stomach help

Currently consuming 130g protein 425g carbs 34 fiber 89g sugar 44g fat Im been having a bad stomach since i started a new diet. Is it because of the fibers i intake? Broc****, oats, carrots, elbow pasta, banana, apple? I dont know whats is exactly causing it, took medicine but again it has...

Ram132G‎, Yesterday 08:27 PM
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Your thoughts on my 2545 calories-a-day diet?

Please rate my new bulking meal plan :D Breakfast: 3 hardboiled eggwhites 50 g Oats 1 Yogurt 1 Scoop Nitro-tech protein shake Pre-workout (I workout in the morning) Peanut butter 20 g

Faux1992‎, Yesterday 03:10 AM
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Girlfriend needs some help with losing weight.

Hello guys & girls of Bodybuilding.com! I've been a long time follower of the community (though taken very little part in it) although now I have to ask for some help. I live with my girlfriend. We are both students although I work part time on the side. Now. I've always been a skinny...

UlrikDB‎, Today 12:46 AM
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Food Faceoff: Caribbean Food 2

Below are 12 Caribbean foods. Please choose up to 8 that you like: Callaloo Coconut Pudding

boo99‎, Yesterday 03:50 PM
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Feedback on deficit diet?

Ladies and Gentlemen, i wanted to try and get some feedback on my current meals (cutting). As i'm still learning and wanted to put together my own plan based on what i'd learnt so far. any feedback, criticism or questions...welcome so I'm 5'10 196lbs - 15% BF roughly. Meal 1: - 5...

Jonbo55‎, Yesterday 08:51 AM
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Sugar intake?

How much does sugar intake matter? Im at about 50-60 G of Sugar per day, most coming from fruit, but I do eat a couple oreos or small stuff with sugar, they fit into my macros. Im just curious as if eating extra sugar, even if it fits into your macros will have a negative affect on your progress.

Ecom7‎, Yesterday 06:57 PM
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For Noobs, V2.0

For Noobs, V2.0 More random thoughts, in no particular order, that might help clear away more of the fog that noobs seem to have, prompted by observation of recent threads posted in this forum when dealing with nutrition: *You're not 'skinny-fat;' you're just skinny. This term is the...

ironwill2008‎, 06-26-2017 07:46 AM
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Critique diet please, am I missing crucial foods?

Diet Plan Diet BMR= 2200 calories a day (according to this website, 6'3, 215 pounds). 2200x7 days in a week= 15,400 calories a week Add the 3,300 calories I'm burning a week (I have how I plan to burn 3,3300 calories in the workout routine forum) 18,700 calories per week to maintain Minus...

angryares‎, Yesterday 01:00 PM
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Pre-Workout/Post-Workout Eating?

Hi all, I'm currently trying to cut; I'm 120 lbs., 5'7", ~15% body fat. I lift every other day and do HIIT every day. I'm using the generic cutting formula of 10*body weight in lbs. for 1200 calories a day, and doing 40/40/20 PCF. I eat oatmeal and egg whites for a good deal of my protein...

john456‎, 08-24-2003 01:21 PM
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Ketogenic Diet Help

Hi all I'm Sean I want to start doing a Keto diet. I want to do a shake for breakfast and lunch and then have a meal. I purchased EAS MYOKETOGENIC shakes what I'm struggling with is my last meal. Should I be weighing out my food? Is there a number I need to hit with this meal? I 40yrs old, 6'0...

Mercersburgguy‎, 06-25-2017 03:52 AM
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Gaining weight during cut!?

Been bulking at 4000 kcal last year,started cutting at 3000 last week. First days nothing happend,so cut it to 2800. And i am GAINING weight,went up 3 pounds. I weigh myself every morning. I know it could be water weight,but still why havent i lost any weight? I eat alot less carbs now them when...

Cruceuz‎, Yesterday 09:47 PM
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Overweight my whole life, doing something about it now, but need help w/ math!

So I've read Emma's stuff. I've read threads about how to do the math. I've run the math for myself. I'm just not sure I'm doing this right. I'm 41 years old, male, 230 pounds, 6'3", very large body structure, I look much lighter than I am (you know those "guess your weight" contests at...

Archawkeye‎, Yesterday 08:41 PM
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Current consensus on protein per day and per meal?

Just wondering what the current science and/or community consensus is regarding daily and incremental protein recommendations? I've read recently that only .8 g/lb of body weight is needed for muscle growth, contradicting the long-standing 1-2 g/lb "bro science" rule. Thoughts? Further, what...

sunsean‎, Yesterday 01:59 PM
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Thoughts on my lean mass gains diet?

Hi Guys I'm 18 years old, 145lbs, 5"9 and trying to put on some more lean muscle mass and get properly big. I'm not going for the whole cutting/bulking thing, I just want to put on lean muscle slowly. I've been going to the gym for 2-3 years and have gotten a lot stronger but haven't really gotten...

Selvino2712‎, Yesterday 08:03 AM
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Need advice on meal plan for weight/muscle gain

Hello everyone! I need some advice on a good meal plan. I used to workout all the time a few years ago and was very healthy and in shape. I was about a lean 190. Now I'm down to about 165-170. I had a back injury which kept me from working out for about a year (also had to take pain medication...

jmckinney012891‎, Yesterday 09:02 PM
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Different kinds of water retention?

I know that you retain water from both eating carbs and from eating salt (or too much salt), but is the "way" the water is retained different from those two? Because I think I tend to get a lot more puffy (puffy tired eyes, fluid retention in the face) waking up after a meal with much sodium,...

bbas123‎, Yesterday 11:43 AM
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Calories changing by the day

So I really got mixed answers here from previous reading and I would totally like if someone explained it to me. Each day I burn different amount of calories (BMR + workout vs. non workout + bartending day vs. a day I don't work and sit mostly). Should I eat different on these days? My BMR is...

LioRiX‎, Yesterday 02:55 AM
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Help gaining some muscle mass!

Hi guys, So i'm starting off at the other end of the spectrum now. I once weighed about 250lbs and over a 10 month period of doing excessive cardio and calorie deficit i have reached about 165lbs now but the issue now is that i'm very skinny (little muscle mass). I'm 6ft 3 so obviously i've...

DonaldR‎, Yesterday 03:56 PM
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People with peanut allergies! COME!

I have a peanut allergy. I had one since I was born. I can't eat peanuts or peanut butter. I learned, recently, that my body can tolerate peanut oil (mostly from fast food restaurants that make their fries in peanut oil). I was wondering if I would also receive an allergic reaction to a protein...

tehaznnation‎, 03-30-2012 09:13 PM
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