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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: 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: 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: 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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Unhappy My diet is allot of rice. What to do?

So, I eat relatively clean: Literally no sweets and fast foods etc. Problem is: I live at home for now till I can save enough to move out and my mum cooks allot of white rice. I feel I eat clean minus white rice which I eat loads off (and sometimes white bread). There's too much junk and...

nitrolagy‎, Today 12:48 PM
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Labdoor Testing: Dark Chocolate Bars Fail Heavy Metal Screenings

So apparently every single chocolate bar tested by Labdoor failed heavy metal threshold screenings due to cadmium... https://labdoor.com/rankings/dark-chocolate Curious if anyone is aware if cocoa powder also has these inherent issues as I consume about a tbsp of it every single day...

AdamWW‎, Today 01:25 PM
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Help Building a Meal Plan / Proper Nutrition

Background: Back in December 2016 I weighted 185-195lbs at 5'7. It was around that time that I decided enough was enough and I started to workout. Mind you, this was the first time I had every really worked out at all. From the advice/help from a few friends and research of my own I started to...

farmfowls‎, 08-16-2017 06:51 PM
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Still cutting but need a week off...stay in caloric deficit?

Ive been on a long cut, down to 175 from 195. Thinking of taking this week off from gym. Just run down. Exhausted. Lotta joint pain as well. Should i still eat in caloric deficit? Or add 100-200 calories or even go up to maintenance?

livindagym‎, Today 07:16 PM
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Food Faceoff: Vegetarian Food Finals

Below are the top 8 voted on Vegetarian Foods of the week. Please choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place foods that you like: Vegetable Lasagna Margherita Pizza

boo99‎, Today 03:33 PM
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Little exercise diet plan

I'm 5' 6" and 165 lbs. If you check out my signature you can see my progress so far but what I want to know is this. FOr a while I thought it was the types of foods that you eat that help lose weight. I'm trying to lose weight and I would eat foods I deemed healthy. Then sometimes I'd eat unhealthy...

Bobthenoob‎, Today 12:10 AM
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Why is fruit juice underrated for gymgoers?

Gulp gulp gulp loads of calories amd vitamins, no fat.

robreynolds1234‎, Today 06:17 AM
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Should I eat carbs pre-workout?

I was reading about glucose being burned first when you lift. Recently in the gym I've been really energy drained w/ a preworkout & adequate sleep. Do I need more carbs an hour before I lift? I am on a bulk atm but meds suppress appetite so it's more like 2,000 calories/day instead of...

brenthopkins‎, Yesterday 06:25 PM
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Proper Amount of Protein for Muscle Growth???

Hello, I was wondering what is the proper amount of protein per pound of body weight to build muscle. I thought it was supposed to be 1 gram per lbs of body weight, but someone I know is a science teacher and he says it's too much, and that I should be having 1 gram per KG of body weight, because...

DantesInfereno‎, Today 06:52 PM
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Question Kidney Stone

Just had a kidney stone this week. Let me start by telling you that ish is painful and I do not recommend making one. Anyway, doctor said my kidnies are in excellent health and that no one really knows what causes them. She pretty much guaranteed that I would get more. I don't want more. So I...

MtMostWanted‎, Today 09:30 PM
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How much protein do I need for muscle growth?

Hi, I was wondering how much protein is required for muscle growth. I thought it was supposed to be 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight or more, but I was speaking with a science teacher and he said that you should only have around 1 gram of protein per KG of body weight, because your body...

DantesInfereno‎, Today 06:58 PM
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Why even need protein powder when chicken does the job?

Its not like i have to eat loads of chicken, even half kg a day does the task when it comes to protein intake.

robreynolds1234‎, Today 06:16 AM
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What to eat Pre-Workout

Today is leg day, and so far this morning I have had 7oz Chicken Breast 3 Hard boiled Eggs 2 oz salsa Right now i am at 60g Protein 7g Carbs 18g Fats

ChrisDTaylor99‎, 08-18-2017 09:44 AM
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Used to be able to eat, now I always feel sick

So I've hit a problem. For the past 2 months I've been easily be able to eat 3000+ calories a day. However, the past week or so I've been feeling sick ALWAYS and I'm struggling to eat. I'm still getting 3000 calories a day, but I hate the feeling of always being sick. Isn't my appetite supposed...

bubblebutt97‎, 08-18-2017 01:59 PM
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Figuring out what works..

So I'm on a cut and started out eating 4-5 meals a day but god I'd end up starving and some days going over calories. I've started eating a meal at 11 and again at around 5 and definitely much better in terms of no hunger and my digestion. So will be sticking to that! So note to all...don't...

Naok‎, Today 01:28 PM
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Cutting And Bulking At The Same Time?

I've been on a cut for the last few months or so, and running more often to pass a PT test. I've lost a few pounds, and every time I cut, I start losing plenty strength. The only lift I really care about is the deadlift at this point. Every time I bulk, I get so close to hitting 585, then start...

DanRichter94‎, Today 03:48 PM
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How to tell which shops chicken is better?

For instance, at one shop its about its about R120 ( Around 10 dollars per kg) and the other shop around R70( around 5 dollars) for the chicken but is there way i can tell if one chicken is higher quality and not filled with alot of water. The R120 rand chicken is being bought at a more "upmarket"...

anothergymer1‎, Today 12:48 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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Having a hard time know how many calories to eat.

I am having a hard time figuring out how many calories to eat I usually work 12-13 hour days in construction. When I hit the gym 3-5 days a week for light lifting and cardio. I am trying to cut fat down but I do not want to be energy deprived and lethargic. What I am currently eating is a...

jameswild1990‎, Today 12:12 PM
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1.2g protein per KG of bodyweight (Very Short Question)

Can you build muscle when you consume 1.2g protein per KG of bodyweight daily? What is your recommendation? Thanks :)

Notitia‎, Today 11:48 AM
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Macros for a 128lb bodybuilder

hey, i just figured out my macros and wanted to know if they were good. Protein: 137g of protein Carbs: 294g of carbs Fat: 95g I have a fast metabolism and i have a hard time putting on muscle, is this diet okay?

taryck‎, Yesterday 04:47 AM
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TDEE question

So I want to find my maintenance calories, I lift 3x a week, cycling to and from my home each time; other than that I am a couch potato. I want to have a 500kcal diet deficit, and a 500kcal lifting/exercise deficit. Would I choose the sedentary activity factor, and then eat 500 less than that,...

bindz00‎, Today 10:55 AM
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Too less carbs for the day?

Hey everyone, I've been cutting for months and seeing good results so far but I realize that it progresses slowly. coming to the main point: should I eat carbs before workout or after? I have done it by eating carbs before workout (oatmeal, Fruit and low-fat curd cheese) and cutting carbs...

GymMonster115‎, Today 10:21 AM
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Loose Stool

I've been trying to alter my diet so that my stools get more solid. Right now they're pretty soft, and the cleanup is definitely not quick. I've read that adding more fiber will help, but the large amount of oats and brown rice hasn't seemed to do the trick. I also eat about a fist-full of spinach...

bking45‎, Today 09:32 AM
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To eat or not to eat (first)?

I've read in multiple places that it's best to do a workout in the morning before eating breakfast. They say it's supposed to burn more fat and it's also supposed to double the muscle building signals the brain sends to the body. Now I've been reading that the above advice only pertains to people...

Playitsafe‎, Yesterday 02:20 PM
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