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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Carbs alone vs part of meal question

Hi All, I generally eat a full meal watching macros but had a question. If I for some reason cannot get the carbs or protein I need and want to supplement later, is it bad to just eat x grams of carbs or protein alone as opposed to part of a complete protein, fat, carbs meal? Thanks in...

njneh‎, Today 08:30 AM
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Calorie intake?

Lean bulk goal Age 45 Current weight 205 Current body fat 25-30% Goal body fat 15% Please help! How many calories should I do per day and what should macros be set at? THANK YOU!!!

ncw106289‎, 08-13-2020 04:48 PM
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What is your staple fresh vegetable?

Hello all, To those of you who include plenty of fresh vegetables in your regular diet, what is your go-to produce item and what do you prefer about it? A variety would be ideal, I realize, but bearing the space and preparation factors of fresh produce in mind, what "bulk" or base vegetable...

EliKoehn‎, 08-13-2020 06:20 AM
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Question Is it feasible to consume two high calories smoothie in a day ?

Hi , i am a hardgainer/Octomorp body type, i often struggled with how to hit 2500 calories per day... i used to avoid these foods due to allergies : Cow/nut Milk, eggs, all nuts , seafood ..., going low sugar and avoid red meat as possible. My regular meal : breakfast >> smoothies + sandwich...

Victorlks‎, Yesterday 07:33 PM
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Flax seed good or bad?

Im doint some research about flax seed given that they are now common in many vegan protein powders (Im not vegan, just tryng to limit dairy to once a day). They have many benefits but according to many sources they contain phytoestrogens, the bad type actually, the one that can mimin real...

Anomen‎, Today 04:34 AM
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Asking for guidance

Hi I’m a male, 5’10, 25 years I really don’t know where to start and do about my current situation. I’m currently sitting at 178lb and want to get lean. The problem here is that I barely have any muscle and look skinny in clothing. (Well I am skinny in my arms and legs but my torso that’s a...

ACuriousLad‎, Yesterday 11:13 PM
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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 10:56 PM
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Recomp

Hey, I’m currently 5 ft 5 160 lbs. my abs and obliques are still visible but I’m on the fence about continuing to bulk since I still have some annoying chest and back fat. However also don’t want to cut. Do you think it would be better to continue to bulk at a 250 calorie surplus, or drop to...

ETG2020‎, 08-13-2020 08:14 AM
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Eating at maintanance

Does eating to maintain your weight make you leaner? say for instance i was bulking on 3000 calories a day and then it got to the point where if i wanted to gain more muscle id have to up the calorie intake. But instead of upping the calories i ate the same 3000 cals and continued training would i...

Starley‎, 08-13-2020 07:05 PM
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Question Bulking whilst having braces

I’m not sure if this is the right section to post it on, if it’s not please can you redirect it to the right section, thanks. I’ve had braces for the past 3 months and soon I’m going to get them tightened every week, they said I need to not eat hard foods and even chicken and steak can make a...

JoshMatey‎, 08-13-2020 10:02 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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Blood Sugar (morning, pre workout, post workout, after meal)

I measured my blood sugar today a few times. In the morning it was 84, then I ate 60 grams of oatmeal and it went to 114 after an hour. Then I worked out on my upper body routine, ( 4x8 bench press, incline bench, lat pull down, bent over row, vertical press, 10 negative pullups and 10 negative...

drunkenmaster1‎, Yesterday 06:00 AM
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Best site/calculator to determine tdee, calories per day

Hey folks, looking to find the best site that can help me figure out my calories i need in a day. sorry for my continued posts. i have gone up to a hair over 3000 calories a day and i am still losing weight. i just need to find that magic number and adjust accordingly.

armyr0b‎, 08-13-2020 08:36 AM
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24 hour fast two days a week?

Edit: This thread is about cutting. If my maintenance is 2300 and I fast twice a week for full 24 hours - and eat maintenance the other 5 days that would result in 4600 weekly deficit = 1.3lbs Let’s say I could deal with the hunger, would there be any other negative impacts like muscle loss?...

TryingBB‎, 07-13-2020 08:21 PM
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Raw Eggs

Does anybody eat raw eggs on a daily basis?

nat72sherman‎, 08-08-2020 05:42 PM
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how accurate are smart scales?

how accurate are smart scales? Just a quick question about the accuracy of smart scales, I am trying to calculate my maintenance and most formulas put me around the 2125 calorie mark. However, my scales suggest that my maintenance is around 2445 calories. Thus this has got me wandering how...

Sam248‎, 08-11-2020 07:08 PM
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Can I grow muscles with just a little caloric deficit?

Im looking to start lifting but, I've read things about how to start and some rules like the calorie surplus rule, but there is a problem: I live with my parents and I don't have a job anymore because of the covid ... we are not very rich and my family dont support me in nothing (they think im...

diegogon69‎, 08-12-2020 08:20 PM
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Cravings?

hey guys, new here Got a question I am wanting to lose weight and drop bodyfat% but i am struggling alot. I cant hold 1 week full of dieting.. my kcals are 1900, 185p, 65f, the rest filled with carbs or whatever I feel like. I started doing a full body and trying to do cardio on rest days...

IronDwarf91‎, 08-11-2020 11:35 PM
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Meal Plan for Pescatarian

Hey all, this is my first post here.. i've been following and using advice from the forums for a long time but now i'm being brave and posting myself haha. I am looking for either a week or day meal plan example for a pescatarian. I find i am sticking to the same type of things; eggs, tuna,...

dazlsmith‎, 08-11-2020 03:48 AM
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Confusion on bulking / cutting

Hey everyone! I started training about a year ago weighing 195lbs @ 5'9" and fairly weak. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted strength and to look big but still in shape instead of looking "cut" and really thin so I started bulking. I eat chicken, ground turkey, 90/10 ground beef, fish,...

booster232‎, 08-12-2020 02:30 AM
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Health risks of cutting at 17? (started lifting 3-4 years ago)

Hello all, I have been running and doing light weights during the quarantine and started losing weight, only recently have I actually started paying attention to my calories. After years of bulking I have finally decided I wanted to lose fat, and to do that a caloric deficit is needed. I'm...

k0nstant‎, 08-06-2020 11:21 AM
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Advice about how to go from where I am (Gain or Lose)

Hello. I was hoping to get some advice on how I should proceed from where I currently am. Main Goal: Gaining as much muscle as possible for next summer Current Body: 30 years old, 5'11" and 210 pounds. Doctor told me I should be considered Obese at this weight although all my fat is located...

yamatailor‎, 07-27-2020 05:09 PM
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Question Need help deciphering a nutritionist meal plan.

I currently weigh 193 LB standing at 6’0 (27M). My BF% is between 17-20%.i train usually 4-5x a week doing HIIT training. Due to covid, I do not have access to any weights for strength training at the moment. I’ve been doing a lot research and I keep running into advice that says you should...

bert267‎, 08-11-2020 09:17 AM
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Question Back to gym, maintenance or bulk?

Hello everyone, after 2 years of health complications i am finally back to working out I am currently: 178cm 72kg 18% body fat Should i eat maintenance to maintain muscle and lose fat or bulk to regain my muscles then start cutting?

ZHTK‎, 08-11-2020 10:03 AM
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Critique my diet plan.

I’m a student and can afford to eat this for around 30 a week. Suggestions and criticisms welcome. It’s definitely not perfect but is it healthy enough? Meal 1: - Scrambled eggs or PB toast + Shake (Milk/Oats/Banana/PB) (1500c) ================================= Meal 2: - Shake...

BWRT‎, 08-09-2020 10:43 AM
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