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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: 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: It's Go Time! THE CHALLENGE BEGINS 2.13.22

Our 4-Week Challenge was built to inspire you to think beyond your limits and find ways weekly to improve your overall health and fitness. All ready a beast at the gym or just getting started, it doesn’t matter - our team of master coaches will hit you with new challenges each week to test your...

ForumNature‎, 02-13-2022 12:55 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, 07-24-2011 11:52 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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Question What if you were really malnourished but still work out hard?

What would a person look like(average male) or what their body would be like of course genetics aside if they only ate 1,000-1,300 calories per day, less than 80 grams protein and not counting macros, but still in the gym 3-4 times a week giving full effort, lifting hard like Arnold? I would...

Muskle‎, Today 06:59 AM
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Low fodmap diet query

Have been having horriffic digestive and stomach problems for years due to (i think) halobacteria. Done just about every test and medication this is all the docter can put the ongoing issues down to. I get horriffic immediate pain from a variety of foods now so im desperate. The gastro said this...

shane251988‎, 06-07-2022 05:18 PM
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Post Workout shake ... should I count it

Hello All, I have started to drink a protein shake directly after my workout, according to to box 1 scoup is 116 calories and 24 protein should I count this in my daily breakout meals plan? This is the only supplement I take, everything else comes from solid food. Thanks Nic

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Poll Poll: Breakfast, round 2, post 4 of 8

Maryland or Mississippi

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Poll Poll: Breakfast, round 2, post 3 of 8

Iowa or Louisana or

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Question(s) about calorie surplus and gaining muscles

Hell Friends, If you wanna gain muscles, the recommended amount of calories you should eat a day is about +10% of your daily calorie needed intake, and about 1,2 grams of proteins per kilogram of weight. So far so normal. I currently have an weight of 84kg and 2200 calories needed per day, so...

JegaI‎, 06-24-2022 03:35 AM
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Poll Poll: Breakfast, round 2, post 2 of 8

Florida or Georgia

paulinkansas‎, 06-23-2022 08:40 AM
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Nutrition rookie in need of some help

I am currently 32 years old, 256 pounds with a height of 6' 0" & an estimated BMI of 34.7% (online calculator estimate). Ten years ago I was in very great shape (165 pounds, benching 240 & able to jog 5 miles nonstop with ease). I am not looking to get back to that level of fitness but I am wanting...

Obewon9449‎, 06-23-2022 08:10 AM
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Previously pre-diabatic and wondering if I should bulk at 19+% BF.

40 y/o, 5’ 5”, 139 lb, ~19% BF. Short term goal: 145–150 lb and 12–14% BF. I lifted for years in my 20s but didn’t follow through on nutrition so I gained strength but not much mass. Then some chronic joint pain led me to give it up. About 6 years ago I found out I was pre-diabetic. I think...

heythereuser‎, 06-14-2022 08:40 PM
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Poll Poll: Breakfast, round 2, post 1 of 8

Arizona or California

paulinkansas‎, 06-22-2022 12:33 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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When should i stop the calorie deficit?

Hello! I've been on and off training for the best 5-6 years, but after i had let myself go for a year(almost 1.5) i had to make a change. I am 25 years old, 192 CM(6"3),weighed 100kg(220lbs) in oktober(Mostly fat) and at the moment i personally think i'm a Mesomorph. I've now been in a...

Rayen9‎, 06-22-2022 12:49 AM
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hello everyone. Have a question

I'm 32 years old. Training 3-4 times a week. Eat a lot, but my weight does not increase. Maybe someone can help me with. Maybe I need to change my workout program or change nutrition ??? I’ll be appreciate if someone can help me

daviej0088‎, 06-21-2022 07:52 AM
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Poll Poll: Who would you have breakfast with? 16 of 16

Washington or West Virginia or

paulinkansas‎, 06-21-2022 11:52 AM
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Poll Poll: Who would you have breakfast with? 15 of 16

Texas or Utah or

paulinkansas‎, 06-20-2022 01:20 PM
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Skinny fat diet. Will this work?

Hello everyone! I decided to subscribe to this community since I recently started my journey aiamed at obaining a better and healthier body! I'm 31 and my weight is 86 kg (184cm tall). I'm a skinny guy, not very muscolar and with a lot of body fat localized in the belly/hips area (see attached...

GeneralDaimos‎, 06-18-2022 06:30 PM
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Deficit on workout days, surplus on rest days (same number of calories)?

I've noticed that, for the most part, I'm gaining weight on the morning after a rest day, and losing on the morning after a workout day. I assume this is due to the extra calories burned from my lifting session (plus I jog 1.5 miles home from the gym). Should I change my diet to consume more...

RayAP19‎, 06-20-2022 02:59 PM
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Is there anyway I can prep for leg day?

I get lightheaded and nauseas most legs days. I feel like crap. I don't do anything different prep wise for other days. Should I eat something specific are there any supps for a day like leg day?

krunchymage‎, 06-18-2022 06:56 AM
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Storing a mass shake in the fridge?

So I make the same shake before bed and for breakfast using milk 50g oats, 2 tbsp peanut butter 2 tbsp oil (morning shake only) mass gainer 1 scoop per shake and water. My question is currently I make 2 shakes before bed around 11pm (one to drink before bed and one for the morning around 8am)...

Sajjad786786‎, 06-20-2022 02:55 PM
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Macros calculations

Macros question If you are burning close 4500 calories in one day and eating 2500 calories on a keto diet. Would your maximum carb intake remain around 50 grams just as it was when I burned 2000 calories and consumed 2000 calories?? The number is not a false read. The device has been tested....

mokamal40‎, 06-18-2022 02:25 PM
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Poll Poll: Who would you have breakfast with? 14 of 16

South Carolina or South Dakota or

paulinkansas‎, 06-17-2022 02:08 PM
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Some wholesome amusement

spMkaJp975s This isn't about nutrition, but it'll probably make you laugh.

EliKoehn‎, 06-17-2022 10:25 AM
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Poll Poll: Who would you have breakfast with? 13 of 16

Oregon or Pennsylvania or

paulinkansas‎, 06-16-2022 12:24 PM
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Feeling warm from increased calorie consumption

So I increased the calories by 300 calories, mostly protein and fats and to a lesser degree carbs. I feel the whole time warm like I am running a marathon, fatigued. Is this an indication that my body doesn't like this change?

Kotsobali‎, 06-10-2022 07:01 AM
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Exclamation How do I transition out of a PSMF?

Hey guys! I recently started a PSMF diet around 5 days ago and have lost 6 lbs since then. I know it’s not the best way to lose fat in the long term, but I’ll explain why I chose to do it. First, I am going on vacation in 3 weeks and I am not in the shape I would like to be. In a caloric deficit...

coleiandoli‎, 06-15-2022 09:58 AM
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