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  1. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    Hey guys, so I am still fairly new to the world of BB. I have a rugby background, and until recently have basically eaten what I want! Long story short, I am very overweight but also large frame and strong. Training is going well, and I now realise I need to shift some fat to start SEEING the...
  2. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    I got a few packets of microwave rice to work out which one I wanted to buy in bulk. These weigh 250g and are basically precooked. The nutrition on the back of the packet for basmati rice suggests that one serving (half the pack, 125g) is 39g of carbs. However the content is precooked...
  3. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    0.5kg per day and I'm 160 pounds, that's like double of what Arnold Schwarzenegger used to take in his prime. Also 4k calories sounds like a lot. This is not optimal diet for building muscle and not fat, is it? PS: I was going to tell you all what a magical tool this myfitnesspal app is, did a...
  4. Getting Started
    Hi all, As the title says, I could really use some help as regards my diet. I'm relatively new to this and I understand as a late starter I've got a lot to learn. My whole life I've been overweight! 18 months ago I hit a low as my weight peaked at 18 and a half stone!! I'm 5'10" and...
  5. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    I am a 21 year old Female. My body type is a Mesomorph and I weight 52 kilograms, my height is 5.3. I've been training 5-6 days a week and on some days i train different muscle groups twice a day. I'm on a calorie deflict which is 1.490 and my macro ratio is 40/40/20 and i've been trying to cut...
  6. Losing Weight
    Hi, I'm trying to eat to a 1600 calorie deficit and everything seems to be super high in carbs... Fruit is really high, Pasta and rice(obviously) but they're like for 100g of pasta you get 33g of carbs. If I go over on carbs will that affect my fat loss?? I am also trying to eat 162g of...
  7. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    Hi, I recently figured out that in order for me to lose fat I will have to eat 1600 calories a day but I am confused about macros and their importance. If i hit my calorie target but go over on fat or carbs or protein is that bad and will that hinder my goal of losing fat?? Because I am...
  8. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    Hey peeps, how is life! This is probably a question more for a PT's and/or bodybuilding coaches. As fas as im aware only an RD can prescribe a meal plan with macros legally, or am I wrong? How do you get round this then. Because anyone can dish out a generic advice, like eat more protein like...
  9. Losing Weight
    Hi Guys, Just a general question please regarding Macros / High Carbs and my deficit. I have just finished my macro calculations. Below are my stats 5ft 6 235 pounds 26 years of age. body fat of around 37% I am overweight. My BMR at average: 2410 MINUS 500 kcal deficit. Macros Protein...
  10. Gaining Weight
    Hi Everyone, Im currently at the stage of cutting and I'm already thinking ahead to bulk starting end of September time. I already know i need to eat between 3000 - 3500 calories a day to bulk however with my work its difficult to split my training across the week - i normally end up doing 3/4...
  11. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    I can never figure out how many calories I really need when it comes down to consuming food. There are so many calculators and theories but I never know which one to choose? Can anyone give me some tips to figure out my calorie needs?
  12. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    This is my 1st thread ever here. So i'm a 17 year old just got done with my 1st year of lifting and I build a decent amount of muscle. The first 3 months were useless and the rest I had a lean bulking diet which brought me up from 152lbs to 163lbs. Lifts have been decent so far hitting 205 for...
  13. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    In the macros calculators world, I've always used IIFYM's and just made my own adjustments. I feel like there's is as accurate as any depending on what selection you've chosen. Recently, the 1stPhorm company, website, entity thing has started to take a huge following especially on this end...
  14. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    Hi All, Thought this may be of interest, me and the mrs decided to do what will be 14 weeks of dieting before our holiday, we have 4 weeks left. When i say 14 weeks diet, i spent the first few weeks actually upping my cals, up to 5k, then came down. At the start and the GF, 7...
  15. Losing Weight
    Hi Folks, Just looking for a bit of advice on calories and macros please... I'm 40, 6'2, 117kg, sedentary job... I go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I'm trying to lose the belly and hit it hard in the gym, but I have a feeling I'm actually under eating for my size... When I take a break after...
  16. Steroid and Testosterone information
    I am on a Test/Tren bulking cycle. Taking Test prop and Tren Ace. - 12 weeks Test prop: 500 mg per week Tren Ace: 450 mg per week I am currently at 175 lbs, hoping to bulk as much as possible. What would be the best approach diet wise? I am planning to have about 3500 calories a day. How...
  17. Gaining Weight
    How strict are people during a bulk when hitting macros? Is it a bad habit that some days I'll go over my macros by 40-50G of carbs or protein if my fats always kept to the limit?
  18. Gaining Weight
    Morning chaps, im new to UKmuscle I've been reading the forums for a while but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. Im 6"3 104kg and I'm currently around 18% BF ive currently been on a bulk for around 4 weeks and I've only gained around 4-5lbs my macros have been 220P 600C and...
  19. Food, Diet and Nutrition Info
    Stats 6' 220lbs/100kg 12-15% body fat. Just curious what sort of macros people use when bulking etc. I have a very fast metabolism with a physical job and train around 5 times a week. I don't usually track calories but I started a few weeks ago and I eat around 4600 calories to...
  20. Losing Weight
    Hi all, 25 yo 5'11 96kg 14% BF Train 5 days a week and HIIT 4 days a week I've been cutting successfully for the past 7 weeks on 1400-1500 cals (175P, 90C, 40F or there abouts). I've dropped approx 5-6% BF and have maintained muscle weight or at least water due to...
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