as long as it fits into your daily calories & macros, you can eat any damn thing you please.
Hey, just wanted to get your opinion on this:
- Why a calorie is not a calorie
- Why a protein is not a protein
- Why a carbohydrate is not a carbohydrate
- Why a fat is not a fat[/quote]
the idea that eating better “quality” of food will lead to a better physique, while a nice idea, doesn’t pan out in the real world.
yes, whole foods typically are more nutrient dense than processed foods, but that doesn’t mean much wrt body composition. Besides, if you are eating fruits and veggies and taking a multivitamin, you probably aren’t deficient in any nutrient. Getting more than you need typically means you’ll just piss out the excess.
Finally, if you choose not to count calories, then eating 100% “clean” unprocessed foods probably makes sense, because it’s a lot harder to overeat sweetpotatoes than, say, pasta.
But that doesn’t mean that eating 500 calories from pasta potatoes will make you fatter than 500 calories of sweet potatoes.
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