I wonder how many folks with crap genetics that have built awesome physiques left a quarter or more of their meals a week to chance? Highly refined but tasty and convenient vs high quality but time consuming? shrug
Your goals will dictate the level of effort and sacrifice required. [/quote]
what is a high quality meal and what is a refined?
I think he means something you cooked yourself and know where all the healthy ingredients come from vs going to McDonalds and getting a hamburger.
- a gram of protein
- a gram of carbohydrate
- a gram of fat
differ in a mcdonalds burger from a homecooked meal consisting of chicken breast, rice, olive oil & broccoli?
if you have any biochemical knowledge whatsoever your answer would be “none that affects digestion in any way possible whatsoever”. it’s about meeting the amount of macronutrients every day by not being a complete idiot about micronutrients which you obviously need and obviously also are more present in the homecooked meal i described above.
so, in a contest prep, you’ll reach a point where it’s simply not possible to eat any higher-density caloric food without starving yourself because of the limited amount of macros you’re allowed to take in each day. THAT is what makes you eat only the most filling foods like meat, rice/pasta/potatoes and so forth, not the fact that those foods are magically better than e.g. mcdonald’s macronutrient-wise.
this is exactly the kind of bullshit that everybody repeats like a lamb in the hardcore bodybuilding corner but nobody has any idea what they’re talking about. the idea of critical thinking seems completely abstract to some.[/quote]
Well God bless you sir you can stay lean and mean eating whatever once it fits your imaginary macros you assume your getting with convenience meals. Because clearly science has shown that’s the ONLY effect food has on body composition…
Most folks need to make better food choices on a daily basis to do that. Especially as we age. Young guys are always the first to defend the CICO/IIFYM dogma. So funny.
Also I Guess all protein is created equal. Gluten protein in the bun is just as good as chicken breast protein.