Eat plenty of whole foods, eat none of the highly processed ones(-supplements).
Not the advice you wanted, but it will work. I don’t believe it is smart to avoid an entire macro nutrient, just make smart choices in each. Pick good sources of fats like flax, fish oil, almonds, peanut butter, olive oil. Choose nice lean protein sources and reduced fat dairy if you are going to include some. Limit your carbs to fuits, veggies, and whole grains. Time the majority of your carb intake for early in the day and within an hour of your workouts.
I realize you are sensitive about this stuff, and I don’t want you to get upset, but I feel obligated to point out that you are simultaneously recommending unprocessed food and low-fat dairy. What is low-fat dairy if not highly-processed food?
And don’t get me started on lean protein… What the hell is the point? So, no steak or fish, then? Or chicken legs? You know, all the meat that we crave and that tastes good.
To the OP, just eat real food. Meat, fish, nuts, veggies, fruit, dairy if you want, and oh, you might want to read an article or two, it wouldn’t kill you would it?[/quote]
Removing a portion of the milk fat isn’t highly processed.
Lean meats - avoid the fattier cuts of meat when possible. I would rather eat a nicely prepared 6oz of lean meat for the same amount of calories of 3oz of fatty meat. You don’t have to choose 99.9% lean, just make choices like the top sirloin instead of the porterhouse. It isn’t all or nothing.
I am sorry that I phrased it as all or nothing, the subject is not all or nothing. I meant it as the most dumbed down version I could think of since he asked for an all or nothing list, so I gave him two all or nothing recomendations which does not do justice to the topic.
I am just saying to eat real food. We agree on this.