Listen, I realize there are a lot of people that don’t understand what it means to fit foods into your macronutrients. They don’t get how you can eat poptarts and get in better shape. I am not one of those people.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t JUST eat poptarts. I eat ice cream too.
Let’s be serious for a second. I could eat just poptarts and lose weight, but I don’t. Eating at a caloric deficit below your maintenance will let you lose weight, but if you aren’t getting an adequate amount of protein you will lose your muscle mass also. I am not willing to sacrifice what I have worked hard for, so I eat enough protein each day.
Besides poptarts I eat an ample amount of whole foods, vegetables, fruits and meats, but I also don’t deprive myself of the things that I love. I fit these extra things into my macronutrient intake when I want to and I enjoy them. This not only makes me happy, but it also satisfies any sort of urge I could ever have to cheat in any way. Eating at a caloric deficit to lose fat doesn’t have to be stagnant, boring or feel like deprivation when you are able to fit in a food that will make you happy.
You can disagree with me all you want, but you can’t disprove science and results. No one is saying you have to eat foods you don’t want to. You can be perfectly fine and achieve great results from being paleo, keto, vegetarian or just eating a regular balanced diet like I do.
What I am attempting to convey is that if you want a bowl of ice cream every once in awhile then make it fit your macronutrient intake for the day, enjoy it and get on with your life.
Imagine eating a diet consisting of the worst foods you can think of from McDonalds, but here and there you sneak in some vegetables or a healthy protein source. Will it effect your body composition in a good way? No, it won’t. Now let’s imagine that you have a superb diet consisting of good protein sources, whole foods, vegetables and fruits, but every once in awhile you eat a Big Mac. Is it going to effect your body composition in a bad way? No.
Don’t get upset because you don’t understand it.
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So this guy volunteers at the Olympics. He figures maybe he’ll get to see some amazing athletes doing athletic things. And then the fastest man alive gives him a fist bump.
Look how happy he is.
OMG (‘: <3
This is my favorite post on tumblr