NUTRITION POST 🥒 
I’m all for eating nutritious (“clean”) foods for the purpose of supplying our bodies with vitamins and minerals but eating nothing but these foods guarantees nothing in the way of building muscle or losing fat.
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You can be the cleanest eater in the world and still be weak and skinny fat. Why? Because when it comes to body composition (how much muscle and body fat you have) how much you eat is more important than what.
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Fat loss boils down to feeding your body less energy (via food) than it burns every day. We measure both the energy burned and eaten in calories.
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When you feed your body fewer calories than it burns, you are creating what is known as a “calorie deficit.” Your body must get energy from somewhere, though, so it turns to its fat stores. When you keep your body in a calorie deficit over time, total fat mass decreases. Maintaining a daily or weekly calorie deficit is the only way to do this.
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Don't get caught up in 'clean eating.' Focus on meeting a caloric/macronutrient goal while also aiming for the appropriate serving of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy. 🍐'Junk food' in moderation will not adversely affect your body composition goals or health.
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  • amandamariefittNUTRITION POST 🥒
    I’m all for eating nutritious (“clean”) foods for the purpose of supplying our bodies with vitamins and minerals but eating nothing but these foods guarantees nothing in the way of building muscle or losing fat.



    You can be the cleanest eater in the world and still be weak and skinny fat. Why? Because when it comes to body composition (how much muscle and body fat you have) how much you eat is more important than what.



    Fat loss boils down to feeding your body less energy (via food) than it burns every day. We measure both the energy burned and eaten in calories.



    When you feed your body fewer calories than it burns, you are creating what is known as a “calorie deficit.” Your body must get energy from somewhere, though, so it turns to its fat stores. When you keep your body in a calorie deficit over time, total fat mass decreases. Maintaining a daily or weekly calorie deficit is the only way to do this.



    Don't get caught up in 'clean eating.' Focus on meeting a caloric/macronutrient goal while also aiming for the appropriate serving of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy. 🍐'Junk food' in moderation will not adversely affect your body composition goals or health.

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  • thepippingirlYES THANK YOU !! Clean eating and Whole 30 are often gateways to anorexic eating.
  • amandamariefitt@thepippingirl I can't tell you how much I dislike Whole 30. People tend to gravitate towards it because it's 'less extreme' but cutting out entire food groups and labeled foods as 'bad' and 'good' is incredibly damaging. That is not what I would consider a healthy relationship with food.
  • emilylmahr🙌🏼 Thank you. All of it. And Whole 30 needs to be redesigned to be Moderate Everyday.
  • calvin_ken1😄😄👍
  • loyostI think youre missing the point of Whole30. Its to evaluate the effect of specific food groups when you re-enter them in your diet. To pay attention to how food tastes and separating actual food from processed food. If youve given any amount of time to investing Whole30 and @melissahartwig, it doesnt lend itself to "bad" foods and eating disorders at all. I would highly suggest following Dr. Mullin, chief of gastroenterology and functional medicine at Johns Hopkins. Current research supports food and its effects on the microbiome are enormous contributors to endocrine function, healthy and autoimmunity. A brief elimination diet like Whole30 in addition to Dr Mullins recommendations on nutrition make enormous contributions to your health. I would be wary to give out nutrition and diet advice unless youve got current biomedical research to back it up. Theres a lot of old nutrition dogma that people are still very convinced by because they either dont know any better, its sounds right, or they havent been introduced to the current science. #thegutbalancerevolution
  • amandamariefitt@loyost I promise you, I'm not missing the point. I stay up to date on important nutritional research. (I have masters in public health with a specialization in nutrition.) I also don't discount the importance of gut health. It still doesn't matter how you spin it, Whole 30 is unsustainable long term and doesn't promote a healthy relationship with food.
  • amandamariefitt@loyost additionally, you are replacing 'bad' with processed.' Processed is not synonymous with 'bad for us.'
  • loyostWhole30 isnt meant to be sustainable
  • amandamariefitt@loyost thus proving my point.
  • loyostNot really. Every single functional medicine and GI doc will have you do an elimination diet to narrow culprits for gi dysfunction and intolerance.
  • loyostThen you reintroduce.
  • loyostIm not trying to be argumentative here. I practice anesthesia. I read a lot of new research in the nutrition science field.
  • fitchickfree_wbffproAwesome post girl! 🙌🏼
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