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[4/6] 6 Fat Loss Facts for Better Results
Fat Loss Fact #4 : Stop eating garbage macros
When it comes to losing fat, calories matter first. However, food quality also matters, so even if you’re hitting your macros while consistently shoveling burgers, fries, and ice cream into your face, pay attention.
Just because you can fit something into your macros, doesn't mean you always should.
Food composition and quality affect a number of different things. Highly palatable, highly processed foods are going to be digested faster and increase ghrelin production a lot more than nutrient-dense, less processed foods. Our bodies get full-on volume, not calories, so the lower the volume of your food, the hungrier you’re going to be.
Not only that, but sugary, processed carbs like ice cream, bread, and other packaged foods are going to spike insulin a lot more than things like veggies, potatoes, rice, and other sources of carbs that are closer to their more natural state. And while spiking insulin isn’t a bad thing around your training sessions, consistently spiked levels of insulin can create insulin resistance and make building muscle and losing fat more difficult.
Lastly, eating high-quality foods greatly decreases the risk of fucking up your diet. As shocking as it is, nutrition labels in the United States are legally allowed to be off by as much as 20%. Meaning if you’re eating something where the label says it has 300 calories, in reality, it could have as much as 360 calories. And the more ingredients or complex that food is, the greater the chance of it being off.
So if you’re eating a lot of packaged or processed foods, you can see where these extra calories can add up over time, and where being even just a bit off with your portion sizes can add in enough calories to slow or halt your progress.
The simpler you keep your foods a majority of the time, the better your progress.