Evolve Nutrition Radio Episode 6: Calories Vs. Food Quality - Which Is Better ?


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In this week’s episode of Evolve Nutrition Radio we continue the controversy discussing calories versus food quality, and whether these have to be exclusive. We discuss why calories matter when it comes to maintaining muscle and losing fat, and how flexible dieting and IIFYM was never meant to be a justification for eating junk food. What calories don’t account for in terms of vitamins and minerals, and how these vitamins and minerals from food support energy metabolism. We discuss how dieting causes a lower metabolic rate and poor thyroid function and many more health concerns. Lastly we talk about How tracking calories and macronutrients has benefits for real portion sizes and helping with adjustments in the nutrition plan. How calories and macros help people looking to gain weight/muscle and give them sustainable gauges for tracking in the future without a scale or tracking app. Postprandial energy expenditure in whole-food and processed-food meals: implications for daily energy expenditure study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897733/

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