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Old 06-12-2018, 09:10 AM   #144
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Originally Posted by Jaric View Post
My issue with strictly CICO is that it doesn't take into account the way your body reacts to the food you eat.

Does anyone want to dispute you'll get better results eating 2000 calories of heathy fats, lean meats, veggies and fruits vs 2000 calories of donuts and Pop tarts?

My experience is that if you're eating the right foods and excercising counting calories isn't remotely as necessary.
That's not universal though. Different bodies respond to foods differently, BUT if you're actually overweight then CICO is always going to work up to a point. Eventually yes if you want to get into legit lean body fat percentages (let's say 10-13% for men) then you'll perhaps need to adjust your food selection (depending on your body), but if you're at 25% body fat then no it doesn't matter at all what you're eating as long as you're eating less of it.

The reason you've found you don't need to count calories as much when eating 'better' foods is because those foods are inherently lower in calories. You're eating a lower calorie diet without trying to do so. Plus if you're exercising then you're increasing your calories burned so you have more room to eat without gaining fat. In the end it's still the calories that matter. It's science lol - proven multiple times over.
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