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lewisab
01-22-2013, 10:24 AM
Does it matter where the calories come from?

For example obviously eating healthier foods is better for you but usually low in calories, where as bad foods are high in calories.
I can eat half a packet of digestive biscuits and be half way through my calorie allowance, but obviously it's not healthy, however is it okay?

Long story short, is eating crap okay to get your calories in when trying to bulk?

BeingPaid
01-22-2013, 10:31 AM
You have misconceptions. I suggest reading this (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851).

The names of the foods you eat matter not. What's important are their ingredients, portion size, and what macro and micronutrients these ingredients contain.

0kz
01-22-2013, 10:34 AM
perfect timing for this new topic http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=151308843&p=1013993903#post1013993903

ethical
01-22-2013, 10:36 AM
If it fits into your daily/weekly Macros. Do it.

lewisab
01-22-2013, 11:21 AM
Cheers guys, I'll read the above topics posted and see if they help at all

cls91
01-22-2013, 12:49 PM
Quite simply, your body doesn't say 'ok this is mcdonalds' or 'ok this is a vegetable'...your body knows fats/proteins/carbs. So it does not matter what foods you eat as long as you hit your calorie/macro goals.

The main downside of eating 'unhealthy' foods however, is that you may not get all of your micronutrients. Thats why its best to reach your calories/macros through healthy foods that have the necessary vitamins and minerals.

But if your bulking and you need to get in calories to reach your goal, then eat whatever you want...just do you best to balance calories/macros without neglecting your micros

WonderPug
01-22-2013, 01:03 PM
your body knows fats/proteins/carbs. So it does not matter what foods you eat as long as you hit your calorie/macro goals.Is is, of course, not true.

0kz
01-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Is is, of course, not true.

inb4 op's head explodes because of too much info lol