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    Pizza vs Potatoes

    So as the title suggest, I follow CICO and it's been working great.
    However today I ate only pizza and my workout sucked, it was awful compared to me eating like 500-1100g potatoes or throwing in cake/cookies.
    I was wondering what is the logic behind that? I hit all the macros, I even had more carbs than usual, so does it digest slower or something?

    Is this in my head or is it an actual thing?
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    Maybe the boatload of fat in pizza lol. Just because the calories are the same does not mean they are equal... pizza is not all carbs.

    edit: not saying fat is bad, just that you are making comparisons between two completely different things and wondering why they are different.
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    Bloated / changed a routine you were used too.
    Extraneous variables for the workout not being as good that you are falsely attributing to the food too most likely
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    I wouldn't attribute your subpar workout to just the pizza. So many factors involved. Were you well rested, hydrated, training at same time, stressed etc..?

    Could be many things. If potatoes and cookies do the job for you then stick to that. Rest days have pizza - as an example.
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    You "follow CICO"?

    Does this mean you disregard macronutrient, micronutrient and fiber content? That sounds like a mistake.

    And your response to individual foods can't be ignored. You should experiment to see what produces the best gym performance.
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    Originally Posted by Nitir View Post
    So as the title suggest, I follow CICO and it's been working great.
    However today I ate only pizza and my workout sucked, it was awful compared to me eating like 500-1100g potatoes or throwing in cake/cookies.
    I was wondering what is the logic behind that? I hit all the macros, I even had more carbs than usual, so does it digest slower or something?

    Is this in my head or is it an actual thing?
    Repeat your experiment 10 times. Make sure all other macros are identical: daily protein, carbs, fat, fiber, calories. Draw conclusions then.

    You can't draw conclusions based on 1 time.
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    I agree with mrpb and manu it could have been anything maybe it was the pizza maybe it wasn't. I know for me personally its not even just the food form that day but the entire weeks intake that "seems" to impact my lifts. I would not worry about it too much.
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