Saturday, August 04, 2012

So tell me diet doesn't matter! Puhllllleze! I just saw an Olympic swimmer interviewed. He ate McDonald's morning noon and night most of his life. Including through the Beijing Olympics. And a few months ago he started eating real food and he said every practice was perfect week after week! He is now tied with Michael phelps! I wish I could remember his name. It was good to hear. Congrats to him!!!

Calories in calories out my butt! Lol. What we eat matters too:)
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  • MINIME119
    No I'm not confused. The is plenty of scientific evidence that how our bodies process food is chemically altered by the type of food we eat. That certainly isn't challenged by one individual who did something ridiculous to no good end. Of course he lost weight. His body was probably devouring itself. He may as well have been eating nothing. Anorexia works too.

    I'm not weight loss centric in my thinking. Lifestyle and health come 1st. Whole foods that nourish can change a persons life:)
    2140 days ago
    What we eat does matter. Having said that, I still want a McDouble every once in a while, but I'm not an elite athlete.
    2144 days ago
    Well, I say eating whole foods keeps our bodies healthy and gives us energy to live the active lifestyle we enjoy. There are a lot of thin people with health problems from all the horrible foods their metabolisms allow them to eat without adding extra pounds. It still clogs their arteries, causes cancer, high cholesterol, etc., etc. Obese people are just more obvious, but we all NEED to eat healthy, whole foods to live a long and enjoyable life.
    2145 days ago
    I think you're mixing concepts. I don't think anyone has really disputed that eating quality food will help performance. The calories in/out hypothesis applies specifically to weight loss. For example, the Twinkie diet where a person ate nothing but Twinkies and still lost weight more or less proves calories in/out. Now throw the Twinkie eater into a pool and have him swim and I bet he chokes something fierce.
    2145 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Most of us are "mere mortals" and his rules will no longer apply once he quits working out 8 hours a day!
    2145 days ago
    That is so true. Empty junk calories will never make up healthy!
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    2145 days ago
    Yes what you eat does matter allot. I have never gauged myself with others because we are all very different. I do gage myself on how I really feel. Not what I think but what my body is saying to me. It took me along time to listen to my body. It is well worth it. Have a healthy day!
    2145 days ago
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