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What is eating healthy?

What is eating healthy?




It sounds like a silly question and probably is, but I can't find it posted anywhere so.

If macronutrients and caloric intake are all met why does it being from certain healthier foods matter? For example, if I got all my carbs and protein from a few subway sandwiches as apposed to making it from scratch in my kitchen why would my body react differently to either?

Is there any effect on my body to eat higher quality product like deli meats and fresh veggies?

I'm not a dietitian and I'm not knocking my veggies nor do I eat subway all day I just wanted to know the answer thanks.


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RE: What is eating healthy?




Satisfying hunger is one of the body's most important instincts to keep alive. Click to follow link... Firstly, all cells and tissues of our body are formed from the food that we eat. Second, food is a source of energy for the body to function.


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From a pure weight standpoint the "type" you an get your calories from anywhere and as long as you are taking in less then you burn you will lose weight and vice versa. Although when you are cutting calories/macros to lose weight volume of food becomes important. You eat a handful of candy you will get lots of carbs but not feel full, or you could eat a bowl of fruit get the same carbs and feel full. It is really important to get the correct amount of each macro and if you are making poor choices that is hard to do, because you won't find the balance.

I think the most important thing is to find a sustainable way to eat vs going on a diet or a fad.



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From a pure weight standpoint the "type" you an get your calories from anywhere and as long as you are taking in less then you burn you will lose weight and vice versa.

This is so true. Burn more calories than you consume and you will loose weight...Period...


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You may be taking in all of the macronutrients you need, but you might be taking in a bunch of additives/seasonings which aren't good for you. For example, consider the Subway 6" Club Sandwich. That's a pretty middle of the road kind of offering at Subway. It has a lot going for it. It's high in protein, with 46% of the RDA there. But check the sodium on this: 37% of your daily sodium intake. Probably not too healthful.
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While it is good to have such a nice dose of soluble fiber at 20%, you might want to look at the rest of the carbohydrates. The sugar content of Subway bread is so high, in Ireland, the bread is taxed as a confection rather than bread. You might not think that is such a bad thing, but you are so overexposed to sugar in your diet, you don't even notice all of the foods it has been added to. If any part of your diet has corn syrup in the first three ingredients, you should look twice. Sweeteners have an impact on your blood chemistry/insulin balance and can greatly impact your health, not to mention your desire to eat more of that kind of food.
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So the answer is: go ahead and eat a sandwich at every meal. Use whole grain bread, without sweeteners added. Use Duke's Mayo. Load it up with vegetables and oil/vinegar and spices. Add dairy for some calcium, and stay away from the salt shaker. You probably would do just fine.


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check out the cheese steak topic. Thumbs up


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Just apple


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