A common saying we have in our nutrition program is, “The quantity of food you eat (in calories) determines your weight. The quantity of food you eat (in macronutrients) determines your body composition.”
If you’re not experiencing the aesthetic adaptations you expect, it is worthwhile to examine your nutrition.
The energy balance hypothesis suggests you can achieve perfect health by counterbalancing nutrition choices with physical activity; “calories in, calories out” is a popular motto among proponents of this model for nutrition and exercise.
Unfortunately, the energy balance model perpetuates dangerous myths about nutrition and exercise. So what is the truth about how to dial in these two mechanisms for improving health?
Below is a great article from our friends over at CrossFit that answers this question.