The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    define "eat clean"

    I hear you all say "I'm on a clean bulk" or "keep it clean" etc

    now i have been washing all my food in Dettol for weeks now, and it's totally spotless but apart from burping soap bubbles i don't seem to have made any progress....................


    Seriously, what do you consider clean? and what's "dirty food"

    I'm guessing McDoalds and snickers falls into the dirty category but I'm interested to get a few more opinions on this
    Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal.These things are for lesser men.Protect the weak against the evil strong.And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil."

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    My definition of eating clean is to eat so I can reach my calorie and macronutrient goals for the day. Usually the only way to do this without going over my caloric goal is to eat foods that are considered "healthy" like tuna, chicken, rice, etc.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 04-22-2004 at 07:57 AM.

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    I consider clean to be counting everything that goes in your body with the use of scales/measuring cups etc, and tracking it all and making sure you stick with your goals.
    Making sure you have good amounts of fat, EFAs, fiber, protein
    while being low on processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol

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    I personally would say eating clean is about eating the right types of food, not amount. Eating "whole" foods like whole grains, nuts, fruits and veggies, meat, fish, dairy, beans, etc. and avoiding processed foods like white bread, ready meals, sweets, soda etc. Low saturated fat and sodium.

    For instance occassionally I eat things like standard store bought pizza (as opposed to some kind of healthier concoction of my own devising) or chocolate, provided it fits into my daily calorie limits. I would say this is eating unclean, but acceptable as it is accounted for and not done on a regular basis.

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    to me, eating clean is to eliminate from your diet:

    - refined sugar
    - wheat/white rice
    - saturated fats
    - alcohol
    - processed foods

    and also to use intelligent decisionmaking in breaking down your food choices and macros...

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    Yeah, what they all said. :withstupi

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGimp
    as opposed to some kind of healthier concoction of my own devising
    Exactly. You know that s***'s clean if you make it yourself.
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    Brawl: "Or grab a bottle bust it on the table and stab him in his neck"

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    Tracking calories and right amounts is micro-management of food to me. Eating clean refers to the types of food that you do eat. Like eating lean beef or chicken as opposed to that large slice of pizza over there.

    The pizza is staring at me....

    It won't leave me alone
    Last edited by Shao-LiN; 04-22-2004 at 11:18 AM.
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    eat the pizza
    Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal.These things are for lesser men.Protect the weak against the evil strong.And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil."

    live by the code

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    you are what u eat man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    to me, eating clean is to eliminate from your diet:

    - refined sugar
    - wheat/white rice
    - saturated fats
    - alcohol
    - processed foods

    and also to use intelligent decisionmaking in breaking down your food choices and macros...
    Exactly! Lightly seasoned grilled chicken breast, dry baked potato, and steamed veggies is eating clean.
    BBQ sauce on the chicken, sour cream on the potato and butter on the veggies is not eating clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher
    Exactly! Lightly seasoned grilled chicken breast, dry baked potato, and steamed veggies is eating clean.
    BBQ sauce on the chicken, sour cream on the potato and butter on the veggies is not eating clean.
    Mrs. Dash is a great seasoning for chicken and meats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    to me, eating clean is to eliminate from your diet:

    - refined sugar
    - wheat/white rice
    - saturated fats
    - alcohol
    - processed foods

    and also to use intelligent decisionmaking in breaking down your food choices and macros...
    What did you mean by wheat? Wheat rice? I eat whole wheats and I do not see a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    to me, eating clean is to eliminate from your diet:

    - refined sugar
    - wheat/white rice
    - saturated fats
    - alcohol
    - processed foods

    and also to use intelligent decisionmaking in breaking down your food choices and macros...
    Very well put.

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    I'd say totals and macronutrient ratios have nothing to do with eating clean

    you could eat processed garbage all day and hit your numbers if you're good at crunching numbers

    I like what Sam Graci said in the Food Connection

    your body makes 100,000 cells every day

    and it makes them from whatever you ate that day, so ask yourself when you are lookign at eating something "do I wan't this to become part of my body"


    - bady paraphrased

    I'd rather be built from organic produce, EFAs and quality protein

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