This whole “nutrition thing” can be a confusing, contradictory mess.
Depending on who you talk to, you could get a few different answers on how to approach eating:
- “I’m Paleo, and only eat meat, veggies, fruit and nuts – boo grains!”
- “Well I just eat based on my macros (Protein, Carbs, Fats) – Paleo is ridiculous!”
- “Whatever fools – a calorie is a calorie. I can lose weight just eating less.”
- “I’m in incredible shape and all I eat is pizza. Hell, I’m a freaking wizard!”
Whoever you talk with, you can get a pretty different picture of what it means to “eat healthy.” To make things more confusing, each of these perspectives are backed up with plenty of anecdotal evidence and scientific studies.
I wanted to cover our thoughts (and yes, my humble nerdy opinion) on this great nutrition debate, starting with the question:
“Is a calorie really a calorie?”