Both approaches are okay depending on goals, lifestyle and unique nutritional profiles. As the key is to be strict but not restricted. Learning how to eat the right amount (calories/macros) along with the right foods to help you reach your goals.
Clean Eating is simply eating just whole foods, or “real” foods “ those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. Not counting calories, or macronutrients. But more of a just Mindful Eating Approach.
Flexible Dieting is not your traditional diet. In fact it’s more about focusing on food composition; like foods that are made up of in terms of the macronutrients, micronutrients, and dietary fiber. It aims to provide a practical solution to dieting which is maintainable in the long term, giving you that sustainable approach.
Flexible Dieting is simple learning how to mix and match a variety of (healthy) foods to meet present macronutrients, and dietary needs. And depending on goals, limitations and nutritional profile where the food comes from is a personal preference. So if you want to eat a slice of pizza, doughnut, a cookie or bowl of ice cream. And it fits with in your daily macronutrient, fiber requirements you can eat it. And it not effect your body composition. As macronutrients determine weight loss or weight gain. Thermodynamics, Calorie in verse calories out.
Heard of the 80/20 Rule? Which is where 80% or more of your daily intake comes from nutrient dense, whole and minimally processed foods while the remaining 20% or les of your daily intake can then come from any other food sources of your choosing that allow you to reach your macronutrient targets for the day. This allowing for a more sustainable long term approach.
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