▪Can you lose weight eating clean? Yes ✔
▪Can you gain weight eating clean? Yes ✔️
Here's an example illustrating someone who has a maintenance level of 1800 calories. Both days they "eat clean" but on day 1 they eat 1500 (under maintenance calories by 300) and the next they eat 2100 (over maintenance by 300).
If they continued to eat the same way they did on day 2 they would gain weight since it’s over their maintenance calories. It doesn’t matter that the food was clean.
Moral of the story: eating clean doesn’t automatically result in weight loss. 💡
Does it help? In some ways yes. You’re a lot less likely to overeat things like sweet potatoes than potato chips. 🥔🍩You’ll also get more micronutrients and a host of other benefits. 👌🏼
❗However, clean eating will not always result in fat loss. It will work as long as you maintain a caloric deficit. That is the key. 🔑
If fat loss is your goal, focus on maintaining a caloric deficit, eating a variety of nutrient dense food (aka “clean”), sprinkle in treats as needed, and of course, a solid training plan will only add to the end result. 💪🏼
❓Questions? Leave them in the comments below 👇🏼