“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.
And nothing has changed here, Just a reminder:
Food nutrition labels can be off by +-20%
Macro counts posted by restaurants on menus have an even bigger margin of error, because I can guarantee you that no cook is in the back of a restaurant meticulously weighing and measuring every ingredient. Portion sizes vary, the amount of butter and oil used in cooking varies… Even if a restaurant provides macro counts, they should be used as a rough guide only.
We do have to accept a certain amount of inaccuracy in this. It’s not a laboratory. It’s real life.
The take home message here is:
If all you do is eat packaged processed foods and eat out…
Proper micronutrients intake could possibly be lacking and progress could slow down due to the consistent inaccurate numbers. Especially if you’re someone is to a point in the process where you have to go a little “tighter” or lower to break through the metabolic adaptation.
So …Keep the majority of your food choices coming from whole single ingredient micro nutrient dense sources, things you know for 100% certainty in Macro breakdown, like fruits and vegetables as an example and do the best you can to count as accurately as you can with the treats in moderation and eating out.
If you do that, it won’t be an issue and you will be on the sweet road to continuous progression.