Learning which foods are dominantly protein, fat and carbohydrate isn’t diet culture: it’s basic nutrition education.
If your first introduction to nutrition was through the lens of a restrictive meal plan or weight loss program you might see your meals in color categories, point count, “good”, “bad”, “yes” and “no”. It can be hard to unlearn that framework, but I promise you, it’s worth your while.
Embracing a macro based, balanced eating pattern means you are in control of how you want to feel in an hour, as well as how you want to feel in your early AM workout.
Because you know which foods contain proteins, fats, and carbohydrates and how each macro makes you feel in the short AND long term – you can confidently make decisions based around your food preferences and your goals.