So my question relates to some conflicting info. I keep hearing on this site. So many people claim CICO is the key to losing weight. I get it. You have to be in a deficit. But then you get the "no processed foods, cut everything white, etc" camp. This seems to conflict with the people who say " eat all the food you like, just stay in a deficit." So, which is it? Do we need to eat clean or follow CICO? And I'm not saying that the CICO camp is advocating eating cheeseburgers and chocolate chip cookies to meet your calories for the day....but I do wonder if it's important to be really aware of processed foods and less gealthy choices, especially to avoid being thin and flabby.