I've just eaten 3500 calories over maintenance (and for simplicity's sake, I don't excersice so none of this will go to muscle mass). Now I will gain one pound of fat. But let's consider two different scenarios:
- I eat 3500 excess calories worth of Oreos
- I eat 3500 excess calories worth of vegetables
Either way, I will gain one pound of fat. But will the quality of that fat be higher if I gain it from vegetables rather than Oreos? In the future, if I eat 3500 calories under maintenance and my body uses my fat stores, will fat stores which were developed from vegetables be healthier and more nutritionally dense?
Or does the body use up all micronutrients and macronutrients at the time of ingestion, making all fat stores equal?
Note that this question can apply to both macronutrients and macronutrients (e.g. excess calories from carbs rather than fat, etc.)