The Flexible Dieting Program

617 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 3 Pages
A decent amount of people who weightlift and exercise on a daily basis believe that in order to lose or gain weight and achieve their desired body, they must eat “clean” foods. In other words, they avoid foods that are fried, oily, and high in fats and carbs and only eat foods that are low in calories, fats, and carbs. They believe that tracking calories, fats, carbs, and proteins, is unnecessary as long as you eat the right food. By segregating foods into good and bad, they are limited to only so many foods and eventually; they will become sick of eating the same foods over and over. However, with flexible dieting, such as (IIFYM), short for “If It Fits Your Macros”, people can lose or gain weight by tracking calories, micro and macronutrients. By doing so, they are free to eat whatever they please as long as they hit their calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients for the day. The flexible dieting program, IIFYM, is based on an idea that as long as what you are eating hits your macronutrient goals of fats, carbs, proteins, and fibers, then it is okay to eat it. With that being said, people who track their calories and macronutrients can eat what they want without feeling guilty about themselves. People who eat “clean” often gain weight because they are not tracking the amount of calories they are consuming and eating clean leads to eating…
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