Dean Rahaman · April 20, 2017 · 3 minutes to read
Firstly, what are they? Will they help you lose weight? Plus my views regarding them.
Can be a few things, fasting, calorie counting, eating around training and even going into food typing. Generally flexible dieting means you have more freedom of choice when it comes to foods meaning that it doesnt feel like ‘you’re on a diet.’
IIFYM means if it fits your macro’s. Macro’s are divided into 3 groups, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The whole premise behind IIFYM is that you can eat pretty much what you like as long as it fits your calorie or gram ranges for each of the Macro’s.
Now here, I’m speaking from experience and voicing my opinion based on what I’ve learnt over the last 11 years.
As I’ve already stated, if you’re already fairly lean (can see muscle definition) then flexible dieting and IIFYM could work really well for you. Particularly if you’re training well. By training I mean hitting the gym 2-3 times a week for some well put together weights routines. If you’re struggling with training or if you’re carrying a lot of fat then IIFYM and flexible dieting probably isnt for you.
Ideals for weight loss is to create a calorie deficit, this is really easy to achieve. You wouldn’t even need to change your diet, all you would have to do is exercise a little more. However if you made the switch to clean what I call from the earth foods. Then your weight loss will be boosted by taking in more nutrients at the same time as dropping calories and if you increase activity on top of that, then you’re onto a real winner.
Hands down the best results I’ve seen are people who are fully open to changing their food routine and making the switch to eating like veggie but garnishing their plates with meat. For me this is where I’ve had the most success personally and where my clients have had their successes.
Personally for IIFYM and flexible dieting, does it work? It depends, depends where in your health and weight loss journey you are. If you’re already seeing muscle tone and definition then flexible diets and IIFYM can work really well. If you’re just starting out and carrying excess fat that you want to lose then I’d advise lowering carbs and sticking to a more structured way of eating.
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