If It Fits Your Macros & Flexible Dieting By: Kristie Higgs
The Diet Worth Devoting To
Chicken, egg whites, and veggies, oh my! When you think “diet” these are the foods that come to mind, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that there IS a way of dieting that allows you to eat literally anything you want and still reach your fitness goals. Yes, I said anything. You, too, can learn how to lose lard and gain flex-worthy muscles without the boring grocery list.
Flexible dieting, or If It Fits Your Macro’s (IIFYM), is a dieting style emphasizing portion control while still allowing room for all the foods you love. It’s always encouraged to consume whole and nutrient dense foods, but sometimes you need to satisfy your food lusts without the guilt. Flexible dieting gives you just that. The ideal allotment of the three macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and protein) is determined by a person’s weight, activity level, sport performance goals, and weight loss or gain desires. These numbers are typically set by a fitness professional or sports nutritionist.
Flexible dieting is not just popular amongst athlete and physique competitors. Many trainers and nutritionists are teaching this form of dieting to weight loss clients as well. Flexible dieting is successful because people are learning a system of how to incorporate the foods they enjoy, lose weight, and maintain their losses without eating from a boring meal plan. It’s a lifestyle that promotes eating different things each day. It’s adaptable to events of everyday life, it’s possible to take with on vacation, work trips, family events, etc. It’s flexible, exactly what it proclaims to be, to fit your needs and leaves no excuse to remain devoted to your goals.
Foods in Need of Flavor
Although Flexible Dieting allows the freedom to “fit” in treats and cheats, eating whole foods is the better choice 90% of the time. During that 90% of the day, flexible dieters are filling their macros with unprocessed, fresh foods.
What you choose to put in your body should be based on a matter of overall health. Choosing whole potatoes over potato chips or fresh fruit over fruit snacks, most of the time, will benefit your body in the long run. When choosing to fill your macros, stick to the rules of shopping on the outskirts of the store where the fresh produce is found. Often these foods tend to be on the bland side making eating healthy less appealing but, Devotion Nutrition has you covered!
Whole nutritious foods can easily be paired with Devotion Flex Flavors making your diet go from black and white to full Technicolor without any added sugar or calories. Flex flavors can also be added to coffee, milk, or juice.