“If you follow popular nutrition trends, you may have heard of the phrase if it fits your macros (IIFYM) or similar terms such as macro tracking or flexible dieting. Contrary to virtually all other dietary fads out there, flexible dieting is about reducing restrictions to get results, rather than removing whole food groups or adhering to some formula for what and when to eat. The concept is simple enough: if you eat the proper amounts of calories and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats), you can be flexible with your food choices and still get the results you’re after. And, by and large, this system works. Through diligent diet tracking and portion control, flexible dieting has allowed many to shed fat and gain muscle while eating all the foods normally restricted on a diet. But is this the best approach to nutrition? …”
In my latest article on the Sunwarrior Health Hub, I weigh in on this rapidly growing diet trend, and whether or not it’s healthy in addition to being effective. To read the full article, click the link below!