Flexible Dieting or, IFFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) is all the rage right now. Simply search the hashtag #IIFYM or #flexibledieting on Instagram and see what comes up. You’ll see great shaped men and women eating pizza and all kinds of junk food that are normally a NO-GO for building a great looking physique. Flexible dieting is considered an eating strategy that relies on the principle of tracking your food intake with a goal of hitting particular calorie, protein, fat and carbohydrate goals. This increases an individual’s opportunity to eat a greater variety of food (hence the word flexibility) even if it includes a proportion of junk food.
As with anything in fitness, there is a difference between use and abuse. Flexible dieting can be a highly effective and enjoyable nutrition strategy for fat loss and muscle gain. While on the other hand, if used inappropriately can be a recipe for nutritional deficiencies and result in blood sugar excursions from hell.
In this execution guide, I explain what flexible dieting is, the pros, the cons, how to structure a flexible diet plan and discuss its efficacy and safety in people living with diabetes.
Founder of Diabetic Muscle and Fitness
Sports Nutritionist, Strength Coach, and Fitness Educator
Type 1 Diabetic for 12 years
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