IIFYM is one of the best things that has ever happened to me this past year. IIFYM stands for “if it fits your macros.” Now you might be wondering what macros are, macros are the macronutrients in the foods you eat: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. This has also been called “flexible dieting” if you’ve heard it elsewhere.
The macronutrients are the sources of energy that one must receive the most abundant of (not sugar and sodium). Carbohydrates and Fats are the main sources of energy and carbohydrates provide four calories per gram while fats provide nine calories per gram. Protein helps replenish muscles and helps with metabolic processes providing four calories per gram. With that being said, not all calories are equal because they come from different macronutrients and each macronutrient provides its own function and role in the body.
Some people might follow IIFYM and eat a whole ton of junk and processed food, but as a health enthusiast and someone who likes to eat clean I fit a lot of nutritious food in my macros, along with some sweets like ice cream and chocolate and peanut butter. Additionally I know my body functions differently than others; therefore I know bad/greasy foods hurt my mental clarity and body.
I love IIFYM because it’s not restrictive and works for my fitness and health goals while also allowing me to have my favorite things. I think all foods are okay in moderation as long as they’re taken in at the right time and amounts. Therefore, my coaching plans I will be creating will follow along with IIFYM. My clients will have different macros because everyone’s composition is different and needs different amounts. (look forward to more info this week in a post)
Macronutrients are easy to track in the app “My Fitness Pal” and help you figure out what you need more or less of through out the day. Get a consultation in April and I can help you get started on the right track toward your own goals by making you a customized plan for an extremely great price….(I’m a college student who doesn’t like to spend a lot, and understand the pain of paying for expensive programs…so the prices are low because I want to help as many people as possible and know spending a lot of money on customized programs is common, but I promise you will be pleasantly surprised with your in-depth customized plan and results tailored for you…starting at $12)