🍕 FLEXIBLE DIETING 101 🍕
Read below for more info on the topic!👇
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Have you ever been curious about “Flexible Dieting”? Or maybe you just want to learn a little more about it?
If yes, here’s the gist of it:
🍎 Flexible Dieting is often directly associated with the “IIFYM” (If It Fits Your Macros) style of eating, which often gets a bad rap because of the idea that as long as foods “fit your macros” any food source will do whether its cookies or kale.
While this position does hold up from strictly a “Calories In” vs. “Calories Out” perspective, there are more variables that we must discuss.
1️⃣ The main one is food quality.
Food quality does matter from a total health perspective, an energy level perspective, a sustainability perspective and a results perspective.
🍕 So that’s why pizza, pop tarts, ice cream and skittles should not be the bulk of your diet. However, it’s totally cool if you fit them into your diet, and allow flexibility.
🥦 This is where the term “Flexible Dieting” comes into play, as opposed to just “IIFYMing” it.
🥗 Flexible Dieting is essentially the idea that 80% of your daily calorie intake should come from whole, healthy foods like lean proteins, fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats.
🍟 This also leaves 20% of your total calorie intake to be distributed into eating foods you really enjoy, like Oreo’s and donuts.
📊So on a 2,000 calorie diet, ~1,600 calories should come from foods like chicken breast, brown rice, broccoli, strawberries and nuts and ~400 can come from a slice of chocolate cake or a snickers bar. Make sense?