How Flexible Is Flexible Dieting To You?

How Flexible Is Flexible Dieting To You?

As you scroll through your newsfeed you’ll most likely come across photos of burgers, ice cream, fast food, and restaurant meals with the hashtag #flexibledieting or #iifym. Naturally you’d assume that flexible dieting is some kind of cheat meal lifestyle that disregards health, but you find it hard to comprehend how people who look and feel great are eating this way. With further investigation, you’ll discover that flexible dieting can be very different for one person to the next. To most, it is a matter of tracking their macronutrient intake to enjoy a wider variety of foods in their diet. For others it’s simply an excuse to validate eating a random yet exciting #flexbowl (check it out on Instagram if […]

Food Choices Matter

Whilst your diet should be based around a specific calorie, macronutrient, and micronutrient intake, the choices you make in terms of foods matter for various reasons. If you are trying to lose weight which requires a lower caloric intake it would be wise to eat foods that keep you feeling fuller. I could write a 2000 calorie diet that feels like 3000 calories. If you are trying to gain weight which requires a higher caloric intake it would be wise to eat foods that keep you feeling empty. I could write a 4000 calorie diet that feels like 3000 calories. It all comes down to food choices, and essentially food volume. If you’re on a low calorie diet, eating something […]

Still Using Macronutrient Ratios?

Okay, so you want to drop body fat so you know you have to create structure and aim to be consistent with a controlled calorie intake. You’re an office girl weighing 65kg and decide to eat 1500 calories per day with an expected rate of weight loss of 0.5-1.0% total body weight per week, and will adjust your intake (or activity) if weight loss is too fast/slow. Now onto macronutrients.. You know protein is important, and you think low carbs will speed things up. So you opt for a generic 50% protein, 20% carbs, 30% fat ratio because well, it sounds effective. What this equates to: 187g protein 75g carbs 50g fat Reminder: you weigh 65kg. Assuming you’re 20% body […]

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