Time to call out the B.S. eat-clean cult. All these 5-6 meal a day bland/’clean’ food meal plans… also happen to be NON-quantified plans (eg: Meal 1- 1 cup egg whites, 1/2 cup oats, 11 almonds etc…. WITHOUT specifying total CALORIES/MACROS for the day after all meals are said & done). What good do cup measurements and counting almonds do if you don’t extract the crucial information needed? The information mentioned above, CALORIES & MACROS, are crucial in determining if this plan will be balanced & sufficient in nutrients. Even if the plan somehow starts you off with a solid amount of calories & a solid balance of fats, carbs, and protein (you have a better chance at winning the lottery)- You’re still left with foods you cant live with your whole life. You are deprived & miserable and sooner or later you will break mentally- leading to the cold truth that your ‘meal plan’ is not sustainable. If you understand what matters… as in.. you understand that calories and macros completely control body composition regardless of food choice and/or meal frequency/timing… you will learn to include your favorite foods in moderation while getting in your best shape ever & keeping the sustainability factor strong.
Flexible dieting is not about shoving pop tarts in your face; its about eating the things you love in moderation and reaching your health/fitness goals much more efficiently with long term success. The reason I posted ‘eat cake get shredded’, is because THAT is what catches peoples’ interest and gets them researching flexible dieting. If I say… eat in moderation… everyone and even their mom says that.Will you even be bothered by that? Seriously.
Gym-goers or beginners, we need to be heard.
Understanding ‘If It Fit Your Macros Diet’ (IIFYM)
There is two types of nutrients which are Macros and Micros. Macros has a breakdown of four types plus one in ‘consideration’
- Alcohol (not much nutrition from this one, just calories)
*Fiber is the consideration that we mentioned above. It is one of the components of the carbohydrate macro nutrient, though many in the nutrition community consider it a micro nutrient. For our purposes, fiber intake should be a major consideration when dieting, therefore we include it in with the other macros.
Please, IIFYM dieting only speaks from a fat loss point of view just in pure means to improve on your body composition. It does not address any health concerns of any sort and it does not relates to any sort of ‘healthy’ or ‘clean’ eating.
Regardless if you like to eat pizza, or boiled chicken breasts, IIFYM teaches us that if you eat less calories than your body requires (while getting adequate protein, carbs, fat and fiber based on your goals and the energy needs of your body) you will lose weight at a steady and predictable rate. IIFYM makes fat loss that easy.All you have to do is stay within your daily macros and the fat will start melting off! Which means you can still chunk down on our regular Malaysian foods, such as Maggi Mee, roti canai and chocolate bars to lose fat.
These are examples of dirty foods, would be exactly what you are thinking right now. All the foods we love to eat and are told to avoid if possible (if you are planning to lose weight):
- Fast food
- Fried chicken
- French fries
- Chicken Wings
- Pop Tarts
All the good stuff that would surely wreck your diet if you even so much as thought about eating them. (or would they?!?!)
Without further adieu, if you personally want to ingest more email me and ill write up a free step-by-step guide as simple in readable ABC format. Post questions down below if you have any. Cheers.