IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) diet and its effects

Losing weight is not as easy task and it often requires a lot of restrictions and control of diet. IIFYM diet is a style of diet that does not have many restrictions when compared to other types of diet. In order to follow IIFYM diet, one must first understand the macros consumed at each meal and has to track their daily consumption of food in order to make sure that it is directed towards the goal of losing weight. It is always advisable to consider using a digital scale to weigh food when following this diet.

The best part of IIFYM diet is that it allows you to eat whatever you want but on a condition that the intake must fit your macronutrient proportions. But what are macronutrients: Let’s explain. Macronutrients are fat, protein, carbohydrates – the important nutrients that form the human diet. Crucial part is that you have to first perceive what your macro proportions  based on your height, weight ,activity level and your purposes like weight lose or muscle generation. After calculating your macro you can go for it by entering your foods into an app. Many apps are available and after getting the suitable one you can have the foods as per the instructions of this app.

Benefits of IIFYM

  • Comparatively very flexible diet as it incorporates more kinds of foods (diverse foods, as long as they do not exceed their macro targets) than other diets.
  • Enjoyable and stress-free meals

·         Those who wish to lose weight or to gain weight can both depend on this diet with essential changes specific to the goal.


 The Negative side of IIFYM

  • This diet does not take into consideration the intake of micro nutrients which are essential for health, development and restoration. A person following this diet may not have enough of these nutrients.

Since there has been little research into the effectiveness of this diet, it is always advisable to consult a health care professional.