If you’ve been involved in the fitfam twitter community at all in the past couple of months you’ve probably come across the acronym IIFYM. IIFYM or if it fits your macros is a dieting plan that focuses on macro nutrients. I’ve been following a few accounts that have committed to IIFYM and their results are intriguing and impressive, so I’ve decided to dedicate January to trying out IIFYM. I went on iifym.com to get my breakdown and the calculator spit out 1,658 calories per day with 166g carbs, 46g fat, and 145g protein. My goal is to lose body fat and I did pick their “aggressive” option; I’m moving in a month and I’m determined to see some results!
After getting my macros, I then spent about 10 minutes on myfitnesspal planning out my next two days to hit my targets. Surprisingly, I found it easier than I originally thought. Looking at my planned days it seems like I’m packing in a lot of food but I have to keep in mind that it is a strict plan and everything must be counted (aka no midnight cups of hot chocolate left out of tracking). In both my planned days I have included a protein shake to help me hit my protein target. I am really excited to see how this all works out and if you have been doing IIFYM give me a shout! I would love any advice or feedback you can offer!