IIFYM stands for is If It Fits Your Macros. The means basically, eat right, but don’t get all caught up in the whole ‘clean vs dirty’ food debate that seems to still go on. If you want to eat whole grain bread, oats, brown rice, etc. etc. Then do it. If you want to eat white bread, white rice, and pop tarts, as long as it fits in with your other macronutrients and your goals in terms of caloric intake then it isn’t going to make much of a difference in the long run. It all comes down to personal preference.-Source
To keep things short and sweet, I started tracking macros a little over a year ago after my first NPC bikini show. I had a bitersweet relationship with the approach. Was it a pain in the ass? You bet. Did I gain back post-show weight? Probably not as much as I could have if I didn’t get started.
Before my show, my calories were in such a deficit that I wasn’t eating foods I enjoyed. Now, I’m eating more than I ever have before and I’m starting to venture into those sections of the grocery store that were once off limits.
My purpose of this blog is to simply document foods that I enjoy, with hopes that you will enjoy them as well. However, I’ll also post foods that I do not enjoy so that you can eat yummier things and not waste any of your precious calories.
Happy eating :).