So why Flexible dieting?
For starters, flexible dieting is not a diet - it's a nutritional concept. The basic rundown is simple: You have a daily calorie, macro-nutrient (carbohydrate, protein, fat), and fiber target to hit and as long as those specific numbers are achieved, then food selection is left up to your personal preference. So if Cake and ice cream fit into your macros for that day then there is no need to deprive yourself.
I've been lifting weights and doing a daily yoga practice for 5 years and have use this method myself to drop body fat and increase muscle and strength gains. I'm passionate about fitness and helping others. I work as an educator in the creative industries and also teach yoga and mobility work. I'm now extending my personal experience and knowledge to help you too!
This isn't a magic diet and following macros does require some work. At minimum you need to log your food in My fitness pal or Fatsecret so that you can monitor your daily macro goals.
Are you ready?
I will calculate your personal Macros based on your current fitness or body goals.
You have a daily calorie, macro nutrient (carbohydrate, protein, fat), and fiber target to hit and as long as those specific numbers are achieved, then food selection is left up to your personal preference.
"To macro" means tracking the number of grams of protein, carbohydrates, and fats you consume on a particular day.
Ideally you want to mix exercise with mindful eating. However, you can and should follow your macros regardless of your daily activity levels. Just make sure that you let me know if you are super active so that i can factor that into your macro allowance.
Nope, nada. You don't need experience in dieting or fitness. You will gain experience from monitoring your macro intake. You'd be surprised about what makes up your food.
Well, it depends. Ideally using food scales will make your tracking more accurate but you don't need them. I encourage beginners to use scales for a few weeks so that they learn what 100gms of chicken looks like vs 100gms of cheese. After a while you will be able to estimate most of it by eye.