Do I Add Back Calories I Burn During Exercise?

This is one of those questions we get every day. “Should I add calories that I burn during exercise back to my total”. While I can see why this is tempting, the answer is a firm, absolutely not! Here’s Why: If you used the IIFYM calculator to get your macros, you already counted the calories […]

Refeed vs Cheat Meals

What Is A Refeed & How Can It Help IIFYM Fat Loss? We get over 200 emails every day at IIFYM and without a doubt, one of the most common questions our clients ask us is ‘what is a refeed’? Refeeds are one of the fat loss strategies we use time and time again with our […]

Clean Eating, You’re Doing It Wrong – Track Macros Instead

Clean eating is becoming an increasingly popular trend in today’s society. However, many who eat clean are often confused by the lack of progress. The purpose of this article is to expand upon the concept of clean eating and to create a dietary approach that’s more efficient and sustainable long-term. A great place to start, […]

Why Is It Better to Weigh Rather Than Track Volume?

This is a game changer for some of our clients. They realize that they’ve been overeating due to tracking volume and essentially counting macros improperly. Before moving forward, you should make sure you have a proper macro breakdown. If you don’t, refer to our IIFYM macro calculator first! Moving on, below we’re going to break down […]

What Should I Do When I Hit a Weight Loss Plateau?

This question is paramount to being successful while flexible dieting.We had a great piece created for this reason, here are the steps to go through and questions you should be asking: Here’s how to break out of a fat loss plateau There are about 7 different actionable steps to take after a fat loss plateau. […]

Is An Exercise Routine Necessary to Lose Fat?

There’s been a lot of discussions recently in the community about this, and the plain answer is; No. You don’t need an exercise routine. Although voluntary activity such as cardio and/or a resistance training has health benefits and raises your energy expenditure, it’s not needed to lose fat. Diet First, Exercise Routine Second When you […]

How do I Know When to Transition From Cutting to Muscle Growth?

We’ve encountered a lot of clients want to know how to transition goals. Going from fat loss centric to muscle growth focused. We had an article created on this exact topic. Especially since there’s a lot to consider when it comes to transitioning diet plan goals: Are you ready to transition physique goals? The simplistic answer is […]

How Do I Exchange My Macros?

For those who want to eat more of a certain macronutrient in lieu of another. For instance, a person with diabetes who prefers to eat fewer carbs than allotted and wants to increase their protein and/or fat intake. This is how you exchange your macronutrients. Protein and carbs are a 1:1 ratio with both equaling 4 […]