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 […]

Meal Prep: The ‘Why’ And ‘How To’

Counting macros. It’s saved your diet, your body composition goals, and your sanity. Yet, sometimes, it can get time-consuming. There’s a reason we have so many fast food options. It’s easy, cheap, and convenient; not to mention easy to throw you off your diet plan. With that said, the growing popularity of bodybuilding and competing, […]

Does Every Flexible Diet Plan Have A Moderate to High Carbohydrate Intake?

We get pigeon-holed as carb-zealots that denote other ways of eating. When it’s the correct scenario we prefer to provide our clients and readers with moderate carbs in their diet plan. This doesn’t mean that we are averse to eating a little more fat or protein in lieu of carbs. We understand that preference and […]

Flexible Dieting Vs Keto Diet

These two diets are growing in popularity, so much so, that the mainstream is now picking up on them. Especially the keto diet which continues to gain steam. Whereas flexible dieting (IIFYM) is still building a notable audience. Yet, the main principles of each one have existed for quite some time. Flexible dieting is based […]

Eating A Low Fat Diet: Here are 10 Foods to Minimize or Avoid

I know what you might be thinking… “but, Matt, with IIFYM I’m supposed to be able to eat anything I want. Why would I want to utilize a low-fat diet?” That’s true, with IIFYM you really have no limits, but if you are trying to lose weight, we need to remember that there are more […] Interviews Alan Aragon

For those of our readers that might not be familiar with who Alan Aragon is, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Your credentials? I’m a part-time researcher, part-time lecturer, part-time writer, and full-time bro. I stay busiest as the founder & executive editor of my research review (AARR). My formal education […]

IIFYM Carb Cycling

What if I told you that you could feast on an abundance of carbs – enjoying a large plate of pasta, a stack of pancakes, or a large bowl of your favorite low-fat frozen yogurt all without packing on any fat? In fact, you would lose fat. Before moving forward, if you haven’t gotten your […]

Why Flexible Dieting Is More Useful Than Just Tracking Calories

Walk into a grocery store and look at any packaged food. Undoubtedly one of the first things you’ll see is the calories per serving listed somewhere on the front of the package. Open the menu at many restaurants and you’ll see a calorie count by the items in the “lighter side” section. If calories are […] interviews DR. Layne Norton, PhD

IIFYM: First off, thanks for giving this interview, Layne. As a former client of yours, I know how busy you are, so I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me, and our members. I am sure that most of our bodybuilding members know who you are, but for those of our readers that […]