Let’s face it: dieting is hard. But if you believe proponents of the If it Fits Your Macros (or IIFYM) eating plan (also known as “flexible dieting"), you can eat anything you want and still lose weight — without counting calories. All you have to do is count your macros. According to the IIFYM eating plan, if you stick to your daily macro goals, you'll automatically consume fewer calories, thus helping you lose weight. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “The overall concept is similar to Weight Watchers in that you can eat what you want as long as you’re keeping your calories at a certain level, but with flexible dieting there’s an emphasis on protein,” explains Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., director of the Human Performance Lab at CUNY Lehman College in New York. Intrigued? Here's everything you should know about how to count your macros, and whether or not it actually works for weight loss.First of all, what's a macro? There are three … [Read more...] about What Is the Macro Diet? Everything You Need to Know About Counting Macros for Weight Loss
Counting macros for weight loss
Want to slim down fast for summer? Six experts reveal their tips BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Whether you've got a big event coming up, are desperate to fit back into an 'old trusty' item of clothing or you're simply concerned about your health, one of the biggest questions diet and fitness experts get asked is: 'How can I lose weight quickly?' https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/want-to-slim-down-fast-for-summer-six-experts-reveal-their-tips-37048062.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/features/article37048061.ece/e6b9e/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-26_sun_42026797_I2.JPG Email Whether you've got a big event coming up, are desperate to fit back into an 'old trusty' item of clothing or you're simply concerned about your health, one of the biggest questions diet and fitness experts get asked is: 'How can I lose weight quickly?' Making sensible and healthy lifestyle changes over a long period of time is, of course, the best way to lose weight and keep it off in the … [Read more...] about Want to slim down fast for summer? Six experts reveal their tips
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Rewind three-and-a-half months to January. You’ve woken up, feeling the after effects of last night’s celebration, and resolved to make a change in the new year. The goal? To lose weight. Fast forward to today. You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and committed to an exercise routine. But the numbers on the scale haven’t budged at all. What gives? I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been there. For most of my young adult life, I weighed in just under the average for my age and height. Then, when I turned 25 I started taking an anxiety medication that catapulted the scale upwards a full 45 pounds — despite not having changed my diet or exercise routine. While I definitely have been hard on myself over the eight months since the weight gain, I took it upon myself to re-up my gym membership, sign up for ClassPass to give myself some variety and make more conscious food choices. Over the … [Read more...] about I’m doing everything right, but I’m still not losing weight. What’s going on?
Calorie counting? Out. Macro counting? In. But...uh...what *are* macros? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Macros, a.k.a. macronutrients, are the nutrients your bod can't live without: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macro plays its own role—and each has its own weight-loss superpowers.Macro #1: CarbsRepeat after me: Carbs are not the enemy—even if you're trying to lose weight. “Carbohydrates are the most important energy source for almost all human cells,” explains registered dietitian Mascha Davis, M.P.H., R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your body digests them quickly and turns them into sugar, or blood glucose, which you then store in your liver and muscles as glycogen. Together, blood glucose and glycogen fuel high-intensity exercise—the kind you need to burn fat and build metabolism-boosting muscle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Carbs may also help you lose more weight by preventing stress … [Read more...] about How To Count Macros To Lose Weight