IIFYM :-)

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xlendeex
xlendeex Posts: 3
edited November 2023 in Getting Started
Hello there everyone!!

Im from Uk and started if it fits your macros on tuesday - Would LOVE if anyone doing the same would add me? Love getting ideas from peoples diaries!!!!

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  • JessHealthKick
    JessHealthKick Posts: 800 Member
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    haha I know I'm already on your FL but will help you bump this up.

    I was IIFYM before then took some time off, but I'm back at it again so we can watch each others diaries :)

    It doesn't mean you should just eat processed foods, as of course nutrients etc are also very important for your body so be sure to have as many whole foods as you can!

    xx
  • brraanndi
    brraanndi Posts: 325 Member
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    You probably want to join the "Eat Train Progress" group as well.

    There an IIFYM group on FB too.
  • JessHealthKick
    JessHealthKick Posts: 800 Member
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    p.s. my suggestion would to be to try and plan out your whole day in advance, otherwise you might not meed your goals properly!
  • spirit05
    spirit05 Posts: 204 Member
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    Love IIFYM!!!
  • khadijak17
    khadijak17 Posts: 393 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)
  • Cindyinpg
    Cindyinpg Posts: 3,902 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)
    No, that is one of the major misunderstandings. Give this a read and it should answer all your questions.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/817188-iifym
  • khadijak17
    khadijak17 Posts: 393 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)
    No, that is one of the major misunderstandings. Give this a read and it should answer all your questions.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/817188-iifym

    Thanks for that, thats helped i normally am below my macros apart from sugar im always over? should thi be a problem? I will try to cut it out as much as i can but just wanted to know what about the general rule of calories in vs calories out?
  • JessHealthKick
    JessHealthKick Posts: 800 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)
    No, that is one of the major misunderstandings. Give this a read and it should answer all your questions.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/817188-iifym

    Thanks for that, thats helped i normally am below my macros apart from sugar im always over? should thi be a problem? I will try to cut it out as much as i can but just wanted to know what about the general rule of calories in vs calories out?

    check out www.iifym.com for more information on that.

    You can't just put in rubbish to your body. You should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, some fruit, lean proteins and lots of water. It's totally fine to have a few naughty things here and there (I had rocky road yesterday haha) but you can't be healthy and living off pizzas.

    It's not just your weight, but your health as well!
  • khadijak17
    khadijak17 Posts: 393 Member
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    Thanks for the reply its helped so much, normally im good but when im over on sugar i think ive done ok as my calories arent over lol but yes you're right its being healthy that matters along with weight loss :)
  • Isakizza
    Isakizza Posts: 754 Member
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    Hi!

    I started doing this a few months ago and love the progress and flexibility it gives me. I don't have an open food diary though, keeps me honest that way. :wink:

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  • bound4beauty
    bound4beauty Posts: 274 Member
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    My diary is open and you're welcome to take a look. I don't eat back my exercise calories because they are built in to my calorie goal so it may not look like I'm hitting my macros but I'm usually very close.

    I would focus on total number of calories, protein, fat, carbs and fiber in roughly that order. Unless you have a medical condition, there is no reason to worry about sodium and sugar. Because MFP counts the sugar in fruit, that number doesn't mean a whole lot.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 8,234 Member
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    Thanks for the reply its helped so much, normally im good but when im over on sugar i think ive done ok as my calories arent over lol but yes you're right its being healthy that matters along with weight loss :)

    Sugar is not a macro. Macros are Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat. Unless you have a metabolic issue like diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS and the like, don't even bother tracking sugar since fruit is full of it.
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,072 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)
    No, that is one of the major misunderstandings. Give this a read and it should answer all your questions.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/817188-iifym

    Thanks for that, thats helped i normally am below my macros apart from sugar im always over? should thi be a problem? I will try to cut it out as much as i can but just wanted to know what about the general rule of calories in vs calories out?

    As long as you do not have a medical condition that requires you to limit sugar, then ignore sugars. They are a subset of carbs and more than a piece of fruit will take you over the arbitrary limit set. Get a good amount of nutrient dense foods, some treats if you can fit them in, and try to hit your macros and calorie target. How you do that is up to your preferential way of eating.
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
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    i've read another few posts on IIFYM from what i thought you can eat anything as long as its within your calories?? could somebody just confirm what it EXACTLY means as other posts have suggested otherwise.
    Im from the uk, and would love friends that are doing the same :)

    http://iifym.com
  • JustSammi
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    Hey, I've added you. I'm doing IIFYM and I'm also from the UK. :smile: It's good to have friends doing the same thing for support. Not many people on my FL are doing it.
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