Thanks for checking in.
So, it’s been a while since my last post but I’ve been using that time to figure out what I want to do with my life. And also, I’ve been dieting – or flexible dieting to be more accurate.
Flexible dieting or “IIFYM” (if it fits your macros) which is this crazy “tool” you can use to either start your diet or just live happily ever after – even on a diet.
It pretty much allows you to eat “whatever you want”. As long as you do not eat more calories than you need/day = which means your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) – look it up if you do not know what it is.
I use flexible dieting to kind of eat what I want. If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I’ve got loads of experience with the “chicken-broccoli-rice”-diet. Which I’m sick and tired of.
I still enjoy chicken breast etc but in smaller amounts now and now I actually eat stuff that I would eat – even if I didn’t diet.
Also, I don’t count macros, only calories. I do focus on having loads of protein and less fat but in the end I do not care as long as I hit my daily calorie goal. Which is really easy to hit btw.
My Fitness Pal
A tool created by God. Oh my God. This tool is just amazing.
If you do not know it it’s an app where you can track all of your calories during a day. You can basically search for (almost) all foods in the world and put it into your daily food schedule.
It’ll allow you track both calories and makros which means you’ll be able to see whenever you’ve reached your daily calorie goal. When you’ve reached it – don’t eat anymore. It’s pretty simple and it works!
As I mentioned, I’m not a fanatic anymore. I just try to reach my daily calorie goal without focusing too much on macros and it works.
Since I started my “diet”/lifestyle change has allowed me to eat out, eat candy if I had cravings, eat pizza and maybe a cake for breakfast – all because I didn’t eat too much of it. Does it make sense?
Let’s say a standard pizza is 1,500 calories. Yea, crazy right? If I’ve been tracking my calories during the day and I can see that I have 700 calories left for my dinner – I could do two things, or actually three things:
- Eat half of the pizza today and the other half tomorrow
- Eat the whole thing today and make up for the “added” calories tomorrow
- Eat the whole thing and not feel bad about myself because I’m not a fanatic who looks to get up on stage or anything like that.
You might think that I did number one, right? Nope!
I actually would do number three. I probably should have done number two because according to the rules of the “diet” you shouldn’t eat more calories than “allowed”. You know what – it’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle choice and if you can’t enjoy things like food once in a while, why even bother in the first place?
So, the progress of my lifestyle change so far. I’ve been at it for about 3 weeks now and so far I’ve dropped 13 cm (a little bit more than 5 inches).
I don’t use the scale because it’s as inaccurate as me doing math and I don’t think you should either.
Use the mirror and measurements to keep track of your body. I bought a calendar where I note my body measurements once a week.
So, 13 cm in 3 weeks with a “diet” that has included pizza, candy etc.
Not to say that that’s all I eat. Far from it. I eat healthy foods too it’s just that with flexible dieting you’re allowed to eat more freely and I think everybody should do this.
So that’s it.
My name is Rasmus, I'm a Danish guy who wants to share every thought, dream and struggle about my life.
Via trips abroad as an expat to London, Lisbon and must recently Dublin I've gained some experiences that I would like to share.
I play the guitar, sing, love to travel, spent time with my friends and family and I'm a big Manchester United fan.