The pictures above speak for themselves! But let me give you a little background and insight into my own transformation with the flexible eating lifestyle.
I have to admit I am a little ashamed of the picture on the far left. I was in full vacation mode on my travels, pleasantly lying to myself that calories don’t count on holiday. It was all fun and games until I got home and even my yoga pants didn’t fit anymore! I knew I had some hard work ahead of me but I was ready to get back on top of my regular healthy lifestyle, eating clean & maintaining a good level of physical activity. But knowing that I was heading off traveling again, I started to think about the sustainability of my diet whilst on the road. I knew that it was going to be more than challenging to keep my macros balanced & my calories consistent if I didn’t monitor my food intake. I decided it was time to fully commit to flexible eating and see what kind of results I could achieve. So what is Flexible Eating?
Tracking your Macros
Flexible Eating (also known as Flexible Dieting or If It Fits Your Macros) involves tracking your daily intake of macronutrients. Your macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The reason it’s flexible, is because as long as you stick to your macronutrient proportions then you can eat ANYTHING you want. This requires some diligence as you will need to weigh and measure your food, or get good at assessing quantities by sight. It also requires some forethought and planning to ensure that you hit all macro goals for the day.
Why Do It?
The trade-off for all your diligence is that you WILL get the results you want without having to deprive yourself of the foods you love. Yes that’s right, you can even have donuts & wine! Flexible Eating has been revolutionary for me whilst I’ve been travelling. It has allowed me to enjoy and experience culture through food with a new sense of ease & peace of mind. It has also given me ABS! 🙂
If you’re interested in learning more about Flexible Eating then CLICK HERE or please reach out & I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.