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What is Flexible Dieting and Macros?

Oreos, Pop-tarts, and Ben and Jerry's ice cream are what most people associate IIFYM or Flexible Dieting with. How are people building incredible physiques by eating what most would consider "junk" or "bad" food?  Flexible dieting is simply a method of counting macros. Depending on various factors, your coach or online calculator will give you macros. Macronutrients are Fats, Carbs, and Protein. The macros you receive can be compared to a budget. The idea is to hit your daily allotted macros by focusing on eating lean meats, complex carbs, fibrous veggies, and healthy fats. The flexibility comes in when you use a small percentage (10-15%) of your macros toward eating some of these "dirty" or "forbidden" foods you enjoy. A...

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You're Not That Busy: How to Improve Your Time-Management Skills

Too busy or bad planner? One of the most common excuses I hear as a coach is “I don't have the time.” Every time I hear this it makes just a bit angry because people assume that I somehow have more time or less responsibilities than them. In reality, “I don't have time” is really one of two things: it's not that important to you or your time-management skills suck.    When something is important to you, you make time for it. Whether it's a doctor’s appointment, friend's birthday, or important work event, you find time to make these things fit into your “busy” schedule. Why not take the same approach towards a healthy lifestyle. If exercising and working out...

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