I don’t like to think as flexible dieting as a diet, but more of a lifestyle. It enables you to eat whatever foods you like. No foods are off limits and no foods must be eaten in order for you to reach your goals. Calorie counting is broken down one step further into macros (proteins, fats and carbs) for you to eat for your individual body.
In order to be accurate in following flexible dieting, you need to log your food. Yes, logging food is an extra step in your day but without it, you really can’t know how much (or little) you’re eating.
If you “think” you’ve been good (eating) and still not where you want to be in terms of your physique then chances are you are eating too much. Personally the more I log the more I learn, and most importantly, it ensures accuracy.
Flexible dieting is a great tool to learn how to eat in moderation. Weighing and logging your food gives you the ability to learn portion control. It also enables you to educate yourself about each food you’re putting in your body.
Flexible dieting enables ME to be in control. I don’t want to follow a diet where certain foods “must” to be eaten. The last thing I want to do is be told what I am able to eat. It is MY choice what I want to eat when I want to eat it.
Now that I have been following flexible dieting for a few years, I know the value of EVERY single food I put in my mouth. I know how my body responds to each food I feed it. Eating flexibly has taught me how to eat whatever I want, without the guilt, and without cutting out certain foods from certain food groups. THAT is having a healthy relationship with food. And the best part? I was able to actually change my body.
Flexible dieting teaches you that there are no “good” and “bad” foods. Yes, you can still lose weight having a slice of pizza or an ice cream for dessert. How do I know? Because I eat these foods and have changed my body!
Flexible dieting takes away the need to binge. If you can eat whatever you want, you simply have to log it and account for it.
When you eat according to your macros, you know that you are fueling your body in a manner to which you train. Each macro plays an important role in fueling your body and are vital to success.
Flexible dieting allows you to know that you are getting enough fiber, vitamins and minerals which are critical to your well being.
Flexible dieting enables you to enjoy a night out with friends, holidays with family and special occasions without deterring you from your goals.
Flexible dieting eventually becomes a lifestyle which is the key to success in any diet plan! The more knowledge you can obtain of what you put in your mouth the better relationship you will have with food. The better your relationship with food, the more you are able to sustain that lifestyle, and the more results will follow. Flexible dieting = success!