If you’re one of those people who can’t live without a hearty breakfast or a hot cup of coffee with a donut on the side, Donut Palace in Monroe, LA, feels your pain—especially when it comes to the difficulty of dieting. However, Louisiana’s leading family-owned and -operated donut shop has found out about a new dieting trend that allows you to eat what you want, when you want it, as long as you don’t go overboard. Donuts are officially here to stay, even during the dieting process.
Flexible dieting, also known as “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) dieting, is becoming more and more popular among people who want to see weight loss results, but aren’t willing to sacrifice their favorite foods. Basically, your flexible diet consists of personalized daily targets of nutrients, caloric intake, and macronutrients, such as fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. By inputting your average weight, your age, and daily exercise intensity, you’ll be able to calculate the proper intake levels with this tool.
One of the best parts about the IIFYM diet is that it allows you to eat literally anything you want, as long as it’s within your daily macronutrient intake range. This means that bacon and eggs for breakfast and a sweet glazed donut when you get to the office are still possibilities, as long as you carefully fit them into your calculated limits. Although you might have to cut down on the actual size of donut or switch to one without such a sugary glaze, IIFYM dieting allows you to eat the foods you love while developing a healthy sense of moderation.