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We have talked with 11 athletes who mention IIFYM.

Rebekah Misiura
Rebekah Misiura (female, 26)
How Lifting Weights Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds in One Year
For three years straight, I followed a lifestyle method called If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM!). This is a TOOL someone can use in order to reach their physique goals, but it is NOT the end all be all. During my fitness journey and body building competitions, I tracked everything I ate to a T.
Kristina Angeli
Kristina Angeli (female, 26)
How I Combine Powerlifting and Bodybuilding with a Busy Career
I have tried all of the methods over the years, but what works for me is a mix of IIFYM and traditional clean-eating/meal plans.
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
Now though, my diet is always a flexible dieting macro counting approach, a kind of 80/20 deal based on IIFYM. Most of my food will be fresh, whole foods that aren’t overly processed, but I alllllways leave room for ‘treats’ or foods I really enjoy.
Niki Klasnic
Niki Klasnic (female, 29)
I'm a Pre and Postnatal Specialist. This is How I Help Moms to Stay Strong and Active
I touched on this a little bit already but my main goal is to get in nourishing foods. I don’t follow any type of specific plan or style of eating like paleo or IIFYM. The way I eat would be closest to intuitive eating if I had to give it a name.
Allison Vaeth
Allison Vaeth (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. How I Train People to Become Successful in the Bodybuilding World
I follow IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) during my off and improvement seasons but then I also use a meal plan set up and flexible dieting between a list of foods for my prep season. The closer I get to a show the more strict I become.
Francesca Lauren
Francesca Lauren (female, 38)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. This is How Fitness Became a Huge Part of My Life
Currently and traditionally during my offseason, I use an IIFYM format. Still utilizing clean food choices but will indulge here and there for a date or family night meal on the weekends.
Tim Conde
Tim Conde (male, 26)
How I Keep Going and Continuously Build a Bigger and Better Physique
There are many approaches to nutrition, the approach that I take is “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM). That being said this approach does not mean that you eat junk food daily. What this means is you have a variety of food options that you are allowed to have, there is no such thing as good and bad foods.
Ryan Rakes
Ryan Rakes (male, 29)
How I Become Stronger and Leaner After a Decade of Bodybuilding
I follow more of an IIFYM approach with eating so if I feel like eating some vegan ice cream or donuts here or there, I don’t worry about it at all as long as it fits my macros occasionally.
Adam Neth
Adam Neth (male, 26)
How My Training Has Changed and Improved since I Started at Age 12
As I’ve mentioned in previous questions of this interview, I was introduced into natural bodybuilding through Matt Ogus, Chris Lavado, Layne Norton, etc. and all of those guys were really into Flexible Dieting or better known as “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM).
Sharon Polsky
Sharon Polsky (female, 46)
I'm a Pro Fitness Bikini Competitor. This Is Why I Choose to Loose Muscle
In my experience with 100’s of clients they are ALWAYS on some kind of diet…but have never been baselined. They jump from the Standard American Diet (which we know is LITERALLY killing Americans) to Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Pesco, Modified Keto, Atkins, IIFYM, IF, etc.
Deniz Yozkan
Deniz Yozkan (male, 18)
How I Choose Fitness over Martial Arts and Professional Fighting
I do IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), check it out here.
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