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Mastedon
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2014/11/10 10:44:06 (permalink)

Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating

Hi, long time lurker here!
 
I just want to know other's views on flexible dieting (IIFYM) and clean eating. I myself have experienced both and have to say, I find the flexible dieting approach is much easier but that might just be because of the amount of research I have had to do on different types of foods and their macros.
 
I have been teaching my other half the flexible approach and she has seen much better results as she does struggle with sticking to such a restrictive list of foods.
 
What do you prefer? and why?
 
This isn't "my way is better than your way" as both methods have pro's + con's, I just want to see others reasons behind their views on nutrition.
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    robert123
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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 10:57:37 (permalink)
    i'm not sold on the IIFYM approach for day in day out. If I know its likely that i will alter my diet due to going out or having a treat, then i evaluate what i'm eating and work it in.
     
    As im quite lean at the moment and i've been cutting very slowly it doesnt bother me so much. Im going on a lean bulk again next week so 
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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 11:08:00 (permalink)
    They both work, but you need to find what works best for you... I think that flexible dieting is great, if the individual has the body and mindset to use it efficiently.
     
    I wouldn't give a flexible dieting plan to a non training obese individual, as it would be a recipe for disaster. 

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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 11:10:33 (permalink)
    Life's too short for eating clean all the time! My approach is pretty much as flexible as it gets tbh.
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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 19:12:41 (permalink)
    My view is; If you want a treat, fit it in to your macro nutrients.
     
    My advice is; Don't have too many treats.

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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 19:30:02 (permalink)
    ^^^ It's the second part of that I have trouble with!
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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/10 19:58:18 (permalink)
    IIFYM is NOT a diet... it is advice to people asking about something that deviates from your 'diet', i.e a burger for lunch is fine IIFYM
     
    Eating whatever it is you want 'IIFYM' is just a bastardised version of this that people who want an excuse to eat crap all day long have adopted..... at the expense of every other aspect of a healthy diet

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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/11 08:37:46 (permalink)
    True, others have "ruined" the idea of IIFYM with a blatant disregard of nutrition and eating everything under the sun.
     
    However, when applied correctly it can offer a whole host of options for foods and not feeling restricted. For example - would you prefer to eat porridge, some peanut butter and 25g of whey protein OR bacon medalions on wholemeal toast with a little butter?
     
    Both provide the same amount of carbs, fats and protein but I know one of the those would not be on a "clean" eating plan.
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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/11/11 09:55:03 (permalink)
    I'd rather eat the oats and eggs personally.

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    Re: Flexible Dieting Vs Clean Eating 2014/12/03 13:29:14 (permalink)
    I think the main difference between "iifym" and "clean eating" is rigidity vs flexibility, if you're using iifym as an excuse to fit as much junk in your macros as possible, this is not ideal and not what the term IIFYM meant to begin with. Stick to a whole diet 80+% of the time and fit in supposed "bad foods" if you want but don't base your diet upon them, that's not healthy mentally or physically. Personally believe this is a much better approach then restricting yourself until the one day a week you can go crazy and have a full blown cheat day, that's not healthy at all. Moderation>Restriction

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