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April 2, 2013 5:42 AM
IIFIYM says 1 g. Protein/ lb bodyweight (not lbm )for me this is 166 or 40% for me.

Fat- IIFIYM says .45/lb bodyweight for me this is 72g. 40%……%……and fill the remainder in with carbs, which is 81g, or 20%… MFP &many others recommend 40 carbs, 30 protein, 30 fat....

What makes them so different ? I love my healthy fats, nuts, coconut oil, olive oil for roasting vegs. No doubt I could hit protein & fats macros on the IIFIYM, but the carbs seem a little low, i switched it on my profile & of course was over on carbs. What to do ? 40/30/30 or more specialized for my own bodyweight 20/40/40 ?
Edited by Debbiedebbiey On April 2, 2013 5:48 AM
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April 2, 2013 5:49 AM
IIFYM basically means you can eat less than desirable foods (fast and processed) to make up about 20% of your total calorie consumption or less and really doesn't have anything to do with how you formulate your eating style or macro breakdown.
April 2, 2013 5:56 AM
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IIFYM basically means you can eat less than desirable foods (fast and processed) to make up about 20% of your total calorie consumption or less and really doesn't have anything to do with how you formulate your eating style or macro breakdown.


Interested to see other responses as I consider IIFYM to mean as it reads - if it fits (my) macros - i.e. eat whatever I like within my macros (30p:30f:40c in my case).


To the OP - what's your daily calorie goal? If you have a low calorie goal then that could explain why there is little left for carbs after your protein and fat allowances.
April 2, 2013 6:04 AM
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IIFYM basically means you can eat less than desirable foods (fast and processed) to make up about 20% of your total calorie consumption or less and really doesn't have anything to do with how you formulate your eating style or macro breakdown.


Interested to see other responses as I consider IIFYM to mean as it reads - if it fits (my) macros - i.e. eat whatever I like within my macros (30p:30f:40c in my case).


To the OP - what's your daily calorie goal? If you have a low calorie goal then that could explain why there is little left for carbs after your protein and fat allowances.
No doubt many will take the meaning literally.
April 2, 2013 6:07 AM
Calorie goal is 1610, I don't eat back exercise calories back ( I think that means static calories, right? Lol) 1610 is 20% of my TDEE. I tried eating 1500 but it didn't feel like enough when I was working out.
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April 2, 2013 6:10 AM
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IIFIYM says 1 g. Protein/ lb bodyweight (not lbm )for me this is 166 or 40% for me.

Fat- IIFIYM says .45/lb bodyweight for me this is 72g. 40%……%……and fill the remainder in with carbs, which is 81g, or 20%… MFP &many others recommend 40 carbs, 30 protein, 30 fat....

What makes them so different ? I love my healthy fats, nuts, coconut oil, olive oil for roasting vegs. No doubt I could hit protein & fats macros on the IIFIYM, but the carbs seem a little low, i switched it on my profile & of course was over on carbs. What to do ? 40/30/30 or more specialized for my own bodyweight 20/40/40 ?


What are you using as your source for IIFYM data? From what I understand, someone used it as an off hand comment in a blog post.

I've always seen it as either 1g per pound LBM or 1.4g per kg for protein. At least for me, those numbers are almost identical.

You can read more about it here:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/819055-setting-your-calorie-and-macro-targets
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April 2, 2013 6:19 AM
My source was IIFIYM.com, I will try it using my lbs of 107 for protein, what about .45/ lb for fat intake.....plus I have no idea of lbs other than fat2fitradio & Scooby calculators
Edited by Debbiedebbiey On April 2, 2013 6:21 AM
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April 2, 2013 6:24 AM
To make up 20% of your calorie consumption? I've never heard that.

It's just stating that you don't necessarily have to eat clean to manipulate your weight.....etc. complex carbs instead of simple carbs or a turkey burger instead of a fast food burger. The whole idea of 'clean' eating doesn't apply here.

As long as I hit 227 grams of carbs, 151 grams of protein, and 56 grams of fat per day - I will maintain my weight. It doesn't matter if I reach this goal through milkshakes or grilled chicken.
April 2, 2013 6:33 AM
Wow. Guess I was on the wrong track using that website. I'll switch back to what I had, which was 1 g/lbm, and .35/bodyweight/(for fats, I didn't realize IIFIYM was cheeseburgers & crap. I've worked for a year to break that greasy habit. I just thought it sounded good to get my healthy fats in like I said.
Edited by Debbiedebbiey On April 2, 2013 6:41 AM
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April 2, 2013 6:38 AM
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Wow. Guess I was on the wrong track using that website. I'll switch back to what I had, which was 1 g/lbm, and .35/bodyweight/(for fats, I didn't realize IIFIYM was cheeseburgers & carp. I've worked for a year to break that greasy habit. I just thought it sounded good to get my healthy fats in like I said.


IIFYM is not just eating junk... its eating lots of good stuff to get your good fats & protein, and then a bit of junk if you have the cals/macros left!!!

thats how i interpret it anyway!
April 2, 2013 6:41 AM
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Wow. Guess I was on the wrong track using that website. I'll switch back to what I had, which was 1 g/lbm, and .35/bodyweight/(for fats, I didn't realize IIFIYM was cheeseburgers & carp. I've worked for a year to break that greasy habit. I just thought it sounded good to get my healthy fats in like I said.


It sounds like a good plan. Basically, (as previously stated) I find that it's eat mostly good, then 20% you can have a "bad" treat. But, the point of it is that there are no "bad foods"; just eat them in moderation if they fit into your calories and macros. And you don't have to eat what you don't want to, but if you're craving something and it fits, go for it.
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