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Clean eating is dead and for good reason.If you ask 100 different people what exactly “clean eating” is, you will likely get 100 different answers. On the far left side of the debate, you will find those that say that “clean food” is a myth, a term used by ignorant...

  The numbers that the IIFYM macro calculator spits out are based on the numbers you input for your body and energy levels.   Most people think these numbers are high for one of two reasons: 1. They really have no idea of how many calories they consume daily because they...

  Introducing Amber Orton (Fokken) IIFYM: For those who don’t know you, please tell us a little about your background and how you got into fitness? Amber: I fell in love with fitness in 2010 after I won the overall in the bikini at my very first NPC show. I...

  “In sport, mental imagery is used primarily to help you get the best out of yourself in training and competition. The developing athletes who make the fastest progress and those who ultimately become their best make extensive use of mental imagery. They use it daily as a means of...

  If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then donuts may as well be a one-way ticket to the Grim Reaper. Let’s face it, after determining your daily intake through the IIFYM calculator, you may as well not even think about enjoying candy with some of those available...

How do I Calculate My BMI and Body Fat? BMI Vs. Body Fat Percentage Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Fat percentage are two totally different measurements that are often mistakenly considered interchangeable. Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage are definitely different.  What is Body Mass Index (BMI)? Body...

  If you’re familiar and comfortable with flexible dieting, logging and tracking your meals then counting macronutrients is a breeze by now. If you’re newer, and still unsure where to begin, check out our IIFYM macro calculator to get started, or talk to one of our coaches and they can...

  While many people attribute their weight loss to exercise, it turns out that using an exercise routine really isn’t necessary for losing body fat. Although that may sound counterintuitive to everything you’ve heard in the past, total weight and fat loss is actually due to creating what is known...

  For those of our IIFYM readers that might not be familiar with you, can you please tell us about yourself? Chris Lavado: Not familiar with me? Impossible. LOL, jk. I’m just a dude with a passion for fitness & a big heart. I care about people. I am a...

Let’s face it, there are so many reasons for cutting weight, such as: Aiming to improve your health Improve your appearance Making a lower weight-class or getting on a bodybuilding stage Getting to a healthy weight Maybe even a vacation or photo shoot to look your best Losing body fat...