Can I Follow IIFYM If I Have Medical Restrictions?

Can I Follow IIFYM if I have a medical restriction such as PCOS, Diabetes etc.?


We have had thousands of clients with medical restrictions. Counting macros isn’t just for those with a clean bill of health. Macronutrients make up everything that you consume.

That doesn’t change due to your medical dietary restriction. You will just need to pay closer attention to what and how much you’re consuming until you find that sweet spot.

Oftentimes lowering carbs and fat (which lowers calorie intake) helps for those with thyroid issues. Yet, if you’re taking medication to regulate it then you may be able to stick closer to the calculator’s output.

Calculating For Medical Restrictions

Adjusting this to your lifestyle variables may be a little more tricky in your scenario but easily doable. For instance, we have an entire calculator dedicated to those with PCOS so they have a springboard for counting macros.

Although we don’t have this resource for each medical restriction, we have coaches with extensive experience ready to build a Custom Macro Blueprint for you.

There’s no black and white answer here, counting macros comes down to preference, adherence, activity level, lifestyle etc. Which leads to the next important question in our SAQ.

(*Before starting any new diet plan, please consult your physician. This is especially vital for those with medical restrictions.)

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