Three Problems With IIFYM and How to Fix Them

IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros, and if you’ve been on the dieting scene for any length of time, I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept on a high level. You figure out your calorie needs for your goal, come up with a set of protein/fat/carb numbers to hit daily, and get to […]

Change Is Hard But You Are In Control

A lot of times we talk about change. We plan to change. We make diagrams on what we need to change. Some times we already know what we need to do without having to plan. Then we stall and don’t change. All talk, no action. I’m the first to admit that change is hard. I […]

Compassion Is The Key To Long Term Change

Have you ever just not wanted to go to the gym but thought “I don’t want to but if I don’t get my minutes in, I won’t lose weight this week?” What about eating tuna, chicken and steamed veggies while thinking “Gah, I just want a burger and fries but I can’t.” I want to […]

Mastering The Art Of Meal Prep – With Creativity

Do you meal prep on the weekends? When you’re pressed for time during the week, it can really make a difference. They have meal prep classes where you learn how to make freezer meals or casseroles that make several servings all at once. They even have parties now where people bring ingredients and each “team” […]

Possible Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight – My Real World Example

Back in my pre-AFQ days, I always wondered why I couldn’t lose weight. I mean there were weeks that I did lose, but there were more weeks that I didn’t. Gah, frustrating! I truly had no idea why. If you’d asked me what I was eating, I would have said that I ate really well […]