Macros diet, also known as Flexible Dieting, or Flexible Nutrition, is all about balancing the right amounts of your three main food-energy sources: Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats.
Whereas traditional “diets” are restrictive, meaning they tell you what NOT to eat (their language is “You CAN’T have”), Flexible Nutrition allows you to enjoy all kinds of foods, yes… including all your favorites, as long as it fits into your Macro Nutrient daily needs.
So, rather than telling you “don’t have that Oreo cookie! That’s bad, you can’t have that.” Flexible Nutrition says: “Yes, you CAN have that Oreo, because you’ve accounted in your daily Macros for 3 Oreos, so eat ‘em, baby!”
As with everything in life, balance is key.
We recommend a 90/10 approach, where 90% of your food intake is from whole foods (solid protein sources, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, etc.), and 10% may come from “fun” foods such as the Oreo example.
The beauty of Flexible Nutrition (following Macros) is that it offers a realistic plan that conforms to your food interests, versus a fad diet that is unrealistic to adhere to over the long haul.
Consequently, individuals that follow Macros and Flexible Nutrition tend to get much better body composition results that are sustainable, compared with those who “diet” or count calories.