IIFYM or the PNOE PrecisionDiet: Which One’s Right for You?

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We hate to start off with a spoiler alert, but here it is: nutrition isn’t as simple as calculating your macronutrients and calling it a day (if it were, the diet industry would be doomed). Understanding an ideal macronutrient breakdown for your body is certainly an important piece of a good nutrition plan, but isn’t the whole puzzle.
By macronutrients, we’re referring to carbs, fats, water, and proteins. These three nutrients make up the essentials of nearly every diet. Without getting enough of each one, our bodies wouldn’t get the right amount of calories and energy we need to grow, function, and develop. To achieve optimal health, it’s important to get enough of each macronutrient, so we can fuel our bodies with the right amount of energy. 

A common weight-loss trend is to strictly limit our intake of carbohydrates. However, the issue with setting big limitations is that they can lead to overly-restrictive eating. This can slow your metabolism down, reduce your fat-burning abilities, and fail to provide you with the right amount of macronutrients your body needs. And when it comes to weight loss and fitness, carbohydrates have a key role in fueling muscles and building strength.

A trendy diet on the market right now is the IIFYM diet. In case you haven’t heard of it, this stands for “if it fits your macros”. The diet is designed for those who want to lose weight and/or achieve their fitness goals without being too restrictive with food. You don’t need to count the number of calories that you eat. However, you do need to track your intake of macronutrients. That number depends on various factors, such as age, gender, height, weight, and the amount of exercise you get.

IIFYM Doesn’t Sweat the Small Stuff, But We Do

The IIFYM diet might sound perfect, but is it really as good as it seems? 

The truth is that it has its setbacks. 

For starters, the diet doesn’t focus on measuring micronutrients. These are critical for proper energy production, a healthy immune system, and overall growth and development. Without the right amount, you could develop a deficiency, which relates to many chronic diseases

Second, even though you’re allowed to eat carbs, IIFYM still makes it easy to become over-restrictive with food. To lose weight, you need to achieve a caloric deficit. You need to burn more calories than you consume. However, science has proven that restricting your calories too much can slow down your metabolism and reduce your body’s fat-burning abilities. 

With the IIFYM diet, it’s difficult to measure how many calories your body needs to lose weight. It also doesn’t take into account important factors. For example, it doesn’t track your metabolic rate, or how much you exercise.

How PNOE’s PrecisionDiet Outdoes IIFYM

To achieve long-term weight loss, it’s important to develop a plan that’s healthy and sustainable. It also needs to be personalized accordingly to the individual. 

That’s where we come in.

At PNOĒ, we’ve developed a cardio-metabolic analyzer tool. This tool is scientifically-based to help you achieve long-lasting weight loss results.

Our program works by measuring your metabolic activity to determine what caloric deficit your body needs to lose weight — without slowing your metabolism down. The tool uses breath-by-breath technology to measure your resting metabolic rate. It also assess your body’s fat-burning efficiency to help prevent that weight loss plateau from happening in the first place.

Generally speaking, we’ve discovered that combining low-to-medium cardio training with switching between high-fat and high-carb diets is the best way to maximize the body’s fat-burning ability, as opposed to sticking to a single generalized plan like the IIFYM diet. Using this information along with the data from the breath-test results, we create a personalized precision diet and exercise plan tailored specifically to you. 

Together, we work towards maximizing your body’s fat-burning abilities and help you achieve those long-lasting weight loss or fitness results that you’ve been dreaming of.

Sound like the plan for you? Learn more about how our programs work, contact us directly at PNOĒ.