Author(s): Jade Spooner
Dieting is hard. So it's no surprise that 95% of diets fail. Why? Because most diets are unsustainable in the long term. Flexible dieting is a realistic, healthy-eating approach to nutrition that's backed by science. It follows the 80/20 rule - eat 80% whole food so you can enjoy 20% soul food. With flexible dieting, you don't have to give up the foods you love to achieve your weight-loss goals. You can eat a donut if you want to!
There's more to it than this, of course. You also need to get familiar with macronutrients - protein, fat and carbohydrates - which play an important role in body composition. Depending upon your goal (weight loss, maintenance or building muscle), you need to hit certain macro intake goals daily in order to achieve optimal results.
Sounds tricky but Jade Spooner, an expert in science-based nutrition, explains everything you need to know about flexible dieting and how to ensure dieting success using this approach. She covers the science behind the approach, explains macronutrients and micronutrients, how to calculate your BMR and TDEE, and how to track your calorie intake. She also covers mindful eating, how you can improve your relationship with food, and what you need to do once you've reached your goal weight to ensure you keep it off.