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Episode 31: When "If It Fits Your Macros" Doesn't Work

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In this episode, Coach Caileen and Coach Ryan are going deep on the limitations of the 'If It Fits Your Macros' approach to dieting and the importance of understanding food sensitivities. They emphasize the need to simplify meal plans during prep and the benefits of an elimination diet to identify food sensitivities. 

Key Points:

- The 'If It Fits Your Macros' approach may not work for everyone, especially those who struggle to adhere to the 80-20 rule.
- Understanding and addressing food sensitivities is crucial for optimal health and results.
- Simplifying meal plans and removing inflammatory foods can be beneficial during bodybuilding prep.
- An elimination diet can help identify individual food sensitivities and improve overall well-being. Pay attention to how different foods affect your body and be open to making changes to your diet based on your body's sensitivities.
- If macro tracking becomes overwhelming or leads to decision fatigue, consider using meal plans as a simpler alternative.
- Different diets can work for different people, so find the approach that works best for you and your goals.
- Nutrition plays a crucial role in achieving health and fitness goals, so prioritize it in your overall fitness journey.


00:00 - Intro
01:06 - When 'If It Fits Your Macros' Doesn't Work
04:00 - Understanding Macros and Serving Sizes
05:06 - Was it worth the macros?
05:47 - Exploring Fast Food Options
08:07 - Understanding Macros and the 80-20 Rule
09:52 - Food Sensitivities and Allergies
11:27 - Food Sensitivity Testing and Restrictive Diets
13:04 - Food Sensitivities and Bodybuilding Prep
16:16 - Simplifying Meal Plans for Bodybuilding Prep
20:38 - Avoiding Certain Foods in the Last Weeks of Prep
23:51 - Using an Elimination Diet to Identify Food Sensitivities
26:28 - The Effects of Regularly Consuming Certain Foods
28:53 - Decision Fatigue and Macro Tracking
32:10 - The Flexibility of Different Diets
37:08 - The Challenges of If It Fits Your Macros
45:16 - The Importance of Nutrition

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