The Hashtag That Every Fitness Obsessive Uses on Instagram

Amy Lawrenson

If you're a fan of following wellness bloggers and fitness fanatics on Instagram, you've probably spotted this hashtag: #IIFYM. If you haven't, then you're about to see it everywhere. The hashtag stands for 'If It Fits Your Macros', and it's been used over 5 million times. See, it's pretty popular. But what, we hear you ask, does it all mean?

If you're pretty active and eating clean but not losing weight, you might want to try counting your macros instead. Macros is short for macronutrients, which are the protein, fat and carbohydrates, as well as some macrominerals, you consume on a daily basis. Micronutrients, on the other hand, are the vitamins and nutrients in these foods.

Otherwise known as flexible dieting, by tracking your fat, carbohydrate and protein intake no foods are off the menu, you just need to make sure what you do eat fits into your daily macro allowance. Keep scrolling to find out how to work out your macros and start tracking for dieting success.

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