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#IIFYM. You’ve probably seen it on Instagram dozens of times by now. There’s a reason so many people have jumped on the flexible dieting train, and it’s because it works. Flexible dieting says that you can manipulate your macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein) to achieve a certain body composition — meaning how much of your body is muscle or fat; and it’s called flexible dieting because it allows so much room for… flexibility. For some people, that means chicken and rice. For others, it means donuts. For some people, it means several small meals a day. For Dave Schratz, it means one giant meal a day.

Yes. This man eats one meal a day and hits his macros, consuming close to 4,000 calories in one sitting. He shares his whole journey — preparing the food, eating it, how he logs it in My Fitness Pal, etc. — on his Instagram page, and people are absolutely, utterly, 100% obsessed with him.

There’s really no way to do it justice. See for yourself.

Last Nights Take Out Platter. Customary Vegetable “fried” rice, Egg Rolls (Chicken), Chicken Teriyaki and Spicy Crab Rolls. . Stories for ingredients/Money Shots. . ??????????????? Ingredients are in my stories and on MyFitnessPal- username Daveschratz My profile link is to my youtube channel. Informative content is there. ?????????????? – [Calories – 3,726] . -[Protein: 228] -[Carbs: 574] -[Fat: 79] ??????????????? #onemealaday #intermittentfasting #ifitfitsyourmacros #iifym #epicmealtime #foodporn #carbsafterdark #balancednotclean #flexibledieting #flexibledieter #ilovecarbs #fitfam #leangains #instafood #yougottaeathis #fitness #cleaneating #eatbig #fitmeals #carbsafterdark #epicmacrofriendlymeals #chinesefood #sushi

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#kingschratzeats last nights Take Out Platter. Ingredients and “making of” in last vid. . If you dont know why or what im doing you can click the link in my bio for my youtube, and watch the video called “my eating and diet explained”, or the “top 15 questions” vid. Of which there are two. . If you dont know whats in my food check my stories. . Or myfitness pal. I do not have a recipe. I have ingredients. If you dont know how to make mac and cheese by combining the specific cheese sauce, cheese and noodles i list…please stay away from the stove???. . I understand you asked me the question once..but odds are ive probably answered it 50 times today already. I made the videos so you can get the answer without me having to repeat it all day. Not trying to be an ass, but asking me “do you REALLY eat once a day”, when i put it in my bio…??????…i dont have that much time in a day lol. . No im not mad about it, just trying to save us all time here. ?? . ??????????????? Ingredients are in my stories and on MyFitnessPal- username Daveschratz My profile link is to my youtube channel. Informative content is there. ?????????????? – [Calories – 3,726] . -[Protein: 228] -[Carbs: 574] -[Fat: 79] ??????????????? #onemealaday #intermittentfasting #ifitfitsyourmacros #iifym #epicmealtime #foodporn #carbsafterdark #balancednotclean #flexibledieting #flexibledieter #ilovecarbs #fitfam #leangains #instafood #yougottaeathis #fitness #cleaneating #eatbig #fitmeals #carbsafterdark #epicmacrofriendlymeals

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#kingschratzeats – Last Nights Loaded Breakfast Platter. I couldnt decide between french toast, pancakes or waffles so…i made 10 servings of each. Eggs, Sausage and Bacon round it all off. . If you dont already…check my stories. Ingredients are always there. Yea, i say it all the time but people dont know. Theyre there. There always there. . Live again tonight 1am US Eastern. . ??????????????? Ingredients are on MyFitnessPal- username Daveschratz (My profile link is to my youtube channel.) ?????????????? – [Calories – 3,639] . -[Protein: 202] -[Carbs: 546] -[Fat: 89] ??????????????? #onemealaday #intermittentfasting #ifitfitsyourmacros #iifym #epicmealtime #foodporn #carbsafterdark #balancednotclean #flexibledieting #flexibledieter #ilovecarbs #fitfam #leangains #instafood #yougottaeathis #fitness #cleaneating #eatbig #fitmeals #carbsafterdark #epicmacrofriendlymeals #breakfast #pancakes

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Schratz practices both flexible dieting and intermittent fasting, meaning he refrains from eating the rest of the day.

At first, it’s almost difficult to watch. How can any person consume that much food at once, not get sick and still maintain such a lean physique? While it might take your body some adjusting, Schratz isn’t some special breed of human (although obviously dedicated!). This is the beauty of flexible dieting. Your body recognizes macros/calories, plain and simple; and body composition comes down to calories in and calories out. It doesn’t matter that Schratz is eating everything at once; he’s still found the right balance to maintain his specific body composition.

It’s not for everyone; in fact, it’s probably not for most of us. Maybe that’s why we’re so obsessed with his videos. With thousands upon thousands of followers and video views every day, Schratz has formed a nice little fanbase who is in awe of his #epicmacrofriendlymeals.

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