Hi! Welcome to Fuelling The Fork; a food blog showcasing healthy, delicious and balanced recipes for every day life.
I’m Molly, a training nutritionist based in Glasgow, Scotland. I enjoy porridge with ALL the toppings, travelling the world one getaway at a time and an insatiable shopping habit for cute and quirky crockery.
The story? It isn’t unique, or even particularly special. But it is one of trial, error and success. It goes like this:
During her teenage years, girl develops a disordered attitude towards food. Girl restricts calories and entire food groups alongside a schedule of rigorous and unrewarding cardio workouts.
Girl isn’t happy.
Later, girl moves to Australia. She eats out for breakfast at an amazing cafe one morning and can’t believe the flavours- it’s like a switch suddenly flips. Over time she slowly learns to love food and the creativity it inspires. Breakfast becomes her favourite meal- she always makes a big deal over it. Girl gets a personal trainer and ditches the endless cardio for weight training and HIIT workouts. But there’s still a voice in the back of her head telling her that certain foods are off limits… Until one day when she comes across a ‘diet’ called IIFYM.
If you hadn’t already guessed, that girl is me.
But what is IIFYM, exactly? Well, the letters stand for ‘If It Fits Your Macros’. Also known as flexible dieting, this lifestyle works on the premise that you can still eat the foods you love, so long as they fit within your daily macronutrient split of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. This macronutrient split is different for every person and can be tailored to your individual goals- whether that’s to gain muscle, lose fat or maintain your current physique just as it is. If this sounds like something you’d like to learn more about, then you can read a brilliant and in depth article about the IIFYM diet HERE.
Fuelling The Fork was born out of a desire to create and share recipes that defy the stereotypically healthy meals that leave us bored and unsatisfied. Lacklustre tupperware lunches built around plain chicken, rice and broccoli are replaced with delicious, macro friendly meals you’ll actually be excited to eat. IIFYM followers rejoice!
And for those not following the IIFYM diet? Don’t fear! These recipes are perfectly suited to anyone looking to make healthy, nutritiously balanced meals inspired by a range of different cuisines and diets, that also happen to be creative and delicious.
Are you ready? Let’s fuel your fork!
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