I have only been bodybuilding for 2 years now and my diets have been a trial and error process. I have had very good results with some of my ideas on shredding the extra weight off our body. During the cutting phase of my diet I have transformed my body to the lean muscular look that I strive to achieve.
The cutting phase is the most challenging diet for most people and I believe it is mostly a mental problem. Giving up those desserts, late night snacks and huge pasta dinners is hard and takes a ton of will power. Here are a couple of my tricks to help keep me motivated when I am temped to eat junk food. I keep pictures of myself when I look my best on competition day around and make sure that I see them several times a day, I think that this serves as a good self-motivator.
Life is all about choices, its time for you to make your choice. Both of them cannot go hand in hand. You will have to let go one of them. lets check out few tricks to handle your temptation.
Another small trick is when you are hungry especially for sweets, go and brush your teeth or chew a piece of sugar free gum. I always hate to eat stuff right after I brush my teeth.
Emotional eating can become a big problem when trying to diet hard. Emotional eating is eating when you are bored, depressed or just out of habit. I have a hard time not eating when I’m bored, how many times a day do you go to the fridge and look through it just because you’re bored. I know that I do it at least 5-6 times a day. I always find myself at the fridge with the door open and I don’t even have a purpose to be in there, it is just a habit. Get out of the house and do something whether it is going to the gym, playing a sport, biking or jump online and check out my blog for the latest articles.
Dieting is hard and takes a ton of work! When you are dieting you have to eat more often because your meals aren’t as large and this means that you will have to carry food around with you. This is what takes the most work. In order to eat quality meals while your schedule is hectic you always need to plan ahead (even if it is a week ahead). Time is everyone’s worst enemy. Whether you have to go to school or work, everyone is familiar with a busy schedule. One good idea is to cook up a half dozen pieces of chicken on the weekend or when you have time.
During the cutting phase of my diet I cut carbs down to 2g per kg body weight. When I start to cut down I am weighing 200, so for me this equals out to 180g of carbs per day. If you eat healthy and don’t “waste” your carbs on simple carbs like white breads and sugars, it still ends up being a lot of food.
Fruits are the exception to the rule and should be eaten as much as your diet allows. Fruits are an ideal simple sugar that can help raise insulin levels to help “push” all the nutrients and supplements that you are taking into your cells which is a very important concept for your post workout meal. An idea of my diet during the cutting phase consists of around 200 grams of carbs and I try to get at least 200 grams of protein, I try to keep my fat down and get as many healthy fats as I can.
This is something that is completely trial and error for me. I have had good luck with this scheme but I also think that you need to be able to listen to your body. If you feel that you don’t have the energy you need or are not able to think because of carb depletion you need to modify your diet accordingly. Add some fruit or nuts to help you keep your energy level up.
when it comes to cardio, I always kept it simple & INTENSE. That’s the word “INTENSE”, the right tool shred your flab off your body. Weight loss workouts are combination of Weight training & cardio. During the weight loss phase, beginner’s weight training schedule to be followed.
Coming to cardio,
1. JUMPING ROPE
4. ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
Spice up your cardio workout as per your convenience. Everybody knows about all this but still find it hard loosing weight. So what’s the catch??!!!
Sacrificing your best dishes, your sweetest deserts, disappointing your taste buds, one needs to be strongly motivated to do all this. That’s the catch.
STAY MOTIVATED & BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.