Simple Bodybuilding Cutting Diet To Get Ripped

A bodybuilding cutting diet is to put it simply a nutrition plan that helps bodybuilders get in top shape for a show. Cutting diets however are not used only by amateur and professional bodybuilders. They can be used by anyone trying to look their best and aiming to lose those last few pounds of body fat, in order to get the sharpest & leanest possible.

Similar diet plans that include reducing carbohydrates and calories are used by competitive athletes around the world when they are trying to make weight on a certain day. For bodybuilders it is not recommended to go to such extremes as muscle loss, although unlikely, can be a risk. Also, some carbohydrates are needed to maintain cognitive functions during hardcore workouts and have plenty of overall energy for weight training and cardiovascular exercise.

Bodybuilding cutting diets often entail reducing overall calories, usually mostly from carbohydrates. When this takes place, protein calories must be raised in order to maintain as much muscle as possible. Here is a sample cutting diet that can help in the final stages of your plan. It is not recommended that you jump straight into this extreme bodybuilding diet plan without having dieted down gradually for 8-10 weeks. This cutting plan should be used by experienced bodybuilders and always with the proper clearance from your trainer & personal physician.

Meal 1: 10 egg whites + 1 yolk, 3/4 cups oatmeal.

Meal 2: 6oz top round beef, 6oz brown rice, 2 cups chopped green salad.

Meal 3: 6oz chicken breast, 6oz sweet potato.

Meal 4: 5oz tuna in water (drained), 8oz asparagus, 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Meal 5: 6oz chicken breast, 8oz broccoli.

Meal 6: 6oz salmon, 8oz mixed spinach salad.

You could add more meals according to your own needs and daily schedule. As long as you keep a good caloric deficit both from diet and cardiovascular exercise, this cutting diet will allow you to get leaner on a daily basis.

As you can see, in this particular bodybuilding cutting diet, from meal 4 onwards the starchy carbs are replaced by fibrous carbs. Make sure you eat meal 2 before your workout and meal 3 after your workout, in order to have the best possible energy around your training routine and not suffer because of the low carb regimen. Combined with a healthy amount of cardiovascular exercise, this cutting plan will have you ripped really fast. Always remember to drink plenty of water and take your basic supplements like multivitamins, fatty acids, joint support formula and antioxidants. A carbohydrate refeed day is recommended every 4 day, in order to help speed up the metabolism and trick the body from going into starvation mode.

Kostas is a natural bodybuilder,performance nutrition consultant,author and editor-in-chief of one of the best natural bodybuilding websites on the web, educational background includes a Masters degree and a personal training certification from the NSCA.For more info on custom bodybuilding diet plans and nutritional consultations visit

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