The Lifestyle Cut Diet is a low carb diet that helps dieters to lose fat without losing muscle. This diet was created by a competitive bodybuilder, Derek Chalebois. Contrary to belief, this diet is not made for professional body builders but rather for people who want to lose fat without losing their lean muscle.
This is a common side effect of low carb diets which does not occur with the lifestyle cut diet. This diet is truly about making life long changes in ones diet for a healthier and happier life.
The lifestyle cut diet focuses on burning as many fat calories as possible without touching protein calories. This is a low carb diet where you eat several small meals per day. The reason for this is that the small meals will keep you fueled up to burn fat and keep your metabolism running quickly and smoothly. An innovative idea, the lifestyle cut counts food portions rather than the stressful calorie counting. The best part about this diet are the 2 to 3 cheat meals that you are allowed per week. These meals can total 150 percent more calories than your regular dietary meal.
The main tips to follow with this diet is to never skip a meal while maintaining 5 to 6 small meals per day. You should always eat healthy fats with your meals, particularly when there are carbohydrates in your meal. Try to avoid mixing meals with just carbohydrates and proteins as this will slow down your weight loss results and potentially disrupt your calorie burning with muscle burning. This diet is excellent for maintaining a healthy and constant blood sugar and insulin level which are necessary for a good metabolism and fat burning.
Some of the recommended foods for this diet include chicken, turkey, tuna, beef, eggs, whey protein, green beans, broccoli, lettuce, low fat milk, avocado, spinach, onions, mushrooms, mangos, grapefruit, apples, bananas, blueberries, oatmeal, almonds, nuts, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread and olive oil.
The final step in this diet is to add an exercise component. This component recommends four to five times a week of weight training. This type of training will help to increase your muscle strength without bulking up and toning your body. About 30 minutes to an hour of cardio is also recommended before you engage in your weight training sessions. Cardio workouts can also be performed when you do not do weight lifting.