I know cutting weight can be very hard, however, if its done right it should be a walk in the park 😉
I start regulating my food at least 1-2 month before the competition. This way, I have a healthy gradual decrease in my weight and keep my muscles strong.
I cut all fast food, sugar (especially artificial) and bring down my carb intact. I take a lot of protein, vegetable and fruit. I also watch out for salt. Pretty much, all process food is out the door. If I make it, I know exactly what I eat (that’s actually the key)
Here our some food tricks that works very well for me:
I start my day with a double shot of espresso in a chocolate protein shake. Lol this might not be for everyone but it sure works for me.
I love spaghetti but noodles are very high on carbohydrates. I replace the noodles by spaghetti squash or zucchinis.
My favourite favourite meal is BBQ chicken, on a bed of vegetable salad. I also add wild rice to the salad. I pretty much add any meat or fish to a salad; I can eat that every day.
Natural peanut butter on apples or unsalted almonds in Greek yogurt usually does the trick to stump on those bad sugar or salt cravings.
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water, not drinking enough water during the day will have the negative effect on your weight cutting and you will increase your predisposition to retain water.
If you have any tricks or awesome receipt, please share.