So I hear Keto diet is the worst thing you can do to cut if you're an athlete.
What should a diet for an athlete look like if he wants to cut body fat for the summer?
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If you're a cutting athlete, find your caloric maintenance, subtract 300-400 calories from that number, 1-1.2X bodyweight in protein, 50-70g fat, and the rest of your calories from carbs.
When weight stalls for a week, either increase calorie deficit, or increase cardio. I would implement both light intensity and high intensity cardio at some point during the cut phase.
Aim for about a pound to a pound and a half of weight loss per week.
Implement refeeds twice weekly, or a once a week cheat meal. (Notice not day, meal). Refeed format is something to the tune of 1X bodyweight in protein, minimal fat, meaning only from protein/carb sources, the rest of your calories from carbs. Calories should be around maintenance, can be slightly over or under maintenance level depending on goals, time frame, and metabolism.
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04-24-2010, 03:28 PM #4
Sufficent protein...1g perlb is a good GUIDELINE no need to religously follow that number
Consume EFA's-Omega 3's and 6's are essential-You can supplement with fish oil or get them naturally through foods, usually omega 6's are the easy ones to get the omega 3's are more difficult, and is what is usually lacking in one's diet
Eat in a calorie deflict--How large depends on you
Eat some fruits and veges--sufficent micronutrients
Get a wide variety of food!"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!"-Henry Ford
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