This Is What You Must Know Before Trying To Get Ripped

This Is What You Must Know Before Trying To Get Ripped

March 14, 2017 | Photo credits: Madbarz

Once you decide to go on a cut and lose that stubborn fat, there's no going back. And when it gets tough, that's when you'll need this advice.

Best advice comes from the people who already went through the same process.

So, here are the top things people wish they knew before going on a "cut":

Mental programming

Staying on track means you'll have to turn down sweets, pastries, pizzas, drinks...every single day.

How to fight off the bad voices in your head?

Use the following trick to program your thoughts from the very first day. Every time you see a tempting little calorie - soda, chocolate, cookie - visualize a piece of body fat that you can lose just by saying no. Really imagine the actual yellow fat.

Don't know what fat looks like?

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The whoosh effect

You’ve been strict with your diet, but your fat loss is stagnating?

Don’t panic. And don’t rush to reduce your calorie intake even more. Fat loss is a marathon, not a sprint.

Hang in there and you might be surprised by a sudden “whoosh effect”. What? It usually happens that after losing some fat people reach a temporary plateau. For example, your weight stays the same all week and then it suddenly drops one day. As if it gets "flushed". Every body has it’s own way of adjusting to the changes in the nutrition. Be patient, give it time.

Reduce your cravings

Feeling hungry all the time, but the “diet” food tastes like cr*p?

Spice up your meals. Drink lots of water. Combine the two for a longer feeling of fullness.

Here are top low calorie ingredients to make that chicken breast taste better:

Pickles

  • Mustard - only 3 calories per teaspoon
  • Pickles - just 28 calories per full cup
  • Garlic
  • Hot sauce
  • Lemon
  • Various spice blends

Beware of the backlash

No matter how hard the process was, the hardest part begins when you get off your diet.

You will be tempted to enjoy a short-term celebration period and eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Unless you make a plan of what you will do when the cut is finished, you’ll likely end up fatter than you started in just 2-3 weeks. Read that sentence one more time.

The best way to avoid this is to find awesome cutting recipes that you'll want to eat even after you finish! The Nutrition Guide offers a selection of 65+ recipes designed to help you make tasty meals and change your eating habits long-term.

Ever been on a cut? Share your tips below!