Diet phasing – there’s a whole lot of other jargon around it like when somebody says they’re going to cut or they’re in a bulk phase, or they’re at maintenance level or build level. Each phase has its purpose, and it has its perks too!
It all comes down to how many calories (typically carbs and fats) you’re eating. In any of these phases, your protein is going to stay around the same amount.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW:
- Cutting means you’re not getting as many calories as you’re used to eating because you want to lose body fat or weight.
- Bulk stage is when you’re eating more calories than you would have to do to just live. You’re adding in calories to build muscle.
- Maintenance level is when you’re neither trying to add weight nor lose weight.
- Diet phasing is different from a Yo-Yo diet where you’re going from eating everything you want to nothing. Diet phasing depends on your goals and your current lifestyle.
- It’s not realistic to be in the cut phase around the holidays.
- It’s still important to track regardless of what phase you’re in, otherwise your 150 calories of sweets per day could just add up.
- For instance, you can go from a 6 to a 12-week bulk phase and follow it up with a cut so you’re able pull off all that extra fat you gained, and you’ll see the new muscle you built.
- The cut is the strictest but you’re going to see those results pop out. Plus, you’ve built the extra muscle you didn’t have the last time.
- You can do each phase with any type of workout. Try to mix up your training so you don’t plateau. You need strength training to get the tone you want without bulking up.
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