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What I Ate To Lose 15lbs. In 10 Weeks (Cutting Diet Foods)
In this video I give a quick rundown of the various cutting diet foods I’ve been consuming in order to drop around 15 pounds of mostly body fat over the past 10 weeks.
There’s no such thing as a single “fat loss food” that is a must, so keep in mind that this is just my own individual list and the things that I personally like to consume as part of my cutting plan.
So, these are the primary sources I’m currently basing my cutting diet around…
Protein: Whey protein powder (chocolate Cellucor brand), eggs/egg whites, shrimp, extra lean ground turkey, non-fat Greek yogurt, salmon, cottage cheese.
Carbohydrates: Mixed berries, oats, bagels, basmati rice, rice cakes, vegetables. My “cheat food” in this category is Lucky Charms cereal 🙂
Fats: Natural peanut butter, fish oil, plus all of the other “tag along” fat that comes from my protein and carb sources.
So as you can see, my cutting diet foods are nothing fancy. My cutting macros ended up at 165p/210c/45f, which is somewhat low but keep in mind that I was cutting down to around 160 pounds and not doing a very high amount of cardio.
There are many other cutting diet foods that work well as part of a fat loss plan as well, such as lean red meat, other types of seafood, lean pork, all types of fruits/vegetables, quinoa, potatoes, pita, avocado, nuts and seeds just to name a small few.
Your basic goal should just be to figure out what your macros are for your cutting phase, and then select a few of your favorite foods in each category (protein/carbs/fats) in order to meet your daily numbers.
No cutting diet foods are a must, so choose the sources that you enjoy most and that will maximize the chances of sticking to your fat loss diet over the longer term.