A look at the best foods for cutting:
In this article we will discuss the ideal foods you should consume when cutting. These foods will help you when cutting and help your body get as lean as possible.
When on a cutting diet it's common for you to feel hungry due to the calorie deficit, green vegetables are a low calorie way for you to bulk your meals up and they're chock-full of minerals, vitamins and other important nutrients. Even though most vegetables are mainly comprised of water, they're also high in fibre or roughage. By consuming this roughage with every meal you'll be helping to hydrate yourself and also making yourself feel fuller, its a natural and healthy way to lessen your appetite after a meal. Vegetables like spinach and broccoli in particular contain considerable amounts of phytonutrients that aid your body in preventing diseases.
Green Tea has gotten a lot of press in recent years and has gone from health food stores straight into supermarkets as a result. It's well known for increasing your metabolism, suppressing appetite and decreasing blood pressure. Studies have even shown that taking or drinking green tea prior to your workout can increase your physical endurance by as much as 24 percent! The amount you should drink in order to get the fat burning benefits is debated though it appears to be between 3 and 5 cups. As green tea is a diuretic, it will cause you to lose more water weight from your body, making your physique lighter and more defined. If you don't fancy drinking such amounts of green tea you can always choose to take the supplement in pill form for higher amounts and less hassle!
Turkey is a great source of clean protein as it has much more protein than fat compared to other available meats, it even has less fat than chicken! When cutting body fat its obviously really helpful to have a source of high protein with such low calories. If you have a card deck sized serving of 115 grams you'll be getting around 32 grams of protein and a brilliant source of EFA's. Also, rich amounts of vitamin B6, an essential for breaking down your glycogen and working through carbohydrates. People often have turkey before bed because it has a good amount of an amino acid called Tryptophan. Tryptophan triggers serotonin production in your pituitary gland, helping you get to sleep.
Beans are great for bulking up your cutting meals because they're inexpensive yet still quite dense with nutrients including low glycemic carbohydrates, fibre and protein. You can get tins of particular beans on their own or tins with a whole mix at most supermarkets. Like green tea, beans are also packed with anti-oxidants that help prevent cellular damage that's often caused by free radical oxygen particles that can come about from outside environmental sources such as the air and cigarette smoke.
Sweet potatoes are a solid and decent source of complex carbohydrates, with a low glycemic index that's much more nutrient dense than regular white potatoes due to its makeup of beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. The fibre helps lower your feelings of hunger too. In 200 grams of sweet potato you there's approximately 7 grams of fibre and 13 grams of naturally occurring sugars so just for the sugar content alone its best to have one earlier in the day, not necessarily for breakfast but definitely before or directly at lunch itself.
Just like whole eggs, the whites are very versatile in terms of how you can cook them. Without the yolk you're still getting a respectable amount of protein yet cutting out the bulk of the calories that come from it. It's worth remembering that more than half of an egg's protein comes from the white, usually around 4 grams. If you decide to cook your whites without butter you'll have very little fats and zero carbs to worry about in every serving. The egg whites are a surprisingly slow digesting protein source and they can carry on drip feeding protein into your system a full 3 hours after consumption.
Very convenient when you don't have enough time to cook a meal, offering quality essential amino acids, these are amino acids that your body cannot create by itself. Whey Protein is extremely bio-available and fast absorbing which is why many people have them first thing in the morning and straight after a workout. Depending on which brand you choose you'll be getting a rich source of branched chain amino acids too, further speeding up absorption because they don't require metabolism via the liver.
Mushrooms are almost as versatile as eggs and depending on what you mix them with or cook them in they can have a rich and meaty taste and texture, becoming an ideal substitute for meat. Studies have shown that when people substitute mushrooms for meat it can result in considerable weight loss. You can add mushrooms raw to salads or cook them in omelettes and they're very high in Vitamin B.