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Three Day Ripped Phase

Three days in “cycling” carbohydrates

Every day I get this question about “belly fat” or “beer gut” and today I am going to focus on a nutrition plan for three days that involves eliminating carbohydrates from your regimen. For optimal muscle growth, you need to change up your resistance training routine and the same holds true for nutrition and diet. It is a common misconception that most of the weight around your midsection is from saturated and trans fat foods. In actuality, most of this visceral fat is caused by excessive amounts of carbohydrates and more specifically simple carbs (white bread, cookies, candy, soda, etc.). These cause dramatic shifts in your blood sugar levels causing your pancreas to release insulin to bring the glucose in your body back to homeostasis. The excess glucose in your system looks for a place of storage and this is usually in the form of fat, especially if all other glycogen levels are full. In order to lean out the body, try these foods for three days and entirely eliminate all carbs including fruits, the aforementioned simple carbs, and even your typical complex carbs (whole grain, whole wheat, pasta, etc). Even though vegetables are still carbohydrates, they are permitted due to their limited effect on the Glycemic Index (GI).

Food that is permitted during the three days:

Chicken, fish, lean meat, eggs, grass feed organic meat, avocadoes, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce, celery, fennel, asparagus, kale, almonds, brazil buts, cashews, 

Oils that will help you with good fat :

Various oils such as:

  • olive oil
  • avocado oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil

Butter is fine to add in as well.

Water for drinks

As a disclaimer, please check with your health care provider before trying this or any form of weight altering program.

Mike

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