The Lifestyle Cut Diet: 10 Foods to Avoid

Developed by three professional bodybuilders, the Lifestyle Cut Diet is a relatively new diet and exercise program. It’s being touted as the final diet you will ever need in order to not only lose weight, but also to tone the body and develop muscle.

Not Just a Diet, a Lifestyle Change

There are literally thousands of diet programs to choose from, but the Lifestyle Cut Diet sets itself apart by claiming to be more than a diet, but an actual lifestyle change. The Lifestyle Cut Diet demands a fundamental change in the way you approach your nutrition and exercise, by eating at the right times and exercising in the right way. No more wasted energy, just concentrated, calculated efforts toward fat-burning, weight-loss goals.

10 Foods to Avoid on the Lifestyle Cut Diet

This diet encourages practitioners to avoid foods with a high glycemic index, or a High G.I. Foods with a High G.I. contain large amounts of glucose, a form of a sugar from carbohydrates, which the body generally has trouble processing and usually turns into fat. Below is a list of High G.I. foods to avoid.

  1. Soda: Any kind of a soda, from colas to fruit drinks, is almost always sweetened with large amounts of fructose, or refined sugar. Sugar like this has no nutritional value and is full of “empty calories.”
  2. Short-Grain Rice: Short-grain rice generally has lower nutrient value and a higher level of gluten. Gluten is very difficult for many people’s bodies to process and can slow down the metabolism.
  3. Corn Flakes: Even though many brands of corn flakes do not have added sugar, corn itself is a food high in glucose and should be avoided on this diet.
  4. Bagels: Americans love bagels! People consume many millions of dollars worth of bagels every year. Unfortunately, they are one of the highest G.I. foods on the market. Full of simple carbohydrates (i.e., glucose), bagels will spike your blood sugar and leave you with cravings.
  5. Baked Potato (Russet): While this diet encourages eating complex carbohydrates and starches, regular baked potatoes are not high on their preferred list, having a high G.I. level.
  6. Gatorade: While a tasty thirst-quencher, Gatorade is unfortunately very high in sugar.
  7. Pretzels: So delicious! Not very nutritious! The Lifestyle Cut diet requires that foods you do eat are nutrient and protein dense.
  8. Wild Rice: Though many people think of wild rice as “health food,” you’d be much better off eating a serving of long-grain brown rice than the more glutinous, higher G.I. wild rice.
  9. Pasta: Though some brown rice and whole wheat pastas actually have a lower G.I., it’s better to get your starch from sweet potatoes.
  10. French Fries: This one seems like a no-brainer, but it’s worth putting on the list. When you do eat french fries, eat them once a month and enjoy them greatly!

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