6 Pack Diet Plan Disaster (CALORIE CUTTING!)

6 Pack Diet Plan Disaster (CALORIE CUTTING!)

What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX.com. Today I’m going to break out the Smart Board
to discuss a dumb mistake that a lot of people make when it comes to dieting for a 6 pack. You see, if you rely on calorie restriction
as your main and sole method of getting to a lower body fat level, you’re going to run
into a brick wall a lot harder and faster than the one behind me. Here’s the problem: we know that in order
to create a body fat loss you have to create a caloric deficit. We talked about that a
lot of times before. There’s a thermodynamic law that states that we need to do that. That’s a given. It doesn’t mean it has to
come from calorie restriction because the biggest mistake people make – let’s say
they’re arbitrarily going to pick a 2000 calorie daily maintenance level; that’s what yours
is. You want to create a 500 calorie deficit because
you know you need to do that in order to lose some weight and lose body fat. A lot of people
will do this completely through a 500 calorie restriction on what they eat. That’s the easy way to do it and it’s the
fastest way because a lot of people will find that they’ll get results doing this, but then
all of a sudden they hit that wall and they stop seeing results. It’s extremely predictable because as you’re
doing this, think about the calories that you’re also restricting from your muscles.
Your muscles are going to be your best friends; your metabolically most active tissue to allow
you to raise this set point. Not from 2000, but maybe to 3000 in a day.
If you have the metabolically active tissue, like muscle, to stick and allow you to burn
more calories throughout the day just because of the muscle you have to maintain, you’re
going to allow yourself a lot more dietary flexibility in the long term. That is how you get this thing done 365 days
a year like I preach. So you don’t want to do it that way. What you want to do is
if you’re at 2000, maybe what you do – and a lot of people may not like to hear this
– they’ll restrict their calories by a little bit. Take the obvious thing out of your diet. You’re
probably already pretty low as it is. This is probably not what you’re eating in a day,
but again arbitrary numbers. Take something obvious out of your diet that you know you
probably shouldn’t have from calories and then go burn 400 extra calories to get yourself
down here. That is going to create a much more effective
plan because you’re still supplying key calories to the muscle that you’re trying to build.
Maybe you’re not even working out and if you’re not doing that, that’s an even bigger disaster
that we can talk about in a different video. You’d better be working out at the same time
because otherwise you’re going to become skinny fat. You’re going to get thin, but you’re
not going to look very good. It’s like getting abs, but having no muscle. It’s like the old
saying “Having tits on a bull.” There’s no purpose for it. If you want to have a much more effective
plan, unfortunately for some, maybe uplifting for others; you’re going to have to get your
ass into the gym and you’re going to have to work out and start burning some calories. Our burst training workouts that we have plenty
of here at Athlean-X are geared to do exactly that; help you to burn a lot of calories quickly.
You don’t have to spend all day to burn 400 calories. You’re not going for a slow
jog here through the park. As a matter of fact, if you’ve seen one of
our videos here we actually did a 10 minute workout – I’ll link it right here – where
we did nothing but burpees. 10 different variations of burpees in 10 minutes. You’ll feel what
a high expenditure of energy feels like if you’ve never tried it before. My point is: you’ve got to stop looking at
strictly dietary restriction of calories to get down to this number. You’re going to have
to get lower, but don’t look to diet alone. As a matter of fact, try to see if you can
do it as little as possible that way so what you’re doing is sparing the calories to allow
you to support the muscle growth that’s going to allow you to ultimately raise this number
and make your nutrition plan a hell of a lot easier to follow. Guys, if you’re looking for a way to have
your ass kicked I’m more than happy to do it for you. You could head to AthleanX.com right now and
get one of our training systems. I coach you through every single workout and I also provide
you with a diet plan that will allow you to make nutrition much simpler than it is and
allow you to actually stick to a plan 365 days a year. That is what I try to preach here at this
channel year in and year out and that’s what I’m trying to convey to everybody that watched
us. It’s not all that hard, it’s just going to take a little bit of dedication and effort
here and then I’ll help you to do all the rest from there. See me over at AthleanX.com and in the meantime
let me know how you felt about this video. Leave your comments and thumbs up and I will
be back here again in just a couple days with more stuff for you. See ya!

45 thoughts on “6 Pack Diet Plan Disaster (CALORIE CUTTING!)

  1. Ok can somone pls explain this for me my maintenance callories are 2300 right but my bmr is l297 y work out 6 days per week what do i do do i cut 200 calories from my maintanance calories or do i do cardio and if so how much per day and also do i do them will weight training or seperate day. Like 1weight 2 cardio 3 weights 4 cardio. I hope somone helps me out im a little confused (sorry for me broken english)

  2. I wish I've really listened to this when i first seen it about 12 weeks ago. Instead, i cut 500 calories straight from my food + was working out 5 times a week. 12 weeks later…-5lb…wtf…I worked so hard for such a little gain…I'm tired being on such a big deficit and I have no energy left to up my workout…so I'm taking a step back and I'm upping my calories to allow me to intensify my workouts…just like Jeff says…I wish I've listened!

  3. The question is would rather basically eat the same amount and have to workout almost daily or eat less and be able to bum around. Its all up to individual preference. But i think its easier to cut out six oreos rather than jog half an hour.

  4. I weight about 265 my lean muscle mass is exactly 177lbs im trying to get to about 215 or 220 lbs but for some reason my muscles only burn about 2200cals in a day(all of my numbers for myself come from my dietrician) so i restricted my calories to about 1500cals a day will i still hit a wall?

  5. Doubt you'll see this Jeff, but just in case you do.. I'm debating on buying your max shred program, and I"ve seen your vids about weight loss and cardio work outs. Something I'd like to see you do is wear a heart rate monitor and show us your calories burned in 1 of your intense work outs. That would be a real game changer for my opinion on the programs.

  6. Youre also slowing your metabolism down and getting your body used to the defecit, so even if you do make your goal, now your metabolism is slower and when you try to return to a normal caloric intake, youre body is gonna be like. Yum i better save these extra calories as fat in case this dumby tries to starve me again

  7. The fact of the matter is that it’s far easier to just eat less than it is to do 45 minutes of cardio everyday, or perform some intense metabolic workout that would burn 400-500 calories. Jeff’s advice is good, but it’s idealistic and probably unrealistic for most people with “normal” jobs and other hobbies.

  8. I think I’ve been in a chronic caloric restriction and my daily caloric maintenance level has drop bcus I’m not dropping my bf% like I was when I started. What can I do ?

  9. I disagree with body shaming in this video. There is a skinny look for men, and yes most models are skinny with abs. It's like me saying you're obese because my bmi is ideal but any bodybuilders have obese range bmis.

  10. Teats on a Bull, LOL Not tits. Jeff the city boy, hahah..
    I'm Stuck at 15.1% Cals too low now.. time to change up the training Jeff help?

  11. Someone help me pleaseeee, im so confused. So this is what im doing right now: Before, during my bulk, I ate 1,500 calories a day. 2 weeks ago I started my cut, eating 1,150 calories a day + doing cardio on an empty stomach. ( burning around 400 calories ) Am I putting myself in a caloric deficit? If not, someone please teach me how I can.

    Im 13 years old, 5'4, and weigh 116 pounds. I lift 6 times per week and dont play sports anymore. I do occasionally swim and like i said I have been doing cardio every morning for about 2 weeks now. I lost alot of water weight but thats about it, no fat loss in my face and barely in my chest and stomach region.

  12. You need to have a 500-1000 calorie deficit, or you won’t lose weight. This guy is on testosterone and probably a few other things at his age. Normal people, even in their 20’s don’t have the energy to do 1000 calories worth of exercise per day, every day. When you hit a wall, eat maintenance for 3-4 weeks, then gradually lower yourself back down and repeat. This guy never hits a wall because his testosterone therapy prevents his hormones from stalling fat loss. Calculate your TDEE, subtract 500-1000 calories from it per day, then read Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book for the rest. This loser is like the P-90X spokesperson. Hopped up on hormones with bad advice

  13. What if I eat whenever i feel like (which somehow is maintance for me) but do 1000calories of cardio and than weight training? I love cardio anyaway

  14. I think if you do this it will take longer to reach your goals .some people already have built muscle and just want to get lean .If you hit your macros carbs , fats , and protein . With occasional glucose ( simple sugars ) to maintain and build muscle , fat loss would be achieved quicker.

  15. I just do both🤷🏾‍♂️
    less calories in and burned from working out burns fat and builds muscle, but I do understand what your saying. Love the videos man👍🏾

  16. Bro my age is 23
    Height 5.7 feet
    Weight 63kg
    I do 6 days resistance training in a week
    So, what is my maintenance calory ?

  17. Honestly, I'd rather lose the Calories through eating 500 Calories less than doing extra Cardio or Dynamic Exercises for 30-45 Minutes a day….

  18. If I had more money, I would literally donate to this guy just because of how informative his videos are. Keep it up Jeff

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