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February 13, 2022
Recently IFBB Pro Kuba Cielen took to his YouTube channel to share what his daily diet looks like during a mini-cut to lose fat. Most bodybuilders spend hours at the gym building enormous amounts of muscle mass, which must be supported with regular meals. This usually means that bodybuilders normally eat 4-7 times a day.
Kuba Cielen is an IFBB Pro bodybuilder with an 11th place finish in the 2021 IFBB Arnold Classic in the United Kingdom. He has been competing and a coach for 10 years. He works with athletes to perform at the highest level and, according to his site, has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals. Outside of competing and coaching, he is also a highly accomplished owner of a respected gym (Ultraflex Gym in Rotherham) in the United Kingdom.
Kuba has to eat plenty of food to fuel his training, putting away 4,100 calories on a full day of eating during his mini-cut phase.
Kuba starts his day off bright and early, saying that “he likes to wake up early, to get more done.” everything he is eating today puts him into a decent deficit, which is excellent since he is trying to do this cut swiftly. The goal of this mini cut is to drop 3-5 pounds per week until he hits his goal weight.
When breaking down the meals, Kuba is making the G stands for grams. Most bodybuilders use grams for weighing their meals because it is more accurate than simply measuring out your food in cups or spoons. This is especially true of calorie-dense foods like nuts, proteins, fruits, and starchy veggies. It is even more precise than weighing foods out with ounces, resulting in bodybuilders being able to control precisely what is going into their bodies.
Typically, meals always have a source of protein, sometimes consisting of shakes to supplement a large amount of protein they need to intake. Full meals usually consist of lean animal protein, vegetables, and sometimes carb sources such as sweet potatoes or rice. Fat intake is generally kept very low since they are the most calorie-dense macronutrient.
Meal One: 750 Calories- 52 G Protein, 100 G Carbs, and 13 G Fat
Meal Two: 700 Calories- 58 G Protein, 105.5 G Carbs, and 6 G Fat
Meal Three (pre-workout): 632 Calories- 54 G Protein, 93 G Carbs, and 3 G Fat
Meal Four (post-workout): 701 Calories- 61 G Protein, 115 G Carbs, and 2 G Fat
Meal Five: 600 Calories- 54 G Protein, 77 G Carbs, and 5 G Fat
Meal Six: 550 Calories- 54G Protein, 58G Carbs, and 12G Fats
Hopefully, he releases a video soon showing how much weight he has dropped on this diet.
It’s not essential to count your calories or macros and weigh out your food unless you’re a competitive bodybuilder. That said, it is crucial to recognize what foods you’re consuming and how much of them in order to achieve your desired goals, whether that’s gaining muscle or losing fat.
Check our ultimate guides to help you control your diet!
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