Whether you’re cutting for the first time or looking to improve your cut, you need these 5 staples in your diet. They fit the macros nicely and they can be affordable for any budget. This is important because your macros become more important than ever on a cut and even on a cut the budget is key for many.
Specifically you’ll want to go and get yourself some chicken breasts, lots of chicken breasts. Chicken is delicious, affordable, and it’ll fit your macros as long as you’re not a vegan. There is so much you can do with chicken that it’ll be way to hard to get bored of it. For nutrients, a 1/2 breast (118g) contains 130 calories, 1g fat, 0g carb, and 27g protein! Buy it in bulk at a Costco and you’re set!
Broccoli is unbelievable power food, it’s high in vitamin D, K, A and contains great detox properties. Broccoli has been shown to help digestive systems and it also has anti-oxidant powers. As far as nutrients it contains 31 calories, 0g fat, 6g carbs and 3g protein per cup or 91g of it. Steam it for best results!
Rice is fantastic because of it’s excellent nutrition profile depending on the rice you choose. We recommend Jasmine rice because it’s . The best part is Jasmine rice is very affordable and easy to cook. A five pound bag of Jasmine rice will cost you about $7 dollars at Wal-Mart. You can eat it over and over and not get bored or mix it up just by adding a little bit of salt, oil and butter to the water when you’re cooking it. For nutrients it contains 205 calories, 0g fat, 45g carb, and 4g protein per cup (158g).
Look it’s really tough sticking through a cut because you have to keep food bland to hit your targets. Sriracha is key when you want to spice things up a little bit without killing your macros. You can literally put it on ANYTHING! It contains no calories, 0g fat, 1g carb, 0g protein for a serving size of 5g or 1 tsp. Enjoy!
Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is a great go to snack, and if you get the unsweetened kind you can mix it up how you want it. This will also prevent you from being some of the ones that are high in sugar and will effectively end your cut. As far as nutrients it contains about 130 calories, 8g fat, 11g protein, 5g carbs for a serving of 150g or 2/3 cup. Not bad!
There you have, add these 5 staples to your next cut and enjoy! Bon Appetite!