Guidelines After The “30 Day Shredded Diet”

by Steve Auxier on 06/27/2009

The results of the “30 Day Shredded Diet” have been amazing!  I have helped people reach their fitness goals for almost 16 years and have never seen people change like this.  Maybe it’s the combination of N-10sive Boot Camp with the “30 Day Shredded Diet” or the evolution of fitness concepts…not sure?  The results have been a whopping 5-15# of weight loss and a maximum of 18# of fat loss in only 30 days!  This diet ROCKS!!!

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Now I want to explain the next phase in which I call  the ” maintenance phase“. To clarify any confusion we have to have two types of dieting phases.  We have a “peak phase” and a “maintenance phase“.  It is not healthy or feasible to maintain a ripped physique year round. Personally I am in a peak phase right now with a body fat around 5.8%.  Now this is tough to do, but this is a peak that will last for about 6-10 weeks.  I will then go into a maintenance phase but my workouts never lighten up…just the diet.  Just to clarify what ripped physique parameters are.  Guys are around3%- 4%- body fat and women are 15% or lower.  All major fitness competitors do not maintain a ripped physique year round.  I have witnessed body builders gaining upwards to 20# of body weight in about 48 hours from their contest.  I think the magazines give us the idea that these models are ripped year round.  Now most competitors are maintaining a leanness of at least 3-4% higher than their competitive body fat levels so when they want go back into peak condition it is not that tough to do.   Now I personally do not recommend to be on a strict low caloric nutrition program year round.  If you can maintain your physique year round then this is not your “peak physique”.  On the flip side I do not recommend bulking up 20+pounds either because you will added unwanted high levels of body fat.

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Think of the peak and maintenance phases as going from “good shape” to “great shape” then “great shape” back to “good shape”.  I think many people stop working out and just go on a boycott of fitness.  It is much easier to approach fitness in cyclical thinking of nutrition.  You can live a little bit more during the winter and start tightening up the ropes around 12 weeks from swim suit season.

“Peaking” and “maintenance” phase dieting is not a yo-yo type dieting.  Basically on the maintenance phase you are increasing your calories and carbohydrates up to more of a comfortable level.  This phase is a great way to put on good quality lean muscle.  Remember over 90% of Jenny Craig’s business is repeated business.  There are “chronic dieters” out there that are constantly on a “diet”.  I like to do the same diet but adjust it depending on which phase I am in.

To summarize we want to maintain a physique that is not to far off of our best physique.  We do not want to put on a bunch of extra abdominal fat from poor nutritional decisions.  Remember, abdominal fat is very difficult to get rid of.  Avoid the “Truffle Ruffle Shuffle”  🙂

 

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Note N-10sive Boot Camps is not associated with the movie “Goonies”.

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Steve Auxier 07/08/2009 at 8:08 AM

Hi,

No this is my own diet that I have blended together with a bunch of different nutritional theories. Give it a shot! It has produced amazing results!

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Wahine 07/07/2009 at 8:12 PM

Hey Steve, the “30 Day Shredded Diet”… is that the book by Jillian Michaels?

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