After gaining some weight which left him feeling dissatisfied with his physique and weighing the heaviest he ever had, fitness YouTuber Will Tennyson recently underwent a cut. In a new video on his channel, he shares the lifestyle changes he made that helped him drop 11.6 pounds over the course of one month.
Tennyson started eating at a caloric deficit, consuming 2,500 calories per day, but soon found that he was losing weight too quickly and that this was not safe or sustainable, so he upped his daily intake to 2,750 at the end of the first week.
Aside from that, he ate the exact same meals every day. A typical pre-workout breakfast is yogurt with protein powder, cashew milk, peanut butter and berries. Lunch is chicken, cabbage and zucchini, with a serving of butternut squash. Dinner is a savoury French toast with a “sloppy Joe” topping made with ground turkey, followed with a protein-rich shake at the end of the day.
“I was in a monogamous relationship with these foods,” he says. “I have found, personally, on a cut, when I have structured meals and I stick with the same things every single day, I’m much more likely to adhere to my cut, whereas if I had my calories open to interpretation day to day, I’m more likely to find ways to fit things in, like donuts.”
Tennyson didn’t adjust his training routine too much, other than allowing himself plenty of time for recovery between workouts as he was more prone to fatigue while eating fewer calories. “In terms of my strength, that didn’t really go down, what did go down was my endurance with that strength,’ he says. In terms of cardio, he increased his walking, aiming to hit 1,500 steps every day by the end of the cut.
“If you’re going on a cut, stay committed to your decision to do it, but stay flexible with your approach,” he says. “Find what works best for you, and make sure you enjoy the process.”
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