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Anyone Know 'The Lifestyle Cut Diet'?

anyone knows about “the lifestyle cut diet”?
it’s written by Derek Charlebois, Marc Lobliner and Chuck Rudolph, MEd, RD.

some of the principles are:

  • eat 5-6 meals per day
  • eat good fat with EVERY meal, especially carbohydrate meals
  • do not combine Carbs and Protein alone (need to add fat)
  • control acidity of your meals
    and several more

it seems contradict to what i learn in T-Nation, like

  • eat protein every meal
  • only eat Protein + Carbs or Protein + Fats meals
  • don’t combine large amout of Carbs & Fats in same meals(which will store the fats)

any comments on this diet?

There is no science behind “food combining” diets. Following either diet will yield the same results assuming the total calories and macronutrients are the same at the end of the day.
Besides, if you are eating solid food meals several times per day, there is bound to be some overlap between meals, meaning that any diet relying of the precise control of maconutrient ratios on a per-meal basis is a bunch of crap.

the bottom line is this: do whatever helps you control your calories with the least amount of effort on your part. this may mean sticking to the P+F / P+C rules or it may not.

hope that helps clear up some confusion.

Read ‘Fit for Life’ by Harvey Diamond. it has a the issue of food combinations laid out pretty well. Kind of out-of-date but you should get a idea.