Bodybuilding Legend Jay Cutler, Who Ate “1,000g of Carbs” Every Day in His Prime, Shatters a Common Dietary Myth Amongst Bodybuilders

Published 06/02/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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The bodybuilding legend, Jay Cutler, earned his fame through his sculpted physique and unmatched achievements. A crucial aspect of his incredible rise to the top lies in his training methods and carefully planned diet, developed to enhance his performance and drive his unyielding pursuit of perfection. The 4x Mr. Olympia tirelessly ‘chased’ King Ronnie Coleman and achieved a remarkable 300 lb weight during the off-season. In the recent edition of his newsletter, Cutler debunked a common diet misconception. 

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Contrary to the widespread belief in consuming vast amounts of greens and vegetables, the Beast admitted that he didn’t follow this diet trend. Although he ate enough veggies to maintain his digestive system and meet micronutrient requirements, he avoided consuming excessive amounts. This unique approach stems from the large quantity of food required to sustain his intense training sessions.

Cutler talks health benefits and potential drawbacks of vegetables

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Embarking on his journey to conquer the bodybuilding giants, the former IFBB pro discovered that he needed to consume a staggering “1,000g of carbs” daily. Consequently, he faced the daunting challenge of eating massive quantities of food. Although vegetables offer undeniable health advantages, they could potentially impede his progress. The retired professional bodybuilder clarifies that while vegetables indeed promote overall well-being and digestion, their fibrous composition can decelerate the digestive process. Furthermore, combining this slowdown with the already immense carbohydrate consumption would place excessive strain on his gut.

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In a field overflowing with numerous and often clashing dietary suggestions, the former Olympia’s disclosure highlights the significance of placing dietary shifts in context and comprehending their core causes. He emphasizes the necessity for people to practice discretion and avoid mindlessly adhering to fads just because influential figures on social media platforms like Instagram promote them. “The lesson here is, don’t just do something because somebody on IG told you to!”

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Jay Cutler’s insight: The importance of customizing your diet

“Like a lot of questions I get on diet, the answer is ‘it depends,'” He strongly advises people to make smart food choices by taking into account their unique situations and objectives. Although eating greens and vegetables benefit most individuals, Jay’s experience underscores the significance of customizing one’s diet to meet personal requirements.

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Jay Cutler effectively achieved success in bodybuilding by wisely focusing on his nutritional and training needs. In doing so, he specifically tailored his diet and exercise routine, ultimately allowing him to improve his performance and reach the peak of his chosen sport. Do you also agree with Culer’s views on vegetable consumption? Let us know in the comments.

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Jaishin J is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. Jaishin holds a Master's degree in Journalism and has honed his skills as a content creator during his one year as a Jr Content Executive and five years as a freelance content writer and video producer.
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