Ashley Conrad’s 21-Day Clutch Cut Training Program – Nutrition Overview – Bodybuilding.com

Ashley Conrad’s 21-Day Clutch Cut Training Program – Nutrition Overview – Bodybuilding.com

November 4, 2019 45 By William Morgan


I’m a sponsored
athlete for Adidas.
I’m a celebrity trainer.
My clients include people like
Bradley Cooper, Kate Hudson, P.
Diddy, and some of the world’s
biggest professional athletes.
I’m the CEO and
founder of Clutch Bodyshop.
My mission is to change the way
you think about your body, and
what is possible.
I’m Ashley Conrad.
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With this program or any
program, nutrition is, like,
king, because it really doesn’t
matter what you do to work out.
If you’re not giving your body
the right fuel, it’s not gonna
respond the way you
want it to respond.
So, for me and the
transformations I do, a lot of
people will say it’s 80%,
nutrition is, but for me,
because of the limited amount
of time I have, it’s really more
like 90%.
The basis of all of my nutrition
programs are based on principles
of thermogenesis, which is
basically how your body burns
calories.
So all the foods I’m putting
in have been proven to be high
thermogenic foods, which means
they speed metabolism, your body
can break them down.
A few just super simple
principles of the nutrition
program.
One is you’re eating
every 3 hours on the dot.
You’re eating 30
minutes within waking.
You’re drinking at least a
gallon of water every day, with
the equivalent of two lemons
squeezed into that gallon of
water.
The other really important
component is you’re eating
completely gluten- and
dairy-free outside of your whey
protein isolate.
And the reason I’m not allowing
things like gluten or milk or
things like that is because
those things are very difficult
for your body to
actually break down.
That’s not what I want.
My goal is to
speed everything up.
Everything that you’re putting
in your body that’s not–that
isn’t, you know, a fruit or a
vegetable, is single-ingredient.
So you’re not dealing with
anything nutritionally that has
multiple ingredients in it,
has fillers, preservatives,
coloring.
All of those things play a role
in the hormonal balance of the
body which, as we discussed, is
extremely important to keep in
complete balance.
That’s the kind of method behind
the madness, if you will, of the
nutrition program.
So for me, whether somebody’s
trying to lose weight or they’re
trying to gain lean muscle, all
I’m doing is I’m keeping their
meals all day
extremely balanced.
Protein, carbs, healthy fats.
Somebody’s trying to build lean
muscle, I’m just adding extra
calories, but they’re clean
calories, they’re calories that
the body can use.
I’m not necessarily
messing with carbohydrates.
I’m pulling carbs from this
person and giving–’cause my
theory has always been why, if
our brains need carbohydrates to
function, okay?
That’s common sense.
Why am I gonna pull them out
of this person’s body if I want
their body to be
running at optimal levels?
That doesn’t make any
sense to me, and it never has.
The other part of that is
when you pull something out of
somebody’s diet, the second the
body gets that thing, what is it
gonna do?
It’s gonna hold onto it.
So what that tells me is, okay,
I pull this out now, it means
weight gain later.
And that’s why so many people
get on this vicious cycle of
yo-yo dieting.
One of the reasons that,
nutritionally, my programs have
been very successful, is that I
have found ways to make foods
taste amazing so people don’t
feel deprived of the foods that
they love.
Like, on my program, people are
able to eat pancakes, they’re
able to eat French toast,
they’re able to drink shakes
that taste like ice
cream and frozen yogurt.
You’re not, like, having to
stuff the blender full of fruit
to cover up a
nasty-tasting shake.
So it’s, like, for somebody
like me, for example, who has a
really busy lifestyle, the last
thing I wanna do is not be able
to enjoy the food
that I’m eating.
So when you set somebody up
where you’re setting them up on
a nutrition program that’s
easy to follow, it’s accessible
wherever you are, it makes it
easy to adhere to, and then
you’re never feeling like
binge-eating on sweets,
binge-eating on carbs because
you feel like you’re getting all
of those things daily.
People come in, they expect me
to take everything away from
them, and instead I’m giving
them all of these new things
that they get to eat that they
love, and they’re going–and I’m
losing weight, and I’m
building tons of lean muscle.
I can’t believe that I can
actually–this is the way I get
to live my life and
have the body I want.
People over-complicate the
diet part, if we’re telling the
truth, it’s because
there’s been so much b.s.
that other people have gone
on TV or put out a book or
whatever.
When people put out a product,
they tell people what they think
they wanna hear instead of
just telling them the truth.
And the truth is,
it’s not complicated.
If you understand the processes
of the body, if you understand
the way that digestion works, if
you understand the way that your
adrenal glands and cortisol
works inside the body, it
becomes abundantly
clear what the truth is.
And once you know that, then you
look at all these other things,
all these other theories, all
these other products, everything
else, and you go, “That
doesn’t even make sense.”
If you’re trying to make the
body change rapidly, literally
every single thing you’re
putting in your body counts.
So it’s very, very important
that you kind of set yourself up
for success in allowing you
to be supported in what that
nutritional plan looks like.
A lot of times it becomes really
difficult–it’s the same way
with drinking or drugs or
whatever it is in life.
When you’re doing something the
right way and people around you
are doing something the wrong
way, sometimes when you do make
the change, they kind
of–they’re not 100% in support
of it because it’s a mirror back
to them of what they’re doing
wrong.
So one of the things, there’s a
few different things I like to
do with clients.
One of them is to encourage
people, family members, or the
people that they spend the most
amount of time with, to join
them.
For me, like, when I go home, my
family knows that there are many
things that I’m not going to
eat, so when I come home they
prepare healthy meals, and
they’ll prepare whatever I think
we need to have as a family.
And that’s actually helped
everybody–my mom, my dad,
extended family get healthier
because it opens up the
conversation, “Hey Ashley, why
are we eating this instead of
this?”
So it’s like you really have
an opportunity, when you take
control of your life, to
affect every person around you.
So keep going to
bodybuilding.com, we’re gonna
get you the tools, the weapons,
the content, the truth that you
need to make that change,
and we’re gonna do everything
together.
It’s gonna be fun.