Cory Gregory Fitness 360: Lifted Up Nutrition
Cory Gregory's Bizzy Diet is a valuable tool to have in your arsenal. Keep it in your back pocket, and use it when you need to make a big change fast!
Cory Gregory didn't start looking for someone else's plan to follow when he needed a meal plan to help him cut weight and maintain his physique while careening through a crazy schedule. He created his own: the Bizzy Diet.
The diet outlined below was created out of necessity. It gave Cory a structured plan for the short-term when he needed to change his physique on a deadline. It's only intended to last 21 days, to get you ready in a hurry for a wedding, a class reunion, or any other social obligation. Keep it in your arsenal so that you can make them say "Wow" when it counts.
Cory Gregory Fitness 360
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The spelling may be a little crazy, but The Bizzy Diet makes perfect sense from a hormonal perspective. "It took me a little while to figure out my nutrition and to realize that I am super insulin-sensitive," Cory says. "If I ate a ton of carbohydrates when training, I could never get tight. It just seemed like I'd be rotating oatmeal and sweet potatoes and all these things and it just never worked for me."
After discussions with MusclePharm's chief formulator Dr. Eric Serrano, Gregory knew he needed to find a better nutritional approach. Serrano put him on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Under the resulting plan, caloric intake would take a backseat to food quality.
"It really started to work for me," Gregory says. "It's 5 meals per day, low carb, medium-to-high fat. As my metabolism gets faster, I can eat more and more. I adjust those things as it goes, but the base of it is the Bizzy Diet."
Enough With Bulking and Cutting!
Many athletes go through extensive bulking and leaning periods, often dropping or adding 30-50 pounds or more. Cory used to do that, but not anymore. To balance the competing obligations of powerlifting, photoshoots, and bodybuilding, he maintains lean strength year-round. But make no mistake, that balance demands mental toughness.
"If you're going to eat a maintenance diet, you're going to get a maintenance result," Cory says. "You have to do something that is a little bit difficult and makes you uncomfortable." This doesn't mean he sacrifices flavor, though. Cory is a huge fan of spice, and in particular red pepper. "My recipes are whatever it is, and crushed red peppers on top of it," he says. Follow him on Instagram and you'll get the idea.
This style of living demands incredible resolve—but it also helps to develop it. This is one way in which your training and nutrition can have a positive impact on every other area of your life. "I'm one of those people who zones in," Cory says. "I call it tunnel vision. Once I lock in on the goal that I've got to achieve, whether it is training or diet, it's over. I just lock in, and I'm ready to go. It's hard for me to come out of that mode."
Are you ready to get serious? Then try the Bizzy Diet. It's no walk in the park, so stay in touch with your needs and tailor the details to your body. Cory definitely has.
MusclePharm Armor-V 3 caps, Take with 8-12 oz water
Whole Egg 2
Turkey Bacon 2 strips
Other Option: 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, 3 whole eggs
MusclePharm Armor-V 3 caps, take with 8-12 oz water
(8 oz Meat, 2-3 Cups Vegetables) - Example Meal:
Broccoli 2-3 Cups
Broccoli 2-3 Cups
Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup
Other Options: 1 oz almonds and 1/2 cup tuna