Cybergenics is a diet designed to help you lose weight fast and replace that weight with muscle. The diet is based on the idea that you lower the amount of foods you eat that cause you to gain weight (carbohydrates) while boosting the amount of foods you consume that help create muscle (proteins). Cybergenics also provides you with supplements that will help maximize the beneficial effects of following the diet.
The first step of the Cybergenics diet is vitally important to the overall success of the plan. Estimating your ideal body will help you to plan your food intake during the course of the diet. An estimation of ideal weight is based on a measurement of your height and frame size. There are many online tools that you can use to perform the estimate (see Resources). Food intake during the diet is equated to a calorie intake that's divided up into four small meals each day.
To maximize the effectiveness of the diet you want to have one gram of protein for every pound of ideal weight. So, if your ideal weight is 165 pounds, you should consumer 165 grams of skinless chicken, fish, beef or other high-protein, low-fat foods every day. Furthermore, you need to divide those grams of protein up into the four meals.
The diet uses a high- and low-day plan for carbohydrates that alternates from day to day. On low-carbohydrate days you should eat a quarter of your ideal weight in carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. When your high-carbohydrate days come around you can eat half your ideal weight in carbs. Once again, your entire carbohydrate count should be divided up into the four meals.
Carbohydrates come in two essential forms, and understanding the difference is important to you being able to follow the Cybergenics diet plan. Fibrous carbs like those found in vegetables like cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, tomatoes and zucchini are classified as being high in carbs but low in calories. Other carbs like oatmeal, potatoes and rice are starchy carbs. Starch carbohydrates should only be eaten on high carb days and only for the first two meals of that day.