I decided to go a completely different route with diet plan this time. After punching numbers, I've decided it's a lot cheaper than a lot of other cuts I've been on. It all started when I was in a hurry to get to work in the morning and grabbed a Slim Fast Optima at a store on the way. I was incredibly surprised how well it lasted me until lunch time. So I went over to Target and got a 6 pack to see how it does for a couple days. It was ok, but I wanted to make sure it satisfied me so I'm not overly compelled to cheat. So I went over Walmart where they have a $6 for 8 cans special. I bought 24 cans. The Strawberries and Cream packs the following: Cals: 190 Fat 5 g (2g sat, .5 polyun, 2.5g monoun) Cholesterol 5mg Sodium 200mg Potassium 550mg Carbs 23 (5g fiber, 17g sugar) Protein 10g So this isn't bad as a small meal. But, it's not very attractive to an active person who lifts, does cardio, and is currently on a cut. So what did I see as a problem? For the mornings I'd like to have a little more fiber and definitely some more protein than 10g. Breakfast: 1 milk chocolate slim fast Optima blended with 4 cubes of ice, 1 whole banana, and 3/4 scoop of ON chocolate whey. This tastes absolutely amazing. It's incredibly surprising. Lunch: Turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, hummus on whole wheat and skim string cheese. (anything else and I'll crash. my body hates food at this time) A few hours later: Can of slim fast Then the only carbs in your last meal should have green veggies with fiber (if you lift your carbs should be in your post-workout shake at this point and CAN be more high GI for recovery). For me, simply substituting breakfast and early-afternoon meal with Slim Fast really has been boosting my cut so far. You might think it's for fat ass middle aged women who walk 3 miles a day and drink it as a snack but never really lose weight. I really see it as a great product that's surprisingly cheap (less than $1/can). Hey, it might not work for you but I passed this on to a few guys cutting at the gym and it's been working wonders so far. EDIT: The milk and royal chocolate are my favorite. Vanilla is second. I'm only a fan of the strawberries and cream in the morning shake with the banana.