The Tomb Raider Diet: Uncovering Alicia Vikander’s Cutting Cycle Workout

The Tomb Raider Diet: Uncovering Alicia Vikander’s Cutting Cycle Workout

Hey folks! I’m back with another deep dive into the world of fitness and nutrition. If you’re obsessed with Tomb Raider and want to get as toned as Lara Croft, this is your chance.

Today, I've got a juicy topic that you've all been eagerly waiting for – Alicia Vikander's cutting cycle workout and nutrition plan.

As many of you know, I've spent over two decades sculpting the bodies of artists, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. Alicia Vikander is one of those incredible talents I had the privilege to work with, and her transformation into Lara Croft for Tomb Raider was nothing short of remarkable.

In this blog post, we're going behind the scenes to uncover the secrets of Alicia Vikander's workout, the keto diet, and how she achieved that iconic Tomb Raider physique.

The Three Training and Nutrition Cycles

Before we delve into Alicia's transformative journey, let's take a moment to understand the three fundamental training and nutrition cycles that are the backbone of my approach. These cycles are the build-up cycle, the cutting cycle, and the maintenance cycle, each playing a pivotal role in achieving the desired results.

Today, our spotlight is on the cutting cycle, the phase where the real transformation occurs. But, as I always emphasize, building a solid foundation during the build-up cycle is essential to prepare the body both mentally and physically for the challenges that lie ahead. 

Without a strong base, the cutting cycle can be overwhelming, and results may not be as profound. So, think of it as laying the groundwork for success – a critical step in the journey to becoming the best version of yourself.

Alicia's Unique Challenge

Alicia Vikander faced a unique challenge during her cutting cycle for Tomb Raider. Unlike many of my clients, she had to travel extensively to remote locations, including the jungle, where I couldn't physically accompany her. This was the first time I had to let go of a client mid-cut, and I was nervous, to say the least.

Choosing the Keto Diet

Why did we choose the keto diet for Alicia? Well, in the world of nutrition, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, and it's essential to adapt to each client's unique situation. Alicia's case was particularly challenging due to her extensive travels to remote locations, where access to proper kitchens and scales was scarce. In such circumstances, simplicity and control are your allies.

The keto diet, with its focus on high fats, moderate proteins, and minimal carbs, ticked all the right boxes. You see, when you're in the middle of a jungle or a distant location, you can't rely on precise measurements or complex meal preparations. You need a diet that's as flexible as it is effective.

Keto provided us with that flexibility. With its emphasis on fat-rich foods like avocados, nuts, and olive oil, Alicia could easily maintain her macros without the need for intricate calculations or specialized equipment. This was a crucial factor in ensuring she stayed on track with her diet, even in the most challenging environments.

So, while it's not about favoring one diet over another, it's about selecting the most practical and effective approach for the individual's unique circumstances. In Alicia's case, keto was the perfect fit, helping her achieve her Tomb Raider physique even in the wildest of settings.

Understanding Macros

Now, let's talk about macros. Macros, or macronutrients, are the proteins, fats, and carbs that make up our food. During a cutting cycle, macros are your best friends. While I'm not a big fan of calorie counting, keeping an eye on macros is crucial.

Alicia's Daily Macro Goals

For Alicia, we set daily macro goals that looked like this:

- 100 grams of protein

- 150 grams of fat

- Less than 40 grams of carbs

These macros added up to around 1900 calories a day, giving her the energy she needed while ensuring she was in a calorie deficit.

Choosing the Right Fat and Protein Sources

The success of a keto diet lies in the right fat and protein sources. For Alicia, her primary fat sources included avocado, olive oil, MCT oil, nuts, seeds, and fish. These sources are not only rich in healthy fats but also easy to measure, a crucial aspect of the diet.

On the protein front, we relied on eggs, fish, and shellfish. These sources provided the necessary protein without interfering with the ketogenic state.

Sample Day of Eating

Curious about what Alicia's daily meals looked like during the cutting cycle? Here's an example of what her daily meals looked like:

  • Breakfast: Two poached eggs with half an avocado.
  • Morning Snack: A protein shake with some MCT oil.
  • Lunch: Sea bass with roasted nuts and a salad with an olive-based dressing.
  • Afternoon Snack: Octopus salad.
  • Dinner: Grilled swordfish with vegetables and an avocado salad.

As you can see, even on a high-fat, low-carb diet, we stuck to Alicia's preference for five meals a day. This consistency played a significant role in her success.

Key Takeaways

Before we wrap up, here are some essential takeaways from Alicia VIkander’s workout and nutrition plan:

  • Remember, diets like this are short-term solutions, not long-term lifestyles. Always consult with a professional before embarking on such journeys.
  • Customize your macros based on your age, metabolism, activity level, and personal preferences.
  • There are plenty of resources out there to help you track macros and adapt diets to your needs.

There you have it, the inside scoop on Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider workout and diet. It was a challenge, but with the right strategy and dedication, we achieved incredible results.

If you want to explore similar workouts and nutrition plans, don't forget to check out my programs on the Magnus Method app. And of course, follow me on YouTube, Instagram and stay tuned for more fitness and nutrition blog posts in the future.

Remember, your fitness journey is unique, and with the right guidance, you can achieve your goals, just like Alicia did. Keep pushing forward, and I'll see you in the next post!

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