Dr Oz: Actor Morris Chestnut
There was no one more thrilled to see Morris Chestnut in the studio than Dr Oz’s go-to tester Rhenotha. Morris actually joined the show to share his secrets for sculpting your best body. Morris first wanted everyone to know that his plan wasn’t meant for Hollywood hunks, but instead the everyday person. “The Cut” is a program for everyone, including men and women both young and old.
Dr Oz: How Morris Chestnut Got Out Of Shape
There’s no denying that Morris has a body many men would dream of having, but even he fell off the wagon for a bit and gained 30 pounds. Morris explained that he was filming a show in New York called Nurse Jackie and it was so cold that he wouldn’t walk out of his apartment to the gym next-door. He wasn’t eating the best and because he’s in his 40’s, it caught up to him.
Dr Oz: Morris Chestnut Getting Back In Shape
Then he got a call from the producer for The Best Man wanting him to be in the movie, but he knew he needed those famous abs if he was going to appear in the show shirtless. That’s when he hooked up with his trainer Obi Obadike and committed to everything that’s in The Cut right now.
When Dr Oz shared before and after pictures of people who tried the plan themselves, there was no denying that it certainly worked to help people slim down and get healthy. One man went through the program three separate times and lost 117 pounds!
Dr Oz: What Makes The Cut Diet Program Different?
According to Morris, what makes The Cut different is that it’s not a restrictive diet. It’s catered toward your body weight and includes carbohydrates, healthy fats, and more. You’re even allowed “cheat” meals or “treat” meals. The foundation is the 80-20 rule which means of five days of the week, you eat healthy. But then on Saturdays and Sundays you’re allowed two cheat meals on each day. The key is that it has to be the size of the palm of your hand.
In terms of building muscle, The Cut is geared toward building lean muscle. Most programs focus solely on the food, whereas with The Cut, you’re focusing on healthy food, weight training, and cardio in order to achieve a lean body.
Dr Oz: “The Cut” Meal Plan
So what exactly do you eat when following The Cut? Turns out, dieters can enjoy the following:
- Lean protein
- Fibrous carbs
- Whey protein shake
- Starchy carbs
- Healthy fats
- Fish oil supplement
Morris then showed what a sample meal plan actually looks like…
Dr Oz: What To Eat On The Cut Diet Plan
When you first wake up, you can enjoy a protein shake made with whey protein. Then for breakfast, Morris liked to eat a cup of oatmeal, banana, 2 hard boiled eggs, and 2 fish oil capsules. At lunch time, he would eat 2 cups of spinach or leafy greens, 1 cup of black beans, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and 6 ounces of chicken breast. Then for a snack he liked to munch on 1/4 cup of unsalted almonds.
For dinner, Morris likes to enjoy Carne Asada Tacos with a side of broccoli and we have that recipe for you on the following page… But first, Dr Oz surprised Morris with deep-fried donuts which are okay as a treat because they’re the size of the palm of his hand!
Dr Oz: Morris Chestnut Carne Asada Tacos Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 C diced yellow onion
- 2 jalapeno peppers – minced
- 3 tsp coriander
- 8 oz skirt steak – sliced thin
- 8 small corn tortillas
- 2 radishes – sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic – minced
- 2 tsp cumin
- grated zest and juice of 2 limes
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 C shredded cabbage
- 1/2 C cilantro leaves – chopped
Morris Chestnut: Dr Oz Carne Asada Tacos Recipe Directions
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat
- Add the garlic, onion, cumin, jalapeño, and coriander
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened
- Add the lime juice and zest as well as the skirt steak, then cook for 3-5 minutes until the meat is cooked through
- Remove from the heat and season with salt
- Warm the tortillas to soften
- Put the tortillas on a serving plate and top with an equal amount of cabbage, meat, radish, and cilantro
- Serve right away with two cups of cooked broccoli