Six Pack Abs Diet
There’s a lot of information out there about ab workouts, but when it comes to getting six pack abs, diet is key!
In fact, diet may be the most important factor. Most of us have some ab muscles hiding under there, because our abs are involved in so many things we do. But the right diet is needed to show them off!
In this article, we’re going to look at some general tips for eating right and showing off your six pack abs, as well as a diet plan to give you some specific options.
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Six Pack Abs Diet – Some General Rules
The basic rules are to eat more protein, veggies, and healthy carbs, and to cut down on the fat and sugar. Not all fats are bad for you. Avoid trans fats and foods that are high in saturated fats whenever possible, as they are stored directly as fat deposits in your body.
But other fats, like omega 3/6 fatty acids and unsaturated fats, will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you feeling full. Foods like salmon, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, and avocados are all great options.
Go for whole food options as frequently as possible. This means cutting out canned foods that are high in sodium (which will add to your weight by retaining water) and frozen foods that are full of preservatives. Buy fresh ingredients that are high in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Avoid starchy veggies and potatoes, and always choose whole grain and whole wheat options over white bread and pasta.
There are a number of foods that actually burn more fat. Lean protein, for example, requires your body to burn more calories during digestion. Adding a whey protein supplement to your diet is a great option, and can also help curb your cravings. I recommend the creamy yet low calorie Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion. Other effective fat-burning options include Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil and NOW Green Tea Extract.
Six Pack Abs Diet – The Plan
Here’s an example of some daily meal options that will help you show off those six pack abs in no time!
Option 1 – banana, 2 egg whites, plain oatmeal with stevia all-natural sweetener and cinnamon
Option 2 – grapefruit, protein shake, 1 slice of whole grain toast with all-natural peanut butter
Mid-Morning Snack Options:
veggies with hummus, rice cakes with all-natural peanut butter, almonds, low-fat plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, apple with low-fat mozzarella cheese
Option 1 – turkey chili, spring mix salad, slice of whole grain toast
Option 2 – chicken wrap with whole wheat tortilla and spinach
Mid-Afternoon Snack Options:
protein bar (click here for some great protein bar options), almonds, cottage cheese, low-fat plain Greek yogurt with honey, baby carrots with hummus
Option 1 – skinless chicken breast, whole grain rice or quinoa, veggies, spring mix salad
Option 2 – turkey meatloaf, veggies, couscous salad with raw veggies
Evening Snack Options:
egg whites with low-fat mozzarella cheese, raw veggies, almonds, protein shake, cottage cheese with berries, grapefruit
Six Pack Abs Diet – Conclusion
So there you have it, some great options for eating right and getting six pack abs. Remember to eat often – this will keep your metabolism revved up throughout the day!
If you’re looking for a good ab workout, check out this Total Ab Workout in 30 Minutes.
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