Your belly is a miracle of its own making! A diet filled with 4000 empty
calories per day won’t help your belly’s shape. But research and
long-term studies find proof that some food and specific food-based
diets are helpful for a beautiful, flat and muscular midsection.
Unhealthy diets, even when the amount of calories is minimal, can
have a negative impact on the bulging belly and increase your
chances of obesity.
Diseases such as diabetes and heart attacks threaten more people
who eat unhealthy diets rather than people who have fatty and rich,
but minimally processed food. I offer up a this simple tip list for you,
5 diet tips for flat abs. By simply utilizing these 5 diet tips for flat abs
you can enhance your physical body and prevent the unwanted belly
bulge. Continue reading 5 Proven Diet Tips for Flat Abs
Drinking green tea, and its cousin black tea or oolong tea, has been a
custom in many countries for thousands of years. The tea is made
from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Everyone world wide
enjoys a good cup of tea; however the benefits of drinking tea are not
as wide-spread as they could be. Tea is without a doubt good for
your health, helps with high blood pressure, keeping your heart
ticking, aids in blood flow, keeps your bones strong, reduces your
waist line, gobbles up belly fat and helps clean your kidneys plus a
few more but I think you get the drift.
There is a difference in color between teas. This is a by-product of
production. Green tea is the same as black tea however black tea is
left out to ferment while drying. This process changes the color to
black. It is a milder tasting tea and I would assume why it is a bit
more popular. Oolong ferments about ½ the amount of time black tea
ferments. Green tea is steamed and then let dry to keep the flavor
intact. Green tea has nutrient rich properties that other beverages do
not possess. It is rich in certain phytonutrients called catechins. This
nutrient contains many different compounds but in an average cup of
tea it provides about 125 mg of catechins. Continue reading Green Tea and a Smaller Belly
The lower abdominals may be the single most popular subject among fitness enthusiasts today. This is due to the fact that having flat, tight, lower abdominals is a highly desired look, but a very difficult look for most people to achieve. Many fitness professionals insist that there is no such thing as “lower abdominals”, While others propose that exercises like crunches work the upper abs more and exercises such as leg raises or reverse crunches work the lower abs more.
Before continuing, first keep in mind that no abdominal exercise can “spot reduce” lower abdominal fat. Many people feel a need to perform special “lower ab” exercises, not realizing that the real reason they can’t see their lower abs has nothing to do with their choice of abdominal exercise, and everything to do with an excess of fat and possibly digestive problems. Continue reading Lower Upper Abdominals
All athletes know of the importance of the pre-exercise meal. However, what and when you eat following exercise can be just as important. While the pre-exercise meals can ensure that adequate glycogen stores are available for optimal performance, the post-exercise meal is critical to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently.What and when to eat after exercise is a common topic among athletes.
The general advice has been to focus on high carbohydrate foods in order to replenish depleted muscle glycogen stores. Research has shown that carbohydrate intake within two hours of endurance exercise is essential to building adequate glycogen stores for continued training.
Waiting longer than two hours to eat results in 50 percent less glycogen stored in the muscle.More recent research has shown that combining protein with carbohydrate in the two-hours after exercise, nearly doubles the insulin response, which results in more stored glycogen. The optimal carbohydrate to protein ratio for this effect is four grams of carbohydrate for every one gram of protein. Eating more protein than that, however, has a negative impact because it slows rehydration and glycogen replenishment. Continue reading What and When to Eat after Exercise
By David Grisaffi
Corrective Exercise Kinesiologist
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach
Here is a question some one sent me…
Question: I understand that diet is the most important aspect
of AB development. I also know would like to know your
opinion of AB machines in general we get from the TV Ads.
I would like to hear your opinion. I know these products are
all grossly overpriced. I have had some problems with my
back, which has caused me to give up squatting and make
some ab exercises uncomfortable. Do you think any of these
machines will help some merit for someone in my
Answer: To answer your question, the answer is yes and no;
but I’m definitely leaning more toward the no. Here’s why any
of these products including the Ab-doer, AB DOMINATOR,
Ab Swing, AB ROLLER PLUS, Toros Track, Toros Tiger, Smart
Abs and I could go on and on..
Typically, any machine that involves gripping handles out to
the side, in front for support aren’t good because once you
begin to get tired, your body will naturally have a tendency to
use the arms to force the abdominal motion, taking the abs
out of the picture almost completely and asking your
back to do more work setting you up for injury.
I’ve tested similar gym equipment, which use handles in
almost the same position as these machines. It shouldn’t
differ that much. Even though you’re sitting upright as with
the AB-DOer or lying prone as with the torso track.
Each tend to focus on a specific area to the detriment of full
range of motion. Continue reading Ab Machines Necessary?
Stress, along with diabetes, has rightly been termed a ‘silent killer’. Stress causes deterioration in health and affects every part of the body. People, nowadays are more stressed out than their ancestors. The world has become so fast-paced that whoever does not keep up with the race gets left behind and no one would like that. In the process, health is the main casualty and one of the primary reasons for this, is stress.
Specifically speaking, stress and belly fat are co-related and by the following reasoning we can see how stress affects belly fat.
As one grows older, the metabolism of the body slows down and fat starts to accumulate around the stomach. Along with this natural ageing process, a sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits and stress contribute to that belly fat. This fat, also called visceral fat is the most dangerous fat in the body. Since this fat is located behind the abdominal wall, it has the fastest access to the heart and other important organs of the body.
Continue reading How Stress Affects Belly Fat- An Analysis