If your fitness goal is to get the tight and toned stomach of your dreams, then some six-pack abs, diet tips will help you in your endeavor! While it will take some hard work and discipline, knowing what to eat (and what not to) will help you achieve your goal faster than you thought possible. Let’s look at a list of the best diet tips below to get you started on your way.
Diet Tip #1: Drink lots of water.
Overeating can spell disaster if you are trying to get into the best shape of your life. As most excess weight tends to settle in the abdominal area, to get a well-defined six pack, you need to have a very low amount of extra fat on your body. The good news is, there is an easy way to keep from filling up on junk throughout the day – drink plenty of water! There is an old adage that you need five glasses of water per day to survive, eight glasses to thrive and 10 to rehydrate. While this is a good general rule of thumb, a more scientific approach can give you even better results. Take your body weight in pounds and drink half of that number in ounces each day. Sound complicated? Well, it’s not! For example, if you weigh 200 lbs, then be sure to drink 100 ounces of water each day. As you can see, you may be drinking more than 10 glasses per day, but you will see the difference in your six pack definition by doing so. Continue reading Six-Pack Abs Diet Tips!
by David Grisaffi
There are six basic aspects of any abdominal workout routine you must master to obtain the six pack abs you have been chasing. You can do crunches until you toss your dinner and not meet your goal of a beautiful set of six pack abs. You have to use a comprehensive approach that addresses nutrition (diet), water intake, supplementation, exercises protocol, proper sleep rhythms, and the detoxification of your body. If you do all of these things you will acquire a six pack of abs and a nice set of obliques to frame around them.
It does not mater what your workout goal is, you will never obtain a set of defined abs if you do not eat properly. I am not talking about just skipping the fast food crap. I mean carbs, protein, and the right time to load up on each. If you have extra weight to lose, you should be careful not to restrict your calories to much when working out.
Just restrict starchy carbs and useless calories like all sugars. If you restrict calories too much you will lose muscle and water, not the fat cells you want to shed. Eating a meal that contains complex carbohydrates like rice, pasta, bagels, fresh fruit, or baked potatoes
about 30-60 minutes before your workout will provide a more sustained energy level and the carbohydrates that you need to keep your blood sugar level up. Also consume organic food whenever possible.
What you eat after your workout is just as important as what your have before. You are going to need the same types of carbohydrates, but you will need to add some protein for muscle repair and growth. I would suggest a recovery meal. The recovery meal serves two purposes: 1) It replaces lost carbs and influences the amount of cortisol (a hormone which reacts to stress) your body will release. 2) It loads up amino acids into your muscle to begin the re-building of muscle tissue. If you miss this window of opportunity you will not gain muscle and lose body fat as fast. If you want more information about recovery meals e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or see my blog post at http://www.flattenyourabs.net/blog
NOTE: Cortisol – Increases blood pressure, blood sugar and reduces immune responses.
All Mighty Water
Hydration is an often overlooked aspect of all workout routines. If you
do not consume enough water while working out or for that matter during your entire day you have wasted your time and may have caused damage to yourself. Not enough water equals dehydration. Drinking sugary/sports drinks, caffeinated beverages only dehydrate your body quicker. You should try to drink 7 to 10 ounces of room temperature water every 20 minutes while working out. Water helps to regulate your body temperature; deliver oxygen to your muscle tissues by keeping blood volume elevated. It also assists the kidneys in removing biological wastes, and enhances with fat burning and muscle growth. A good rule to follow is to drink ½ of your body weight in ounces per day.
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