Great foods for lean abs

| November 14, 2016

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Proper diet and exercise are the keys to 6 pack abs. Infomercials can be misleading, so don’t believe everything you see. If you want to get those chiseled abs, you should be willing to introduce changes into your diet. There are ‘power foods’ that you must eat if you want to get the best results and this is what we will uncover in this chapter.

When you eat, you should avoid eating large meals. To facilitate digestion, you can eat six smaller meals each day. The meals must be loaded with good fats, protein, and good carbs. Frequent small meals raise metabolism, and in turn, it can build lean muscles.

It is best to avoid condiments that are high in fats, as well as sauces. You can eat more of lean protein sources such as boiled or scrambled egg whites, tuna, and boiled/baked chicken. Fats are still needed by the body but don’t overdo it. You can focus more on good fats such as olive oil. Salmon is also a good source of fats.

To make sure that your body has enough energy to do about your day to day routine, you should eat good carbs. You can shop for brown rice, vegetables, fruits, and sweet potatoes. Most individuals have a sweet tooth, and if you’re one of them, you can eat more of fresh fruits instead of high-sugar foods like pastas and breads.

Not everyone likes green vegetables like spinach. However, if you are determined to get 6 pack abs, you should eat veggies every day to fight free radicals and fight osteoporosis, obesity, stroke, and cancers. There are recipes that you can follow so that you can create tasty vegetable dishes for the whole family.

To make sure that the body is getting enough proteins, you should eat eggs at least three to four times every week. Eggs are loaded with nutrients, and it is also not that costly. You need to eat eggs to build muscle and burn more fats.

Eating a handful of berries is good for the health too. Any kind of berries can enhance coordination, balance and protect the heart. Berries can also fight heart disease and obesity. Your diet must include almonds and other nuts because it is great for building muscle and in reducing cravings. Nuts are also known to fight high blood pressure, cancers, muscle loss, obesity, and heart disease.

The secret to losing weight and in developing 6 pack abs is to burn more calories than what you are actually eating. You can do this right after waking up in the morning. For breakfast, you can eat oatmeal with fresh fruit. A hearty breakfast is ideal so you can also add vegetable sticks and turkey breast sandwich. This meal alone contains minerals, vitamins, proteins, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and minimal calories.

Since you need to eat in smaller meals, you should pay attention to your snacks. You have to be smart in choosing the snacks to avoid food items that are loaded with calories, salt, fats, or sugar. The meals should also be three to five hours apart. Snacks must be nutrient-dense like vegetables, fresh fruits, homemade coffee plus skim milk, banana or apple, and whole grain crackers coupled with string cheese.

You don’t have to go on a diet every day. There should also be ‘rest’ days. During these days, you can eat your favorite foods but keep it minimal. Maintaining a proper diet is important especially if you want great abs. Your diet should consist more of lean protein sources and veggies. If you love drinking alcoholic drinks or sodas, now is not the ideal time to indulge. Even though the temptation is very high, you need to resist it. Some of the foods you can eat include salads, vegetable soups, baked potatoes, and chicken sandwiches.

Work on the portion size of the meals. Six pack abs are hard to achieve, but if you are eating power foods, you can make a difference.

Eating without drinking is not good. The body needs water and to make sure that the foods you eat are digested properly, you should drink six to eight glasses of water every day. Since you’re burning fats, the body can get dehydrated quickly. Drink enough water and other fluids.

As mentioned earlier, proper diet must be combined with regular exercise. If you have a busy lifestyle, you can exercise three or four times a week. You don’t have to go to the gym all the time. In fact, you can perform some of the exercises at home during your free time such as leg lifts, crunches, and hanging leg raises. However, if you live near the gym or fitness center, you can try the pricey machines there with the help of a fitness instructor.

Make a list of everything you need before going to the grocery store.

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I’m just an average guy who spent 15 years in the Armed Services, and when about to leave thought “Hmmm, what the heck am I going to do now?!?” Being an ex-serviceman I have always had a passion for health and fitness and wanted to help others reach their goals. I have 4 wonderful daughters (hence my lack of hair) and they are my reason “why” I do this. I wanted to have lots of energy to make the most of my family time, especially when the kids are young and making you run around like a lunatic!!! I've managed to keep myself in good shape all my life and it is never too late to start. But you have got to believe in yourself, a LOT!!!! And that’s where I come in. I can help you overcome your doubts and show you how to look after yourself physically and mentally so you can have the physical energy to be able to enjoy all the free time with your friends and family. I guess that about wraps it up; I hope the site helps you in some small way in your health and fitness and personal development journey.

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