If traditional ab workouts have you crunching your way to no results, the Abs Diet is a refreshing answer. Lifetime diet changes and core strengthening ab exercises help chisel the abs that you've been waiting for in just 6 weeks.
Ab Friendly Foods
At the core of the Abs Diet are the 12 power foods that form thousands of delicious combinations, and are known to burn fat -- especially the dangerous visceral fat (internal fat that surrounds organs) that could be plaguing your abs. The best thing about the diet is that there is no crazy calorie counting, no measuring each ounce of food that you eat, and no going hungry. You'll eat 6 times a day, keeping yourself full. Your objective is to get some protein with each meal and incorporate 2-3 of the power foods every time. The power foods are:
- Spinach (and other green veggies)
- Instant Oatmeal
- Turkey (or lean meat)
- Peanut Butter
- Olive Oil
- Whole Grains
- Extra Protein Powder (whey)
- Raspberries (or other berries)
You'll take these foods and simply be mindful of portion sizes as you eat them. Try tasty salads topped with fish, chicken or beans, or yogurt with berries and chopped almonds. Or, try mixing a tablespoon of all natural peanut butter into your morning oatmeal for a hearty breakfast that will keep you going until lunch.
Foods to Avoid
The Abs Diet not only focuses on what you should eat, but also recommends what you should avoid, or eat on occasion. The Abs Diet bullseye demonstrates the healthiest foods with the power foods on the outside and the other foods, that can be eaten occasionally, or rarely on the outer parts of the target.
Workout for Fat Burn
Traditional abdominal workouts work your abs only. Though they may get you working on both lower and upper abs, or even incorporating other core exercises, you need more to get your tummy looking how you want it. No doubt you've tried spot toning to get one body part (probably your abs!) in the shape that you want, but have had no luck. Spot toning, or toning just one problem area, would be fantastic, if it worked! A total body fat burning and toning plan is what you need, but won't get with traditional ab exercises.
The Abs Diet Workout Plan
Besides core workouts, the Abs Diet encourages you to workout 3-5 days a week, incorporating interval workouts at least one day. Those intervals will burn fat faster than long and slow cardio sessions. With a layer of fat over your abs, you'll never see them, so cardio sessions are crucial. To really put your metabolism into overdrive, strength training is a must as well. According to the Abs Diet, one of your 2-3 strength days should be dedicated to legs. Working the large muscle groups in your thighs and butt help your body burn more calories and fat, and have a speedier metabolism.
Rock Your Core
The Abs Diet workouts are not just your everyday crunches. The moves given with the Abs Diet get you working your entire core: lower abs, upper abs, obliques and back. You should do an ab workout on at least two non-consecutive days each week. Each workout should incorporate your entire core, rather than just focusing on one part of your abs.