Everyone seems to want flat, tight abs; and having great abs is a super goal to achieve. However there are many misconceptions on how best to achieve this goal. Let's take a look at just a few these misguided ideas:
Diet Pills Speed Results
Don't pop a pill to lose weight to help you get those abs you want. Instead burn calories with a vigorous and intense exercise program.
I know the ads make incredible claims about the power of popping a pill, but don't believe them. There is no 'magic pill' that guarantees weight loss where the pounds stays off, and abs stay firm. The correct process is simple really, eat right and burn more calories than you consume. There it is.
Do Extra Crunches to Flatten Your Abs.
Don't concentrate on doing extra crunches, focus your attention instead on burning fat. To achieve a toned body you have to focus on burning off the layer of fat that is covering up your abs. Again it's really that simple.
Prepackaged Diet Products Increase Results
Don't eat packaged diet foods, instead consume nutritious whole foods. Don't fall for the foods that are packaged as 'diet' or 'weight loss' aids. Quite often these products are packed with refined sugar and other artificial ingredients that your body doesn't need, and they certainly won't help you attain that tight tummy.
Avoid Carbohydrates To Achieve Tight Abs
Don't give up all carbohydrates, instead stick with wholesome carbs. Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap, which is unfortunate because you can and should eat carbs while slimming down. The key is to stick with whole grains, like oatmeal and brown rice, while avoiding processed and refined flours and sugars.
Starve The Fat Away
Don't starve yourself, instead eat 5 small wholesome meals throughout the day. Trying to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective it can also be dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, however your body is smart and simply changes your metabolic rate to protect itself and ultimately slows your results.
So now you know what not to do in order to achieve tight abs, it's time to look at what you need to do to achieve those abs you want. Here's what you need to know:
No Junk Food
Throw out the sugary, processed and fat-filled foods you find in your cupboard and refrigerator. Once the junk is gone, don't buy any more. It's really pretty simple, your tight abs depend on what you eat. If you put bad fuel into the car it won't run right. If you want to look your best, you have no choice but to eat properly so don't eat junk food of any kind.
Eat Natural Whole Foods
Now that you've cleaned your pantry of junk foods, replace the it with: cooked and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, seeds and nuts, lean meats and low fat dairy products. It's not more complicated than that, eat whole foods and you will quickly notice the results.
This is the most obvious step. It's critical to your success. You simply need to eat properly and burn more calories than you consume. There it is, no magic; just common sense and hard work on your part. You can do it I know you can. If you have questions or need some help feel free to call me and I'll be happy to help in any way I can.
Until next time, remember "Stay Fit You'll Feel Better," and have great abs too.