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The Abs Diet
Achieving those rock-hard abs takes hard work and dedication. Body builders and fitness buffs have known this for years. Now they are sharing their secrets with The Abs Diet.
The truth of the matter is that to see your abs, you need to lose the fat. Losing the layer of adipose tissue that lies on top of the abdominal muscles is not the easiest task in the world, but it can be done. Attention to diet and exercise will eventually get you the look that you want.
David Zinczenko believes the same thing. The Abs Diet was initially targeted at men but the principles can be applied to women as well. Throughout all of your dieting efforts, it is important to continue on a targeted exercise program that is designed to boost your metabolism and burn fat.
As you might have guessed, the exercise in question involves working the abs muscles. To achieve quicker results, use circuit training, a combination of aerobic activity and strength training. A certain number of reps of a strength exercise are alternated with aerobics (bicycling, running, jumping rope). With little more than twenty seconds or so of rest between exercises, the heart rate is kept elevated until you finish your circuit training. You work the heart, lungs and build muscle tissue.
What do I do?
What you eat is just as important as the effort you put into your workouts on this diet plan. The main principle is eating five to six small meals each day to maintain a high metabolism. But, these aren’t just any foods. Choose foods that are low in saturated fats, full of protein and whole grains. Any fats are best consumed as unsaturated fats like olive oil, flaxseed oil and nuts.
The Abs Diet hinges on a 7-day meal plan that includes twelve power foods.
- Peanut butter
- Olive oil
- Whey protein
- Lean meat
- Low fat dairy
- Beans and legumes
- Green vegetables
You will lose weight and more importantly, the fat covering your midsection when each meal contains at least two or more of these power foods. If you aren’t sure how you will put them together, David’s book contains recipes and other meal suggestions so you can get as many of these foods into your daily routine. And, once a week, you are allowed a cheat meal to savor some foods you love, in moderation of course.
The diet is touted as a six-week plan but you don’t have to stop after six weeks. In that time, you will have learned and applied the principles in the book to be able to keep losing weight and building a lean, strong sexy body.