I’m going to do 100 sit ups everyday and I’ll get a 6 pack right?
Nope! Unfortunately its not just that simple….
So what should you do to get that 6 pack you’ve always dreamed of?
The truth is it’s already there you just have to reveal it! Yep your ‘6 pack’ is the rectus abdominus muscle that runs vertically on each side of your abdomen. It is covered in a layer of body fat, reducing the covering of body fat will make those ‘abs’ more visible If you have too much subcutaneous body fat covering your abdominal area, then no matter how many hours of crunches or leg raises you do, you won’t be able to see your six-pack.
The most effective action toward achieving those ripped abs is to clean up your diet. When it comes to your abs, training can only get you so far. Nutrition for Abs top tips:
- Eat more protein: Consuming enough lean protein promotes fat loss and muscle gain. Pack enough of it into your breakfast, and you can head off the dips that result in late-day snack binges.
- Include smart carbohydrates : Trade refined and processed carbs for the high-fibre variety. Simple carbs are quickly broken down into sugars that, if not burned promptly, can be converted to body fat. Meanwhile, high-fibre foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains keep you fuller with fewer calories and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Consume the right fats: Similar to the sustained satiety you get from high-fibre food, healthy fats, like the unsaturated ones found in avocados and cold water fish, help you feel full for longer and slow the absorption of the aforementioned carbs.
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