Proteins are essential as the building blocks of our body. They are needed in our diet in order to build our abdominal muscles. It is highly recommend that your protein intake should be at least 1.5 grams per pound of body weight,10 calories per pound of bodyweight. This is a much lower then normal calorie intake, but it will strip off any unwanted fat covering your abs. Whilst this abs diet encourages you to cut your fat intake down, you still need to maintain a certain amount to keep your body functioning. Carbs, although essential for energy, need to be kept low and should be only eaten around your workouts.
2. Weight Training
The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you burn. It is important to do resistance training, to limit the amount of muscle mass lost whilst reducing your calorie intake. Weight training is just as important as cardiovascular exercises. Without weight training then you may lose the muscle mass, including the muscle in your abs.
3. Eat smaller dinners.
Large meals aren’t a good idea when considering weight loss, especially during dinner time. After dinner, only a few hours before bed, people generally don’t do much exercise, therefore the body tends to burn less energy. It is more helpful to eater smaller meals and low energy foods at night.
4. Eat breakfast.
The average person out there skips breakfast, due to a range of reasons such as time constraints. The harm of skipping breakfast from a weight loss perspective is it makes you eat a huge lunch since your body hasn’t had anything in the past 12 (or more) hours. When you eat a huge lunch you get that after meal drowsiness so now you’re both unproductive and inactive. However breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even an apple or a yogurt is better than nothing. Ideally, your breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, lunch the second, and dinner the smallest.
5. Keep metabolism steady.
Eating one small meal every three hours that you are awake will not speed up your metabolism, rather, it will keep it going.
6. Drink more water every day.
For fat loss purposes, it is important to remind yourself that thirst is a much weaker stimulus than hunger. If you consistently feel hungry after meals, don’t immediately think that you need to eat more. You may simply be thirsty!
Following the above 6 simple steps, you will be well on your way in getting that six pack in 6 weeks!