Fat and Fit Possibilities

Is being fat and fat at the same time even possible?

This is a very interesting question and causes a lot of debate among health care professionals and fitness experts. After all, there are people who are obese and yet engage in sports actively on a daily basis. They are fat because they consume more calories than they burn off.

So, it is possible to be fat and still relatively fit. I use the term relative because we must look at fitness from a broader perspective. It’s not about how fast you run, how much weight you can lift or the amount of stamina that you have.

Fat and Fit vs. Slim and Unfit

Fitness encompasses all of the above but it also includes the general state of your health. When you factor this in, even slim people may be considered unfit and unhealthy.

Obesity has been linked to many diseases from hypertension to diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc. However, automatically assuming that becoming obese means you will get these problems is not really correct. There are many other factors to consider.

Young Fat and Fit People

Age is one. Younger people often tend to escape these problems even if they are obese. It’s older people who are more prone to obesity linked diseases. So, a young obese man could be fitter than a slim but older man.

Then we have genetics which is never fair. Some people are much more prone to health problems due to poorer genetics. There are many obese people with normal blood glucose and blood lipid levels. They just have good genes.

Other Factors of Being Fat and Fit

There are many other factors such as smoking, diet habits, stress levels, sleep habits, drinking, drug use, etc. that may cause health problems. So, an obese man who smokes and drinks frequently will be less fit than another obese man who maintains a healthier lifestyle.

In the end, it’s really all relative.

If you eat right and exercise often, you will be healthy. Eating right in this case means eating healthy. Of course, even if you eat healthy but exceed your daily calorie requirements, you will still gain weight. You will be fit but fat to a reasonable point.

The best way to live life happy and healthy is to slowly shed the excess pounds and reach the ideal weight for your height. As you age, your body’s systems will deteriorate and any excess fat that may not pose a problem now will start causing problems later.

Prevention is better than cure so it’d be ideal to lose the excess weight now because now is as easy as it’s going to get for most of us.

If you are involved in exercise actively but still overweight, then the problem lies with your diet and just with a few tweaks, you can attain your desired weight.

It will even be easier for you since you already have the habit of an exercise routine worked out. Those people who are obese and do not exercise regularly will have a much tougher time since they’ll have to inculcate 2 new habits – exercising regularly and eating properly.

There is no doubt that fat people can be fitter than slim people who lead sedentary lives. However, why carry more weight than you need to in any case?

Lose it. You will look better and feel better. You will be lean and fit. Now that’s a goal anybody can strive for and feel happy about when they accomplish it. For some great weight loss and fitness tips, check out the weight loss section and subscribe to our My Fitness Nut Newsletter at the top of the page.


About the Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet has good and bad points to it.

The Pros and Cons of the Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet is one of the most popular diets and thousands of people have reported benefits by going on the Atkins diet. Even famous celebrities have come out and vouched for its effectiveness.

The Atkins diet is indeed effective because it uses nutrition principles that are very sound.

The Atkins diet also known as the ‘fry up’ diet strictly limits the amount of carbohydrates consumed to the bare minimum. This is the key principle behind the Atkins diet. It aims to make the body convert the stored body fat to energy instead of using glucose as a source of energy. This is known as ketosis.

What You Can Eat on the Atkins Diet Plan

Food will be restricted but you will be able to eat foods that other diets will never recommend. You will be allowed to eat oily and fatty foods but will not be allowed to consume carbs or foods which contain sugar. You are forbidden from eating foods like white bread, pasta, cakes, etc.

You are allowed to eat any kind of meat, fish and shellfish. It does not matter if the meat is fatty. In fact, eating fats are encouraged in the Atkins diet. Most vegetables are allowed on the Atkins diet except the starchy types of vegetables such as potatoes, peas and corn.

You may eat butter but margarine is not allowed. It is recommended that you consume fish oils or omega 3 supplements. In fact, you may eat cheese, creams, sauces, condiments and spices as long as they are low in carbohydrates and do not contain sugar.

The Atkins Diet Plan Totally Rules Out Sugar

There are no restrictions on beverages either. However, as mentioned earlier, your beverages should not contain sugar. Even natural sugars like honey are not allowed on the Atkins diet. Artificial sweeteners are fine but controversial in regards to the health and safety of them. Try stevia leaf instead.

All these requirements make the Atkins diet very effective. Just cutting out the high GI foods itself is a very effective measure. The body will not experience insulin spikes and blood sugar levels will be constant. This will make fat loss easier and it will be more difficult to gain fat.

Sugar is detrimental to any weight loss program if it exceeds the daily requirement. Many people drink their calories from sodas, sweetened fruit juice, etc. The Atkins diet puts an end to unnecessary calorie consumption from sweetened drinks.

That’s the Biggest Problem of the Atkins Diet

The problem with the Atkins diet is that it restricts the unrestricted carbs for life. Any diet that uses restrictions will not be effective for the long run.

There may be occasions when you feel like having a plate of pasta or a pizza. However, if you are doing the Atkins diet, you will not be able to eat these kinds of foods.

This may be inconvenient and in some cases, the self-denial may cause you to binge on junk food. Cravings may reach a point that you just have to satisfy them and when you do, you will likely go overboard.

The best way to lose weight will be to adopt a healthy diet that does not have extreme restrictions. Eat sensibly and have a  good exercise program in place. If you are maintaining a calorie deficit daily then having a pizza every now and then can’t hurt. Life is meant to be enjoyed and having a meal that you crave occasionally shouldn’t be a sin.


Rules for Fat Loss

Follow these rules for fat loss.

22 Rules for Fat Loss

This article will be real short and simple to read. If you apply the rules stated below, you will be dropping the fat real fast.

1. Aim for a 500 calorie deficit daily. This equates to a 1 lb. of weight loss per week.

2. Adopt a diet high in proteins and fats but limit the carbs. Avoid high GI carb foods.

3. Consume slow digesting carbs. These are considered as low GI foods and they will keep your blood sugar levels constant.

4. Drink 2 glasses of icy cold water daily. This will boost your metabolic rate due to an increase in norepinephrine.

5. Drink about 3 to 4 cups of tea without sugar daily. It can be green tea, black tea or oolong tea.

6. Eat eggs as a form of protein. It’s an excellent source. Studies have shown that people who consume eggs have less hunger cravings and lose more weight.

7. Consume fish oil supplements. They are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids. They aid with fat loss.

8. Drink a glass of raw milk a day if you can obtain it. It is rich in fat, calcium and protein. Only drink raw milk.

9. Eat an apple a day. They are rich in anti-oxidants and have many health benefits. A compound in apples known as apple polyphenols has been shown to increase muscular strength, boost endurance and promote fat loss. This is definitely a must have in your diet.

10. Eat a handful of nuts daily. Almonds, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, etc. They are rich in fat and have many health benefits.

11. Drink at least 7 to 8 glasses of water daily. Your body needs water and oxygen to metabolize the fat. Not being properly hydrated will mean that your fat loss progress is hindered.

12. Include whey protein in your diet. If your budget allows it, get a tub of whey protein from your health store and make a protein shake for yourself before bed daily. It will help with muscle recovery and growth.

13. Skip the artificial sweeteners. There is a lot of debate about whether they are safe or not. What really matters is that artificial sweeteners tend to affect the brain’s ability to regulate calorie intake. That means you feel hungry more often, experience cravings and end up consuming more calories.

14. Consume CLA supplements. They have been proven to aid fat loss.

15. Have an exercise program that combines both cardio and weight training. This will ensure that you will burn the most fat in the shortest possible time.

16. Do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Your body will burn its fat stores directly.

17. Lift heavier weights every now and then Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption will lead to an elevated metabolic rate that lasts for hours. That means you keep burning calories long after you have finished working out.

18. Motivate yourself daily with photos or quotes or even body transformation videos. It is easy to get de-motivated along the way.

19. Weigh yourself only once a week and NOT daily. This will track your progress and keep you focused.

20. Get your body composition measured. Sometimes your weight on the scale may not change but that does not mean you have not lost fat. Your fat loss may have been offset with lean muscle gain. The only way to be sure will be to do a body composition test.

21. Keep up to date with the latest in health, fitness and weight loss by subscribing to the free My Fitness Nut Newsletter at http://MyFitnessNut.com.

22. Never give up on yourself. If other people can do it, so can you. It will be so worth your effort.

These are the 22 rules to fat loss. Of course, there are many more but if you just follow these 22, you will be way ahead of the pack, see results quickly and your dream of a toned body will become a reality for you.


Stubborn Body Fat

That stubborn body fat and how to get rid of it.

It happens to people all the time… It makes no difference how dedicated you are or how hard you workout and stick to your diet, fighting that stubborn fat that refuses to leave can be a real pain.

For the longest time your diet and exercise routine has been showing nice healthy gradual results as your body became leaner and stronger. Then suddenly, for that last bit of stubborn body fat; it refuses to budge.

What to do When You Are Stuck with Stubborn Body Fat

This is often the case when people are working on developing the six-pack abs look and they are struggling with that last stubborn layer of fat on their belly. They try their hardest to burn off that fat but with no success.

Below you’ll find 5 ways to fight that stubborn body fat and if all works out well, one that will work for you to banish that stubborn fat layer once and for all. Well, that’s the goal anyway. These are simple but that’s sometimes all it takes once you get to a certain point.

Fight Stubborn Body Fat Tip #1: Ingest Enough Omega-3

The first thing you can do is to consume a high quality fish oil supplement. Our diet these days is overloaded with omega-6 when what we really need is omega-3 fatty acids. You can find these essential fatty acids in fish such as salmon, mackerel and trout. Sardines, scallops, herrings and even shrimp are good sources of omega 3 acids.

When you have sufficient omega 3 fatty acids in your body, your fat loss will be accelerated.

Fight Stubborn Body Fat Tip #2: Drink These Teas

Another way to boost your metabolism will be to drink about 3 to cups of tea each day. This can be oolong tea, green tea or a standard black tea. Tea has been shown to increase fat oxidation and give your metabolism a boost.

When you are fighting stubborn fat, every tool that you use is an added advantage and tea is one of those tools. Beware not to add sugar or artificial chemical sweeteners but a smidge of stevia can safely give you the sweetness you’re looking for.

Fight Stubborn Body Fat Tip #3: Fight Fat with Fat

Sounds odd I know but yes, you can eat fat to lose fat. This is a secret method employed by certain professional bodybuilders to get their fat percentage down.

This is known as a ketogenic diet. They reduce their carbs to a minimum and consume lots of healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, natural nut butters such as almond or hazelnut, flaxseed oil (high in omega-3), sunflower oil, olive oil and other foods rich in omega 3 acids.

Fight Stubborn Body Fat Tip #4: Reduce the Carbs

When you reduce your carbs to the bare minimum, your body will start burning its fat stores for energy instead of glucose. That’s when the stubborn body fat you’re working so hard to get rid of will start to burn off.

Fight Stubborn Body Fat Tip #5: Increase Cardio Intensity

Extra cardio over and above what you’re doing now will help in burning off stubborn fat. I you’re already doing cardio workouts you can increase your workout sessions in either time or frequency but be sure to change your routines often and increase the intensity of your workouts.

A good way to increase the intensity of your workout and your daily workout routines is with Sandbag or Kettlebell training. A new or changed workout routine can help you break that plateau and put your body back into a fat burning mode once again to help you drop that last bit of stubborn fat.

An important thing to note here is that the extra cardio and ketogenic diets are just temporary for most people. After you’ve burnt off that last bit of stubborn body fat you can taper down your workout routine and dieting. Then you just need to concentrate on maintaining your awesome new look.

You always want to keep your body guessing and not let it get comfortable with one specific diet or one specific exercise program. This is what helps the body stay in a fat burning mode. Change your workouts, rest days, diets, etc. on a regular basis and beware of getting stuck in a comfortable rut where you hit that roadblock plateau.

If your body is constantly facing surprises, new challenges and diets, it has no time to adapt. It will work with you burn the fat to cope with the new pressures you keep throwing at it.

On a last note, some of your fats may have been there for many years and it might take time for the body to finally decide to burn off these fats. Give it time and keep working to your goal of burning that last bit of stubborn body fat.


Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

Don't get too excited about celebrity weight loss stories.

Don’t Base Expectations on Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

It seems that out of all the people who are trying to lose weight, celebrities are receiving the most attention; there is Josh Peck, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Osbourne, Jonah Hill, Perez Hilton, Jennifer Hudson, Drew Carrey, Seth Rogen, and the list goes on and on.

In many cases, it was claimed that the celebrity in question had lost more than fifty, sixty, or even seventy pounds sometimes. Naturally, there is always an interview that comes along with the article, and at some point, they inevitably touch on the subject of what the celebrity did to lose all of this weight, and what they have to say to others out there who are aspiring to accomplish the same thing.

While celebrity weight loss advice may be frank and honest, there is one big reason as to why you shouldn’t base your expectations on it. These celebrities have all the money in the world. While most of us maintain the belief that money doesn’t buy happiness, it cannot be denied that having a lot of it makes achieving your goals much easier.

All of these celebrities that have lost weight didn’t do it alone. Their path was paved for them by the weight loss experts, professional nutritionists and fitness gurus they hired specifically to make all the right and healthy choices for them.

However, this is not to take anything away from these stars: they had to make some kind of effort to go through with the process, and they certainly deserve some praise for all the changes they managed to make to their own lives. However, unless you are supremely wealthy yourself (if you were, chances are you wouldn’t be reading this), you simply cannot compare your own situation with theirs.

If you are trying to achieve some dramatic weight loss results, then you need to keep in mind that the road you will have to travel will be much bumpier than the one laid for the celebrities. You will have to do many things by yourself; some of you may even have to put together your own dieting and exercising plans.

Needless to say, it will take you more time and effort than it took those celebrities in order to achieve the same results. As sad as it may be, it is the reality of the money-driven world in which we live.

So if you are not to base yourself on celebrity weight loss stories, what kind of expectations should you have for losing weight?

Well, if you are planning on losing weight naturally, then you should aim to lose between one to three pounds per week. While you could do more than that, losing weight is a long-term project; once it’s off, you need to keep it that way.

If you lose it too fast, your body won’t have the time or the opportunity to get used to a healthy and balanced way of living, meaning that eventually, you will go back to the old habits you’ve been following your entire life. Don’t get discouraged if the results don’t come as fast as you would like them to. In the end, slow and steady wins the race.


Easy Weight Loss

There's easy weight loss and tought weigh loss.

We are being bombarded with countless messages every day, from the television, radio, billboard and other kinds of advertisements, about how hard it is to lose weight naturally, and about how some pill or workout system will provide you with the easy weight loss ticket you were looking for all along.

However, is there really such a thing as losing weight easily? After all, many people take it for granted that nothing comes free or easily in life, and not without reason.

Easy Weight Loss is Up To You

As it happens, whether or not easy weight loss is possible depends entirely on the attitude you approach your weight problem with. In other words, if before every exercising routine you think about how hard it is and how much work you have to do to get through it, then it goes without saying that you are going to have an extremely hard time losing weight.

However, if you are motivated, if you feel that each and every move you make helps you get fitter and slimmer, you won’t so much be turned off by the pain of exercising as turned on by it. You will actually like doing things that help you lose weight, and when you are doing something that you actually enjoy, the difficulty level goes way down.

In other words, if you adopt a positive approach and maintain an optimistic outlook on your weight loss process, then you will barely experience any difficulties as you are going to be able to find joy and fulfillment in it. However, that is not to say that a bit of motivation will give you incredible powers and make your entire life a walk in the park.

You are still limited by your physical and mental capabilities, not to mention that being human, you are prone to getting distracted from your goals and principles. All in all, if you are looking for an easy weight loss method, then doing what is described above is going to be your best bet.

Is That The Only Way to Easy Weight Loss?

Can’t some external product or influence be used in order to make the process easier without having to do much of anything yourself? Well, if this is what you are looking to accomplish then without a doubt your best bet will be to look for natural weight loss supplements.

They aren’t really going to make the exercises themselves easier, nor will they make your diet any more tasty and filling than it already is. However, what these supplements can do is bring about results much faster, which means that not only will you have to follow your weight loss system for less time, but you also won’t have any trouble finding the motivation you need to keep on going; you’ll be reminded of the tremendous progress you are making every time you look in the mirror.

Unfortunately, that is really all you can do to ease the road to weight loss. As of now, there is no magical, easy weight loss method that simply makes you slim as soon as you take it, and from the looks of it, there won’t be one for a long time to come. Instead of waiting for one, you should simply make use of the methods that are already available to you and make the best of the most powerful weapon you have, your own body and mind.


Get Bulging Six Pack Abs

The way to go when you want bulging six pack abs.

Why Do My Abs Not Bulge Like a Bodybuilder’s Abs?

If you’re asking this question, then you probably already can see your abs and they are not as prominent as you want them to be. If you still can’t see your abs, you have no business worrying about this and should be busier getting your fat percentage down to 10 percent or below.

There are two kinds of looks that guys go for. The lean six pack look that Brad Pitt had in the movie Fight Club or the hard, bulging abs that professional bodybuilders have.

The difference between the two is the amount of work involved. If your diet is fantastic and your workouts great, you will attain a six pack that is lean and flat just like Brad Pitt’s. No problem at all. Most guys are able to achieve this if they stay the course.

However, to achieve the bulging look, you will have to give special attention to your abs workouts and your training must be targeted. It is best to only start targeted training once you already have a lean six pack. There is no point hitting your abs hard if you can’t even see them because of the layer of fat on your belly.

When Lean Six Pack Abs Are Not Enough

Targeted training involves working the abs with weights. You will need to do sit ups with weight plates, hanging leg raises with ankle weights, cable pull downs, medicine ball drills for the abs, etc. There are many exercises designed to hit the abs and hit them hard.

You will also need to consume adequate amounts of protein so that you will be at a slight calorie surplus. Yes, you may put on a teeny bit of weight but that’s ok. Hopefully, it will be lean muscle.

The goal of bulging abs involves bodybuilding. It is no longer about shredding the fat off and getting a lean look. Bodybuilding is a whole different game. You will need to work abs on specific days. You will need to keep an eye on your sets and reps. Of course; your nutritional intake will play a huge role.

Protein Shakes Can Compliment Your Muscle Building Goals

You may wish to invest in protein shakes and muscle building supplements to speed things up a little. The protein will help you repair and rebuild your muscles when consumed in regards to your workout schedule. Creatine can make your abs look more full and defined but some people question its use while others praise it.

We must also be aware that the bodybuilding scene is rife with steroid use and many builders also use human growth hormones (HGH) to get results that a normal person will just never see if they are not on steroids. So, it would be wise not to compare yourself with these guys.

I’d never advocate steroids under any circumstances. Some people may say that steroids can be taken safely in the right doses. My answer to this hot topic is that if it is not found naturally, it does not belong in your body.

You can build a great body naturally and have beautiful abs if you work out right and eat right. Just remember that as great as getting a ripped six pack of abs is, your overall health is what matters in the end.

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Get Six Pack Abs

Now you get those six pack abs you always wanted.

Having six pack abs is the dream of many a guy…

Alas, the ability to take off the shirt and wow the girls is a fantasy is a dream come true.

Every year millions of dollars are spent on eBooks, paperbacks, gym memberships, weird ab contraptions sold on the late night infomercials, etc. The goal is the elusive six pack abs that so many want but so few achieve.

What You Need To Do For Six Pack Abs

The answer is simple. You need to watch what you eat, work out often and maintain a calorie deficit. It is that simple! So why do so many people fail?

Execution is the answer my friend, execution. The difficulty is executing the simple concepts stated above. It requires immense determination, dedication, patience and the ability to sacrifice small pleasures in life for the greater goal.

The first and most important step is to get your nutrition under control. Your diet needs to be clean and wholesome. This is so difficult to achieve that most guys never get past this step.

For Six Pack Abs Gaining Control over Your Diet is Top Priority

It’s not easy to give up the habit of eating whatever you desire and maintain an ever watchful eye over every morsel you place in your mouth. People with six packs watch their diets with an eagle eye and they do it religiously. No exceptions and no slip ups. Your diet is everything.

So, you will need to do the research and find out what are the foods you should avoid. The sodas, chocolates, pizzas, fried chicken wings, etc. Even reading this may be painful but it is a sacrifice that you must make. All is not lost. You may consume all these foods once a week on your cheat day.

The strange thing is that many people slowly develop an aversion to most of this unhealthy food once they start eating clean.

For Six Pack Abs Gaining Control over Your Exercise Routine is Second Priority

The next part of your plan will be to get your workouts right. You should be exercising no less than 4 times a week. 5 would be great. You’ll need to alternate between cardio workouts and resistance training or do a workout routine that is a combination of both; think kettlebells.

Your workouts must be intense and leave you panting and sweating profusely. Even your resistance training must have very short rest periods to create an oxygen deficit. This will cause an afterburn effect where your body burns calories for hours after your workout.

You will want to include compound movements such as pull-ups, deadlifts, squats, bench presses, renegade rows and other compound lifts. Working out with kettlebells is an excellent way to lose weight. Your core will be engaged and it will be a hard yet rewarding workout.

Cardio sessions need to be high intensity too. A 20 minute hardcore session will beat a slow 60 minute jog any day. Keep thinking intensity, intensity and more intensity.

It will be painful. You may feel like giving up. The whole six pack goal may not seem worth the effort. If you feel like this, then you know you are doing things right. Just pick yourself up and keep going.

Watch videos on YouTube and the ones found here at http://MyFitnessNut.com to motivate yourself. The six pack abs you want is already there and it’s waiting for you to develop and shoe them off. You just need to go through the hard yards to attain it. Rest assured if you keep on keeping on, you will get there.


How Long To See Six Pack Abs?

How long it takes to see those six pack abs.

The answer is that if you’re determined… It takes as long as required. Many men or women who wish to get a six pack always ask this question. How long will it take?

They want results fast. We live in a world of microwaves and text messages. Everything is fast and almost instant. So, it’s only normal to expect to see your six pack abs after 2 weeks of slow jogging.

But this will never ever happen unless you are already at 10 percent body fat and most people are way above that number.

Your body will burn off your excess fat slowly but surely and even then you will need to be doing the right workouts consistently and consuming a proper healthy diet.

You Can Calculate When Your Six Pack Abs Reveal Themselves…

But Not How Long It Will Take

Your body can only lose about 1 percent of your body weight per week. So, if you are 150 lbs., you can expect to lose about 1.5 lbs. per week if you are creating a daily calorie deficit of about 500 calories per day. So, if you need to lose 15 lbs. to reach a body fat percentage of 10 percent, that will take you about 10 weeks… or maybe even 3 months if your body plateaus and stops showing results for a week or two.

This happens even to the best athletes. The body decides to just stop burning the fat for some reason only it knows. You will then have to change up your workouts or your diet or go from intense cardio to long, slow cardio.

Sometimes the nervous system is under immense stress due to hard workouts constantly. The stress on your body puts it in shock and it goes into preservation mode. It holds on to whatever fat it can and you see no results on the scale.

Many people, who experience this, take a few days rest from training, or switch to lower intensity training. Basically, take things down a notch so that the body can recover and go back into fat burning mode.

So, it does take time. Nobody can give you an exact date when you will see your six pack abs. You will just have to stay the course till you reach your goal. You must be happy with small results over a longer period as long as you are seeing results, and the pounds on the scale are dropping, you will see your six pack abs.

You will need to calculate your daily calorie requirement for maintenance and the figure you need to be at to create a calorie deficit. You will also need to measure your body fat percentage. This is an important number to know because if you’re a man, you will need to get your body fat to a percentage of 10 or below. Women should aim for a body fat percentage below 20 percent. It may be difficult but it is definitely attainable.

Once you reach this level, your abs will be revealed and all the hard work will have paid off. It takes time but the best things in life usually do. That’s what makes it such an accomplishment and you will be one of the 2 percent who do have a six pack; definitely something to be proud of.

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Are Six Pack Abs Determined by Food Choices?

Food choices are important for six pack abs.

There is a saying in bodybuilding, “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” That basically means, that you will only see your abs if you watch what you eat. Is it true? Definitely! It is gospel!

You can give your best at the gym and train till your heart feels like it’s going to explode or your muscles are about to burst but if your diet is not good, all your efforts will be in vain and you will never ever see a six pack. You will be fit but you just will not have a six pack.


Because for a guy to see his six pack abs, his body fat percentage should be around 10 percent or below. Even the genetically blessed guys will have to be around 11 to 12 percent. So, every calorie you eat counts.

Stick with Six Days for Six Pack Abs

Your diet needs to be clean and healthy. You may have one cheat day a week where you go berserk and moderately stuff yourself with your favorite foods. In fact, it is highly recommended that you have 1 cheat day a week. This will motivate you, make you happier and it will boost your metabolism so that your body does not go into starvation mode.

You will want to eat single ingredient foods on the other 6 days. That means you will want to avoid processed foods such as pizza, pasta, etc. A single ingredient food would be chicken breast, broccoli, fruits, etc. It sounds cliché but it is these foods that will give you the six pack. You need the right proportion of protein, carbs and fats and they must be derived from healthy sources.

Foods That Turn Your Six Pack Abs into One Pack Abs

There are some foods that are cardinal sins to consume. Eating these will just about guarantee that you never have six pack abs. Not only do they pile on the calories but some are not even good for your body.

Avoid white flour products. Bread, pastries, cakes, etc. Avoid white rice too. These foods have a high glycemic index. What that means is that these foods will trigger an insulin response in your body. When your insulin levels spike, that is not good for fat loss. You want to maintain a steady insulin level in your body.

Avoid sodas including the diet sodas which contain aspartame. Many people have reported on the ill effects of aspartame. Nothing is proven yet but let’s err on the side of caution and just avoid them. Drink water. It is your best friend. Your body needs water to metabolize fats.

Avoid dairy products and milk. There are 2 groups of people. One who think dairy is good and the other who think it’s bad. My suggestion, stick with the water. Always.

Ice cream, candy, popcorn, pizza, pasta, peanuts, pancakes, junk food, etc. are all foods that must be kept at bay. The fact of the matter is this. You already know the foods to avoid. Deep down you know. It’s the sacrifices that make the process so difficult.

Maintain your determination and discipline with your diet and the elusive six pack will be yours in no time at all. You are what you eat.

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