You tried the Gym, dynamic exercises and everything that your good old friend advised, but nothing helped and you still dream of those perfect six-packs. What’s gone wrong??
Actually, to get the abs of your dreams, all you need to focus is to “Lose fat and build muscles”. Toning the abdominal muscles alone would not help, as a greater percentage of the abs, building efforts count on getting rid of the fat. In lack of fat loss efforts, the toned muscles would remain hidden behind the cover of abdominal fat. Therefore, diet and exercise both are important to help build the abs you always wanted.
And how do you get there? It’s simple; here is what you need to do:
#1: What on earth can beat a glass of water when you feel thirsty?So, go ahead and grab one, even better, do it every hour. Include other healthy drinks like tender coconut water, thin buttermilk, etc. Take them cold and you will burn more calories to warm them. Avoid, soda, soft drinks, and fruit juices.
#2: Fats are also important: But only the healthy ones would help. Oil from olives, fish and a mix of nuts is considered most healthy. It is also important to avoid Trans fats. Banning bakery foods, pizza, and other junk food would keep a check on the trans-fat intake.
#3: Stay away from processed foods: Processing takes away the natural goodness of the food. And to make it sellable these are added with artificial flavors, stabilizers, colors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oil. All this interfere with the normal fat burning process and delays the desired results.
#4: Exercise the central muscles: Once the diet has done its share of helping you get cleared of the excess fat, you need to focus on building the abdominal muscles. A good combination of Pilates, Cardio, and weight training would direct the abdominal muscles and make way for the perfect abs.
#5: Get the best carbs: All carbs are not corrupt. In fact, the ones that you get from whole grains are truly good, as they burn slowly and are rich in fiber. Avoid the simple ones though, like pasta, rice, and sugars.