Diet For Six Pack Abs

With the goal of getting six pack abs, you really have to get your diet in line if you hope to take your results to the next level.

Simply working out and performing endless amounts of crunches will definitely help you get closer to your goal, but without dietary adherance you're still missing a big part of the equation.

When it comes to getting really lean in the midsection, you're going to want to pay attention to your protein intake, your sugar intake, along with making sure you're getting enough essential fats to help regular insulin sensitivity.

With more on six pack ab diet advice, here's Vince DelMonte.

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Why Weight Loss Stops

One of the biggest problems that dieters run across is the dreaded plateau.

Basically, you're making progress with your weight loss program and then everything just seems to stop.

You don't have as much energy.

The scale sure isn't moving.

Your workouts have stopped progressing.

And your frustrated.

Sound familiar?

If so, you've experienced this plateau in weight loss yourself. It happens to almost everyone so don't feel too bad.

There are many different reasons why weight loss may stop, but getting to the bottom of it is going to be critical if you are to see continued results.

More often than not all it takes is a simple change in your workout or diet program to keep seeing results again - but more often than not, people aren't quite sure what change to make, exactly.

In some cases too, what's needed is a complete week off. Do not underestimate the importance of rest when it comes to seeing results with regards to fat loss.

The body has very strong protective mechanisms and when it senses you getting leaner, it's going to start doing things to try and prevent any further weight loss.

So, if you aren't seeing results like you were before, don't despair. Instead, come up with an action plan that will get you back on track.

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More On Getting 'Ripped Abs'

Even with winter approaching right now, many of you are still going to be thinking about what you can do to strip the fat off the abdominal region and uncover your six pack abs.

For most people, this is a big goal they want to acheive with their workouts but unforutnately it's also something that many people don't make a whole lot of progress with.

The biggest reason for this is because in order to get a good set of six pack abs, not only does your training need to be top notch, but your diet absolutely must be in line too.

This is where most falter; they are in the gym doing good things, but when it comes to what they're putting in their mouths, it becomes a struggle.

Many will start out good, but once the weekend hits, it just goes downhill from there.

That's not to say you can't acheive results while still really enjoying yourself on the weekends - you can, but you may not be able to obtain the level of defition that you'd ideally like to see.

With more information on that, here's Your Six Pack Ab Quest author, Vince DelMonte.

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Building A Fat Loss Workout

One big mistake many people make when building their fat loss workout is not factoring in enough rest.

Most tend to think that the best way to optimize fat burning will be to spend more time in the gym as this will help them burn more calories faster.

This is not the case, however.

Recovery and Fuel

The first thing you need to realize here is the connection between your recovery and your fuel sources.

Your recovery from your workouts is going to be directly tied in with how much fuel you’re taking in, so when you’re on that diet, you’re not taking in as many calories, hence your recovery ability naturally declines quite drastically.

So, now if you couple this impaired recovery with a higher workout volume, what do you think is going to happen?

Trouble - that’s what.

The Body’s Response To Lack Of Fuel and High Volume Fat Loss Workouts

When you try and perform a high volume workout plan on a low calorie diet, the body does two things.

First, it slows down its calorie burning dramatically.

Basically, the body is saying, ‘we cannot afford to expend any more calories than absolutely necessary, so let’s decrease all the processes that are going on right now’.

This leaves you with a slower metabolic rate, meaning that if you want to keep losing weight, you’re going to have to eat less - or workout more. But obviously working out more is not likely
an option for you at this point.

Secondly, when the body senses such a high workout volume, it will actually start burning up your muscles for fuel.

Again, this is going to indirectly serve to just slow the metabolism down further.

Your muscle tissue is the most calorie expensive tissue in the body - apart from the brain and some organs.

So when you lose it, you aren’t burning very many calories.

This is the reason many of us gain weight as we age - it’s not because our body’s metabolisms slow down naturally, it’s because we lose muscle mass due to inactivity and that slows our metabolic rate down.

So, if you’re building your fat loss workout, be sure you’re mindful of rest. What you want to do is reduce the total volume, but keep the intensity high.

So for instance, if you used to perform five sets of five of the bench press using 80 pounds, now you’re going to do two sets of five using 80 pounds.

Whatever you do, do not reduce that weight - try as hard as possible to keep it up there.

Taking this approach to your fat loss workouts will be what gets you the most results.
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Top Fat Loss Tips

If you're finding that the scale just seems to be stuck then you need to try and come up with some quick fat loss tips that will get you seeing results again.

Many times all it takes is a small adjustment in some part of your program to get seeing results again.

Typical changes could include:

-switching from biking to jogging (or uphill walking for the non-runners out there)

-upping your protein intake slightly while decreasing carbohydrates

-adding in a weekend of complete dietary freedom (this often surprisingly 'unsticks' many people from their plateau)

-changing the order of the exercises you're performing

-adding in some new weight lifting movements

-taking one week completely off - overtraining will definitely hinder your results

So, if it's been a while since something changed, now might just be the time to shake it up a bit and incorporate these or any other fat loss tips you might come across.

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Finding A Little Extra Motivation For Fat Loss

There are times when the motivation to continue on with your workout program and diet will begin to wane. This is a natural process in most people, and unfortunately, a process that many times means the end of their efforts.

Finding little things you can do each and every day to help push that motivational barrier just a little bit further to help accelerate your fat loss results can really go a long ways.

Some simple fat loss motivational tips include:

-taking before and after pictures of yourself

-tracking your measurements so you can look back and see just how far you've come

-setting short-term rewards for yourself and then carrying them out when you succeed

-getting involved in a type of weight-loss partnership set-up so you can motivate each other

-signing up for some type of race or contest for whatever modality you're training (a half-marathon for example)

Coming up with whatever you think will work best for you is a smart option since different things work best for different people when it comes to sticking with their fat loss goals.

Entering some type of before/after transformation contest is also another very smart approach, as then you'll really have that end goal pushing you through. Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training recently held one of these, and you can see from the pictures just how well his entrants did.

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Considering Purchasing A Workout Supplement?

Many people, at some point or another, give some good consideration into purchasing a workout supplement.

Whether this is a supplement that's targeted towards building muscle or losing fat- such as one of the many fat burners out there, one thing is for certain, and that's that you should be doing research to back up the decision before making your purchase.

While most bigger names can be trusted, if the workout supplement you are chosing to take contains ingredients like ephedra, caffeine, or anything that is meant to alter the hormones in your body (such as anabolic products), you'll want to proceed with caution.

Some people are particularly likely to have issues when taking such a product, so you really do want to error on the safe side.

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Choosing Your Weight Loss Plan For Optimal Results

If you’re like most people out there, you want to find the best weight loss plan that will not only allow you to lose weight quickly, but also keep that weight off for good.

There are many weight loss plans out there that offer promising results - and many do deliver, the biggest problem with such plans though is that in most cases, the weight comes right back on almost as fast as it left.

This leaves you discouraged, disappointed, frustrated - and any other synonym you wish to describe how you feel once that weight you lost comes back on.

In order to combat this and find a weight loss plan that is going to deliver results that stay around, there are a few things you need to be asking yourself.

Is The Weight Loss Plan ‘Livable’?

The first thing to question is whether or not this weight loss plan is something you could see yourself doing for the long term. Yes, once you lose weight some adjustments will be made to ensure you don’t keep losing weight, but still, you want to find a weight loss plan that will
introduce to you a way of eating that can easily be continued on for life.

By adopting proper eating habits while on the diet that you can keep doing, you’ll have a dramatically higher chance of maintaining this weight loss later on.

Does The Weight Loss Plan Allow Foods You Enjoy?

Now, let’s face the honest truth here. No one is going to be happy eating nothing but chicken, fish, vegetables, nuts, and salad for weeks on end - no one.

If your weight loss plan does not allow you to incorporate at least two foods that you enjoy on a regular basis, I’d strongly recommend against it.


Adherence will be 90% of your results. If you can’t stick with that diet, you might as well just stop right now.

Regardless of how amazing any given diet is, if you aren’t following it, it’s not doing any good, is it?

Find a weight loss plan that you can at least somewhat enjoy to help increase the chances you see results.

Will The Weight Loss Plan Have You Losing One to Two Pounds A Week?

Finally, the third thing you want to address when on your hunt for a weight loss plan is whether or not it’s going to have you losing weight at a proper rate.

If your plan promises 10 pounds lost in one week, guess what, that weight isn’t body fat. You very well could lose water weight and muscle glycogen to amount to that much, but it’s not going to be true body fat loss.

A good weight loss plan should only have you losing one to two pounds of body fat a week. This will help ensure that it does stay off for good.

Very heavy individuals may be able to get away with three pounds max, but that’s as far as you should push it safely.

So, keep these three factors in mind when choosing your weight loss plan. If you’re looking for a plan that will allow you to eat one food every single day that you truly enjoy while boosting your metabolism in the process, then the Cheat Weight Loss program is for you.

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