The Secret To Six Pack Abs
By Jamin Thompson
It seems like everywhere you look these days, you find website after website promising to reveal the next secret or long lost truth to getting six pack abs. While some of these sites are legit, most are just trying to scam you out of your hard earned money.
When trying to develop the ever so elusive six pack, it is easy to get caught up in flashy advertisements and marketing promises. The flashy videos, professionally written sales copy, and celebrity testimonials practically make it impossible to figure out what works and what is a scam.
With literally thousands of so called gurus promising you the world, translating the nonsense into language you can understand is a daunting task. Just putting the words six pack abs into google brings up over one million results! Most people don’t have the time to sift through all of that junk to pick out a winner.
So what are you supposed to do?
Here’s the thing most six pack abs seekers overlook: Diet is responsible for about 60-70% of your results. The secret to six pack abs is not locked in a supplement pill or found in an ab workout or gadget.
Instead of falling for the empty promises, spend your time focusing on the things that matter, like solid nutrition principles and leave the rest of the stuff alone.
So what should you be eating?
Rule number one is to eat enough protein. Protein will help you build lean muscle as well as burn body fat. Out of all the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) lean protein has the highest thermogenic effect on the body. That makes it the most valuable macronutrient of all because your body burns a ton of calories breaking it down.
This is one of the main reasons that professional athletes and competitive bodybuilders eat a diet that is high in lean protein and also have some of the best physiques on the planet! This goes for women also and not just men. As we are all humans with basically the same dna and tissues, we all need protein in order to survive and also burn fat!
Second, most people have been falsely led to believe that carbohydrates are bad and that they will make you fat. This is definitely a myth that needs to be busted! Of course eating too much of ANYTHING will make you gain weight, but natural grain or starchy carbs such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, and oatmeal are actually quite beneficial in your six pack quest, especially when consumed post-workout. When you eat carbs post-workout, they have the smallest chance of turning into body fat.
Try to eat moderate amounts of carbs and 1-2 cups of vegetables with each meal. This will ensure your body gets the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to function at its peak and remain healthy.
Finally, make sure you include healthy fats primarily from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats such as raw nuts, nut butters, fish oils, and olive oils into your diet. Dietary fat from these sources will keep your insulin levels stable, which is very important if your goal is to lose belly fat and get six pack abs.
I am not saying to go out there and eat an entire bag of Planters Cashews, I am simply saying not to be afraid to include healthy fats in your diet. With all of the so called low fat diet gurus out there and negative press about fats it is easy to mistakenly believe that eliminating fats from your diet is good, but it is a dietary disaster. Especially if you want a head turning physique.
By combining lean protein with the correct types and amounts of green leafy vegetables, good carbs, and fats you will begin to super charge your metabolism and turn your body into a 24-7 fat burning machine. The best part about that is, you will be able to do it without a miracle supplement, ab gadget, or doing hundreds of crunches.
If getting six pack abs fast is your goal, be sure to focus on your diet. That is the long lost secret that you must use if you want to succeed in your six pack quest.
About the Author
Jamin Thompson is an internationally recognized fat loss expert, fitness model, motivational speaker, and sports performance expert. He is the author of the best selling six pack abs e-book, The 6 Pack Secret: Fat Burning Secrets of The World’s Top Fitness Models.
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