Have you set goals to see six-pack abs? While a great workout program enhances your results, nothing is going to boost your results like a proper diet. Unless you have the right foods sorted you will find you struggle with your results. Continuing on from Part 1, here are two more important tips to help you get into top shape…
1. Fiber, Sugar, And Micronutrients. One mistake some people make when putting together their six-pack ab diet plan is focusing too heavily on calories and macronutrients. While both of these are important for long-term success, do not overlook the smaller details, namely fiber, sugar, and the micronutrients.
Getting more dietary fiber into your day by way of fresh vegetables will help fill you up, making it easier to sustain your desired calorie intake. Cutting sugar will contribute to promoting regulated blood sugar levels, which reduces your risk of gaining body fat.
Finally, adding plenty of nutrient dense foods to your daily diet by focusing on wholesome foods rather than processed, will go a long way towards keeping your energy up, ensuring optimal metabolic function, and helping you optimize your well-being.
Both vitamins and minerals play a vital role in keeping your body running optimally, and this is not to be overlooked. Getting a great set of abs does you no good if you feel miserable and never want to leave the house due to poor health. Eating nutrient rich foods will help prevent this.
2. Hydration Smarts. Few people think of hydration when it comes to fat burning nutrition, but it is another significant element in the game. Proper hydration will not only help keep your energy levels up but will also allow you to reduce water retention, which may make it seem like your fat loss is progressing slower than it is.
Additionally, as many people mistake thirst for hunger, staying adequately hydrated can help reduce your chances of eating calories when you do not need them. Plus, it will also contribute to boosting exercise performance, reducing fatigue and allowing you to burn more calories every session.
When it comes to hydrating your body, choose water as often as possible. Adding some branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) to your water jug can be the perfect way to encourage you to drink more while also helping prevent your body from moving into the catabolic state that is so common when on a fat loss diet. Beyond that, protein powder can also be consumed but stay away from any other calorie providing beverages. Aim to get your calories from whole food sources as these just offer greater satiety.
Keep these tips in mind, and you too can have great looking six-pack abs this coming summer.