Are you so confused by the many ways to get abs that you haven't even started working out? Too much expert advice getting you down?
Some people say diet is most important, some people say cardio. Some people tell you to do crunches, others say don't. Some people tell you to work out at home, others say you should go to the gym.
The good news is that there really is no one right way to get abs. All of those experts are right.
The bad news is that you have to make the choice. Only you can decide where, when, and how to work out.
Don't worry, though. If you know a little bit about yourself, making a choice that's right for you is simple.
There are really only 2 things you need to do to get stellar abs.
1. Follow a healthy diet 2. Commit to a regular fitness routine
There is a vast variety of ways to go about these 2 tasks, though.
A healthy diet should be low in fat, high in fruits and vegetables, and based on whole grains. When you're exercising a lot, you also need a higher protein intake.
Before you decide on the diet plan that works for you, you need to answer 2 quick questions.
* What needs to change in your current diet? * Do you eat out a lot?
Compare your current diet to the recommendations for a healthy diet above. How far off are you?
If, like most people, you see too much fat in your diet, you will need to concentrate on reducing your fat intake. Get rid of the “bad fats" first, such as those in fast-food, potato chips, and other fried junk foods. Then slowly cut out other unnecessary fats. Replace butter with vegetable oil in your cooking.
Do you see a lot of processed carbs in your current meals? These are often found in white bread and pasta. Then cut back on these carbohydrates. Try replacing them with whole grain alternatives.
Do you eat a lot of meat or dairy products? These are a big source of fat and cholesterol. Replace them with low fat alternatives. Consider giving some vegetarian substitutes, such as tofu and soy milk, a try.
You don't have to stop eating out to follow your diet, but you may need to make some changes. Fast food hamburgers and french fries will need to go. But, many restaurants offer low fat meal options. Also, you can request that your food is cooked with vegetable oil rather than butter. Get your sauces and dressings served on the side.
Picking a diet plan that will help you achieve your goals is the most important step. When that's done, everything else will be easier.
The next step is to pick exercises that you will enjoy. Yoga, walking, running, and bicycling are all great cardio workouts. Alternate those with the ab targeting exercises of your choice, and you'll have a fully developed fitness plan tailored just for you.
Even though there are many ways to get abs, the only ones you should worry about are the ones that work for you, because if you aren't happy with your fitness plan, you won't achieve the results you want.
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