Diet to Maintain Abs

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on July 31, 2012

The foundation of a diet plan for good abs lies in the knowledge of foods which need to be consumed at the right time of the day. You do not need to remain hungry but at the same time, you should not indulge in junk food. Most of the time, improper diets are the main cause for excess body fat.


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This body fat can be reduced by reducing your intake of calories. However, decreasing your intake of calories will only work when a proper exercise routine is implemented in your lifestyle as well. You can continue with your current diet plan but remember to make some alterations in quantity and frequency of consumption.

Most people are used to having three meals a day. But if you aspire to have good abs then you should eat six small meals throughout the day within equal intervals of time. Small meals can serve two major purposes. First of all the body does not get the scope to store excess amounts of calories because a small meal does not contain excess calories. Secondly, the occurrence of hunger pangs gets reduced because of eating meals throughout the day. This stops you from snacking on high calorie junk foods. In order to get good abs, you have to reduce excess weight and build muscles. Muscles are made up of protein, so it is necessary to include protein rich foods in your diet. Yogurt, tofu, soy beans, chicken, tuna fish, and eggs contain a large amount of proteins. Excess amounts of carbohydrates get stored in the body as fats. You should consume complex carbohydrates instead of refined carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates can be found in foods such as peas, brown bread, corn, potatoes, bagel, and oatmeal. Refined carbohydrates can be found in foods like, white bread, noodles, and sugary foods. If your meal consists of refined carbohydrates then make sure that you eat your last meal four hours before going to sleep at night. The production of a growth hormone which is required for the development of abs gets hindered by the presence of refined carbohydrates while we are asleep at night. So it is better to stay away from refined carbohydrates for your last meal. Water should be consumed at regular intervals because it helps in reducing the excess fat in the body which is imperative for getting good abs. Drinking eight glasses of water everyday will also assist the aim of flushing out toxins from your body and help you to get good abs.

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