six-pack abs

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Did you know that diet plays a major role in forming a lovely six pack? Yes, there are a lot of factors that affect the growth of your six packs and it is wrong to rely on abdominal exercises like crunches alone. Having six pack abs requires a good set of inspiration, commitment, and also hard work in order for one to fully achieve it. For some learning how to get a six pack is about making lifestyle changes while for other is a challenge they have to undertake.

The Important Role Of Fiber

What type of food can help you burn fat and give you nutrients at the same time? It is actually food items that contain soluble dietary fiber. Fiber is a very good way to lose weight because it is best in giving negative calories to the body. This means that it takes more energy to digest the food item than the calories they contain. This negative effect allows for fat and calorie burning just by eating them! Fiber is usually found in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and fruits like apple. On top of that fiber usually adds a bulk in the stomach which makes it harder to digest and give you a “full feeling” which makes you less hungry. Don’t forget your intake of water to provide proper digestion.

Other types of fat burning diets are those that contain fewer calories but high nutrients. You definitely won’t find that in your fast food, processed foods, and other high calorie content food items. Fruits and vegetables are included, and also legumes, fish meat, lean meat, olive oils, sea foods and other healthy food items. Eating less but frequently also helps in maintaining a high metabolic rate and fewer hunger pangs.

There are a lot of activities you need to do in order to form a six pack. This basically involves a more complex approach and not just abdominal exercises as mentioned above. It includes a mixture of cardio, abdominal exercises, and weight lifting. You can start with daily cardio exercises to promote flat abs. Flat abs as we all know is the first step to form your lovely six packs. You will know that it is right to start working on your six pack abs once you get the flat stomach. Most of the time the journey to losing stomach fat is longer and harder rather than forming the six packs as you can easily form flat stomach into formed abs. The formula is basically 5 to 6 days of cardio lasting for about an hour, and 3 to 4 times a week abdominal exercises with a few weight lifting exercises in between to promote good posture and proper formation.

Those are the simple activities that you may need to do in your journey to a lovely six pack. Do not just read them but take action now and try them out. Consistency is the key for fast and long term results.

 

Alex Chris writes about weight loss related topics. You can also read his latest article on the best six pack workout.

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