Just kidding. There really is no such thing as an ab diet.
Remember what I said in the last post Abs: The Truth? You can't "spot train" your abs, meaning you can't target a certain muscle group or area of your body to lose weight or gain muscle without affecting other parts of your body. Just like you can't necessarily eat a certain way to target only a certain muscle group, it just doesn't work that way.
Your body changes overall, you don't get to pick and choose where.
While I know many of you were expecting a diet plan and there are many out there for just about anything, you'll notice they all have a common denominator: eating whole, minimally processed foods.
That's really all it takes. But it's so much easier said than done. So I laid it out step by step for you:
Step 1: Go to the grocery store
Step 2: Prepare them and eat them in a way that you enjoy
Step 3: Limit the amount of processed foods you consume
For those of you still searching for that "diet plan". Here are some foods that help support your belly reduction and allow your abs to show more by fighting off body fat storage, lowering your levels of cortisol and keeping you feeling full longer. Again, it follows the same theme of whole, minimally processed foods:
Doing a full body exercise program in addition to ab exercises will also help, check out my post if you missed it Abs: The Truth.
While this is not a quick solution (be wary of any that say there are), stick with these 3 steps and you'll see results within 1-3 months. Combine proper nutrition and exercise and you'll be in for some awesome abs and an awesome overall change in your body composition.
I'm a nutritional coach and personal trainer, certified through the American College of Sports Medicine and Precision Nutrition Level 1.
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