Foods for 6-Pack Abs
IF YOUR GOAL IS TO HAVE fab abs, the formula requires exercises, as well as smart food choices. Crunches, planks, side-to-sides and reverse crunches are part of core training, but your food choices also need to complement your workouts.
Even though many diets promise flat abs, the plans may be extreme and put your body and health in a state of neglect by shortchanging nutrients, relying upon diuretics and laxatives or recommending too few calories, leaving you depleted and defeated.
What Exercise Is Best for a Strong Core?
The recipe for core training is a combo of exercise and proper eating. When the goal is weight loss, we tend to zero in on cardio activity such as running, walking, spinning, swimming. While these are all great to burn calories and fat, they don’t really train your core. To create a strong mid-section you need to do abdominal exercises, as well as strength training. Although those movements are not big calorie burners, they do help to secure a strong core that’s important for balance, stability and injury prevention.
Does What You Eat Matter?
We tend to focus more on what not to eat rather than what we should eat. For example, low-carb diets are incredibly appealing because when you cut carbs, you do lose water, and that shows up as success on the scale.
However, carbs help with fluid balance, which is important for gut health, as well as being a source of fiber for regularity as well as satiety. So how can you lose the extra around the middle without compromising health?