Crunches, planks and every other core workout under the sun, you’ve done it all but there’s no sign of those six-pack abs. Well, maybe it is time to rethink your diet. Say goodbye to the carbs, and eat them only in the morning or right before a workout. And yes, skip that junk food!
Eggs are packed with protein. A pre-workout morning omelet or scramble is a great option. But did you know eggs also contain choline? Choline is a nutrient called that boosts your metabolism. Eating eggs for breakfast makes it easier to shred those abs.
Broccoli might make you feel a bit bloated initially, which may seem pretty opposite of what you are trying to achieve. However, this low-calorie veggie is packed with nutrients and fiber. It will help you lose weight by filling you up. Losing weight, in general, will help you achieve those six-pack abs instead of spot-treating your midsection. Chow down on some dark green veggies like spinach or kale.
An ab-sculpting diet is not complete with dairy. Incorporating this protein and calcium source into your daily meals will help you eliminate belly fat. Consuming yogurt greatly reduces belly fat in obese people. While dairy is a wonderful option for slimming down, one has to beware of added sugar. Stick to products like skim milk or unsweetened Greek yogurt over flavored or sweetened options.
Consider steeping some hot tea instead of going for that protein shake right after the gym. Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate, which is a natural chemical compound. This compound causes the body to use fat as fuel. And since it’s a zero-calorie beverage, you can drink as much of it as you’d like.
Bananas have been a part of a never-ending debate in the fitness world. However, bananas are key when it comes to sculpting your abs. They increase bacteria in the stomach which reduces gas build-up. Moreover, all the potassium cuts down on water retention. You can add some bananas in your oatmeal, or carry a few to the gym as a pre- or post-workout snack.