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Getting yourself a six pack this summer

Date Added: June 07, 2008 04:27:05 PM
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Category: Bodybuilding

Working to flatten your belly and getting rock hard six-pack abs can be really quite simple. Now simple does not necessarily mean easy. Getting cut abs and a nice flat belly can be yours, but it will take hard work and a lot of willpower. So, if you have the will and the desire you will achieve results.

Sit ups just don’t work well to get six pack abs. You could do sit ups from morning till night and still not achieve that rock hard look. You could invest your hard earned money on the latest contraption that promises to give you six-pack abs. That will only cause your bank account to shrink, and do nothing for your abs. What you need is information on what does work and the science behind fat burning and how to bring it into your daily life.

The best way to burn fat and get a flat stomach is through nutrition and developing good eating habits. Keeping control of your blood sugar levels is a scientifically proven way to burn body fat, including the fat around your abs. Making sure you consume five to six small meals a day is a good way to turn your body into a fat burning machine. These five to six meals a day must be small meals, so a good way to ensure you are consuming small meals is to take what you would consume if your were eating three meals a day and divide them up throughout the day.

The next step is to reduce the amount of carbohydrates you eat. A sound balance is to have fifty percent or less carbohydrate at your meals. Your body will burn carbohydrate for energy, but if you are consuming more than the body needs they will be converted to glycogen and stored as fat. If the body does not have enough carbohydrate for energy it will begin to use the stored fat instead.

Make sure that you space your meals no more than three hours apart. The body will go into starvation mode and try to conserve fat for energy. If you eat more frequently your body will be satisfied and you will begin to lose the excess fat gradually as your body burns it.

If you find that you are still not losing weight you should take a look at your calorie consumption. Yes, calories are still important. Work to lower your calorie consumption by reducing your carbohydrates even further.

In the first week you will notice a four to five pound weight loss. This is mostly water and some body fat. After that a steady loss of one to two pounds a week is considered a sound and healthy weight loss. You want to make sure that you are not losing too many pounds per week. This might mean that you are losing muscle along with fat. Keep your carbohydrate intake at a level that allows you to lose a good healthy one to two pounds per week and you will not jeopardize your muscle.

Some good exercise is necessary along with your new eating habits to achieve a flat stomach and six pack abs. The best part of that is that with more exercise you burn more calories. Your body will become a calorie burning machine with enough exercise.

Now that you know the whole truth on getting a flat tummy and rock hard abs you are ready to go out and do it. It won’t be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.

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