6 Tips for Six-pack Abs
A Six-pack of Tips
❱ Pro bodybuilder Carlo Filippone, aka the “Muscle Chef” and founder of Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, has one simple mantra when it comes to getting shredded: Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.
“I tell people to focus on their exercise routine and bump up their cardio if they want to increase energy levels, improve overall physical health, and keep their minds sharp,” Filippone says. “But if they really want to lose weight, I tell them to focus on their diet. When it comes to weigh loss, 75 percent is diet and 25 percent comes from exercise. These stats are actually backed up by an analysis of more than 700 weight-loss studies that found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.”
You can’t out-train a bad diet. That’s the broad take Ǥ ϐ ǡ offers these six action points for dropping body fat and showing off those abs: 1) Drink only water. Skip the diet sodas, juices and aftergym bar crawl. 2) Make fruits and raw vegetables your only snack foods. 3) Limit fat intake to naturally occurring plant-based foods, such as avocados and nuts. 4) For proper portion control, no item on your plate should be bigger than a deck of cards. 5) Go through the exercise of food journaling for at least one week — it’s the only clear way to understand what, and how much, you’ve been eating. 6) Consider enrolling in a meal-plan program, in which the portion control and nutritional balance is done for you. People are highly inaccurate when it comes to estimating their daily caloric intake. (Filippone offers services at Elitelifesytlecuisine.com, and Myfitnesspal. com is a good resource as well.)