The Six Pack Diet – How to Get Your Ripped Abs

six pack tipsSit-ups and other exercises develop your abs, but to see them you need a good six pack diet.  Eating right, and the right amounts, while working out will give you the six pack you want  to see.

The reason you don’t have a six pack is because you’re carrying too much fat on your stomach.  You have abdominal muscles right now, but your have too much stuff covering them up.

What you really need is to lower your body fat percentage.  Once you have that low enough, around 8-9%, your cut muscles will shine through.

No, this isn’t easy – it takes hard work.  But with good information it can be simple, and that counts for a lot.  Lets get started on your six pack!

Eating Right

Eating right means not eating just whatever you want.  You need to eat good, nutritious food to fuel your workouts and just the right amount of it.  Too much, you put on fat; too little, you can’t function & your body thinks it’s starving, & you put on fat too.

First, you want to have a balance of different foods in every meal you eat.  You need a balance of carbohydrates (bread, rice, potatoes, etc.), lean meats (egg whites, lean turkey breast, lean tuna, etc.), and healthy fats (Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, walnuts, soybean oil, etc.).

The protean will help your muscles recover after workouts, the carbs will give you energy till your next meal, and the fats will give you the small amount of fats that your body needs to function well.  Perfect balance :-)

When to Eat?  All the Time!

The other part of eating right is eating frequently.  Most people these days eat 3 meals a day, or 2 big ones if they’re rushed.  And maybe a chocolate bar from a vending machine as a pick me up.  BIG MISTAKE.

Your body’s metabolism regulates how fast you burn the food you eat.  Slow metabolism, it takes a long time to digest food; fast, you need more food all the time!

By eating many small meals a day on the six pack diet, you can speed up your metabolism.  Your body gets used to burning that small amount of food when you eat it, and then wants more.

So, on a six pack diet you should be eating 5-6 times a day. 7 If you are overly obsessive and committed, but 6 meals is great.  Eaten every 2-3 hours, these will keep your workouts fueled and your body constantly burning calories.

This will, in turn, help you burn off fat you have and not put on any more.  Just by eating right and frequently, you will be tons closer to getting your six pack abs.

How Much to Eat? How Do You Know If You’re Making Progress?

There are other components to a good six pack diet.  You need to count calories to make sure that you’re eating just the right amount of food and  measure you body fat percentage to make sure you’re making progress.

Putting all these parts together will put you miles closer to getting your six pack.  It just takes YOU to decide to get it.

About the Author

By: Aaron McCloud

I’m Aaron McCloud and run Complete Strength Training, a site devoted to providing high-quality info about strength training. I

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