I see time and time again people killing themselves in the gym, doing hundreds of crunches thinking that it’s the key to the six pack abs they have been longing for. Don’t get me wrong…it is great to work your core, I love to work my core but that is NOT what sheds the fat. That’s right everyone….ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. If you ever wondered why I am so overkill on my eat clean rants, it is because it works! Eating clean and healthy is not only going to make you feel good, it is also going to help you break down the fatty tissue stored around your belly and bring out those hidden abs.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FLATTEN YOUR MIDSECTION, HERE ARE SOME MUST DO TIPS IN THE KITCHEN THAT SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE:
Commit 100% to a clean eating diet. You will not be perfect but commit to a clean lifestyle most of the time and you will get there.
Cut out all processed food. That means anything you did not make yourself, don’t eat it. If you must, limit your intake to the most minimal amount possible but still steer clear of unnatural chemicals and ingredients.
Cut Out refined sugar and salt. For obvious reasons, refined sugar and salt can cause extreme bloating. Removing them from your diet will not only help your abs, but also help your health. If you need something to sweeten up a dish, try agave nectar, honey or brown rice syrup; all healthy, natural options. For your salt, switch up to sea salt.
Add healthy fats such as nuts, avocado and oils. There is a HUGE difference between the fat in olive oil and the fat in nachos. Healthy fats are extremely good for you and a must have in your diet to help burn the bad fat. These fats will help you ramp up your bodies fat burning ability and help you burn fat faster.
These foods are a few of my fave that help me keep my abs trim and lean:
1. Chicken- lean protein
2. Avocado- healthy fat
3. Asparagus- natural diuretic
4. Eggs- protein and good fats
5. Strawberries- helps with bloat
6. YouthH2O – super antioxidants and stimulates your body’s own pituitary gland which creates more growth hormone. With this it helps to shed fat.
Good luck and eat clean and watch those abs appear just in time for the summer!
Thanks for reading!