this is the tummy i want.
Listen, I realize there are a lot of people that don’t understand what it means to fit foods into your macronutrients. They don’t get how you can eat poptarts and get in better shape. I am not one of those people.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t JUST eat poptarts. I eat ice cream too.
Let’s be serious for a second. I could eat just poptarts and lose weight, but I don’t. Eating at a caloric deficit below your maintenance will let you lose weight, but if you aren’t getting an adequate amount of protein you will lose your muscle mass also. I am not willing to sacrifice what I have worked hard for, so I eat enough protein each day.
Besides poptarts I eat an ample amount of whole foods, vegetables, fruits and meats, but I also don’t deprive myself of the things that I love. I fit these extra things into my macronutrient intake when I want to and I enjoy them. This not only makes me happy, but it also satisfies any sort of urge I could ever have to cheat in any way. Eating at a caloric deficit to lose fat doesn’t have to be stagnant, boring or feel like deprivation when you are able to fit in a food that will make you happy.
You can disagree with me all you want, but you can’t disprove science and results. No one is saying you have to eat foods you don’t want to. You can be perfectly fine and achieve great results from being paleo, keto, vegetarian or just eating a regular balanced diet like I do.
What I am attempting to convey is that if you want a bowl of ice cream every once in awhile then make it fit your macronutrient intake for the day, enjoy it and get on with your life.
Imagine eating a diet consisting of the worst foods you can think of from McDonalds, but here and there you sneak in some vegetables or a healthy protein source. Will it effect your body composition in a good way? No, it won’t. Now let’s imagine that you have a superb diet consisting of good protein sources, whole foods, vegetables and fruits, but every once in awhile you eat a Big Mac. Is it going to effect your body composition in a bad way? No.
Don’t get upset because you don’t understand it.
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Pretty much what I go by.
ABS 101. (FOR FEMALES)
When I started working out, I wanted to achieve a flat six pack. I thought doing crunches right there and then would give me that sexy six pack I wanted but, I was wrong.
Doing crunches alone does not help you achieve abs. You have to work much harder than that. You would have to get rid of the fat on your stomach first by doing things I will be listing below. Doing crunches will only build muscles under your fat.
- How do you get six-pack or washboard abs?
The first thing you need to understand is this: We all have six-pack abs. Six-packs aren’t ‘created’ by doing ab exercises, they already exist. The reason most of us can’t see our abs is because they’re covered by a layer of fat. What this means is that:
- Doing ab exercises to achieve a six-pack is an impossible goal
- The only way to see your six-pack is to reduce your body fat
- The best way to reduce your body fat is with cardio, strength training and a healthy, low-calorie diet.
This doesn’t mean that ab exercises serve no purpose — strong abs support your spine and protect your back, especially when you focus on building core strength. However, keep in mind that your ab workout is just one part of a complete program when it comes to getting a six-pack.
- What are the best exercises for abs?
Almost any exercise that works your abdominals is effective. However, there is a definitive study that has ranked ab exercises in accordance with how much muscle they activate. According to the study, the number one exercise is the bicycle because it gets every part of your abs — the rectus abdominis, TVA and internal/external obliques.
- How to get rid of that spare tire or lower belly pooch around the abs?
— Regular cardio exercise in your Target Heart Rate Zone. Beginners might start with 2-3 days of cardio (such as walking) for as long as you can or up to about 30 minutes, increasing your time gradually each week. For intermediate or advanced exercisers, you should shoot for some type of activity most days of the week for 30-90 minutes in your target heart rate zone.
— Strength training for your entire body 1-3 non-consecutive days a week.
— A healthy low-calorie diet.
She deserves to be up on that pedestal.
the perfect stomach.