Before you start working out and training your abs, you should make sure that your eating a diet that gives you the muscle building nutrition that you need. You could workout on a standard diet, but by doing this your missing out on a huge muscle gain and fat loss opportunity. So take a few minutes to read this article through and learn what goes into a great abs diet plan.
So now let see what sorts of things go into a great six pack abs eating plan. First off your going to need carbohydrate. Many people will argue with me about that and tell me that you need as little carbs as possible. But I assure you that you will want to be eat carbs so your body continue to run on full energy.
You see, carbs keep your energy levels up son without them your body will slow down and build muscle very slowly if at all. This is because you will not have the energy stores with which to build muscle.
Divide your bodyweight by two and this is how much carbs you need to consume in grams. Aim to eat your carb allowance before and after a workout as this is when your body will need it most.
Protein is the next component to getting six pack abs. Meats like Fish, Beef and Lamb contain this. It's critical that you get enough because these are literally the building blocks for your body. So without them you won't be able to build even a pound of muscle because your body won't have the raw materials to make the tissue.
Of course your diet right now will contain some protein, but you should try to be eating about 1.5 grams per pound of your bodyweight for best results. As well as this try to eat another 20g before and after your exercise routine.
You will in fact need fat for this diet. Fat is what keeps a lot of your bodies functions running, so the minute you stop eating fat you'll body will not be able to build muscle as fast. Multiply your bodyweight by 0.2 and this is how much fat you need in grams.
Every time I go to the gym I watch as people toil away with abs workouts, whilst not getting anywhere. What they don't know, is that doing these kinds of exercises will not burn the belly fat hiding there abs! They'd be able to lose there fat right away if they ate less calories, kept to an eating plan like this one and did some cardio training.
So only eat 10 calories for each pound of your weight. You may notice that this is in fact quite a bit less than you may be used to eating, but I assure you that by sticking to this amount you'll lose your belly fat faster than ever.
You now have the principles you need to build your own six pack diet - get started. Some foods that you might want to include are: quinoa, lentils, pork, egg whites and lamb. Those are some foods that I really enjoy, mostly because of the nutritional value they provide.