Are you struggling to burn the belly fat off your body and get washboard abs? If so, you're not alone and it may not even be your fault! The only thing you did wrong was listen to the media and major diet companies. The truth is that every day, people like you and me are deceived into thinking that the only way to lose fat and get six pack abs is to spend our lives on the treadmill and/or doing hundreds of situps. This couldn't be farther from the truth!
Whether you want to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs you need to quit listening to 'popular opinion' and learn the strategies that really work in the real world to shed fat and get washboard abs. So say goodbye to the ab machines and diet pills, let's talk about reality.
If You're Doing The Following...Stop Immediately!
If you want to get washboard abs, the first thing you should do is stop jogging on the treadmill. When you perform a moderately intense cardio workout, your body may burn fat calories, but it will also burn muscle tissue. When you burn off your muscle tissue like that, you are actually lowering your metabolism and making it harder to lose fat and keep it off.
Next, stop doing so many ab exercises! The abdominals are a relatively small muscle group that don't need to be worked more than 3-4 times per week. And even then, you should only do about 5-10 minutes of ab workouts.
Here's What You Should Be Focusing On
The real key to getting a nice set of abdominals is to lose your belly fat. Once you burn off enough fat, your abs will begin to show through. And when you get your body fat low enough you'll get hard, ridged looking washboard abs.
So instead of spending all your time at the gym on a treadmill, head over to the free weights and start lifting heavy. Focus on full body exercises like power cleans, squats, rows, and bench presses. Lifting heavy weights like this will boost your metabolism and burn a ton of calories. Plus, you'll be building muscle instead of burning it off.
Once you get your workout down, you should turn your attention to your diet. It's so easy to eat all the wrong foods in our world that you have to get really proactive if you want to get anywhere near having washboard abs. Start with all the simple carbohydrates in your diet. Cut as much out as you can. This means white bread, sugar, pastries, pasta. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean you can never eat this stuff again, but you must stop eating it all the time.
Start eating more naturally occurring foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Eating healthy doesn't have to be a nightmare. Once you cut out a lot of the junk, you'll notice that the more natural foods will taste much better too.