The Secret to 6 Pack
Everywhere you turn, someone's promising
the next secret to getting 6 pack abs. Some of these so called
'secrets' have some degree of accuracy, while others, not so
much. Deciphering which are the best methods to getting 6 pack
abs is going to be critical to your having success with this
The biggest area you need to focus on
when trying to obtain 6 pack abs is going to be on your diet.
Like it or not, the old saying that 'abs are made in the
kitchen', is probably one of the most truthful statements in
the fitness industry. If your diet isn't in line, your stomach
is going to show it.
So, what should you be doing with your
First, ensure you are getting enough
protein. Not only is protein going to form the key building
blocks you need to build muscle tissue, but it's also going to
provide you with a better feeling of fullness than eating just
carbohydrates alone would for example. Protein is more
"expensive" than any other macronutrient meaning that your body
will burn more calories breaking down protein compared to carbs
Next, don't be afraid of dietary fat that
comes from primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
such as olive oils, fish oils, a mix of nuts, natural peanut
butter and avocado. While it's true that eating fat will
increase your calories fast, as long as you keep it between
20-30% it can be one of the best things to get 6 pack abs fast.
The important point here is that dietary fat helps keep your
insulin level stable, which, when high enough can actually
cause fat gain itself.
Furthermore, dietary fat will keep you
feeling the fullest for the longest duration in time; longer
than both protein or carbohydrates would. Interestingly, some
diets high in fat can get you 6 pack abs fast because your body
learn to metabolize fat for energy.
So, while you do need to watch it, be
sure you are getting some in your diet.
Finally, when it comes to carbohydrate
intake and getting 6 pack abs,
you want to focus most of your carbohydrate intake around the
post workout period.
The biggest reason for this is because
this is when your body is going to need those carbohydrates the
most and will really suck them up into the muscle tissue. When
you eat them at this time, it is least likely that they will
turn into body fat.
Additionally, consuming carbohydrates
during this period will also help to aid with muscle recovery
and repair, so that means less down time from the gym for
If getting 6 pack abs fast is your goal
than each meal you should consist of 1-2 cups of raw vegetables
to control insulin levels, improve absorption of your protein
and flood your body with vitamins, minerals, fiber and
So, if you are aiming to get 6 pack abs
in the coming months, have a good hard look at your diet. That
is the big secret that must not be overlooked if you are to
About the Author:
Vince DelMonte is the author of Your Six Pack
Quest found at http://www.YourSixPackQuest.com
He specializes in helping chubby guys and gals get six pack
abs without gimmicks, supplements or dieting.
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