Ab Diet: Six meals a day - Six options each.
Do you want ...abs? Because that's how you get abs. Combined with cardio and HIIT, ab and core training the Ab Diet will help you tone up and define your muscles. This is a short-term diet designed to get you into a better shape but it shouldn't be run for over two months. The power for kicking and punching, running acceleration and overall body strength comes from a better, stronger core. Abs are not just for show, they are your body's natural armor.
|Meal 6 / late night snack|
1 Buy chicken breasts, plain greek yogurts and cottage cheese, oatmeal, turkey and pork ham (lean), sweet potato, tuna cans, frozen vegetables, apples, oranges and pears in bulk.
2 Buy frozen vegetables (beans, broccoli, spinach) or freeze fresh for easier storage, it takes roughly 20-25 minutes to roast frozen veggies in the oven covered with foil from frozen. Keep only basic fresh stuff on hand e.g., tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.
3 Meals 2, 4 & 6 are snacks and should be fairly small. Ideally you want to have only one type of fruit a day so pick one and spead it through two snacks e.g., half a banana in the morning and then half a banana with a few nuts for Meal 2.
4 You can replace Meals 2, 4 & 6 with protein shakes if you use shakes.
5 Intake of nuts and nut butter should be carefully controlled - you can have one or the other in 24hrs. If you are having nuts in the morning and during the day, split a handful into two portions.
6 Pre-cook Meals 3 & 5 when possible.
7 Potatoes are easily microwaved, half a sweet potato into two halves and microwave for 10-15 minutes until cooked all the way through.