It’s no secret…we all want a six-pack.
And I’m not talking about beer. I’m talking about your abs!
For years I had done crunches. And more crunches. And more crunches. But that six-pack always continued to elude me.
After having 3 kids, I thought my dreams of a six-pack were done. Forever. How could one with permanent stretch marks and leftover saggy skin ever have abs?
Well, I’m here to tell you, you can!
And you don’t have to do a ton of crunches to get them. Because, abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym!
Let me share with you a little secret…
You already have a six-pack abs. Yes, under that belly fat, lies a perfect six-pack. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at your kid’s abs…they are perfect, and they have probably never done a sit-up in their life!
But over time, as we exercise less and eat more, those abs become covered in belly fat. So you head to the gym and torture yourself with a ton of crunches. And after you torture yourself, you head to your nearest Starbucks are consume your favorite frappucino, which can be more than 500 calories. And so the cycle begins. Trust me, I know. I used to be there.
It wasn’t until I changed my diet that my abs really started to show. So what did I do in the kitchen to get my six-pack?
- cut out store bought treats
- cut way back on white flour and refined sugar
- added healthy fats to my diet such as nuts, avocados, and coconut oil
- tracked my calories to make sure I was eating less than I was burning
- added more lean protein to my diet such as lean chicken, fish, and Greek yogurt
- increased my water intake
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t do any abdominal work. You still need to do that to define and chisel those abs, but you are NOT going to see them until you change your relationship with food! Period.
Next week, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite abdominal exercises.