The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you′ve got to tweak your diet. All of the best waist-whittling foods contain fiber to banish bloat, antioxidants to boost your abs routine′s effectiveness, and protein to help maintain a healthy metabolism. Here, the top 10 choices for flatter abs.
This is no deprivation diet: You′ll eat three meals and two snacks daily, plus each dish packs a filling balance of 45 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 25 percent healthy fats. When it comes to drinks, Forberg recommends sticking to no- and low-cal picks like coffee, tea, and water.
There′s a lot of recent buzz about the ketogenic diet, aka the "keto diet," which has received a ton of praise from elite athletes (eh hem, LeBron James) as it is low in carbohydrates and high in good fats, and it provides a lot of energy.
One in 10 millennials are vegan, according to to a report in Nutrition Business Journal. Call it a lifestyle or call it an elimination diet—either way, it′s picking up steam due in part to like backers like Beyonce.
Going on a high-protein diet may help you tame your hunger, which could help you lose weight. You can try it by adding some extra protein to your meals. Give yourself a week, boosting protein gradually.
High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, like The Atkins Diet, have been widely promoted as effective weight loss plans. These programs generally recommend that dieters get 30% to 50% of their total calories from protein.
Eating like a bird is, well, for the birds. That′s why we′ve packed our diet with delicious, filling foods proven to help you drop pounds. And you can save your energy for your workouts, because these meals are crazy-simple to prepare.
At four months post-pregnancy, I still wasn′t feeling quite like myself. And while I was finally in a somewhat regular workout routine (well, as regular as you can get with a new baby), my diet was all over the place. I was trying to get back to eating clean 80/20 percent of the time.