When it comes to creating a perfect body, it is painfully obvious that exercise alone is only half the job. The other half can be achieved with dieting. Why is dieting this important?
Diet and shape
If the physical activity is something that is not completely exhausting and physically strenuous, then something more is needed for having an attractive body. It is not news when we say that dieting should be healthy and well balanced. There are fast diets that help people reduce a lot of weight in a short period, but there is also a risk of returning those lost pounds after a while if a new diet is not started. A healthy diet must include 5 meals, maybe even more. This is because the rate of basal metabolism should be kept at the highest possible level and one of the ways to achieve that is by keeping the digestive system constantly active. Of course, more meals mean that they contain lesser amounts of food. Furthermore, lesser food quantities will lead to reduction of the diameter of the intestines and that will reduce the diameter of the stomach, which is one of the most important things to achieve with exercising and dieting – six packs.
Abdominal muscles are divided into lower, upper and side ones and developing all of those is needed for creating an impressive six pack. When it comes to exercising, sit ups, crouches and leg raises should be done. The entire cardio workout should be performed in order to reduce the overall amount of fat tissue in the body, including the abdominal area. It would be pointless to have really strong muscles, but hidden under layers of fat. When it comes to diet for six pack abs, it is not different than for any other muscle group in the body. This means that there are certain foods that must be avoided, with no excuses, and some of those are white bread (and food made from white flour), candies, soda juices, white sugar etc. Actually, all the food labeled as junk or fastfood must be excluded. As for food that can be used, we are talking about healthy meat proteins (chicken, tuna fish), veggies, fruits, grains etc. Also, one of the most important things that should be added in the menu is water and it should be taken in large amounts.