When someone sees my transformation, the first thing I get asked is “how did you get your stomach to go down?” or “what kind of exercise do you suggest to get my stomach down?” The answer is that there is no secret or no amount of exercise that will give you flat abs until you learn to control what you put in your mouth.
It is really a simple process but I am amazed at how most of us have to complicate things in the pursuit of flat abs. What we need to understand is that you cannot have a slim waistline, flat abs, and nicely toned body doing hours of cardio or double triple sessions of exercise alone. The secret to a flat abs along with a well toned body starts in your kitchen.
I see people at the gym do some insane things day in and day out yet, after a couple of months the belly is still around. Guys have big biceps, skinny legs (I had to throw that one in there) and a belly. Ladies spend hours switching from one cardio equipment to the other, spending hard earned money to work with a personal trainer, and yes the belly is still around after months. Albert Einstein calls this “Insanity” “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results.” If you’ve been working out for months and your waistline hasn’t changed, it is a clear indication that your nutrition SUCKS. Yes someone had to tell you. I’ll be the bad guy and say it. Call this tough love because before this challenge ends I want to drill in your mind that “YOU CANNOT OUTRUN A BAD DIET”.
So What is the secret to flat abs?
- Stop the insanity and quit doing mad cardio or lifting when you know you eat pretty much anything. In some cases eating healthy food and loading it with butter, high fat creamy dressing, pigging out on cakes, ice cream, fries, burgers on a day to have 2 CLEANSING days afterwards, is not going to get you a flat tummy either.
- Instead of spending a lot of time doing cardio ladies, spend most of that time planning your meals.
- Once you have your mouth under control, know that it only takes 15 minutes or ab workout to sculpt tight abs.
- BE CONSISTENT: it is so easy to add 5 pounds in 1 week, but it takes time to lose 5 pounds and burn fat in the process. Be consistent with eating healthy natural food with quality workout and you will get flat abs.
So as long as the fat is seating over those muscles, I am sorry to say that you will not see a six pack, not even a 1 pack. You just cannot keep eating crappy, butter loaded, high sugar, processed low fat or sugar free junk, and expect to work it off at the gym and get flat abs. Work smart and not hard.