If it were easy to get abs we would ALL have them! Here are your abs’ top 5 worst enemies! Eliminate these from from your diet and start rockin that 6 pack at your next pool party!
Dairy… Lactose specifically is where the carbohydrates in milk come from. Complex carbohydrates are converted into glycogen in the liver and used for the body’s energy source, thus inhibiting the body from burning it’s fat as a resource. Intake of excessive carbohydrates leads to an uptake in the body’s blood sugar levels, triggering the body to produce more insulin. Insulin promotes and aids in fat storage in the body. Therefore dairy, even the low fat options are a no no if you want to see that 6 pack!
Alcohol has the same metabolic products as the dreaded fructose. VLDL’s. Very Low Density Lipoproteins. The worst kind! These are terrible for the arteries and even worse for the waistline. One of those delicious tasty adult beverages equates to the fat production from about 3 teaspoons of sugar. Alcohol drinks do not = abs!
Refined carbohydrates like bread, pasta, white rice and starchy vegetables like potatoes cause insulin release, and insulin causes fat to be deposited. You must reduce all carbs but completely eliminate the more refined ones if you want your abs to show their beautiful selves!
As Arnold Schwarzenegger once called it “the white devil”… Yep, you got it .. It’s sugar. The single most contributing factor to the obesity epidemic in America. If you are consuming sugar you will definitely not be seeing those abs anytime soon! Sugar is hidden so many foods and drinks! You must become a compulsive label reader to ensure that you’re not eating sugar regularly . It is TOXIC! Even in “heathy” foods that you may think are ok to eat when trying to lean out that midsection! Foods that contain sugar such as fruits and natural sugars such as honey will also need to be kept to a minimum. Sugar is 50% fructose which is immediately converted to fat in the body. Even a small amount would be detrimental to the 6 pac dreamer!
#5- SATURATED FAT!
Saturated fats are considered the bad form of fats. This is because saturated fats affect your total blood cholesterol and your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease. Dietary sources of saturated fat include animal products, such as meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. Plant sources, such as coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil, also contain saturated fats. Always opt for the most lean source of protein! Examples of high-saturated fat, high-calorie foods include beef fat, lard, cream, butter and many processed baked goods or fried foods.
Stay away from these 5 “ABS ENEMIES” and slowly watch yours begin to come out to play!
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