Just like targeted core training won’t help you get abs, eating very high protein and extremely low carb meals wouldn’t help either. It’s all about meal moderation when you are trying to get your core ripped. These 5 tips will lead you to some glorious abs!
1. Go ‘Low Carb’, Not ‘No Carb’
Going ‘no carb’ would absolutely wreck your health and it is definitely not the answer to your weight-loss problems. Carbs replenish glycogen, the fuel stored inside muscle cells which is essential to maintain and build muscles. Since muscles are metabolically active tissues, a strict low-carb diet will deplete your glycogen levels and eventually lead to difficulties in maintaining muscle. Moderate your carb intake and always accompany protein intake with smaller carb portions.
2. Distribute Protein Intake Throughout Your Day’s Meals
Going high protein while leaning surely does help but stuffing yourself with protein once or twice won’t necessarily help. If you want to see quick and visible results, distribute your protein intake throughout the meals you consume. Make sure all your meals have considerable protein portions. Same goes for protein shake supplementation.
3. Try Cutting Down On Sugar And Processed Carbs
It’s hard to eat right, agreed. But achieving popping abdominal muscles is no joke either. Sugar and processed carbs sometimes act against your shred regime. Cut out sugary products and processed carbs from your diet and the result will be right there to see.
4. Don’t Go Hungry For Long Periods Of Time
Your body doesn’t know the difference between nutrition and binge-eating. It’ll take whatever you dunk in. Always stay ahead of the curve and eat before hunger strikes. Also, eat after every 2-3 hours and try keeping your meals small, and rich in protein.
Insufficient water in the body hinders fat breakdown, slows the conversion of carbs into energy and slows down the loading of muscles with glycogen and amino acids. There you go, get your water bottles out!