Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Secrets to Eating For Excellent Abs - Gain the Energy You Need For High Intensity Workouts!

by Brad Nickell

Tempting food is everywhere. The second you leave the gym, you are assaulted by the odors of French fries and burgers from the fast food joint down the street. You head to the grocery store, only to have your senses further assailed by glossy bags of potato chips and cookies, which promise to send you to processed-carb heaven if only you will give them your attention for a few moments.

The truth is, it has never been easier to find, prepare, and consume our food. When you consider the fact that as a species, human beings were designed as hunter-gatherers, it becomes evident that we were never supposed to eat many of the tantalizing foods that surround us today.

Luckily, we live in an age when healthy, life giving food is in as much abundance as foods that are overly processed and filled with excess fat, salt and sugar. It is important to focus on eating these foods, especially when working on improving the appearance and function of abdominal muscles.

The things we should avoid eating are not hard to spot. Almost anything that is crunchy, bite sized and does not fall into the nut or vegetable category ought to be avoided, especially if it has been deep fat fried. Any product that has been designed for shelf stability via the inclusion of sugar or high fructose corn syrup as one of the first few ingredients ought to be given the heave-ho. Finally, any item which is masquerading as food but is so far from its' natural origins as to be unrecognizable should not be allowed anywhere near anyone who wishes to improve his or her body.

Let nature be your guide and focus on eating the right amount of the right kinds of food. Protein can come in many forms - get lean, high quality protein. Fish is great because it also contains Omega-3 fatty acid, which is essential to health. Skinless poultry is also good, as is lean pork and beef. Even if you are not a vegetarian, consider getting some of your daily protein intake from soy products and legumes. Variety will help you to be creative with your menus which will in turn help you to stay on the right track.

Carbohydrates are beyond important for maintaining a healthy body - just be sure that they are coming from the right place. The best sources are vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Be careful with sugar, which can contribute to excess belly fat. Some things that masquerade as "healthy" are really just a sugar rush waiting to happen. For example, eat an orange instead of drinking a big glass of orange juice.

Fat does have its' place in a healthy diet, and it is essential to some very important functions. Just be sure to have the right kind of fat - for instance, enjoy extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. If you have to have cream in your coffee, try using a healthy soy substitute instead of the real stuff.

By making just a few easy changes to your diet, you can shed the extra belly fat that is hiding your abdominal muscles. Eating right will help you have the stamina to improve your workouts, and soon enough, the results will speak for themselves.

About the Author
Brad writes to tell you about exercise and fitness. If you want a great workout try the Get Insanity Workout with shaun t.. or check out the new RevAbs Workout with Brett Hoebel to target the abs.