Despite being 52 years old I have a pretty good set of six pack abs. Surprisingly getting a six pack is not all that difficult because it involves more about diet than it does ab-exercises! As Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: “abs are made in the kitchen!”
And that is very true! To get six pack abs you need to watch your caloric intake, carb intake and amount of fat you intake (but not as much as you think!). Keep in mind everyone is different with their own unique metabolisms, current body weight and exercise habits so what I do may not be applicable to you.
Currently I ma 5’9” tall, weigh 163 lbs and exercise 4 to 5 days per week without fail. I also drink a lot of water every day, throughout the day. But it is my diet that helps me the most to stay fit and trim more than anything else!
I eat three small meals a day. The first is breakfast which is a fruit smoothie using a blender. This smoothie consists of frozen blueberries (1/2 cup), frozen raspberries (1/2 cup), green tea (1 cup), grape juice(2/3 cup) and peanut butter (1 large tbsp.).
This smoothie fills me up, provides antioxidants, fiber and protein. And it tastes GREAT!!
For me lunch is nothing more than a quick snack. I don’t want to eat anything heavy that will make me sleepy and sluggish later in the afternoon. Every day I eat one apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Sometimes I skip the apple if I am not all that hungry.
This quick lunch fills me up, is very healthy and provides energy for the remainder of the day! The people in my office are shocked at what I eat for lunch as they feel it is not adequate. Of course virtually all of these folks are very overweight, middle aged folks who all look like shit!
I don’t eat pasta, bread or potatoes as I don’t want any carbs in my eating plan to help me stay lean. For dinner I will have a glass or two of red wine, a small portion of protein (beef/chicken/fish) and a large serving of a green vegetable, such as spinach, brussel sprouts or broccoli with butter melted on top.
If I find I am not exercising as much as usual during any particular week I adjust my eating plan either up or down based on the increased/decreased level of physical activity. It’s that simple.
For me this works. I am eating whole foods that are healthy and not full of chemicals or unnecessary carbs. Follow something like this and couple it with daily exercise and make sure you focus on working your abs! After a period of time you too can have your six pack!!
article: My six pack abs daily diet.