How To Get Ripped Fast - 4 Nutrition Rules to Get a Six Pack

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When you’re trying to get a six pack to show off at the pool or beach, training in the gym is only part of the puzzle. In order to build truly impressive six pack abs, you absolutely MUST pay attention to your diet.

What you eat and what you don’t eat on a daily basis will have a huge impact on your results.

That being said, you don't need an advanced degree in nutrition in order to get rock-hard abs.

Follow these 4 simple diet rules to get a six pack, shed bodyfat and develop an impressive midsection.

Six Pack Abs Rule #1: Eat Less Carbohydrates

When you're trying to get a six pack and lose body fat, your number 1 goal must be carbohydrate depletion.

Simply put, the more carbohydrates you eat, the less likely you are to lose the extra layer of fat that’s covering your six pack.

This is true because carbs are your body's primary energy source. If you overdo your carbohydrate consumption, your body will use your carbohydrate stores as energy during training instead of stored body fat.

Here’s what to do to; first, cut out all refined and processed carbohydrates such as white bread, sugary cereals, candy and sweets as well as juice and soda.

These foods do nothing to help you get ripped and they’ll make it impossible for you to lose body fat.

Next, you’ll want to consume no more than 1 gram of carbs per pound of bodyweight every day. So if you weigh 180 pounds, you shouldn’t be consuming more than 180 grams of carbohydrates every day.

This is just enough carbs to support workout energy, but not enough to hinder carbohydrate depletion and fat loss.

And finally, make sure that you’re consuming slower-digesting carbohydrates which contain plenty of vitamins and minerals to fuel your workouts such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, fruits and green vegetables.

Six Pack Abs Rule #2: Eat More Protein

In order to support muscle growth and to avoid losing lean muscle tissue while cutting carbs, you must keep your protein intake high.

The simple rule to follow is to eat 1 gram of protein per pound of your bodyweight every day.

Get the majority of your protein from high quality amino-acid sources such as lean ground beef, lean steak, lean turkey, fish and chicken, and if you prefer; protein bars and shakes (although protein supplements are not mandatory especially when cutting carbs)

Six Pack Abs Rule #3: Eat More Fiber

By eating at least 4 to 6 grams of dietary fiber at every meal, you’ll get full faster and stay full longer because fiber decreases your appetite and enhances the length of time it takes for food to empty out of your digestive tract.

When you're trying to get a six pack, this is very helpful as you'll eat less overall calories throughout the day.

Aim to consume about 20 to 30 grams of dietary fiber every day for best results. Good sources of dietary fiber include apples, beans, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, green lettuce and green beans.

Six Pack Abs Rule #4: Control Your Fat Consumption

This simply means to focus on eating more good fats and less bad fats. Good fats include unsaturated fats such as those found in olive oil, fish, avocadoes, olives, nuts, natural peanut butter and eggs.

Bad fats come from refined and pre-packaged foods such as frozen dinners, baked sweets, pastries, and fried foods.

You'll want to avoid eating bad fats at all costs because they do nothing to help you build ripped abs and will put you at a greater risk for all kinds of illnesses and diseases.

That sums up the nutrition part of getting rock-hard abs. Stay tuned, because next week we’ll go over 4 training rules to get a six pack and develop a truly impressive midsection.

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Adi Crnalic

Adi Crnalic is a certified personal trainer, lifetime natural bodybuilder and muscle building & fitness expert. He writes all the articles and posts on this site. He was born in Bosnia and currently lives in the state of North Carolina, USA.

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