Though these dietary changes will not give you 6 packs on their own, they can make a hell of a difference and when paired with other methods like exercise, they can cause a flat tummy and 6 packs.
Following are four changes that you can make to your diet to improve your abs.
1. Eat fewer calories
Excess calories in the body are converted to fat for storage. One of the first parts that these fat are stored is in the belly, where it takes a lot of effort to get rid of.
For a flatter belly and improved ab muscles, cut out foods from your diet that are high in sugars, carbohydrates and fats.
2. Spread out your meals
The traditional habit of eating three heavy meals a day, with little or nothing in between, does not favor the smooth metabolism of fat.
If you were to split your meals up and spread them over a three hour interval, it would increase the body’s ability to burn fat, including those that are stored in your belly and hence improving the muscles and condition of your abs.
3. Eat protein
If you are looking to improve and expand your abs, it is only common sense that you provide the raw materials that it needs.
Proteins are the main constituents of muscles and because the body does not store them, you will need to eat foods high in protein regularly to maintain your muscles.
Proteins also raise your metabolic rate (the most of any other nutrient), meaning that more fats (including from your abs) are burnt off to leave you with a flat tummy and improved ab muscles.
4. Drink water
Your muscles need water to function properly. Water is needed for almost every chemical and metabolic reaction in the body and because your muscles are always metabolic active, even when you are sleeping or resting, it needs water constantly to continue those reactions in order to repair and strengthen themselves, or else they become weak and waste away.
Drink regularly to maintain the muscles of your abdomen, not only when you are thirsty, because thirst is the first sign of dehydration. In other words, it would be too late by then.
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