How to make my abs visible | 5 best tips you’ll ever get

How to make my abs visible | 5 best tips you’ll ever get

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Let me start by bringing you the good news.

You do have killer abs! 

Believe me, they’re there! 

Even if you’ve got 100lb or more to lose, they’re in there.

Right, now that i’ve assured you that your abdominals are hiding away under there, its time to step it up and teach 5 best tips you’ll ever get on how to make your abs visible!

To reveal your abs, your body fat percentage need to be reasonably low. 

Fo men, if you’re around 6 to 17 percent body fat, your abs should be noticeably visible.

For women, the range is 14 to 24 percent body fat.

So how do we achieve this? And is it even possible without being miserable?

Let me get one thing straight, it is absolutely achievable! And you can achieve this.

All it takes is a strong will to make it happen, basic nutritional knowledge discipline and consistency.

Now let break it down into 5 steps. 

These are the 5 best tips you can ever possibly get when it comes to how to make your abs show and achieving long term successful weight management.

Girl with toned abs

1. Stop obsessing over calories

Calorie counting

Like many people, you probably believe that counting every calorie is the only way to truly reach your weight loss goals and this is how to make your abs visible? 

Well that’s absolutely totally false. 

You can definitely reach your weight loss goals without obsessing over counting every calorie.

In fact, its not necessary to ever count calories in order to lose weight and reveal your abs.

First, it is an incredibly  tedious and frustrating task, and lets be honest here, are you going to maintain that long term?

I highly doubt it, unless you are paying for a nutritionist to write you plans…which teaches you nothing and only costs you money. 

Second, given the high possibility that you will eventually give up on the calorie counting, this usually results in a relapse of bad eating behaviors and weight gain which can see you starting at square one again. 

So, whats the alternative? Learning proper portion control.

This gives you far better maintainable long term control of your diet and will result in reaching your weight loss goals faster and better long term weight management.

So that’s tip one! Stop stressing about counting calories to lose weight and make your abs visible.

Instead save yourself the headache and learn long term weight management through portion control.

2. Chill out on the exercise and focus on your diet

Fit girl drinking juice

Although exercise is important for weight loss and overall mind and body health, what you eat is the most important thing to focus on for optimal health.

Whats shows on the outside, reflects what you put inside your body. 

You could spend hours each week pounding the treadmill and doing high intensity workouts, but if you’re not paying close attention you the vitamins and nutrients you are consuming, you will struggle to see positive results.

Its all about calories in vs calories out. 

And no I am not referring to counting calories! But all foods contain calories, and if you consume more than your daily energy expenditure, your body will store the excess calories as fat. 

This is why it is so important to learn proper portion control.

Once you know how to manage the amount and types of food your body requires each day, you can manage your weight effectively through diet being the main player, and exercise being a helping hand.

3. Learn portion control

Plate of healthy food

Portion control is so important when you want to get lean and make your abs visible.

When it comes to consuming the right amounts of food each meal, counting calories is not the way I like to do it.

Nor, will I teach this to anyone wanting to lose weight and manage their weight loss and body goals long term.

In fact I have an entire article dedicated to How to lose weight easily without counting calories.

Instead, teaching you the right portion sizes is absolutely key to real long term success.

Its maintainable, super easy and it works!

Knowing how to monitor what you consume and what you should be consuming is something that many people don’t know. 

I want to give you my free portion size guide that I use in my 21-Day Weight Loss Diet Plan.

You can download it below. 

Download your FREE portion size guide!

No more counting calories! Use this easy alternative.

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    Instead of wasting time counting calories, you can easily measure your portion size with your hands.

    Counting calories is not always accurate, you have no real way to know exactly how many calories you are consuming anyway, so why not save yourself the time and frustration and take the much simpler and highly affective option of measuring with your hands.

    Lets say you are following a healthy high protein diet, a low carb diet, or even the keto diet. This is great, but if you’re not keeping track of how much you are consuming this can result in weight gain, no matter how healthy the food might be. 

    Its science – if you consume more calories than your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), your body will store the excess calories as fat.

    One of the best ways to keep track of how much food you are consuming, is to meal prep.

    Here you can learn How to meal prep properly | 4 Simple steps.

    Meal prepping saves time, money and keep you on track with your diet and weight loss goals.

    The 21-Day Low-Carb Weight Loss Diet Plan takes out all the guess work and teaches you exactly what you should be consuming each day. 

    It is super flexible and allows you to eat what you want when you want within the flexible approved foods list.

    Tracking your daily food intake is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, burn fat and make your abs visible. 

    4. Increase protein 

    Eating a diet high in protein and low in carbs is one of the most effective ways to make your abs visible.

    Lets take a look at protein, why it is such an important macronutrient and how it can help us lose weight and reveal our abs. 

    Protein, carbohydrates and fat make up the three most important macronutrients we need for our bodies to function at their best. 

    Protein is responsible for your body’s growth, strength and repair.

    Amino acids are what protein is made up of, and which are the building blocks for muscle tissue.

    Research indicates that if you increase protein intake it could have significant effects on your appetite, metabolic rate, weight and body composition.

    It could even reduce your cravings by 60%.

    Studies also suggest that a diet high in protein could increase your metabolism by 80–100 calories per day, and help you eat up to 441 fewer calories per day.

    When it comes to protein and abdominal fat, another study suggests that protein was linked to a significantly reduced chance of gaining fat in the abdominal area ,over a period of 5 years in women.

    It is said that eating protein can suppress your appetite for many hours after.

    Eating a diet high in protein and lower in carbs is proven to help you lose weight, increased fat burning. 

    A high protein diet will definitely help you make your abs more visible.

    5. Avoid processed food

    Avoiding processed food and drinks is easily one of the simplest ways to lose weight, burn fat and get your abs popping.

    But first, lets define processed food.

    What is processed food?

    Processed food is when you have taken a whole food out of its original form.

    Sounds simple right?

    Now you’re probably be thinking… so not all processed food is bad?

    Correct. Not all processed food is bad. But thats where it gets complex.

    Processed can be freezing, canning, baking, fermenting, drying, cooking, pickling etc. 

    The raw, whole ingredients has been  altered from its natural form  through some sort of process.

    But when it comes to processed food and weight management, you don’t need to be too concerned about fermented, canned, frozen fruit and veggies, protein powders and certain supplements.

    The processed food you want to avoid if you want to lose weight and make your abs visible is the packaged food with a whole lot of added sugar, salt, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, MSG, refind flour, trans fats, sucrose, corn syrup etc.

    Here are some examples of foods to avoid when trying to lose weight and especially around your abdominal area you you can reveal your abs:

    • Packaged microwave dinners
    • Chocolate
    • Candy
    • Most breakfast cereals
    • Snack bars and packets (fruit rolls, nut bars, cereal bars, flavored corn thins and rice crackers etc)
    • Chips
    • Fries
    • Most bread (I recommend whole grain bread that has had the least amount of processing and additives possible)
    • biscuits, cookies, scones, donuts, cake
    • Fried food
    • Most plant based burger patties or any “vegan/vegetarian’ version of meat.

    You do not need these foods in your diet. 

    You might crave them and think you need them, but this is only because you have trained your body to crave them over the years.

    The good news is, you can easily retrain your body and reset your system to crave the foods it needs in order to function at its best, lose weight, and of course finally make your abs visible.

    This is achieved through some pretty simple step by step methods.

    The 21-Day Weight Loss Plan & Wellness Guide teaches you exactly how to do this, and give you the skills to maintain this long term. 

    Conclusion

    To make your abs visible, exercise alone will not bring you the results you are looking for.

    When I say “abs are made in the kitchen”, I mean it!

    Although exercise is extremely important for overall health and wellness, a well balanced healthy diet is key to achieving real results.

    Diets such as the 21-Day Weight Loss Plan & Wellness Guide will help you quickly achieve your weight loss and body goals, as well as teaching you how to maintain your health and weight long term.

    To get started or take a more in depth look at what this plan offers, you can check it out here. 

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