Today I met a guy with an average body. His weight is about 165lbs and height is about 6 feet. For the guy having this height, 165lbs is a normal weight. So he asked me if it’s possible to get six pack abs without losing his weight. I thought to write an article on this as many people would have the same question this guy is having.
First of all you need to understand that you require to lose excess fat from your stomach in order for abs to be visible. Now you cannot lose fat from a particular area in your body. When you lose fat, you lose it from your entire body. So when you lose fat, you are certainly going to lose your weight.
In order to maintain your weight while losing fat, you need to convert fat into building muscles. i.e. You need a weight training along with losing fat in order to maintain your normal weight. When you workout, you lose excess fat and that fat converts into your muscle mass. This way you achieve your goal of losing excess body fat while maintaining normal weight. In fact, this is the safest and most recommend way to a healthy lifestyle.
When we talk about losing fat, it is important to concentrate more on diet than on workout. Workout may help you lose some fat and build muscles, but if you do not control your diet, the fat level isn’t going to get down easily, especially from your stomach area. Setup a good and healthy diet routine and stick to it until you get a total body fat percentage to about 11%.
The wonderful world of dieting is filled with rumours, innuendo, false information and a lot of truth but, how do you tell what’s what in order to choose good and healthy diet plans for women?
To help you find your way through the maze here area few established facts to get you on track.
A healthy diet plan that includes lots of lean meat, tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables, good carbohydrates and several glasses of water is the proven way to go.
The other part of eating a healthy diet plan that is rarely discussed is not only eating the right foods but doing it in a certain way that optimizes your body’s natural abilities to burn fat.
If you’re serious about losing weight then you already know this but, here’s a statement of the obvious.
Whenever possible stay the heck away from foods high in salt, sugar, saturated fat and empty calories. Leave the cakes and muffins for someone else. Drop the pastries and pick up an apple. Easy to say I know but once you get in the habit of avoiding high fat processed foods and go fresh you’ll quickly notice how good you’ll feel and that’s a wonderful feeling.
I’m not suggesting you can’t “cheat” once in a while and have a high calorie snack. You can. If you try to quit the junk food cold turkey, chances are you’ll do it for a while then have a relapse. So don’t be afraid to allow yourself a treat, just don’t make it an everyday occurrence.
Avoiding processed foods is really the key. I’m continually surprised at how many people think processed foods are healthy and as good for you as fresh. They’re not! Processed foods are usually stuffed with large amounts of salt, sugar, chemical additives and preservatives and saturated fat.
The really astonishing fact however is that processed foods are most often more expensive than fresh foods. So not only are you poisoning yourself with garbage food, you’re hitting yourself in the bank account as well. Double trouble.
To get the best weight loss and fat burning results, pick a healthy diet plan rich in fresh foods, with plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Combine that with eating the right foods in the right way and you’ll be amazed at how effective it will be in helping you lose weight and get the body you’ve always wanted.
Have you tried everything possible to try to lose weight? You gone to the gym for countless hours and pay much starve yourself to try to put off those pounds, but nothing seems to work? If the answer is yes, then you need to note that this might not be your fault. A lot of the time people fail to lose weight because of one major reason. What is it?
The reason why a lot of people fail to lose weight is because of their metabolism. You might not even know it, but your metabolism might be keeping you from putting off those pounds that you have been trying to get rid of. Isn’t it nice to know that it’s not your fault? Isn’t it nice to know that you don’t have to be faxed the rest of your life? How can you get skinny again?
If you want to get skinny again, and be happy, then you need to take control of your metabolism. You can easily do this if you stop letting it be the enemy and work with it instead. How does that work?
The way this works is that you can start eating food that promotes a faster metabolism. This can work for anyone who’s trying to lose weight, and especially well for those who are on the heavier side. We can solve this problem together by acknowledging the weight gain and fighting against it in a way that will make the pounds come off of you easily and will make you happy and skinny again.