Power Foods to Help Burn Fat and Build Your Abs

Here is a list of Power foods that will help you burn calories and trim fat while you exercise.

From The Abs Diet book by David Zinczenko

The Power Foods

There are a few recipes that you can make using “The Abs Diet,” and it contains a 7 day meal plan, made up of 12 ‘power foods’, along with recipes. One meal per week is designated as a ‘cheat’ meal – where you eat anything you want. The book advises avoiding foods like fatty meats, processed/refined carbs, and high-sugar foods.

12 Power Foods for sculpting Abs and losing weight
1) Almonds and Other Nuts eaten with skins intact.
2) Beans and Legumes
3) Spinach and Other leafy Green Vegetables
4) Olive  Oil
5) Instant Oatmeal: Unsweetened, unflavored
6) Eggs
7) Turkey and lean meats. Lean steak, white meat chicken, fish
8) Peanut Butter – All-natural, sugar-free.
9) Dairy – low-fat milk and fat free mil, yogurt, cottage cheese
10) Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals
11) Extra-Protein (Whey) Powder
12) Raspberries and Other Berries


The Flat Tummy Myth

This is what The New Abs Diet author says in response to spot reducing:

“…you can’t spot reduce per se. That’s a myth. But if people lose weight – particularly if they’re doing some moderate exercise at the same time – they’ll lower their body fat and will likely notice that loss in their bellies since that’s where most of the fat lives…”

Unfortunately this isn’t quite true. Women, in particular, carry most of their fat deposits around the thighs and hips. Also, belly fat can quite often be the lastplace that fat disappears from. However the book does is aimed at men which may explain the authors comments.

The New Abs Diet also contains a chapter on how to get 8 pack abs for those that think a 6 pack just isn’t good enough.

Info from The Abs Diet book by David Zinczenko

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