How To Lose Weight And Develop Your Abs Quickly

By Howe Russ

With everybody trying to search for instant fitness results, it's little surprise that one of the most popular searches on Youtube is 'how to get a six pack in 3 minutes'. However, not everything is too good to be true. Today you'll learn how to lose weight and develop your abdominal muscles quickly with five basic, proven diet principles.

Of course, the speed of your progress depends upon where you are starting from and how much weight you have to shed. But if you are willing to apply yourself and work hard to reach your goal then it is by no means unreasonable to set yourself a target of achieving a toned midsection in the next two to three months. []

You may have heard the following expression. Abs are developed in the kitchen not in the gym. In order to see the fruits of your hard efforts in the gym you will need to adhere to a few 'rules' with regards to your daily diet. Are you ready?

1. Lower your daily calorie intake.

2. Get your protein, carbohydrate and fat intake in check.

3. Learn how keeping your junk foods in your diet can actually help you.

4. Drink water regularly.

5. High intensity exercise.

Let's begin with a calorie deficit. This basically means eating less than you do at the moment. Most people lie to themselves about how much food they eat during the course of an average day, so in order to work this out properly it would be wise to record a food diary over three days. Then simply operate on slightly less calories from now on.

In order to really make the most of that new calorific deficit, however, we should ensure that not only are you getting fewer calories but they are also coming from superior sources than they used to. This means getting your intake of fat, protein and carbohydrates worked out correctly. Simply aim for 40% of your calorie target from protein, 40% from carbohydrates and 20% from fats. The '4-4-2' system is time tested and simple to follow.

The biggest mistake a lot of individuals make when they are trying to shed unwanted pounds is to stop eating all of their favorite foods. Use your favorite 'cheat foods' as a rewards scheme. If you don't take any days off and you stop eating everything you enjoy, you'll probably come off the rails after just a couple of weeks and all your hard efforts in the gym will be worthless. Don't be afraid to have a day off and take in some unhealthy foods, it it helps you stick to your diet long-term then it's a great thing!

If you are trying to get slimmer one of the best things you can do is to increase your water intake. You may have heard the myths that you'll end up retaining water around your stomach but, contrary to popular belief, people who drink enough water do not suffer from water retention at all. In fact, science shows that it primarily affects those who don't get enough. Shoot for 8 glasses on an average day, more if you are exercising. []

Rule five is the final point because it needs a little bit of explaining. Rather than spending hours in the gym pounding on the treadmill, bored out of you mind, try using high intensity interval training. Not only are the fat burning benefits far better than regular cardiovascular exercise, your workouts will become far more fun too.

Try the sample session below:

* Full Leg Raises.

* Torso Twists.

* Max Plank.

To use a HIIT approach with this type of circuit simply perform each move for 45 seconds and keep rest periods down to the bare minimum. Once you have got through one round of each move grab a minute's rest and then go round once more. Three rounds would take less than 10 minutes, but the results to be had from high intensity training are superb.

So, before you stress about how to lose weight or spend money on products which claim to yield miracle results, take some time to apply the strategies you have picked up today. Sure, it might not be able to show you how to get a six pack in 3 minutes but then again, you want something which actually works, don't you?

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