The Abs Diet?

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    Dec 22, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried The Abs Diet?

    I am trying to loose weight and gain muscle and I heard that this was great. I have been on it only for a few days and I was wondering if anyone has had any success with it
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    Dec 22, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
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  • NYCguy74

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    Dec 22, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    I've never followed it, but i have used parts of it.

    Seeing as it's basically just guidelines to healthy eating, you really can't go wrong.
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    Dec 23, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    I have used to Abs Diet, and as mentioned, it is really just a set of common sense guidelines for healthy eating.

    There is the standard "12 secrets" kind of stuff in there, but it is more flexible than some of the other diets around.
    Perhaps the most interesting part is the first few chapters that deal with physiology and nutrition. The author also shows why other diets such as Aitkens and South Beach don't work, which is a fascinating read.

    Put simply, they recommend limited intake of high GI carbs without cutting them out altogether. It also aims to put more fibre, vegetables, pulses and nuts into your diet while controlling consumption of fats, sugars and cholesterol.

    It's pretty good really.
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    Dec 23, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    I first read the book and did the diet a couple years ago. It definitely worked and to this day I still follow some of the book's tips. I have to say, though, I didn't get to where I wanted to until I started watching my calorie intake. But I would still definitely give the book a read, I think you will find it very helpful.
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    Dec 30, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    Tim_Gunn saidI first read the book and did the diet a couple years ago. It definitely worked and to this day I still follow some of the book's tips. I have to say, though, I didn't get to where I wanted to until I started watching my calorie intake. But I would still definitely give the book a read, I think you will find it very helpful.


    I was about to say the same thing. It has a lot of great tips for overall better and healthier eating habits, and it's really easy to get into.

    Give it a shot.

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    Apr 20, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    I used the Abs Diet for a while. I agree with a lot of the principals however, I didn't have that great transformation that I was looking for.

    I switched to body for life after I finally opened my mind. With Body for Life I eat six times a day just like the abs diet except they are balanced portions of carbs and protein. I get a whole free day each week instead of just on free meal.

    Why else? I got the results I have been wanting and I am still getting even better.

    The program has worked for over two million people, I'd say its worth a look.
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    Apr 20, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    MrJames saidI used the Abs Diet for a while. I agree with a lot of the principals however, I didn't have that great transformation that I was looking for.

    I switched to body for life after I finally opened my mind. With Body for Life I eat six times a day just like the abs diet except they are balanced portions of carbs and protein. I get a whole free day each week instead of just on free meal.

    Why else? I got the results I have been wanting and I am still getting even better.

    The program has worked for over two million people, I'd say its worth a look.


    do you mind listing some basics of that diet other than the ones you mentioned? body for life:
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    Apr 20, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    The Abs Diet has more current information than the Body For Life although both are very similar and successful. I have used both. The Abs Diet is great for those getting back into fitness. The circuit training is pretty intense if you can follow it in the gym. The problem is that sometimes you can't go right from one exercise to the other without waiting; and waiting on the Abs Diet is not a good thing.

    I have recommended the Abs Diet to several friends and they have seen great results. After 6-8 weeks of the Abs Diet, I encourage them to change their workout but continue with many aspects of the diet. Another thing with the Abs Diet circuit that I would recommend is to mix up your circuit by replacing exercises with different exercises for the same body part. And even another tip is to do one day with 6-8 for 3 sets of heavier weights, your 2nd day doing 10 reps, and then 3rd day going for high reps of 15 per exercise.

    Give it a try, I think you'll like it.
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    MrJames saidI used the Abs Diet for a while. I agree with a lot of the principals however, I didn't have that great transformation that I was looking for.

    I switched to body for life after I finally opened my mind. With Body for Life I eat six times a day just like the abs diet except they are balanced portions of carbs and protein. I get a whole free day each week instead of just on free meal.

    Why else? I got the results I have been wanting and I am still getting even better.

    The program has worked for over two million people, I'd say its worth a look.


    do you mind listing some basics of that diet other than the ones you mentioned? body for life:


    Sure,

    On the physical side of things you weight train intensely three times a week for no more than forty five minutes and do twenty minutes of cardio three times a week for no more than twenty minutes.

    Here is a sample of a week on body for life for me:

    Monday: BFL Upper Body
    Tuesday: BFL Cardio Solution
    Wednesday: BFL Lower Body
    Thursday: BFL Cardio Solution
    Friday: BFL Upper Body
    Saturday: BFL Cardio Solution
    Sunday: Free day

    This week its an upper body week so I will Train upper body twice and lower body once. Next week I will train lower body on Monday and Friday and upper body on Wednesday only.

    Check out bodyforlife.com if you have some time.
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    Apr 20, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    t_montana9 saidThe Abs Diet has more current information than the Body For Life although both are very similar and successful. I have used both. The Abs Diet is great for those getting back into fitness. The circuit training is pretty intense if you can follow it in the gym. The problem is that sometimes you can't go right from one exercise to the other without waiting; and waiting on the Abs Diet is not a good thing.

    I have recommended the Abs Diet to several friends and they have seen great results. After 6-8 weeks of the Abs Diet, I encourage them to change their workout but continue with many aspects of the diet. Another thing with the Abs Diet circuit that I would recommend is to mix up your circuit by replacing exercises with different exercises for the same body part. And even another tip is to do one day with 6-8 for 3 sets of heavier weights, your 2nd day doing 10 reps, and then 3rd day going for high reps of 15 per exercise.

    Give it a try, I think you'll like it.


    Yes the abs diet is a few years more current in publication but I don't think that means that the abs diet program is better. In fact when the abs diet goes through the various diet programs and explains why they don't work the author stays away from criticizing Body for Life.

    I use a lot of the abs diet principals within Body for Life without tweeking the BFL program. I use only whole grain breads, avoid high fructose syrup and do not consume anything with partially hydrogenated oils.

    The circuits in the abs diet are limiting. Because you move from one exercise to the other you are essentially doing cardio as well. This really impairs your ability to lift more weight thus your intensity level for your muscles is low. You may be out of breath but your muscles are barely working. I couldn't put on any muscle.

    I'd suggest that you read both books, Body for LIfe and the Abs Diet.

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    Apr 20, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
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