ABS Diet

  • Cndpup

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    Sep 11, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    Okay so I know spot reduction is said to be a myth and there are many facts to back that up, but I'm curious about the ABS diet or "food plan" and was wondering if anyone else had worked with it and what kind of results you have seen? I'm trying to shed 12% and thought this could help with the nutrition aspect of accomplishing that.


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    -Steve

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    Sep 11, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    There is no ABS diet just a diet (actually many takes) that when coupled with exercise is (are) going to reduce body fat and improve lean muscle which can help with the appearance of abs.

    There is another solution, finally admitting that ones musculature cannot support a 6-8 pack.
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    Pinny saidThere is no ABS diet just a diet (actually many takes) that when coupled with exercise is (are) going to reduce body fat and improve lean muscle which can help with the appearance of abs.

    There is another solution, finally admitting that ones musculature cannot support a 6-8 pack.


    This is true. Mine supports 4 of them, not 6

    *Le Sigh*
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    Sep 12, 2009 12:28 PM GMT
    im actually on the abs diet food plan right now. So far the results have been really good. My weight dropped about 10lbs in the first 2 weeks. Since that time weight has stayed around the same however I have become considerably more lean.ITs been about 6 weeks now. The workout program didnt seem to be adequate for me so I alternate the recommended circut training with heavier lifting days. Also I have added HIIT training 2 times a week instead of the brisk walking that is suggested
  • Nicobx15

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    Sep 12, 2009 1:06 PM GMT
    the abs diet definitely works! I lost 18lbs in 2 months..simply by following the abs diet. (and that was with minimal exercise) what the abs diet does it helps you change your poor eating habits...it helps you make better food choices!!!! Its not rocket science, but it's very informative and it works!!!!! ;) Couple the powerfood eating with a decent work out and you will see great results!

    ofcourse, after a few months, you'll need to reevaluate your eating and make different choices, as to your fitness goals and workout routine.
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    Sep 12, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    This completely contradicts
    Nicobx15 saidI lost 18lbs in 2 months..simply by following the abs diet. (and that was with minimal exercise)



    This
    Nicobx15 said
    with a decent work out and you will see great results!



    My statement still remains. Don't spread false hope, there is no Abs diet. Eat right, exercise according to the results you desire and you will see results. Any deviation will not yield you your results and will most likely result in you posting here about "getting abs" where Chucky will then embarrass you so hard that you probably won't post again.

    Take my advice, re-evaluate what you want (lean muscle, lower body fat comp, total body trim, etc...) and develop a workout and a diet around the goals of which "getting abs" isn't good enough.
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    Sep 17, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    I don't know what the f#ck i'm doing wrong but I've been on the abs diet for almost a month now and am seeing no results. Help please.
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    Sep 26, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    voyagerpa8 saidim actually on the abs diet food plan right now. So far the results have been really good. My weight dropped about 10lbs in the first 2 weeks. Since that time weight has stayed around the same however I have become considerably more lean.ITs been about 6 weeks now. The workout program didnt seem to be adequate for me so I alternate the recommended circut training with heavier lifting days. Also I have added HIIT training 2 times a week instead of the brisk walking that is suggested


    are you doing the Men's Health Abs Diet plan? I have been thinking about getting that book.
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    Sep 26, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Pinny saidThis completely contradicts
    Nicobx15 saidI lost 18lbs in 2 months..simply by following the abs diet. (and that was with minimal exercise)



    This
    Nicobx15 said
    with a decent work out and you will see great results!



    My statement still remains. Don't spread false hope, there is no Abs diet. Eat right, exercise according to the results you desire and you will see results. Any deviation will not yield you your results and will most likely result in you posting here about "getting abs" where Chucky will then embarrass you so hard that you probably won't post again.

    Take my advice, re-evaluate what you want (lean muscle, lower body fat comp, total body trim, etc...) and develop a workout and a diet around the goals of which "getting abs" isn't good enough.


    LOL!!! Thanks for being a fan!

    "Abs" are from low body fat...as I say about 8 times a week. You can be big and lean and have great abs, or you can be tiny with a pot gut. It's all about composition. There is no diet in the sense that one starts and doesn't stick with it. To become healthy and fit, it's about an ongoing LIFESTYLE, coming to like yourself, and doing what you enjoy while maintaining a certain discipline without being miserable. I.e., all good things in moderation, unless you want to be very, very, good at whatever it is you're pursuing.

    "I'm trying to shed 12% and thought this could help with the nutrition aspect of accomplishing that. " The poster says he's trying to shed 12%? From what? How much is 12%? The poster has a plan for failure. He doesn't do his discovery, nor communicate well. What's the poster look like? What are the poster's goals? What are the posters metrics? Does the poster understand that I've been 5'5" at 190# at 4% and consumed 3800 to 4800 calories a day doing it? Does the poster understand that eating MORE, activating the metabolism and getting busy is often the way to get lean and strong? Why doesn't the poster understand that in order to solve a problem you have to work the variables?

    So many questions; so little time.

    Here's 3800 calories a day, and 24 minutes of HIIT a day....for 20 weeks...it's what you get... You gotta' fuel the furnace.

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    The poster's profile reads that he's 6'1" and 159#. The poster is worried about abs? The poster wants to drop 12%, from WHERE? The poster needs to worry about essential bodily function. In reality, though, he's probably not eating much (or is very, very, very athletically active...) and has very little muscle mass, and has training his metabolism to be a fat storing machine. Think Ethiopia on this one. I weighed 175 at 5'5" at 17. This guy (he calls himself a "boi") is 26.

    Whew....

    Here's what I want you to do. Go get the SR21 Food Database, or use the calorie monitor / workout planner at MetroplexFitness.net. Get a scale. Weigh all your food for 1 week. Report back here all your intake. We'll go from there.

    Here's 190# at 5'5" at about 6%...

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    At 6'1", and 159#, the original poster probably doesn't need to be losing weight.

    Here's the standard weight chart for sedentary folks. Folks who are athletes will weigh more. Most athletes are considerably heavier than the chart.

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    Jeeze, "boi", EAT!
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    Sep 26, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    Im actually on a modified version of the mens health abs diet now. The book was a good starting point for me as a relative beginner in weight training and food planning. I have changed some things from the plan to fit my body a bit more. Plus reading all the forums on here has taught me alot as well. Not where I want to be yet but the muscle is up and fat is still going down pretty quickly but weight has been about constant
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    Oct 02, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    [quote]My statement still remains. Don't spread false hope, there is no Abs diet. Eat right, exercise according to the results you desire and you will see results. Any deviation will not yield you your results and will most likely result in you posting here about "getting abs" where Chucky will then embarrass you so hard that you probably won't post again.

    Take my advice, re-evaluate what you want (lean muscle, lower body fat comp, total body trim, etc...) and develop a workout and a diet around the goals of which "getting abs" isn't good enough.[/quote]

    But there is an abs diet!! I meant, that's just how they name it! If you read it, in the book the author tells you how it is not actually a diet and it's not for just getting abs. The premise of the book is actually a lifestyle change, and I think is pointed to the couch potato bc RJ's and far more advanced in nutrition and exercise knowledge that this book may not say anything new.

    The core of this "program" is introduce weight training into your lifestyle, and healthy eating habits around the "power 12", or 12 grouping of foods that you should include in your everyday diet. If I ask you to guess them, you'll probably spot every item: oatmeal, chicken breast, whole grains. veggies of course, fruits, even whey, and etc. Anything better that Mc'Donalds ans other fast foods, really.

    So the book is basically oriented to people who hasn't introduced weight training into their life, or eat lots of junk food, or both. It's a fun read and can really make change happen on people that are just starting, or not having a oh-so-great discipline on eating or exercise habits.
    The book is not another 12-week program (well, it is, but with a high chance of becoming the starting of a better lifestyle) and yes, its not the best name they could come up with but it's catchy.

    Sorry for my english, it's not my native language
  • Tyinstl

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    Oct 09, 2009 6:31 AM GMT
    The Abs Diet is nice but it is vague. It tells you what to eat, but not how much...i didn't lose any weight on it until I got a trainer to tell me how many calories I could eat in a day.

    It also gives you a cheat meal, but doesn't give you a strict idea of what you can have in it, just telling you "not to go crazy". Can I have a whole pizza? How about half? How many beers? You'll stress so much about whether your cheat meal is okay to have that you won't be able to enjoy it.

    It's nice for a framework, but not great for everyone.
  • Tyinstl

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    Oct 09, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    oh, i forgot.

    If you wanna use it, change it in the following ways. I learned these the hard way.

    1. Find out how many calories you can eat in a day, and limit yourself to that. If you wanna do the cheat meal thing, take out a certain amount of calories each day for your pizza night or whatever.

    2. The exercise program might be too easy for you. Design your own if it is.

    3. Track your progress. Good lord, track your progress.