Abs Diet?

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    Jan 25, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    I was wondering if anyone has tried the Abs Diet. If so, what do you think of it so far?
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    Diets = Dumb


    As much as I hate ads in general, the weight watcher one right now is right. Diets don't work. You have to change how you eat, not go on a diet.

    That's my opinion of it.
  • swlaman82

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    I am about to start it. So far, from what I have read and heard, it is a good one. It isn't so much a "diet" per say but more of a behavior change. It teaches you which foods to avoid and which ones to focus more on. It also gives you workout programs to follow.

  • bigguysf

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    I'm trying to do some Googling on it now... what's the main basis of the diet?
    It'd be interesting to know how well it works though. I committed myself to getting a ripped six-pack of 2008, and am almost there. But it's tough work, even though I wasn't too far off to begin with. So it seems like another "too good and easy to be true" kind of diet. But hey... if someone here were to say it worked I might give it a shot. icon_cool.gif
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 25, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    It sounds cool. I just googled it and found a cheap copy that I'm probably going to order.
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    Jan 25, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    I just made a recipe from it-

    Jamican Jerk Pork Chops


    I increased the amount since I was making for several friends. It was pretty easy to make but next time less spices. icon_razz.gif

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    Jan 25, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    It's not a diet, diverscience, except in a way that it informs you of healthy choices. It's totally a lifelong committment and a good one. This one works because it is sound and I don't think it tries to overstep is capabilities. Just know, you will be following its tips for the rest of your life, but it's easy enough to do.
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    Jan 25, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    I was just going to say pretty much the same as sickofthesame.

    It's not a diet in a "fad diet" sort of thing. The Abs Diet is more of a way to change your eating habits to a more healthy one.

    Diet is all about finding what works best for you, your health, and your goals. The Abs Diet works for me - it was already along the lines of what I was eating already. I feel great, and my results have been great as well.

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    Jan 26, 2008 12:47 AM GMT
    I would kinda agree with driver in a way. I think any diet that forces you to change the manner and way in which you eat is something you either wont stick to or will vary away from and the science of it is then lost.

    Its far better in my opinion to formulate your own diet using a system based on calorie counting and macro ratios (or buy one of this ilk) that will:

    a) allow you those sins without the need for atonement and
    b) whilst improving your healthy choice re-educates the way in which you approach your food.

    Having said that I know many that have had success with the abs diet but I prefer a diet and training plan that is more symbiotic (oh god must stop saying that word!)
  • Squarejaw

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    Jan 26, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    bfg1, I think most people are in trouble if they DON'T "change the manner and way in which you eat." Isn't that an essential part of moving to a healthier lifestyle?

    I think the point most people are making is that temporary measures don't work. People need to find a permanent way of eating that suits their goals. "Diets" refer to temporary solutions (for most people) while "your diet" is your longterm habits (good or bad). The Abs Diet is meant to fall in the second category.
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    Jan 26, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    I LOVED it! I bought the book a year ago. It reminded me of everything I already knew, but forgot. As you move through your fitness lifestyle change, you hear so much crap and everyone has their own ideas of how you should do it and you get confused and go back and forth with so much advise. When I read the book, I realized that it took be to the basics. I have stayed there! It has helped me get my goal weight with those last 5-10 lbs. I'm still working on the abs, someday I'll get there!
  • TXShooter02

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    Jan 26, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    I read the book and got the recipe book after. I love it. There are a lot of good meals in there to make to avoid other bad stuff.
  • luvs2travel

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    Jan 26, 2008 4:51 AM GMT
    I read it some time ago. It's actually a very good resource. Much less a traditional "diet" than a guidebook to generally eating and living a much healthier lifestyle. I'd say it's a great way to learn to cook for one person
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    Jan 26, 2008 5:04 AM GMT
    Thanks for all your input guys. I appreciate iticon_smile.gif
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    Jan 26, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    And big thanks to the trainers and nutritionists that took time to e-mail me with their experiences and/or professional opinions. I started the the meal plan Wednesday and so far so good. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    Squarejaw saidbfg1, I think most people are in trouble if they DON'T "change the manner and way in which you eat." Isn't that an essential part of moving to a healthier lifestyle?



    sorry took it as read people would understand that should clarify was referring to way the macro portions are made up. IE if your current eating patterns are carb high then chances are you wont stick at a diet thats protein high and vice versa. And when I say high I dont mean excessive