I get more questions about the abdominal (stomach) region than any other area of the body. Some have made what they consider major changes in their diet but still aren't getting the results they were hoping for. Others cram to understand why their midsection remains a trouble spot even when they are very consistent with their exercise routine and "go hard" in the gym. Both give me a perplexed look as if to say "how can this be?" And that's where the train usually goes off the tracks. They are blown away by what I say next...
"It takes more than working out hard and eating nutritious foods to get flat abs."
Here are a few cold hard truth's I've had to face. You will too.
Truth #1: It's not just what you eat but how much you eat.
Truth #2: Following your friend's diet plan may be setting you up to fail.
Truth #3: If sodas, sugar, salt, and processed foods (chips, cakes, cookies, etc.) make up too large of a portion of your diet - a puffy stomach is pretty much inevitable.
Here is formula for flat abs...drum roll please!
+ 30% Exercise
= 100% Better Results
Notice which of the two - diet or exercise - gets the greater weighting! But don't get it twisted - you still need to workout. 150 minutes a week is the goal.
Now if you feel pretty good about your workout routine but don't quite know where to start with your diet, have no fear, Coach Tam is here!
Here's your 5 Step Flat Belly Action Plan:
Need a little help?
Email me and let me know what days and times you can chat. Schedule a complimentary consultation by 8/31/15 and get a FREE 7 Day Healthy Jumpstart Meal Plan. Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free plans available.
Let's do this!
Your partner in health and fitness,
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