I don’t feel I will ever have the abs that I see in the magazines and in the movies and I am ok with that, but I would like to reduce the amount of belly fat that I have around my midsection.
I know that a healthy waist measurement for women at most 35 inches and for men it is 40 inches. I also know that if I want to see any of the muscle I have built in my core I will probably need to get that measurement below 30, but the waist is the last area of my body that I am still carrying some extra pounds.
I lost the majority of my weight eating high fiber, low fat foods. I have been coming to realize now thought that it seems research is suggesting that a diet that is lower in carbs, with higher protein and fat is what will really help with belly fat reduction. Also, many fitness professionals, trainers, etc preach eating higher protein to help build the muscle we are working so hard on.
So, what does this all mean? Well, you have to do what works best for you. If you want to give this type of eating plan a try then think eating vegetables (especially greens), lean meats, nuts, seeds, little starch, and no sugar.
To monitor your progress with respect to working on your 6 pack take a waist measurement today and every month for the next three months. Good luck!