How to Diet for Awesome Abs
by Justin Leonard
http://www.leonardfitness.com

What's the best way to diet for awesome abs? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. This article will highlight some of the tips and tricks used for obtaining a well defined midsection.

Cutting calories works. Excess calories become love handles, hips, and butts. In other words, when you eat and don't burn (fat), you store (fat). It's as simple as that. Cutting calories minimizes the chances of fat conversion.

If you're wondering how you're supposed to eat 6 meals with a busy work schedule, a technique that works for many is the use of meal replacement powders or homemade nutritious shakes. They are what they are; nutritional low-calorie meals in drink form. They actually help to curb the appetite, they're high in protein, and they taste good. You may want to consider using meal replacement or protein drinks.

Another beneficial abdominal dieting technique is to reduce the amount of sodium added to food. Salt + water + fat = prominent fat around the love handles. Cutting sodium can make a huge difference in the way your abs look.

If you're worried about cheat days, it really depends on your body type. Some can get away with eating pizza, donuts, and chips. Others are less fortunate. The main point is that you have to constantly be in tune with your body. Know your limits! Experiment with different diet strategies to find out what works best for you.

My main points:

  • Reduce caloric intake

  • Eat fat in moderation

  • Eat 4 - 6 small meals

  • Monitor sodium levels

  • Know your dieting limits

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