The Abs Diet

Abs dietMen and women have been struggling to lose weight, and their main focus of attention has been on sculpting their abdomen into a hard six-pack. The abs has always been one of the most exercised body part, and yet the most stubborn when it comes to losing those inches. This is where David Zinczenko steps in.

As the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine, he analyzed health information to find out the quickest way to lose weight and gain muscle mass. Zinczenko published his findings in The Abs Diet, which instantly became a hit among men who have been wanting to get rid of their beer belly.

How does Abs diet work?

The theory of the Abs Diet focuses on what foods to eat in order for your body to burn faster as you exercise. For every extra pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories a day. Gaining yourself 10 pounds of muscle consequently burns an extra 500 calories a day, which is enough to lose one pound a week even without dieting.

The Abs Diet is a six-week program that lets you fill up on 12 "powerfoods" that provide your body with all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which also promotes muscle growth and fat burning. Add a thrice-a-week 20-minute workout and the plan promises a flat stomach in no time.

List of 12 "Power Foods"

The powerfoods consists of legumes such as almonds, nuts, and beans; green leafy vegetables like spinach; low-fat dairy products; instant oatmeal; eggs; turkey and other lean meats; peanut butter; olive oil; wholegrain breads and cereals; extra protein powder; and berries such as raspberry. You are only allowed to eat these 12 powerfoods during the course of the diet.

However, the Abs Diet is criticized for conducting "spot treatments," since the diet (as well as the workout) focuses on the abdominals. But in theory, dieting would help you lose fat from all over the body. Nevertheless, the Abs Diet is achievable and can help you lose weight and gain muscle.