Thursday, September 13, 2012

The abs diet

The Abs Diet revolves around a dozen delicious, convenient foods called the Abs Diet Powerfoods

A - Almonds and other nuts (with skins intact)
Superpowers: Builds muscle, reduces cravings
Fights: Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure

B - Beans and legumes
Superpowers: Builds muscle, helps burn fat, regulates digestion
Fights: Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

S - Spinach and other green vegetables
Superpowers: Neutralizes free radicals, molecules that accelerate the aging process
Fights Cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis

D - Dairy products (fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese)
Superpowers: Builds strong bones, fires up weight loss
Fights: Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer

I - Instant oatmeal (unsweetened, unflavored)
Superpowers: Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels
Fights: Heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, obesity

E - Eggs
Superpowers: Builds muscle, burns fat
Fights: Obesity

T - Turkey and other lean meats
Superpowers: Builds muscle, strengthens immune system
Fights: Obesity, various diseases

P - Peanut butter
Superpowers: Boosts testosterone, builds muscle, burns fat
Fights Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease

O - Olive oil
Superpowers: Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system
Fights: Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

W - Whole-grain breads and cereals
Superpowers: Prevents body from storing fat
Fights: Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease

E - Extra-protein (whey) powder
Superpowers: Builds muscle, burns fat
Fights: Obesity
R - Raspberries and other berries
Superpowers: Protects heart; enhances eyesight; improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory; prevents cravings
Fights: Heart disease, cancer, obesity

  • Incorporate two or three of these foods into each of your meals and at least one of them into each snack.
  • Diversify your food at every meal to get a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
  • Sneak a little protein into each snack.
Have a very fit day!

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