The Secret To Enviable Flat Abs
So you want the secret to enviable abs? Well, get in line. So does everyone else.
It’s puzzling that something so desirable is completely elusive for most people. Especially when it IS fully possible for you to dramatically shape up your waistline.
Yes, you. Y-O-U.
The weight loss program clients at the OHW clinic routinely lose weight and transform their bodies. You can do it too.
I’m going to end the mystery for you now, once and for all. So forget everything you’ve heard about how to get flat, toned abs.
The true secret to great abs is a winning combination of fat burning cardio, resistance training and clean eating. That’s it: Exercise and Eating.
Simple enough, once you understand how to do it.
Your Exercise Routine: An effective exercise routine includes intense cardiovascular training with effective resistance training. Are you doing this?
Sorry, but walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes isn’t a fat blasting routine. And neither is a leisurely 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. Cardio exercise is all about maintaining a high level of intensity.
You need to push yourself.
Resistance training is the second side to a fat burning workout. This means working your major muscle groups against challenging resistance in a way that stimulates your metabolism.
The key is to find the right intensity and to keep each muscle group guessing.
Your Diet: Diet is a big stumbling block for most people—especially as it relates to their abs. If your diet is out of control then your abs will be too, plain and simple. You can’t trim your waist without trimming the junk from your diet.
While cutting out junk food may seem obvious, your definition of “junk food” may need to be updated. Any item with refined sugar, such as soft drinks, blended coffee drinks, cookies, cakes, packaged snacks or “protein bars,” and other sinfully sweet treats, need to be off-limits. As a rule of thumb, write all processed or refined items off as junk food.
Secondly, do a gut check: physically, mentally and emotionally. Do you think you are eating the right amount of food/calories for your body? Do you “treat” yourself a little too often? Is there a certain comfort food that you have rationalized?
If you are already eating a pretty clean diet and you think you are eating the right amount of fuel for your body but don’t see results….there can be several different culprits like insulin, water intake, gut health, inappropriate macronutrient breakdown, etc.
Do you want to flatten and sculpt your abs once and for all? It’s time to decide that you really want it. Commit to yourself—you deserve it.
OHW offers weight loss programs that are customized to meet your budget. Each program involves a personalized meal plan, nutrition counseling and fat-blasting workouts that deliver serious results. Together we will get you on a program that will melt the fat off your abs, exposing amazing shape and definition.
Call or email me today to get started. 952.224.1919. or email@example.com
Spicy Chicken Chowder with Carrot Noodles
Love noodles in your soup? Here’s a delicious way to enjoy noodles without the typical waist-expanding carbohydrates. Take a vegetable peeler and create long strips of carrots or zucchini, and use these in your homemade soup as noodles. It’s fun, it’s tasty, and it will get you one step closer to those amazing abs. Servings: 8
Here’s what you need…
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil (Or use bacon fat for more flavor)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 butternut squash, seeded peeled and cubed (3-4 cups)
- 1 bunch red kale, chopped
- 1 (160z) jar green, roasted salsa
- 4 cups Chicken Broth
- 5 large carrots, made into flat noodles with a vegetable peeler
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- In a large soup pot, place the coconut oil (or bacon fat) over medium high heat. Add the garlic and chicken thighs and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the butternut squash cubes and chopped kale. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the salsa and chicken broth and bring to a low boil.
- Wash the carrots, then use a vegetable peeler to create long, flat “noodles”. Add to the pot. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 40 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and pull the chicken meat from the bones. Use an immersion blender to puree 1/3 of the vegetables. Return the meat to the pot and discard the bones. Add most of the cilantro, saving just enough to garnish each bowl. Serve warm.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 306 calories, 19g fat, 528mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 23g protein