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Like I mentioned in Part 1, Today I got this question:

Client: Can we train abs really hard on Friday?

Me: Why? Do you think training your abs is going to melt the fat off your stomach?

Client: Well, yeah. Isn’t it?

Me: No. (explanation why it won’t).

If you’re wondering the same thing, read part 1 here.

Now on with part 2.

The first thing anyone needs is knowledge from good Resources. Good ones being the very important key word here. The internet is a great tool for this, but it can also be the equivalent to being out in the middle of the ocean in a row boat. It’s very easy to get lost. Everyone is a so called expert these days if they talk about nutrition. Just like anything, a healthy amount of skepticism is in order. Ask for the evidence and the credibility.

I don’t like telling people what to eat. I’d rather educate you on what foods are good and what foods are bad. You can decide which ones you want to eat.

There are many credible nutritionists I have in my resources. Dr. Jonny Bowden is one of them, and one of the best. One of Jonny’s books is “150 Healthiest Foods On Earth”. This is a great place to start. It doesn’t read like a regular book (you don’t have to read it cover to cover in order), but rather a resource on what foods you should be eating. From there you’ll have a good amount of knowledge on what foods are good and why. Now just start eating them.

Another resource I use is Dr. John Berardi’s Tips. I’ve been giving this out to clients for a few several years now because it’s simple to understand and implement. If you’re having trouble initially trying to change everything, just focus on breakfast first. Get that down for three weeks (experts claim it takes roughly 21 days to establish a new habit), then move onto the next meal.

Here is the form with Berardi’s tips. USI Food Log

So to summarize; if you want to see your abs, what you do in the kitchen trumps what exercises you do. 

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