Sunday, May 20, 2012
Everyone is curious as to how I keep my abs. The secret to abs is in your kitchen. I firmly believe abs are 30% workout plan and 70% diet. If I have an event I want to be "cut" for I start about 3 weeks out on a strict diet plan, high intensity interval cardio, and still my usual lifting. Here is a basic summary of my diet....much like everything in life there are slips ups now and then...don't be too hard on yourself ;-)
Breakfast: ~6 0z chicken breast, couple servings of mixed veggies...( I buy the already cooked frozen stuff in the bags that I can microwave) and an apple, pear, or banana.
10:00 a.m. piece of fruit, greek yogurt, or maybe some nuts.
Lunch: exact same meal as breakfast
3:00 p.m. piece of fruit, greek yogurt, or maybe some nuts.
After gym: whey protein shake
Dinner: just a meat...chicken or beef and about 6-8 oz and a handful of almonds. Sometimes I may just scramble 3 eggs....I try to stay away from any and all sugars at night.
Throughout the day I may drink some of the fresh fruit juices....but not a lot as they are loaded with simple sugars. For fruits I prefer apples, blueberries, blackberries, and bananas.
Here is an example of a breakfast meal...chicken with mustard, spinach, and mixed veggies: