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    Abs Diet

    Has anyone tried the Abs Diet before? I am in my second week. Its been very difficult trying to stock up on all the ingredients for the various recipes, but I think i've done an OK job of sticking to it. Unfortunately, we've had things going on at night this week, so I didn't get my Monday or Wednesday workout routine in.



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    Has anyone tried the Abs Diet before? I am in my second week. Its been very difficult trying to stock up on all the ingredients for the various recipes, but I think i've done an OK job of sticking to it. Unfortunately, we've had things going on at night this week, so I didn't get my Monday or Wednesday workout routine in.
    I haven't "done" the diet, but I have read the book and it seems like a pretty good guide to follow. I use some of the recipes and they are very good but it can get pretty pricey to follow the diet to the T.



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Yeah I agree. I signed up for the 30-day free trial of the website. It gives your shopping lists, menus, workouts each week. I spent a ton of money on groceries for the first week. Unfortunately healthy food costs a lot. I'm going to try to stick to it and see whether it works.



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    Re: Abs Diet

    I would suggest sticking pretty close to the diet for about 6 weeks or so, then you should pretty much get the drift of it and what your eating habits should be... A great book is Eat This Not That for suggestions after that...



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    Unfortunately healthy food costs a lot. I'm going to try to stick to it and see whether it works.
    This has always been an issue that I don't understand! I mean that I do understand why it is...but it is frustrating!



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    Re: Abs Diet

    You need... [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mioHO4hoM"]7 Minute Abs[/ame]



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    This has always been an issue that I don't understand! I mean that I do understand why it is...but it is frustrating!
    I guess I don't understand that. Fruits and vegetables are usually about the cheapest things in the grocery store.



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I guess I don't understand that. Fruits and vegetables are usually about the cheapest things in the grocery store.
    You need a lot more than fruits and vegetables to have a healthy diet. Anything that has any decent nutritional value is not cheap. Anybody can buy iceberg lettuce, but you could get the same effect from drinking a glass of water.



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Personal pet peeve - First of all, you can't target a body part with a diet. So "abs diet"? riiiight. Second, healthy food is not expensive. Provided you use common sense, and know how to substitute.



    This is my torso, after losing 70 pounds, at age 45. (Actually, between age 43 and now) I did this on around $20 a week, total food cost. Lots of oatmeal, canned or dried fruit (fresh bananas are dirt cheap) soup, and the cheapest forms of protein I could find. Oh, and root vegetables. Lots and lots of dirt cheap root vegetables. My resting heart rate is 39, my BP is 114/52 and my cholesterol, while between 180 and 211, is off the charts on the good side, when adjusted for HDL/LDL.

    Much ado is made in the fitness community about nutrients. I think, based on my own experience, the fascination with over-nutrifying is a bit wacked. Of course, I only have my own experience, losing a ton of weight, getting in terrific shape, and rolling back my physical clock 20 years; I guess I don't have a book, a TV show and a fitness magazine article to rely upon....

    Most people overthink nutrition. Exercise more, eat less usually works. If you feel fatigue or have cravings, find the source of the missing nutrient that you can afford.

    I have a co-worker that spends a fortune on supplements/******* constantly about the food selection/exercize equipment here. One of us continues to get results; the other doesn't. Who do you suppose gets the results? "Hint - that would be me."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Personal pet peeve - First of all, you can't target a body part with a diet. So "abs diet"? riiiight. Second, healthy food is not expensive. Provided you use common sense, and know how to substitute.

    Much ado is made in the fitness community about nutrients. I think, based on my own experience, the fascination with over-nutrifying is a bit wacked. Of course, I only have my own experience, losing a ton of weight, getting in terrific shape, and rolling back my physical clock 20 years; I guess I don't have a book, a TV show and a fitness magazine article to rely upon....

    Most people overthink nutrition. Exercise more, eat less usually works. If you feel fatigue or have cravings, find the source of the missing nutrient that you can afford.

    I have a co-worker that spends a fortune on supplements/******* constantly about the food selection/exercize equipment here. One of us continues to get results; the other doesn't. Who do you suppose gets the results? "Hint - that would be me."
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    Re: Abs Diet

    I drink alcohol and mountain dew, too much of it. Go to the rec once every three weeks. I stay toned and defined.

    Side warning- Avoid asking CycloneErik any workout tips/questions especially abs , he obviously doesnt know anything!



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    You need a lot more than fruits and vegetables to have a healthy diet. Anything that has any decent nutritional value is not cheap. Anybody can buy iceberg lettuce, but you could get the same effect from drinking a glass of water.
    While I agree about iceberg, I think the above statement, with that caveat, is demonstrably incorrect.


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    Re: Abs Diet

    Phaedrus is absolutely dead on. No matter how hard you try you cannot target your abs with a diet. If you think you can get 6-pack abs by doing thousands of crunches or other ab exercises without changing your diet, all you are doing is wasting your time. In fact, if you don't reduce your overall bodyfat percentage, you will actually make your gut look bigger, as the added abdominal muscle under the fat layer just makes everything stick out further.

    It boils down to this: There is no miracle diet, there is no miracle exercise. If your body burns 3500 more calories than you consumed you will lose 1 pound. Forget every infomercial you have ever seen, and forget every magical weight-loss article you have ever read. You don't necessarily need to go to the gym, but find yourself a good personal trainer (operable word being "good").



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    Re: Abs Diet

    Quote Originally Posted by loki8838 View Post
    It boils down to this: There is no miracle diet, there is no miracle exercise. If your body burns 3500 more calories than you consumed you will lose 1 pound.
    Whoa! Are you telling me that you can improve your appearance by using "math?"

    Now THAT'S some crazy talk, there! [/supportive sarcasm]

    But how many books can you sell doing math???


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