Developing 6 Pack Abs and the Ketogenic Diet
Ketogenic diets are the ones where a person consumes only 50 grams of carbs per day. This diet is extremely effective for losing fat and getting lean as you reset the enzymatic system of the body to utilize stored fat as its primary fuel reserve when the carbs are not present. Every day people are transforming their lives by adopting this diet. But sometimes people do not really know how to execute the diet plan in the right way. They end up not getting the desired results. The problems associated with not following the diet plan exactly are the following:
- Too much protein
- Poor quality fat
- Residual carbohydrates
The correct strategy is to increase the fat content to nearly 50% of the total calories taken in a day. The protein content should be reduced to about 30% to get best results in the healthiest way. People tend to not follow this balance well and in turn, end up with unsatisfactory results. It is strongly advised that the recommended diet be followed. If you are feeling lost then it’s best to read or talk to a trainer in order to get you back on track.
It is also important to remember that this is not a long term diet. This diet should be followed for no more than 4 weeks at a time. It is simply to help you slim down. Never, attempt to follow this diet as a long term weight loss or muscle building solution.
What to eat
Professional bodybuilders prefer to get the protein from sea foods like Salmon and oysters and lean meats like chicken breasts and lamb chops. Fish that is high in oil content will help a lot in the long run, especially if they are high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Dark colored meats like thighs of chicken and lamb allows you to get both fat and protein from a single source.
Is that all? Where Do the 6 Pack Abs Come From?
When you are properly executing the diet plan and you feel that your body has adapted to the new system and your new process of metabolism is when you need to shift your focus towards building your body muscles by doing appropriate and relevant workouts. Some have been able to rip off their 6 packs in a month, which shows the efficiency of this diet. It will not be a walk in the park as dedication and quite a bit of effort will be required. Before we get into the workouts, the following things have to be taken care of:
- Cycle your carbohydrates
- Single food rule
- Cut carbohydrates before bed.
- Drink plenty of green tea
- Focus on meat protein sources
Getting 6 pack abs requires that you do a 45-60 minute cardio workout on the first day which would be the low intensity day. The second day of high intensity should comprise of high intensity cardio workout like fast running and sprinting. This cycle is to be followed alternatively. While on this diet, the workouts accelerate and will have the maximum effect on the body as a whole. With these things being taken care of, the conventional workouts that focus on the ab muscles should be done and the results will be amplified farther than you could ever have expected.