Abs Diet Smoothies

Smoothies are one of the best parts about being on the Abs Diet. They take less than 3 minutes to make. They pack in multiple high-nutrient foods. They fill you up. If that's not enough, they can also taste like a five-star dessert. You can come up with your own concoctions by using 1 milk, low-fat vanilla yogurt, whey powder, and ice as the main ingredients. Oatmeal and fruit make nice additions, as does a spoonful of peanut butter. Include all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth....

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Play word association with high-fructose corn syrup, and if you're like me, you say, Froot Loops. But when nutritionists play the same game, they spit out another word obesity. HFCS is a man-made sweetener that's cheaper and sweeter than sugar. Food manufac turers love it because it enhances their profits, so they add it into an unbelievable number of foods. Cereal. Ketchup. Soda. Pasta sauce. Cookies. Even some meal replacement bars, which are supposed to be good for you, list HFCS way up high...

Trans Fats

I touched on trans fats in chapter 4, but they're so bad for you that I want to revisit them here. Used in thousands of common prepared foods, from frozen waffles to Oreo cookies, french fries to bran muffins, trans fats are simply vegetable oil infused with hydrogen. You may not have heard much about it, because until 2003, companies weren't required to list trans fats on their nutritional labels. Trans fats are difficult to digest, so they increase the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood...

The 7day Abs Diet Meal Plan

Unlike most diet plans, which are laden with complex, hard-to-follow rules and verboten foods you love but have to live without, the Abs Diet lets you eat the foods you love, keeps your cravings at bay, and helps you control stress all at the same time. Here's an example of how you can structure a week of eating. It's not written in stone, by any means Mix up the meals. Substitute whenever you want. Heck, I don't care if you eat the same thing every day for a week. The purpose of this chart is...

Deflated My Spare Tire

Name Patrick Austin Age 33 Height 6' Starting weight 245 Six weeks later 215 Patrick Austin thought he had the perfect solution for his spare tire. At 6 feet and 245 pounds, and several years removed from high school football, Austin had decided to take his fitness into his own hands. He hired a personal trainer and started to attack the fat. But after 6 months of working one-on-one, nothing happened. I don't think the personal trainer personalized the program for me, Austin says. I think he...

Low Carb Dilemma 2 Follow the Money

Remember what i said about why the low-carb diet appears to work Because it cuts out a majority of foods that people love to eat, and because it makes eating on the run difficult. Those two factors conspire to restrict calories, and fewer calories mean less weight. Now, here's an easy question How do food manufacturers make money By selling you food. So what happens when 60 million Americans decide they're going to stop buying all the candy bars, loaves of bread, boxes of pasta, and jars of...

Almonds and Other Nuts

Superpowers builds muscle, fights cravings Secret weapons protein, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, folate peanuts , phosphorus Fights against obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure Sidekicks pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, avocados These days, you hear about good fats and bad fats the way you hear about good cops and bad cops. One's on your side, and one's gonna beat you silly. Oreos fall into the latter category, but nuts are clearly out...