Getting rid of excess belly fat is something that millions of people all over the world want to do. In order to do that, however, a certain level of focus needs to be achieved. Success comes down to a perfect mix of proper exercise, good nutrition and the right motivation. In this article I want to share one great tip to help you get the total six pack abs package that you want.
The tip I want to share is how you can stay away from something called empty calories. Have you heard that term before? If not, let me give you a quick explanation of what it means.
Foods that contain empty calories have a high number of calories but little nutritional value. For example, the calories are made up mostly of fat, sugar and preservatives.
It seems logical to stay away from foods like that right? As logical as it may be, 90% of people do not do it. It's hard because these foods are often the tasty comfort foods that we all love so much. While the calorie might be the most feared and hated term in the doctors vocabulary, it really is not as bad as it's made out to be as long as you get the right type.
I want to give a couple of good ways to stay away from empty calories.
First, go with whole grain bread. White bread is not the best option for you, and that is well known through the health community. Going whole grain will give you much more nutrients, fiber and other good stuff.
Next, eat lean meats instead of fatty meats. The best example of this is to go with ground turkey instead of ground beef. The taste does not vary much between the two of these but the nutritional value between them is vast. Also, replace fatty sausage with chicken sausage which has much less fat, and then empty calories.
Perhaps my favorite way to stay away from empty calories is to bury that tough afternoon snack craving. Being tempted by that cookie or piece of cake is hard, but the best way to do is to find a fruit or vegetable that you really like. Get some low fat dip for it and you can really have a tasty snack. Fruits and vegetables are great for you in many different ways, including that they contain fiber, antioxidants and many other beneficial nutrients.
I hope that these quick little tips have helped you to understand more of what it takes to get those total six pack abs. This information is really just the beginning of what it takes, however, and you need to keep learning.