Monday, July 9, 2012

Flat abs fast?

Hello everyone!

I came across an article that actually made me wonder what people think the word " fast" means.

It's an article called "How to Get Flat Abs Fast"

It starts off by saying for flat abs quickly, eat your protein and fiber. Sounds sensible enough. Then came this line: "A study from Wake Forest found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber people ate daily (about two small apples, a serving of oatmeal, a half cup of pinto beans, and a half cup of peas), their belly fat decreased by almost 4% over five years."

Four percent over five years.  Not weeks. YEARS. How in the hell is that "fast"????

The article goes on to give a couple examples of exercises for flat abs (planks, etc) which is fine, except for one small detail SO  many people (even me at one point) usually don't know.


It doesn't matter what body parts you're moving, your body is the one deciding where the fat comes off of first. NOT you.  I even had a friend who was trying to lose belly fat by doing various ab exercises, and she lost fat off her arms instead. 

So yeah, my opinion is that while this article gives relatively sound advice (it advises eating beans as well, which actually make me bloat like a blimp), I wouldn't count on it giving you flat abs unless your body happens to want to release that fat first.

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