For some the desire to get six pack abs can be overwhelming, but for most this dream will never become a reality.
The truth is that it takes a lot of commitment to achieve this goal.
Doing a few sit ups every day may strengthen your core, but if it is covered with a layer of fat then your abs will not be on show.
To reveal those abs you need to take steps to reduce the fat from your mid-section.
Here are some tips to help you get six pack abs fast.
#1: Skip the coffee
While coffee itself is not that bad for you, after-all it is a natural stimulant that can boost your metabolism.
It this the extras, for example the cream and sugar that make coffee a bad choice. These unnecessary calories can ruin your efforts to reveal that six pack.
I would instead suggest opting for a cup of green tea instead.
It is full of antioxidants, polyphenols and catechins like EGCG that can also cause an increase in metabolism, plus will help to break down fat cells.
#2: Avoid sit ups
Sit ups will strengthen your core muscles, but are certainly not the most effective way of doing so.
Instead they tend to engage your hip flexors and your lower back, which can lead to injury if not performed correctly.
I would suggest researching other exercises to work your core. And to make sure you dedicate a few minutes every day to completing them.
#3: Avoid junk food
It may seem like an obvious tip, but many of you believe that if you are exercising regularly then you are allowed to eat junk food.
The reality is that you cannot out-train a bad diet.
Junk food will cause weight gain, and you will find that they are addictive too, so even if you only want a little, it will soon turn into a lot.
#4: Cut out liquid calories
What are liquid calories? Well, simply put they are the calories found in your drink choices.
If you tend to opt for soft drinks or alcohol then you are likely to be consuming many more calories than you may think.
Of course, the occasional drink shouldn’t cause too much harm, but if you are unable to stop at just the one then your efforts are likely to be affected.
If you want six pack abs then you should opt for water as often as possible. It is free of calories, and can help curb your appetite too.
#5: Watch those cereals
Do you eat cereal for breakfast? If so take a look at the product label, you maybe surprised at how much sugar and calories are present in your bowl.
Even those seemingly healthy choices can be ruined by you adding sugar, so try to avoid this.
For breakfast I would suggest oatmeal, without the sugar, or to choose boiled/scrambled eggs with whole meal toast.
Eggs are a good source of protein, while the toast contains fibre that can help fill you up.
#6: You must remain committed
If you are expecting to be able to see your abs after just a few days, or even a few weeks then you are likely to be disappointed.
It will take a lot of time and commitment to reduce your body fat percentage low enough to reveal your abs.
Giving up on your goal if you do not see results will not help. You must remain committed throughout and work each day towards your goal.
#7: Monitor your progress
By monitoring your progress you can see just how far you have come.
Keep a fat loss diary and note down what you eat and what exercise you have completed. You can then look back over the diary to see if any changes are required.
I would also recommend taking photos and measurements of yourself. You can then look back on these to show just how much you have changed.
This can be incredibly motivating and will help keep you committed to your goal.
No one says that getting six pack abs will be easy, but if you follow these tools then each day you will take a step closer to your goal.