One of Arnold Schwarzenegger famous quotes was “Abs were made in the kitchen” and he was partially right. You see people in the gym doing crunches day in and day out and after months they still don’t have abs, we all have our abs concealed underneath our abdominal body fat.
We all carry weight in different places and the last place where that weight seems to come off is the stomach or abdominal area, however it is not practical to think that we can completely eat our way to shredded abs, sure you can eat clean healthy foods but that is not the complete secret to shredded abs. What we can do is watch what we eat and eliminate foods that provoke our body to store fat.
Foods containing sugar are your worst enemy
When you eat, your sugar levels naturally become elevated, this sends a signal to your body to produce more insulin which is the hormone that regulates how your body burns off food, eating starchy carbs or foods that contain sugar causes insulin to only burn off the excess sugar from your meal, preventing it from burning off current fat reserves you currently have stored.
Samantha Collins is a contributing author and is an ISSA certified personal trainer that has helped hundreds of men and women get in shape and helped them reach their fitness and weight loss goals.