What You'll Eat
Following the Abs Diet means eating six times a day, alternating larger meals with small snacks. There’s no calorie-counting, since portion-control is built into the program. Meals must contain at least two Abs Diet Powerfoods—there are 12—such as almonds, beans, spinach, instant oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter, raspberries, olive oil, and whole grains. You’ll load up on protein, fiber, calcium, and healthy fats, while limiting refined carbs, saturated and trans fats, and high-fructose corn syrup.
Ample Abs Diet recipes are available both online and in print. But because the 6-week plan may skimp on vitamin D and potassium, it’s worth considering ways to incorporate these nutrients into your meals. Here are a few resources:
Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 12, 2013