We’ve all fallen for the myth that an new exercise routine or fad diet can give you a six pack in a week, right? We aren’t talking about a six pack of beer either. Contrary to what the fitness industry perpetuates, no fad diet or amazing new piece of workout equipment will give you the six pack you’re looking for. However, don’t give up hope yet! Abs are achievable in a few simple steps but with the fitness industry making it sound so complicated with all of these diets and workouts it’s hard to know where to start. Well, we got you covered.

First, note that this takes hard work, and by hard work we really mean staying consistent with what we are about to share with you. It takes 21 days to form a habit and hopefully this method will turn into not only a habit but a lifestyle for you.

We are all born with abdominal muscles it just depends on your body fat % if you can see them or not. Based on the current literature on weight loss and weight control, if you want to lose 1lb a week, it is recommended that those over 250lbs eat between 1500-1800 calories a day and those under 250lbs eat between 1200-1500 calories a day. A great way to know exactly how many calories you are eating is to use a food tracking app. We recommend MyFitnessPal, it’s free and super easy to use! Your body naturally burns calories throughout the day due to your basic metabolism. In the end of the day, being in a caloric deficit will help you lose weight. You might not see drastic reduction in your mid section at first because your body loses weight all over. You can’t lose weight in one specific area, it just happens all over your body.

That’s all it takes!

Well, not completely. With good exercises 3-4 days a week, (30 minutes of walking, lifting, etc. will help) and a healthy diet, eating whole foods and not as much sugar will help out a lot. Therefore, our recommendations are these: track your calories to ensure you’re maintaining a caloric deficit, eat whole foods not processed foods, exercise 3-4 days a week even if its for 30 minutes, you will see results! Subscribe to our page to stay up to date on our latest articles, giveaways, lifestyle inspiration and so much more.