A Flat Belly at 45 plus??
Is it possible to avoid middle-aged spread? Speaking as someone who has never had washboard abdominals, I can tell you it certainly isn`t getting any easier as the years go by to maintain a healthy hip to waist ratio. To avoid obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and certain types of cancer, it is recommended to have a ten inch difference between your hip measurement and your waist circumference. At 48 years of age I personally have to really fight to maintain those numbers.
So what should you do? Let`s keep this as simple as possible:
1. You are what you eat. If you want to be made out of lean muscle mass, water and as little fat as possible, then you should eat lean protein, drink lots of water, eat lots of water-based foods, (ie green vegetables!) and small amounts of good fats. If you want to be big and fluffy eat lots of big white fluffy things like starches, sugars, packaged snack foods and bad fats. Bad fats are heavy and white, (like lard and vegetable shortening used in deep-fryers for example). Good fats are omega 3s like nut oils, fish oils and avocadoes.
2. Add muscle mass to your frame by lifting weights. Stop wasting an hour of low intensity exercise time on the darned elliptical machines and treadmills and start hitting the weight stacks. Hard!! And do it right for the love of God. Please don`t try to learn weight lifting by watching what other people are doing in the gym. 80% of what you see is either a complete waste of time or downright dangerous. Hire a good trainer and learn how to do it right. It aint rocket science, I promise you. A decent trainer should be able to get you started with a good solid program in four to six sessions or even less. It is the best investment you can ever make in your health and wellness.
Ok. That`s it. That is all you have to do!! Now get your butt in gear and go do something about it besides reading another article on the subject. Email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org and let`s get going!!