This same fitness model would likely be promoting the latest training program, workout plan, fad diet, miracle supplement, or some new must-have piece of exercise equipment. Whatever product these chiseled physiques happen to be endorsing, the truth is they could never look the way they do without getting their nutrition right. I’m not saying they don’t train hard. They do in fact work hard in the gym. But the truth is, good nutrition accounts for most of their success.
Ask any competitive bikini, figure, fitness, physique, or bodybuilder what the most important part of their contest preparation is and they will all give the same answer. Nutrition. I believe, and most will agree, that nutrition is 80% of getting it right. You can sweat buckets cranking out hours of cardio and pump iron like an Olympian but if you don’t get your nutrition right none of that will matter very much at all. You can’t out train a bad diet.
My new book, Get Fit, Lean and Keep Your Day Job, outlines an entire transformation program, including everything you need to know about the right nutrition. It’s all about optimizing your calories. First, you’ve got to get your total calories under control in order to lose fat. Next, you’ve got to eat the right ratio of macronutrients in order to change your body composition. Last, you’ve got to eat the right foods from each of the three macronutrient groups: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Although cardio training and resistance training are certainly important, they are less complicated than the nutrition component. Cardio is about getting your heart rate up, working up a sweat, and turning up your metabolic fire. Optimal resistance training is about training with focus and intensity to failure then getting adequate rest and recovery. All three components of my Get Fit, Lean program are covered in my book.
Anybody and any body can have fitness model six-pack abs if you dedicate yourself to my program. The most critical component is what you eat and what you don’t eat. Abs are indeed made in the kitchen.