The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

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by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
     
 

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Great-looking abs are more than just a way to support the mirror industry. In fact, strong abs and flat stomachs are the ultimate indicator of overall health-for both men and women. Great abs will help you live longer, sleep better, prevent back pain, and significantly improve your sex life! (And, hey, they don't look half-bad in the mirror, either.) Unfortunately,

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Great-looking abs are more than just a way to support the mirror industry. In fact, strong abs and flat stomachs are the ultimate indicator of overall health-for both men and women. Great abs will help you live longer, sleep better, prevent back pain, and significantly improve your sex life! (And, hey, they don't look half-bad in the mirror, either.) Unfortunately, you could spend years on starvation diets and extreme exercise programs that never unearth those elusive stomach muscles.

Or you could spend just six weeks with David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief of Men's Health magazine, on THE ABS DIET-an easy and effective program for everyone that is helping thousands of people lose weight, flatten their guts, banish post-pregnancy bellies, and become healthier than they ever thought possible.
What's more, once on this revolutionary new diet you'll look and feel better than ever without deprivation dieting, counting calories, measuring foods, worrying about confusing phases-or ever feeling hungry!

Sound impossible? Let David Zinczenko prove it to you. As editor-in-chief of the world's most important men's magazine, Zinczenko has devoted his career to helping people improve their lives through the latest and most well-researched health, nutrition, and exercise information available.

Now, in the national bestseller THE ABS DIET, Zinczenko reveals his infallible formula that works for both men and women:
- The ABS DIET POWER foods: the 12 best foods (all part of an easy-to-remember acronym) that will naturally boost your metabolism so that you can strip away fat, build muscle, and look and feel great for life. (Bonus: Many of the Abs Diet Powerfoods are even-gasp-carbs!)
- SIMPLICITY: This low-maintenance program is easy to follow because there are no scales, no phases, no calculus-like formulas to compute, and no recipes that take a culinary degree to make. (One of the secret weapons: Satiating smoothies.) In fact, many of the dozens and dozens of delicious meals you can make take no more than a few minutes to prepare!
- INCENTIVE: The plan never leaves you hungry. Instead, it encourages you to eat (a whopping six times a day!), stokes your metabolism, and even lets you cheat now and then.
ENERGY: Designed to help you build the lean muscle that and melt away that pesky belly fat, this full-body exercise program can be done at home in only 20 minutes, 3 times a week, with nothing more than a set of dumbbells!
- LONGEVITY: An easy-to-remember maintenance plan will help you maintain your flat stomach forever.
Thousands of people are on THE ABS DIET, which can help you lose up to 20 pounds in six weeks-all while gaining pounds of muscle!-because it's easy to follow and even easier to stick to. THE ABS DIET also describes some of the stories of people who went on the program and had amazing successes. In those cases, these people ended up changing their waistlines-and their lives.
THE ABS DIET is the best, last and only diet and nutrition plan that you will ever need.

Read about how low-carb diets are making you fat, about how the food industry is putting secret fat bombs in your favorite foods, and about how you can fight back. You'll find out why 95 percent of all diets fail, and why THE ABS DIET is different.

So how about joining on for a six-pack? Yours.

- 12 "superfoods" that will change your life.

- A simple maintenance plan to keep your abs from disappearing

Six weeks to superior strength and sexy symmetry every man-and woman! -lusts after. Men's Health can show you how.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Eat everything. Concentrate on whole grains. Drink milk. Balance protein with carbohydrates. Avoid processed sugars. Do some exercise. The idea that a diet book making such proposals comes as a pleasant surprise shows just how far afield we've gone in the search for new ways to be fit. The only thing new about this diet by the editor-in-chief of Men's Health is its name, and this, one can presume, is because nowadays, a book simply called "Sensible Eating" wouldn't sell. The book's title is indeed misleading; only the final chapter deals solely with abs. The rest is full of rational recommendations for a realistic diet plan: eat more and smaller meals; have oatmeal in the morning for a nourishing breakfast; don't starve yourself; drink plenty of water; and stay away from sodas and foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup. Whether readers will, in the end, walk away with abs of steel is not really the point. They'll control their weight in a healthy way, without counting calories, cutting out whole food groups or supporting the beef futures market. Best of all, this book tells readers why it works: increase your body's metabolism, gain some muscle and fat burns away. The authors make this seem like a fresh and very attainable ideal. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

“The Abs Diet is a sensible eating and exercise plan, not a fad diet. The Abs Diet Powerfoods and the Abs Diet Workout are designed to make you fit, healthy, and lean for life. If you want to get on top of your game, this is where you start. Remember: Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself.” —The Rock, movie star

“A must read for anyone who is serious about building a healthy body and changing to a healthy lifestyle. Most diets are based on gimmicks that set you up for failure; this is the first program I have seen that promotes a lifestyle change that anyone can live with.” —David R. Pearson, Ph.D., director of the strength-research laboratory at Ball State University.

“Finally, a diet that's focused on what you can eat, not what you can't! . . . You'll look good, but you'll feel great--and you'll succeed at last!” —Heidi Skolnik, staff nutritionist for the New York Giants

“Clear, crisp, refreshingly sensible… There are few ‘diet books' that I am willing to endorse. I endorse this one enthusiastically.” —David L. Katz, M.D., director of medical studies in public health at Yale University School of Medicine

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579549985
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/19/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Zinczenko, the editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine, grew up as an overweight kid in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Since then, he has become one of America's leading experts on health and fitness, and serves as a spokesperson for all issues affecting men. He has been a guest on Good Morning America, the Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN, 48 Hours, Primetime Live and VH-1, and has written Op-Ed pieces for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has twice competed in the New York City marathon, and in 2003 was named by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Eligible Bachelors." He divides his time between Allentown, Pennsylvania and New York City.

Ted Spiker, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Florida, is a contributing editor to Men's Health. His work has also been published in Fortune; O, The Oprah Magazine; Instyle; Sports Illustrated Women; Writer's Digest, Adventure Sports; and more. He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
boka1950 More than 1 year ago
Most eye opening book I have ever read about food intake and exercise. I have lost 40 lbs in seven weeks and lost four belt sizes just by following the 12 power food combinations with exercising. Strongly recommend this book to anyone who had DESIRE to lose weight for good.
29yroldgirlnextdoor More than 1 year ago
I read the Abs Diet for Women, but bought this version for my husband. I've perused many diet/health/fitness books- and this is by far the best overall. I learned a lot about the foods we eat, and how they effect our bodies. I also learned a lot about the importance of weight training. I still run a lot, but now I make sure to lift 3 days a week as well. I've seen great results. The diet makes complete sense and still allows for fully enjoyable and satisfying meals. My husband and I are now big fans of David Zinczenko!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have tried other diets that have helped me lose weight but have done nothing for my spare tire. This book explains why the others didn't work and then explains how this diet is different. In addition, recipes are provided and an exercise program that does not require a gym membership is also given. I have lost 10 pounds in less than 6 weeks and the gut is going away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me lose my abdomen in a very healthy way. Also, It comes in Spanish.
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