First, your nutrition plan shouldn’t be called a “diet”. A nutrition plan should be something you can stick to for the rest of your life. Therefor it has to be enjoyable and at the same time healthy for your body.
70% of your results are going to come from nutrition and 30% from your workouts. This is something you have to keep in mind.
In this post, I am going to give you a nutrition plan and workout plan you can follow to shred that belly fat away from your body. This method is going to be the fastest and the healthiest way to do it.
Every single person has a six pack, but chances are that you have fat covering it. Stop doing crunches! What you need is a good nutrition plan that you can stick to.
The nutrition plan I’m going to be giving you below is dedicated for people that have a body fat higher than 13-15 percent. If you are lower than that, then the fat is not the problem for you.
Calorie Intake Calculator to Lose Weight
First things first. In order to lose weight, you need to eat in a caloric deficit. If you weight for example 200 lbs, and you want to drop down to 180 lbs then
the calculation would be:
180 lbs x 11 = 1980
Approximately 2000 calories will be the answer to an individual weighting 200 lbs.
Note: Raise your calories to maintenance by the time you achieve your weight loss goal. (180 lbs x 14)
Protein Intake Calculator to Lose Weight
Now, the protein intake for someone that wants to lose weight would be:
Protein Intake: 0.30 x 2000 = 600
600 or 30% of your calories should be based on proteins.
This amount of protein will support your muscles and will keep you fuller during the day.
What About Carbs and Fat?
You now have 70% of your calories remaining. This percentage should be based on carbs and fat. I would recommend eating about 40% of your calories from carbs and 25% from fat.
Carbohydrate Intake: 0.4 x 2000 = 800 = 40% of calories
Fat Intake: 0.3 x 2000 = 600 = 30% of calories
How do I know how much I am eating? How do i track my food?
You can start by using a calorie counter, there are many apps out there like My Fitness Pal. The cool thing about this, is that after tracking your foods for several months, you will be able to eyeball what you eat.
Here are some tips you can apply when it comes to tracking your foods: Counting Macros by Greg O’ Gallagher.
A simple workout plan with the right abdominal exercises will work for you. In this case I’m going to give you a workout plan you can follow to build some muscle in the progress, while losing fat following the nutrition plan above.
You are going to be training 3 days a week following the program below.
Workout A – Chest & Triceps
Incline Barbell Bench Press: 4 sets x 6-10 reps (3 minutes rest between sets)
Flat Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets x 6-10 reps (3 minutes rest between sets)
Low Incline DB Flyes: 4 sets – 12, 10, 8, 6 (30-60 seconds rest, same weight each set)
Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 6-10 reps (2 minutes rest between sets)
Rope Extensions: 2 sets x 8-12 reps (1 minute rest between sets)
Workout B: Back & Biceps
Weighted Pull ups: 4 sets x 6-10 reps (3 minutes rest between sets)
Deadlifts: 3 sets x 4-6 reps (3 minutes rest between sets)
Cable Rows: 4 sets – 12, 10, 8, 6 (30-60 seconds rest, same weight each set)
Barbell Curls: 3 sets x 6-10 reps (2 minutes rest between sets)
Incline Dumbbell Curls: 2 sets x 8-12 reps (1 minute rest between sets)
Workout C: Shoulders & Legs
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 sets x 6-10 reps (3 minutes rest between sets)
Lateral Raises: 3 sets x 8-12 reps (2 minutes rest between sets)
Upright Row: 4 sets – 12, 10, 8, 6 (30-60 seconds rest, same weight for each set)
Bulgarian Split Squats: 3 sets x 6-10 reps per leg (2 minutes rest between sets)
Standing Single Leg Calf Raises: 3 sets x 10-15 reps per leg (1 minute rest between sets)
You are also going to perform 2-3 abdominal exercises while following this program. You can either chose to perform them after your workouts, or on rest days (I personally perform abdominal exercises after my workouts).
- Leg Raises
- Flutter Kicks
- Knee-to-Elbow Crunches
Choose 2-3 abdominal exercises and perform 4 sets of 5-10 on your first exercise, then perform 2 sets of 5-10 on your second and third.
What to do next?
Take Action! Write your plan on a notepad, install My Fitness Pal, take your first progress picture (day 1), figure out how many calories you have to eat, figure out the right macro ratio for you, and follow this plan consistently.
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