The elusive six pack abs that many dream of getting are promised in just 6 weeks by The New Abs Diet written by David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health.
The original Abs Diet was published in 2004 and became a best seller as dieters were eager to get that flat, sculpted stomach they saw gracing the covers of fitness magazines. Does The New Abs Diet make good on its promise and what’s changed in this updated version?
The New Abs Diet Components
The concepts promoted in The New Abs Diet are based on principals of fat loss and body building that have been used for decades by professional body builders. David Zinczenko has organized these methods in an easier to follow format so, in theory, the average Joe can obtain 6 pack abs without hiring a nutritionist and a personal trainer.
The New Abs Diet still promotes the use of “12 Power Foods” and interval training as the main aspects of the program, but is less about calorie counting and instead uses portion control models to make the nutrition component easier to follow.
The New Abs Diet promotes the use of healthy fats in the diet and doesn’t support the theory that believes fat has to be mostly eliminated from the diet in order to see abdominal muscles.
Dieters are encouraged to eat 6 times a day in The New Abs Diet, which is believed to be key in keeping the metabolism up and the muscle building process on track. This combination of nutrition and weight bearing exercises encourages muscle development, which in turn, burns more Calories even when resting.
Why stop at just a 6 pack? The New Abs Diet includes an additional chapter on how to obtain the ‘gold standard’ 8 pack abs.
The New Abs Diet is based on proven techniques and dedicated dieters will no doubt experience results with this diet plan, however, some hard work will be required.
The marketing of The New Abs Diet probably makes gaining a flat stomach and a six pack sound a little easier than reality would dictate. Also, a marketing statement like “turn fat into muscle” is just marketing hyperbole as it is not physiologically possible to turn fat cells into muscles cells.
I really want to see David Zinczenko’s abs. I did a Google search and couldn’t find a picture of him without a shirt anywhere. Does he practice what he preaches?
In any event, The New Abs Diet seems effective for gaining a six pack as long as the dieter has realistic expectations and determination to adhere to the program.