Tuesday, October 7, 2008

One Pack

Easy steps to perfect abs, this story grabbed my attention because as a gay man, I would like to be a little hotter... well maybe not hotter since I am not even 'hot' right now but I would at least like to try for 'warm'! The story went on to list a bunch of easy steps I can do to help me change my one pack into a six pack. First it said to drink water as soon as I get up, apparently it helps to start your metabolism for the day and switch it into fat burning mode. However it said drink 16oz, that is two glasses of water, I feel water logged already thinking about it. It then went on to say eat a big breakfast within an hour of getting up. I am sure many of you are like me in that our system just does not work when we get up, eating as soon as I get up makes me feel sick and my mouth stays dry until a couple of hours after, so everything is like eating paper towels. The story said that the more you eat in the morning will act in reverse to the fat around your waist, the idea is that the big meal first off in the day will start your body and release hormones that burn fat, where if you eat late in the day, it just stores the fat. Unfortunately chocolate, candy or cookies were not on the list of foods to have for breakfast, nor were huge amounts of bacon, waffles or sugar coated sugar flakes with extra sugar added for flavour... darn! They recommend oatmeal, other whole grains and maybe a glass of water or milk, keep in mind that I am suppose to have already drank two glasses of water. They stressed that water helps remove the fat that hides your six pack, they said to drink one gallon or almost four liters per day, I think I would be floating by then. I could see this being okay for big guys, if you are 6'4 and a solid 220 then it would be no big deal but for po'wittle me I would probably have to pee every ten minutes.

It is strange when we think that our parents always used to say that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, I mean who knew they were actually right! I always thought it was one of their tricks to get me to eat. A Russian friend of mine told me about a saying they used to have where she came from, it went something like "keep your breakfast for yourself, share your lunch with your friend, give your supper to your enemy.

The story of course said to exercises but that the most important thing to show off those abs was to burn off the fat hiding them, then you can work on defining them. It said to pack your lunch, this way you control what you eat, I feel that is true because when ever I try to buy a lunch, the choices are just not that healthy, even when they say low fat or healthy choice. It said to have a rule to only eat what you bring with no cheating. Pack a good lunch using all the foods you know you are suppose to eat but don't at the moment. You know, the foods that you see when you open the fridge door (like apples) and then close it again and say to yourself "there is nothing to eat in this house." It also said to eat small amounts often throughout the day. I used to do that and I used to eat so healthy, just the last couple of years I fell into a life style of convenient food and usually what ever is easy and fast it not good for us. I am watching what I eat (most days but dang it is hard) and getting out more to at least walk for an hour every day, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a six pack picture going up on here, maybe a two pack! Okay have to go people, I need to pee badly.

No cookies were harmed in the making of this blog... okay two were but they deserved it!

9 comments:

Java said...

cookies dunked in coffee is my favorite breakfast.

Birdie said...

I go through phases—I'm in one now—where I want to eat every couple of hours. I wish to heaven I knew what triggered this so I could end the struggle! I'm impressed that you are walking so much. Dang. Your heart must be really healthy.

Quit going for the very unrealistic goal of a six-pack. Look around you and not at the advertising; you will see plenty of healthy men who don't sport abs. Be content with health!

Jess said...

There are always lots of theories. Really, the people with amazing abs do lots of exercise. Perhaps eating in a particular way will help, but I don't think there's any easy way to be amazingly built.

In my case, I don't have to worry about it, since all the exercise in the world won't get me there at this point! :)

Anonymous said...

I started drinking 2 liters of water a day and I feel like I spend half of the day peeing.

Bear Me Out said...

I gave up on the six pack. Go for the keg.

Cuddly is hot, too, ya know

Wayne said...

It's true! Some people are born with great bodys, and a lot of us aren't!

somewhere joe said...

Bumpy abs are overrated, and always struck me as a bit unnatural. My favorite look in a male is an athlete who has gone just a tad soft or relaxed. Prime time. So sexy.

I'm into the intuitive eating movement... eat when you're hungry, drink when you're thirsty only, and let it go at that.

john said...

Water is a good thing, since the majority of our body is made up of water.

Anonymous said...

Breakfast has ALWAYS been my favorite meal and I go all out on weekends with the big meal. But weekdays, it's just a bowl of cereal and OJ. I need to drink more water so that I don't get kidney stones. But like you, drinking 16 oz. first thing sounds like an impossible assignment. Looking forward to seeing your six-pack! Even if it's only a peek. ;-)