It was never about abs!! that said it would have been interesting to have some BEFORE shots from when I was up to 98K's
Reason for the pics is to show a visual portrait of what happens over time. The first shot was when I thought I'd reached my absolute lowest weight, the weight I was at 19.
In retrospect, there's at least 8 k's of FAT still lingering around the midsection, and that's the WORST place to be carrying weight.
I'm doing very little ab work, for me moderate but consistent exercise is 90% for mental health. Moderate is literally 30 minutes in the gym three times per week, although admittedly I don't mess about, checking social media and music it's head down for 30 minutes and pretty full on. I aim for around 20-25K's of walking a week, again hardly hardcore. 4 days a week I'll do a max set of push-ups, pretty good quality currently the number is 140. And finally 1 day a week step work - 30 minutes. That's it - very doable without injury or obsession.
The key for me and for you if it takes your fancy is reducing insulin. I have an average no food gap of 17 hours between conclusion of evening meal and commencement brunch next day. no hunger or calorie focus. Brunch for me is: 1 slice of sourdough toast, two butters, 2 poached eggs, mushrooms, avocado and bacon.
Hardly bread and water!! I have a cheat 'treat' daily either afternoon ice cream or fruit scone.
I will however avoid pasta, pizza, gluten, cake, chocolate, biscuits etc and keep my carbs like chips, potato in check. Fatty meat and fish however are regular menu items, plus butter, olive, coconut and MCT oils plus green salads, eggs, avocado etc
A wine every night and a corona once or twice a week also in my repertoire - again hardly hardcore.
I do take some supplements. Magnesium, DHA omega, Curcumin (turmeric) collagen and probiotics. My goal is to avoid pharmaceuticals, such as headache pills, sleeping tablets, antibiotics, statins, and the sort of stuff many are taking for granted.
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