Are Abs Created in the Kitchen?

What your mid-section looks like is highly dependent on three things:

  1. The amount of lean muscle mass you have all over your body
  2. How, what, and when you eat (Yes, abs are partially created in the kitchen)
  3. Your ability to manage and reduce your stress

Therefore, the answer to this question isn’t exactly straight forward, but…

YES, what you do in the kitchen (or restaurant) has a ton to do with what your tummy looks like. Keep in mind that this goes deeper than the body fat that you have around your mid-section. What you eat does influence if your body stores or burns fat.

After 24 years of coaching women, I have learned that often what you think is body fat, is actually inflammation and digestive bloating.

Yep! That’s why achieving flat and toned abs is so challenging. For most women, it’s not as simple as doing some cardio and eating well. Often, there is inflammation coming from food sensitivities and stress. These two together can cause gas, bloating, and low levels of mysterious inflammation. And in my experience, this is common territory for many women.

Stop right now and check out this week’s video below. You’ll learn how much strength training you need to improve your mid-section. You’ll also learn why sometimes it’s not as simple as “eating well” as most women do. Sometimes you need to be a bit more strategic, and in today’s video I give you my approach that is literally working miracles for my clients.

Holly started Women’s Strength Nation to improve the ratio of women to men strength training around the world. You can Join the Movement by sharing your thoughts and questions below. Your thoughts and ideas may help another woman’s journey. Please join the conversation and leave a comment below!

Stay strong, friend. 

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4 replies
  1. Lauren Reed
    Lauren Reed says:

    I love tip #3 with changing food choices such as dairy. I currently use dairy protein shakes and maybe need to switch it up to a dairy free option.
    Thank you for the suggestion.

  2. Michele
    Michele says:

    That is really interesting about cardio, I am always doing more cardio then strength training. How much cardio do you recommend a week?


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