Our expert says:
Thanks for the comments. I have to disagree with some of them though. For example, in your POint 2 you say that it's a myth to spot reduce. This I agree with. But then in your very next point, number 3, you give the very best exercise to spot reduce! THis contradiction jumps out, and then in Number 4, the same happens and we're back on the spot reduction.
So can I just encourage people to pay particular attention to point number 2, and then use 3 and 4 wisely - they form PART of the training, but done alone, will do little to flatten the abs. You must do the cardio training in order to do this.
Then finally, point 5 is wrong. The reason the high protein diet worked in this study is because the people in it were taking in far less energy. It has little to do with protein in the diet as opposed to carbs. This is an unfortunate 'myth' - the reality is that you need both. If you are exercising, YOU MUST HAVE CARBS IN YOUR DIET, OR YOU'LL BE IN TROUBLE. The key is not whether you have protein instead of carbs (because you need the carbs), but rather that your energy intake is appropriate.
So point 5 - rather don't worry too much about this. Just eat sensibly and train dilligently.
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