"The Abs Diet is a must-read for anyone who is serious about building a healthy body and changing to a healthy lifestyle. Most diets are based on gimmicks that set you up for failure; this is the first program I have seen that promotes a lifestyle change that anyone can live with."
- David R. Pearson, Ph.D.,
Director of the strength-research laboratory at Ball State University
Focus on the Abs Diet Power 12
Diet encourages you to focus on (not restrict yourself
to) a generous market basket of food types—the Abs Diet Power
12—to fulfill your core nutritional needs. These foods are
so good for you, in fact, that theyll just about single-handedly
exchange your fat for muscle (provided youve kept your receipt).
Just as important, Ive designed the Power 12 to include thousands
of food combinations (Youll find more at www.menshealth.com/absdietchallenge).
The more of them you eat, the better your body will be able to increase
lean muscle mass and avoid storing fat. Just
follow these simple guidelines:
Include two or three
of these foods in each of your three major meals and at least
one of them in each of your three snacks.
Diversify your food
at every meal to get a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and
Make sure you
sneak a little bit of protein into each snack.