'Getting cut only takes a couple of weeks' – if only! Which leaves us with the reality that to cut the fat while retaining lean muscle, you're going to need at least 4-6 weeks to really see a significant change in your abs. Depending on your current condition – maybe 8-12 weeks. With this in mind – how do you stay motivated while shredding?
REALISTIC SHREDDING RESULTS
When you first start to cut your diet, you can expect to lose 5-7lbs of 'water weight' in the first week of dieting. However, after this, a loss of 1-2lbs is healthy and realistic. Dropping weight faster puts muscle mass at risk of catabolism. Also be aware that the lower your body fat percentage becomes, the less body fat your body is able to oxidise; this phenomena is a big reason why the last few lbs of body fat on your abs can be stubborn to shift – and why a potent fat burner such as SHRED-X RIPPEDCORE™ can help by increasing fat mobilisation and oxidation.
Ultimately, boost your motivation by thinking about the the cumulative effects of losing 1-2lbs of fat per week – a loss of 4-8lbs a month! Don't give up!
ENHANCE RESULTS WHEN SHREDDING
Many trainers on a cutting diet quickly get tired of stalled fat loss and feeling drained in the gym. Using a pre-workout designed to boost mental focus and alertness, while also containing fat burning nutrients is a proven strategy to combat these problems. Take 1 serving of X-PLODE RIPPEDCORE™ before training sessions – it contains caffeine and guarana for energy and alertness, plus green tea to effectively mobilise and burn stored body fat.
BOOSTING SHREDDING DIET MOTIVATION
Sticking to your diet plan when cutting tends to be the biggest obstacle to sculpting ripped abs – adopt the tips below to sustain motivation:
1. Chocolate/sweet treat alternatives; opt for high quality, nutritious protein snacks such as PRO 2GO® COOKIE, PRO 2GO® DUO BAR and PRO 2GO® FLAPJACK. These cutting saviours taste incredible but support your cut. 2. The cheat meal; reward a week of strict training/dieting by having ONE cheat meal such as a visit to your favourite restaurant. The refeed will reset your metabolism and provide a big motivational boost to get back on your cut.
Staying motivated while shredding is often the difference between ripped abs and another summer of them failing to 'pop' – set your goal and see it through with the tips above.