Abs are made in the kitchen!


A few years ago, I would go to my taekwondo classes 3 to 4 times a week, play intramural sports, shoot some hoops with a friend once in a while and go the gym just to hit my abs about every other day. But I wasn’t paying much attention to my diet. In fact, I used to live in the dorms, and anyone who’ve lived on campus before knows that there is a “free food event” about every night.. and 90% of the time the free food is pizza!!

Because I was very active, I didn’t gain weight but my attempt to get strong abs that I could show off always failed. Then I read somewhere that “Abs are made in the kitchen, not at the gym.” No wonder….

It doesn’t matter how many crunches and sit ups you do, if you eat crap daily, you’ll just be covering up all your hard work… And if you choose to put a daily 6-pack in the fridge, you won’t have a 6-pack to show off at the beach.

I like to stay active, and sometimes I find myself drinking more than eating (water, juice, tea, coffee, etc.). And that adds up too!! In 2005 I stopped drinking soda altogether (or pop like they called it in the Midwest).

Now I drink a lot of water daily, and switched to healthier drinks, including milk and healthy energy drinks. I also love fruits and healthy snacks.

The bottom line is that abs really ARE made in the kitchen and this why it’s important to focus not just on reading articles and muscle growth or weight loss but also on those that help you manage your nutrition goals and learn some nutrition tips; if you’d like to write some specifically related to trans guys, feel free to contact us and become one of our bloggers! It’s important to know what to eat and what to avoid in order to keep our testosterone levels in a good range.

Before you even think of joining a gym, you have to clean up your fridge. Then all the results from the gym will come naturally, and not just for the abs but overall. When your body is clean of all the toxins, only then, your results will automatically come. You’ll also feel great inside and out, and immune to simple illnesses.

Obviously a professional bodybuilder’s diet is not the same as a swimmer’s or as a football player, but when you know the basics, it’s easier to alter your diet to fulfill your specific needs.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” 

― Ann Wigmore