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Weight loss: Burn fats with these food and pack on the abs

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Losing weight takes effort, even more, if you want some abs in there. It doesn't happen in a flash, but if you just aim for a healthier life, then most likely, your shedding off those extra pounds will be consistent. And, by sticking to a healthier lifestyle, you will also keep off those pounds.

Health experts have agreed that losing weight is 80 percent more on a healthy diet and less on exercise, although having a physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day will also be beneficial, especially if you want the abs.

While there are a lot of diet meal plans floating around, you can actually come up with your own that is best suited to your taste.

Daniel Herman, a fitness expert, told Daily Express that you just have to make sure that you are eating food low in carbohydrates and high in fats, very much like the keto meals.

Low carb does not mean totally zero carbs, as it will not be wise to cut out any of the three major food groups that must comprise a balanced diet. The key is portioning and eating in moderation. Besides, cutting out one from the three might pose a health problem.

According to Herman, there is a lot of low carb food that you can choose from.

If you don't want to skip meat in your diet, you don't have to. You just have to make sure that you get the lean cuts. Also, aim for unprocessed meats because they are the ones that are low in carbohydrates, especially the ones that come from animals that are grass-fed.

Be careful about processed meat because it contains higher carbohydrates.

But, only eat a small portion of meat because this food is high in protein. What you are aiming for is a food high in fats.

Fish and other seafood are all good, said Herman, especially the salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Eggs are also good as you can have them anyway you want them, even fried in butter, said, Herman.

As for vegetables, Herman said that choose those that grow above the ground such as cauliflower, broccoli or cabbage.

Also be careful in choosing fruits as not all have low carbohydrates, although you can never go wrong with avocado which is a permanent inclusion in the keto diet for its low carb and high fat content.

You can also add dairy and nuts as long as they are low in carbs and high in fats.

Thus, you can come up with your own diet plan that is best suited to your taste. Just make sure that you pay attention to the food that you're eating.

Image credit courtesy of Liz West/Flickr

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