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16 Women Reveal Exactly How They Got Six-Pack Abs

How to get abs: Try low impact workouts

Our best ab results have come from low impact, lengthening workouts: think pilates, gliders + light weights. The other thing to keep in mind is that you can put in a TON of work in the gym and not see the results of your hard work if you're not eating a healthy, balanced diet, too. Our selects: lots of greens, lean proteins, healthy fats and the right carbohydrates to keep us energized.Courtesy Sweats & The City

“Our best ab results have come from low impact, lengthening workouts: Think Pilates, gliders, and light weights. The other thing to keep in mind is that you can put in a ton of work in the gym and not see the results if you’re not eating a healthy, balanced diet. Our selects: lots of greens, lean proteins, healthy fats, and the right carbohydrates to keep us energized.” —Dale Borchiver, 27 and Elizabeth Endres, 25, founders of Sweats and The City. 

How to get abs: Make sure you aren’t suffering from bloat

Danielle HamoCourtesy Danielle Hamo

“Make sure it’s not bloating and stomach distention that’s your problem. Fiber helps promote elimination. It also combats constipation which can cause a distended belly. When you start increasing fiber in your diet, you must drink more water too because soluble fiber holds onto water—otherwise you can end up constipated. Aim for two to three liters of water daily. Sodium and potassium are electrolytes in charge of water balance in our body. Sodium causes retention of water and potassium flushes out extra water helping you achieve a flatter and bloat-free stomach. Aim to limit sodium and add foods naturally high in potassium into your diet; most fruit and veggies are high in potassium.” —Danielle Hamo, RD LD/N in private practice at F-Factor. 

How to get abs: Abs are made out of the kitchen

Allie from Healthy AlibiCourtesy Allie Metselaar

“My best advice on how to get abs is simple: healthy eating, lift weights, and HYDRATE! You only need to train your core two to three times per week and make sure to get adequate rest. Abs are built outside the gym more so than in the gym, so living a healthy lifestyle is a must. Make sure you eat a high protein diet and stop eating when full.” —Allison Metselaar, 30, founder of Healthy Alibi. Find out the 5 best ab workouts for a flat tummy.

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