12 Best Foods to Burn Fat and Build Muscle For Your Abs

November 3, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

OK, I have showed you how to build your abs in

Effective 6pac building techniques

And how to overcome the other hurdle of how to get ripped abs and lose that lower stomach fat in,

The Best Exercises To Work Lower Abs

But I have only briefly explained what foods you need to include into your diet to ensure that you achieve those weightlifting goals when you work your abs. As we all know, all of the hard work from performing exercises for your abs will go to waste if you do not have the correct diet.

Luckily for you, I have already covered which foods you need to eat in posts such as killer foods for fitness, but today I will tell you exactly, which foods will have a positive effect for getting those abs to rise through that annoying layer of fat.

There really is no one-way to achieve great abs, as we all have different body types to begin with. Just make sure that you workout like a barbarian. That alone will guarantee you results. But let me quict the talking already.

Eat this,

1. Almonds and nuts (Eat the skins too)

Special powers

These will help you build muscle and prevent you from snacking on potentially crap fatty foods through out the day.

Mighty health

Helps fight off – Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer and the dreaded high blood pressure.

2. Beans and legumes


I covered beans back in killer foods for fitness, but both beans and legumes are great foods for your abs.

Special powers

Both of these foods will help you burn fat build muscle and help regulate digestion.

Mighty health

Helps fight off – Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.

3. Spinach and green vegetables

Now pop eye isn’t a super hero, or even one of my favorite cartoon characters, but you will need to eat like him if you are serious about building those abs.

Special powers

Spinach is a great food for repairing muscle on your rest days from your weightlifting workouts, but will also neutralize free radicals (Molecules that speed up the aging process).

Mighty health

Helps fight – Cancer, heart disease, stroke and obesity.

4. Dairy products (Fat-free/ Low fat milk, yogurt and cheese)

Special Powers

Keeping a good dose of dairy products in your diet will help you build strong bones as well as helping you to lose fat.

Mighty health

Helps fight – Obesity, cancer and high blood pressure.

5. Instant Oatmeal (No sugar and no flavours)


Special powers

This might sound boring and quite foul, especially if you have an appetite for tasty food like myself. But adding no sugar is important because instant oatmeal will help maintain blood sugar levels, is a great energy booster and it also reduces cholesterol.

Mighty health

Helps fight – heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and obesity.

6. Eggs

Special powers

Build muscle and burn fat.

Mighty health

Helps fight obesity.

7. Turkey and other lean meats

Special powers

Will help build muscle and a strong immune system

Mighty health

Helps fight – obesity and various other diseases

8. Peanut butter

I included peanut butter in killer foods for fitness with the peanut butter and jam/ jelly sandwich. But it’s also a great food to eat for getting those abs to show.

Special powers

Burn fat build muscle.

Mighty health

Helps fight – Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease

9. Olive oil


Special powers

It has been drummed into my head from a young age to drink olive oil and with age, I began to understand why.

1. Lowers cholesterol

2. Boosts immune system

Mighty health

Helps fight – obesity, cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.

10. Whole-grain bread and cereals

You can find out which is the best bread to go for over at killer foods for fitness part 2, but this is definitely a type of food that you will want to include into your weightlifting diet. This could even be the reason why I was able to build a 6 Pac so easily (other than being a lucky high metabolism type) as I grew up with this food in my daily diet without fail.

Special powers

Prevents the body from storing fat.

Mighty health

Helps fight – Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease.

11. Whey Powder

I do love my whey protein shakes along with some of you here, with my overall favorite being optimum nutrition protein powder. And whey protein isn’t popular by coincidence either.

Special powers

Burn fat build muscle.

Mighty health

Helps fight obesity.

12. Berries


I haven’t covered this one before, but it is one type of food that you should definitely include into your weightlifting diet.

Special powers

  • Protects your heart.
  • Improves your eye site
  • Improves balance
  • Coordination
  • Short-term memory
  • Prevents cravings

Mighty health

Helps fight – heart disease, cancer and obesity.

There you have it. For all of you out there who I know that have asked… this is your list for the foods that you SHOULD eat to help and assist with getting those abs to rise through the fat.

See you in the comments.

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