Carving out a six pack or flat stomach is hard work. Maintaining one is even more difficult. Make sure to set realistic goals. Even the most shredded and ripped bodybuilders and fitness models will tell you that it’s impossible to stay in peak condition year round. With that said, you don’t have to allow your bodyfat levels to get out of control.
If you find that your bodyfat levels are beyond a comfortable and manageable level, go on a short term cutting diet. If you are already lean, losing 6 to 8 pounds of fat over a month’s time should help to shred you up.
Also, never allow yourself to get more than 20-25 pounds past your ripped to shreds body weight. Losing 25 pounds of fat will require a 16 week cutting diet. 40 pounds of fat would require you to diet for half a year!
Remember that a healthy fitness lifestyle is a balanced lifestyle. Allow yourself one reasonable cheat meal per week. If muscle building is a goal, keep in mind that it can be very difficult to add muscle without adding some fat.
Become a master of your own body and know the food you put into it. This will lead to success, and to an amazing set of six pack abs.