All-Pro and Abs Diet Endorsements

We have three or four months before spring is here.  90 to 120 days to shed those extra pounds before we’re forced to wear shorts and tee shirts or be uncomfortably hot.  It’s also one of the last chances I’ll have to train outdoors with my shirt off without embarrassing my children— or myself— but I’ll leave that for another day’s post.

The good news is that it was about this time last year that I read two books that helped me look as good as I had probably since my college football playing days:   The All Pro Diet by Tony Gonzalez, future Hall of Fame Tight End currently of the Atlanta Falcons; and The Abs Diet by Men’s Health Editor-in-Chief David ZincZenko.

I encourage you to pick them both up.  They are simplistic, yet powerful, in their concepts.  And adhering to one rule in Gonzalez’ book and the basic tenets in ZincZenko’s was a lot easier than counting calories or points or restricting my food intake to certain foods or times of the day.

Obviously, working out, both with weights and doing cardiovascular activities, is vitally important. But, when ready to take it to the next level, these rules will give you the extra push you need to reach your goals.

The Tony Gonzalez rule I live by when I’m ready to really get rid of the extra fat: eliminate as best I can any foods that have “High Fructose Corn Syrup” as one of the first three ingredients. (Ingredients are listed in descending order of percentage of total)

The rule for the Abs Diet: make sure you incorporate as many of the Abs Diet Power 12 foods in each meal, while eliminating foods outside of these groups:

A– Almonds and other nuts
B– Beans and other Legumes
S– Spinach and other Green Vegetables
D– Dairy Products
I– Instant Oatmeal
E– Eggs
T– Turkey and other Lean Meats
P– Peanut Butter
O– Olive Oil
W– Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals
E– Extra-Protein (Whey) Powder
R– Raspberries and other Berries


About bbluford
I am an executive finance professional with a love for process and application development (MS Access, Excel, Quickbooks), mostly as it relates to Accounting and Business Functions. I also love to write and share ideas with other people in this world. I'm an admitted Gym Rat who works out excessively. The best summation of me is that I love to teach and to learn.

2 Responses to All-Pro and Abs Diet Endorsements

  1. Vanessa Cortes says:

    Thanks for sharing B!!

  2. bbluford says:

    Anytime. Please feel free to share any tips you might have.

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