First and foremost...ask yourself and make sure you have a VERY clear reason for why this is important to you. Without a clear WHY sticking with what it will take to achieve this result will be extremely difficult.
In fact, getting ripped abs is a much bigger undertaking than most people realize. There are a few people in the world who are "genetically" blessed with the metabolism that gets them there, but that is a pretty small % of the population. For all the rest of us there is work and commitment required.
From a Body Fat % stand point that means a man has to be below 10% and most women need to be below <20%. To get there you need to dramatically limit certain foods which can make social situations more challenging; meaning you have to have a plan. The following MUST be dramatically limited:
So far so good? Are you ready to REALLY give these things up?? Do you want to really get that six pack in the healthiest possible way? Follow the following principles 90-95% of the time.
Eat protein and vegetables at every meal.
Include healthy fats at most meals.
Eat a small amount of carbs post-workout only.
Limit carbs at all other meals.
Exercise intensely 4-5 times per week.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
OK. Knowing this do you want a 6-Pack badly enough? Or is achieving a healthy and lean body enough? Go back to your GOALS and your WHY and lock it down. Anyone can achieve it, but you have to maintain and hold your focus for the long-haul.
This is where accountability comes in. I will coach you to your goal but need you to carry out the work. Set up your strategy session with me and make sure to bring the following with you.
Write down your goal and clearly define/envision why you want it, why it is important, what success will look like, how much time you want to commit etc.
Keep a food log, every day, every meal (including pictures). We will review this weekly.
Review your nutrition assessment weekly, adjust and tune your nutrition to align with your goals.
Fit3D Scan every week
Like any goal worth achieving this will take work and the saying holds true. If it was easy...everyone would be walking around with washboard abs.