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How To Get V Cut Abs Workouts and Diet

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                                                           (Photo Credit: Pakiholic) Many people find the transversus abdominis, or V cut shape at the obliques and hips very sexy. Workout enthusiasts strive for this coveted shape as it reflects dedication and hard work.  There are several factors to consider when trying to achieve the V cut shape. Genetics, diet, discipline, and training. You need to build a strong core with a lower ab and oblique focus. If you're serious about reaching the V cut shape goal, follow these tips and stay consistent. Exercises Body Up Start in a plank on your forearms shoulder-width apart and palms on the floor. Raise your body upwards and then lower and repeat.  Side Plank   Any variation of the plank is going to help tighten and strengthen your core. The side plank is an excellent exercise to help define your V cut abs.  Lie on your right side keeping your knees straight and propping your upper body with weight on your forearm.  Raise your hips and h

The Benefits Of The Fodmap Diet

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                                  (Phot credit: Thegeriatricdietician.com)                               I came across the FODMAP diet when I was googling stomach symptoms I had been having suddenly for a couple of weeks. I was experiencing cramping, dull pain, and constipation only after I ate certain foods. After a lot of research, I self-diagnosed myself with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. I started keeping a journal of everything I ate to see what was affecting my stomach. Most of the irritation came from sugar and foods high in fat. I later saw my doctor who confirmed I have IBS. The diet plan she came up with turned out to include everything recommended on the FODMAP diet.  FODMAP stands for  fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are sugars or short-chained carbohydrates that the small intestine can't absorb correctly.  The FODMAP diet was designed for those who experience IBS and gastrointestinal issues. The plan is meant to be tem