You want the best nutrition and diet for abs? You want the Nutrition Truth? You can't handle the nutrition truth!
Okay, just kidding, maybe you can...and so I'm going to give you the diet I used to get my 6-pack abs.
Personally, I find that eliminating grain-carbohydrates from my diet is an ultra-fast way to help me go from 10% to 8% body fat - which is what I did for my photo on Turbulence Training for Abs
Usually it takes about 4 weeks for someone to drop 2% body fat, but I did this in 3 weeks or less.
So when I want to get really lean, I follow this rule:
"Nothing out of a box or bag; only fruits, veggies, raw nuts and protein; no bread or sugar."
Now I know a lot of folks ask, "what about whole wheat pasta or oatmeal?" and we could get into an entire debate on that...but it's easier just to stick to the simple rule and forget debating.
As for supplements, I believe all fat loss supplements are a joke. Complete scams. Phoney Baloney. BS! I don't believe any supplement burns belly fat.
For health, I use fish oil, Green Tea (I guess this doesn't count as a supplement), Vitamin C, and a Greens-Plus drink (which I'm not even sure if I need because I eat a ridiculous amount of vegetables everyday).
There you go...I probably just saved you $100 a month on supplements!
It's just a simple diet without supplements.
Heck, with that approach, I didn't even have to do any interval training. Just resistance training. And I do some total body ab exercises at the end of my workouts.
For ab exercises, I really like cable ab exercises, hanging leg and hanging knee raises, pullups combined with knee ups, and Stability Ball Rollouts. Plus, I'll mix in a bunch of bodyweight ab exercises into my warm-ups.
I hope you get six pack abs for Christmas,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Turbulence Training for Abs