Abs diet
Abs diet


The Abs Diet is a diet developed by David Zinczenko. It focuses on eating a well-rounded diet that includes 12 specific "power foods." It also emphasizes the use of exercise to improve physical health and the appearance of the abdominal muscles.

The Abs Diet is used for obesity and to improve overall health, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
There isn't enough reliable information to know if the Abs Diet is safe or what the side effects might be. However, as long as nutritional needs are being met, there is no reason to expect safety concerns while following this diet.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if the Abs Diet is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding.


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  • Obesity.
  • Overall health.
  • Other uses.
More evidence is needed to rate the Abs Diet for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The Abs Diet involves eating a well-balanced diet that includes 12 "power foods." These power foods include nuts, beans and legumes, green vegetables, dairy products, oatmeal, eggs, lean meats, peanut butter, olive oil, whole wheat grains and cereals, protein powder, and berries. It also involves performing multiple different exercises on a daily basis.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


The Abs Diet utilizes a well-balanced diet and daily exercise to improve physical health and the appearance of the abdominal muscles. The book suggests that a more attractive abdomen improves overall health. Although some research shows that a smaller waist can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, there is no good scientific evidence to support other health claims.
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