If your diet's only purpose is to help you finally achieve six-pack abs (or even just a two-pack), it may be hard to stick with for the long haul. The solution? "Provide yourself with additional motivators," says Dr Jeff Volek. He suggests monitoring migraines, heartburn, acne, canker sores, and sleep quality, along with common measures of cardiovascular health. "Discovering that your new diet improves the quality of your life and health can be powerful motivation," says Volek.
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