The bodybuilding experts agree that men should have a body-fat of between 5% and 10% and women should have a body-fat between 12% and 18%. If you cannot see your abs whether you are a man or a woman it means that your body-fat is higher than those figures quoted above.
All good bodybuilders know very well that your abs are built in the kitchen and not by doing a thousand sit-ups every day. If you want a quick way to finally see your abs you need to start counting calories, it is the only way that you are going to lose the body-fat required to see your abs sharply.
There are good calories and bad calories and you need to know the difference between these two types. The bad calories come from fried foods or other junk foods with highly refined carbohydrates and too much salt. Success in losing body-fat comes from a lifestyle change and not just the will-power to stop eating chocolate.
You need to always be looking out for good wholesome foods like almonds which are packed with an easily digestible protein, good fat and vitamin E. Any bodybuilding dieticians will tell you about the powerful and easily digested protein found in egg whites.
With just a few calculations you can work out what your basal metabolic rate is and how many calories you need every day to survive. If you take into account your activity as well as your brain activity that you do during your day you can work out exactly how many calories you need to eat or drink in order to lose fat.
The process of long-term fat loss comes from a lifestyle change because eating more than the average three meals a day will slowly speed up your metabolism and help you to lose fat. But eating 5 or 6 times a day is not easy and it only happens with preparation and planning.
If you leave home without thinking ahead on what you are going to eat that day you will more than lightly just land up buying a burger or a pie when you get hungry. It is that type of lifestyle that is hiding you abs from you. Having razor sharp abs comes from increasing core strength and meal planning.