If you looked at a picture of your ancestors from 10,000 years ago, what do you think you would see? Some frumpy skinny guy sitting in front of his fire all day, sending smoke signals to other tribes (First Facebook). Or would you see a lean and mean hunter equipped with a spear and a six-pack ready at a moments notice to defend his tribe? I'd put my money on the latter.
It is the same thing as doing boring chores day after day that makes you just lie down and freeze, uninspired and unmotivated. See your muscles especially on the abdomen part in this kind of situation. You do the same exercises every day, your muscle get bored to it and it stops improving. But if you will adjust your regimen from time to time, your muscle would have the reason to work because it will keep on expecting changes every day.
Well, its not because the scientists previously overestimated the amounts, it is actually to do with modern farming methods. In particular the type of feed that the average Chicken is now fed on. Ten years ago the average battery hens diet was terrible. Actually containing 13 per cent more cholesterol ten years ago than they do today!
You must watch your nutrition, and to keep records about the food you've consumed. Probably you believe that this is exaggerated, but if you want ripped abs you have to work. Knowing how many calories you need daily or weekly it is very important.
Try sticking to a 40:40:20 rule where your daily calories consist of 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% fat. The number of grams of protein people normally eat each day to bulk up is 1.25-1.5 times their body weight in pounds. So for example if you currently weigh 150 pounds, you would need to consume a daily 187 - 225 grams of protein.
There are two benefits in doing these exercises. First of all, they have the ability to burn down the fat layers in your body and have the ability to keep your metabolism up so it will burn down fats and calories even if you're at rest. Another benefit is you'll not have any problems in doing these exercises since you'll enjoy doing them. There are also other exercise like strength training exercises which can help you achieve the best result in terms of fat burning and training your body to become stronger.
The key is to track your progress and constantly strive to beat the amount of reps or weight you achieved the previous workout, the last time you performed that exercise. Over time as you consistently go up in reps and weight, your body will began to consistently grow in strength and muscle mass.
There is no point in doing a particular program for three months and coming to the conclusion it does not work. If you show the necessary commitment you should soon start to see the results you wanted in the first place.