The key to flat abs according to celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins

The key to flat abs is striking a balance between diet and exercise.
That's according to celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins.
The founder and president of The Hollywood Trainer Club says "if you are eating 2,000, 3000 calories a day but you're doing like a kick-butt 1,000 calorie workout, you are still not going to have that calorie negative."
Jenkins, who has worked with stars such as Pink, Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, Camilla Alves and Serena Williams, reckons an average sized woman usually has to "stick to somewhere between 1200 to 1500 calories a day for weight loss and even just for everyday life. If you are eating more than 1500 calories a day, chances are you're going to gain weight."
"The average meal size should be for an average woman between three to five hundred calories," says Jenkins.
Once your correct calorie intake has been worked out, Jenkins says it's not just about cardio exercises, "you should still train those core muscles in specific core exercises.
"Just think logically. How much of your core are you using when you sit on a recumbent bike and cycle? Not too many. Versus when you are up and either hiking, or hill climbing or running or sprinting. You are getting a lot more core rotation and movement in there. Or standing up right on a stair stepper versus leaning on it. So all you people who lean on the machines at the gym, you are no longer using your abs and you are doing yourself a disservice."
Jenkins is one of Hollywood's most sought after health and fitness experts with over 25 years' experience.
The Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection includes 18 different titles with various full-body exercise videos.

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