To get a V-cut stomach, you must reduce calories, eat a lean diet and exercise regularly, according to Bodybuilding.com. The V-cut stomach comes from reducing body fat to a very low level that allows the muscles to show.
- Reduce calorie consumption
Reduce the amount of calories you consume each day. Eat smaller meals every 2 to 3 hours to maintain a faster metabolism, but monitor the amount of total calories you consume. The amount of calories you consume should be less than the amount of calories you burn, states Bodybuilding.com.
- Eat lean foods
Reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, including sugar. Increase the amount of lean proteins in your diet. Egg whites, fish, skinless chicken breasts and non-fat Greek yogurt are great sources. Include healthy fats in your diet such as those from fish, nuts and avocados.
- Tone abdominal muscles
Exercise abdominal muscles at least three times a week. Perform exercises that target specific areas of the abdomen such as crunches, leg lifts and vertical knee raises.
- Increase aerobic exercise
Increase the amount of daily aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercises such as walking, running, bike riding and elliptical trainers burn calories and fat so your abdominal muscles show through. Exercise 30 to 40 minutes six days a week.
- Drink plenty of water
Drink at least eight glasses (64 ounces) of water daily to keep your body hydrated and to allow your muscles to function properly.