2. You’re eating the wrong foods (and too much of them)
Abs are not made in the gym, they’re made in the kitchen. In other words, if you want flat abs, a healthy diet is the easiest and fastest way to get there. “You could do 1,000 ab exercises a day, but if you’re consuming too many calories, your rock-solid six-pack is going to be hiding under fat,” says Clayton. If you really want to see those rocking abs, Clayton suggests watching your alcohol and sugar intake, and eat fewer refined carbs (bread, pasta, potato chips), as these foods will pack on fat in your midsection. Instead, aim to fill up on lean protein (legumes, fish, chicken, low-fat dairy) and good colorful veggies like broccoli and spinach.