If you really want six-pack abs, then taper your carbs after breakfast.
'Watch What You Eat' dietitian and bodybuilder Jim White shared four rules to eating well will help give you a washboard stomach. First: Anchor your first meal with plenty of complex carbs, like oatmeal, for lasting energy, then eat fewer carbs throughout the day. "You don't need fuel overnight; it will go unused and become fat," says White.
Eat small, eat often.
Instead of three meals a day, aim for five snack-size ones. You won't be famished and eat unnecessary calories that turn into belly fat, and you'll speed up your metabolism, creating a calorie deficit that will burn fat.
Consume the right calories.
Eliminate refined sugars and reduce calorie-dense foods, like anything processed. For a ripped stomach, make sure to eat plenty of veggies, which are filling but won't spike your sugar levels and become fat.
Chow fruit for energy.
One hundred calories of fruit (half a banana) before a workout will energize you and get burned off. Another 100 calories after your workout restores energy. More than that is too much sugar and will turn to fat.