Every guy wants washboard abs. But actually getting them can seem impossible. It doesn't help that much of the how-to hype out there – "Eat this food to blast belly fat" or "100 sit-ups a day will make the paunch go away" – is straight-up false. Here are 10 common myths about six-packs, along with the right ways to get your abs to pop.
Myth #2: Exercise Can Compensate for a Bad Diet
Even if you hit the treadmill and rock out 50 crunches every morning, you'll never get a toned stomach if you eat like a college freshman. "You also have to eat a sensible diet in order to reduce body mass and body fat overall, or you won't see the fruits of your labor," Bryant says. Ditch the high-fat, high-calorie processed junk in favor of lots of lean proteins, real fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats.
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