Myth #2: Exercise Can Compensate for a Bad Diet
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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.