Core muscles stabilize and balance your body and preserve your spine and organs, although they are typically thought of as cosmetic.
Oh, beer, wine, margaritas! Even low-sugar seltzers may hide your abs. Alcohol affects leanness in several ways.
Look for lower-sodium deli meat or uncured meats such freshly grilled chicken or baked turkey breast to minimize sodium.
Sugary cereal, whether with milk for a quick breakfast, yogurt for a parfait, or nuts for a trail mix, may be ruining your abs.
Granola bars are high in sugar, lacking in fiber and protein, and unfilling.