We’ve all heard the saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” But how much truth does this popular mantra hold? Can you just watch what you eat and see your six-pack show up? Or is it all by doing thousands of crunches every day?

In this week’s blog, we break down the science of what happens with your abs with nutrition vs. exercise and how each impacts body composition, see how different types of diets affect your body, and decide whether the saying “abs are made in the kitchen” is fact or fiction.