While many of us strive for visible abs and a flat stomach, we often assume that we can burn off anything we eat through exercise.
However, “‘abs are made in the kitchen. You can’t out-train a diet,’” Jim White, a certified personal trainer and registered dietitian, told Global News.
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, a renowned weight loss expert at the University of Ottawa, “suggests that 80 percent of a person’s weight is modifiable by food, while only 20 percent is affected by fitness.”
While exercise is important in achieving optimal fitness, getting rid of fat involves more of our diet than our gym routines.