This makes me laugh, but it couldn’t be more true. It’s near impossible to have a defined set of abs if our diet is complete crap. Having said that however, while eating well is absolutely a critical part of the process, we need to also have the proper foundation in place (ie. strong and developed ab muscles) which is achieved through exercise. Ab exercises build core muscle mass, accentuate individual ab muscles, and lay the foundation; a clean diet ensures that we can actually SEE what we’ve built. Even more important than aesthetics, of course, is feeling good and being healthy. It’s uncomfortable and dangerous to carry extra weight around the mid-section. Abdominal fat is linked to serious health complications, like cardiovascular disease – an even better reason for us to stop eating so much crap.