There's a layer of flab over your abs.

Yes, you do have abs. It's just time to get your diet in check. And by getting it in check, we mean it's time to adjust how often you eat, power up your meals with protein (and avoid bad carbs and foods loaded up with sneaky sugars), and start drinking more water—just to name a few.

Here are 11 nutrition tweaks you need to start making today. But remember: Diet alone isn't going to get your midsection in beach-ready shape. You'll need to incorporate workouts like our 20-minute workout routine to get hard 'core' abs and our beach body abs workout into your weekly routine.