If you can’t see your abs try eliminating grains from your diet. Aim to get most of your carbohydrate intake from nutrient dense fibrous vegetables. Greener the vegetable the better it is. Vegetables are far more superior to grains for nutrient value and weight management. Your gut health will probably improve too.
Grains and especially refined grains can inhibit vitamin and mineral absorption. But the biggest concern about grains and refined grains for most of us is the insulin provoking effect they have. The insulin increase from eating too many carbohydrates promotes fat storage and prevents the body’s ability to burn off the fat.