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What can i do to get rid of stomach fat and how many sit ups to do a day to lose fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It isn't that simple: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & the “bicycling” exercise on your back. A lot of times with sit ups you can be working your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. 45 minutes or more a day would be a good goal to shoot for.
Sep 4, 2013

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