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Are there good ways to get a flat and toned stomach?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of 'washboard' abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get a flat and toned stomach?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of 'washboard' abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Are there good ways to get a flat stomach?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of 'washboard' abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are good ways to drop pounds and toned stomach in a month?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could get a flat/ toned stomach in 3 months?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can't spot lose fat.: For flatter abdomen eat healthy ; get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.).
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which food should I eat while trying to get a flat and toned stomach?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Get personal trainer: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry.

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