A 33-year-old member asked:
How long will it take for me to get a flat stomach when doing crunches?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Can't predict that. : Your total body fat- plays a major role here. Exercise alone will not normally give you flat abs. For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise
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A 23-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old female:
I need to get a flat stomach fast! how long and how could I do this?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Depends...: Weight loss occurs at different rates for different people and depends on how much weight you have to lose to reach a healthy weight. In a controlled environment like the "biggest loser" ranch you might be able to lose 10-20 lbs. Per week. Realistically though, 2-5 lbs per week using a high quality meal replacement program is what you should expect. www.dhcaz.tsfl.com.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2016
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