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A 19-year-old female asked:

Will eating these http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/abs-diet-quickstart-meal-plan and exercising help me get flat abs. thought carbs were bad.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight loss is : Necessary to lose fat in the abdominal area. They indicated "almonds and other nuts, beans and other legumes, spinach and other green vegetables, dairy (low-fat), instant oatmeal, eggs, turkey and other lean meats, peanut butter, olive oil, whole-grain breads and cereals, extra-protein (whey) powder, raspberries and other berries." heavy, junk carbs are not good. There is no such thing as spot >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
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, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & the “bicycling” exercise on your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. 45 minutes a day would be a good goal to shoot for.
Sep 2, 2013

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