How to Get a Flat Stomach Without Crunches

Many people get down on the floor and crunch away for an hour or so. They hope the crunches will flatten their stomach. Unfortunately, crunches do not work that well. You are only moving back and forth and not really strengthening your core.

Many people do not like to exercise, but it is necessary if you would like a flat stomach. There is no way to avoid it. A lot of people get bored with their workouts, so change your workouts from time to time.

To get your “middle” in shape, review your diet. If you are eating too many carbs, these will pack on the pounds. Most foods are loaded with salt and sugar. Avoid excess salt and sugar by putting the salt shaker away. Using a sugar substitute is one way to “wean” yourself off of sugar. However, if you must have “sugar” look for sugar substitutes that are organic or natural.

Flatten Your Stomach with These Moves

  1. Cardio exercises: running, biking, hiking, and walking.
  2. Dancing.
  3. Pilates.
  4. Weight Training.
  5. Yoga.
  6. Hold a medicine ball and “twist” your middle from side to side.

To get your middle into shape, alternate weight training and cardiovascular exercise. These exercises will “rev up” your metabolism which will help you to burn fat. You will lose your middle in no time.

For a list of “belly blasting” exercises, visit They have wonderful articles with step-by-step instructions.

Stomach Flattening Food Suggestions

  1. Avoid salt.
  2. Do not buy foods labeled as “low carb” or “sugar free.”
  3. Limit your carb intake.
  4. Eat cooked vegetables versus raw.
  5. Watch out for foods that may cause excess gas — broccoli, legumes, citrus fruits, peppers are some foods that may cause gas.

Standard crunches are becoming outdated. Today, it’s about getting an all over body workout. Test different exercises and see what works for your body. Remember, all bodies are not the same. A workout system that may work for you may not work for someone else.

If you are unsure of how to get your abs into shape, hire a fitness coach. You could hire a coach for a day or two or even one week. Let them help you design a workout system for your body. They will be able to show you how to properly do the moves that will help you “blast” your belly into shape.

To stay motivated, track your progress. When you see the results, you’ll feel good. Not only will you see the weight loss when you look in the mirror, you’ll see a flatter stomach. You may want to reward yourself when you reach goals such as 5 lbs. or 10 lbs. Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or a massage.

Finally, do not waste your money on “ab machines.” In order to lose excess fat from your middle, you must get an “all-over body” workout. Complement this with foods that are right for your body, and you have a successful formula for shaping your middle!


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