Ways to Lose Belly Fat

10 Ways to Shrink Your Stomach

Encourage your abs to come out of hiding with these surprisingly simple flat-belly tricks

Sexy to the Core

10 Ways to Shrink Your Stomach // woman's abs © Chris Shipman

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For all the effort you've put into toning it—and for all the cupcakes you've given up to maintain it—your midsection should be as rock-hard as a diamond and just as much fun to show off. So why does it seem like your quest for a sexy stomach always hits a bump...right about belly-button level?

You're not alone in feeling frustrated: Sixty-two percent of women say the body part they're most self-conscious about is their belly. But don't give up hope—just change your thinking. Turns out, some of the old food advice you've been following for years may actually be working against you, says Alan Aragon, a nutritionist in Westlake Village, California. (Search: Flat belly foods) The latest research is full of new culinary strategies for shrinking your stomach (and dropping pounds all over). After wading through the data to answer your most common questions, Aragon presents his core counsel.

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