Yes, you can get a flat stomach without a single crunch.
That's because your belly fat is burned by eating at a calorie deficit... not the exercises you do! You see, we can't spot reduce the parts of our body we don't like. Our muscles draw their energy from the bloodstream, not the surrounding fat stores, so fat loss is a total-body process.
To get a flat belly, you need to do these things, in order of importance:
1) Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of lean protein, carbs, fats, and all the vegetables and fruit you can into you. Eat less than you burn (through a combination of diet and exercise.)
2) Total-body strength train. The more lean muscle you have, the more overall fat you will burn! Crunches won't shrink your belly, but core training is important. Planks and pushups are great core exercises!
3) Do cardio to increase heart health, burn calories (and fat!) and improve heart health and overall body function.
As you lose weight and build muscle, your overall body fat percentage will drop, and eventually, so will your belly.
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog. fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/
| current weight: 190.6