As others have said, you can't really control where your body stores your fat. Strength exercises for your core areas can help the appearance of your midsection by toning the muscles, but you're not really losing fat.
Check for digestive intolerances, though. Even if you've always been able to eat a particular food, your body can develop an intolerance as an adult which can cause bloating in the midsection.
In my case it was dairy, but there are other things it could be if it's a food intolerance issue.
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