Stomach fat is arguably the biggest reason people work out and try to lose weight. People hate how they look and feel when they’re dealing with fat around their bellies, and many strive for “six-pack” abs. Getting rid of belly fat isn’t something that can be done simply with crunches, though. You must work hard in several ways to burn off the fat and keep it off.
Eat a healthy, low-fat diet. The two main causes of stomach fat are poor diet and lack of exercise. You can run a mile every day, but it won't make much difference if you're eating a pound of red meat that same evening. Your diet should consist mainly of fruits, vegetables and low-fat proteins such as chicken breast. Read food labels to find nutrition information, and stay away from oils, sweets and items high in fat.
Perform upper, lower and oblique abdominal exercises. Simply performing stomach crunches will not burn stomach fat. Combine stomach-crunch exercises with abdominal leg lowering and lying oblique exercises.