Our expert says:
I wonder if your extended stomach is not due to bloating caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or another condition. It may be a good idea to have a medical checkup just to eliminate any underlying causes of abdominal bloating, etc. Your present BMI = 24, which is in the normal range, so it is difficult to lose weight when your weight is already normal. For an ideal BMI of 22 you would need to weigh 51 kg, so check your diet and reduce any foods that contain fat to see if you can't lose those last 3-5 kg. Let's first see if losing the extra weight and doing your exercise won't tighten up your tummy. Are the crunches you do like sit-ups? If not add sit-ups to your exercise routine as they target the tummy. If this does not improve your tummy and if you don't suffer from IBS or any other condition, then the only other options are liposuction or a tummy tuck. Discuss such options with a plastic surgeon.
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