If You Hate Doing Crunches
"Working your abs isometrically (a type of strength training that includes static exercises like the plank or the wall sit) and following a strict eating plan will help you shed the fat that hides your abdominal muscles," says celebrity trainer Mike Alexander
, who has worked with stars like Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson
and Kristen Cavallari. Alexander recommends avoiding fried foods, sugary beverages, starches and carbs while adding lean proteins like fish, chicken and veggies (the greener the better) into your diet.