When many people visualise weight loss, one of the first things to come to mind is getting a totally toned and taut tummy. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to slip into a pair of jeans without having to deal with a muffin to or have the option of flashing their flat abs in a two-piece swimsuit?

What's more, losing fat around your middle is a surefire way to improve your health: Research links larger waist size to heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.That said, targeting your belly fat with crunches will not work.

“Spot reduction isn’t a viable approach to losing belly fat," explains fitness trainer and nutrition expert Corey Phelps. "But there are some great core-focused exercises that will torch fat all over the body resulting in a strong more chiseled core.”

Celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Jillian Michaels agrees. “I'm a big fan of exercises that are core-focused, but work multiple muscle groups simultaneously with a HIIT component for added kilojoule burn.”

So just what exercises and types of workouts will help you achieve your flat-ab fantasies? Here are 10 expert recommended moves that will help you banish that belly fat in no time at all. 

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