Is it true that if you do sit ups and crunches you lose fat faster?


Quick Answer

Fat loss requires a combination of diet, exercise and stress management, according to Eat + Run, not just crunches and sit ups. While sit ups and crunches done correctly will tone muscles in the abdominal wall, they will not speed up fat loss on their own.

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The most effective way to lose fat is to combine a healthy diet that is low in fat and high in lean protein and produce with aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercises, such as sit ups and crunches. Muscle & Fitness magazine also says fat loss requires plenty of water, adequate sleep and rest, and reducing starchy foods in the diet.

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