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    How many more months to have a flat stomach?

    Hey everyone! I'm a 21 M and I've been eating clean and working for around 3 months now. I've slimmed down from 176 to 150. My question is, from my picture which I took today at 150 lbs (i'm 5' 7"), how many months do you think I need (working out 3-4 times a week) to achieve a flat stomach. Thanks.
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    some people with godlike genetics can have a flat, defined stomach at a low bf% with zero muscle. so probably a few more months if you have good genetics, but you'll most likely need to postpone your stomach goals and focus on muscle goals before going for that look
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    Originally Posted by min11 View Post
    Hey everyone! I'm a 21 M and I've been eating clean and working for around 3 months now. I've slimmed down from 176 to 150. My question is, from my picture which I took today at 150 lbs (i'm 5' 7"), how many months do you think I need (working out 3-4 times a week) to achieve a flat stomach. Thanks.
    Your flat stomach will come from dieting for the most part. There is no way to tell you how long it will take. As you lean out you'll lose fat slower so it's an individual matter. Get on a proven weightlifting program. Just going to the gym and "working out" may be a sub standard training program
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    It's not about eating clean, it's about eating a calorie deficit.
    You still have a lot of stomach fat. I would say 6 months or so if done correctly.
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    Originally Posted by backinthegymbro View Post
    It's not about eating clean, it's about eating a calorie deficit.
    You still have a lot of stomach fat. I would say 6 months or so if done correctly.
    Really? 6 months?? You think it'll take 6 months to lose 15-20 lbs?
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    OP, do you really want to be 5' 7" and 130 pounds? (Then you'll need to immediately start a bulk.) Maybe look at adding some muscle before worrying about your stomach.
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    Originally Posted by CommitmentRulz View Post
    OP, do you really want to be 5' 7" and 130 pounds? (Then you'll need to immediately start a bulk.) Maybe look at adding some muscle before worrying about your stomach.
    ^^^^ This...

    OP, you're not "months" away, you're YEARS away. Your "flat stomach" physique that you're after is going to require several bulk and cut cycles because you lack muscle, and thats going to take a couple years AT LEAST.
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    Originally Posted by xsquid99 View Post
    ^^^^ This...

    OP, you're not "months" away, you're YEARS away. Your "flat stomach" physique that you're after is going to require several bulk and cut cycles because you lack muscle, and thats going to take a couple years AT LEAST.
    Damn. I'm not going for a chiseled stomach. Just no muffin top.
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    Originally Posted by min11 View Post
    Damn. I'm not going for a chiseled stomach. Just no muffin top.
    Not talking about "chiseled". You can't just cut your way to a flat stomach when you're skinny fat because you would basically have to lose so much weight that the rest of you will look like a skeleton. Do you really want to be 125-130 lbs?
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    Originally Posted by xsquid99 View Post
    Not talking about "chiseled". You can't just cut your way to a flat stomach when you're skinny fat because you would basically have to lose so much weight that the rest of you will look like a skeleton. Do you really want to be 125-130 lbs?
    Yea definitely don't want to look like a skeleton. I'm trying to build muscle. I've been lifting for 2 months consistently and have been seeing results. I just never thought it would take years...that's very disheartening to hear
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    In Summary:
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    and you'll see results
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    Originally Posted by min11 View Post
    Yea definitely don't want to look like a skeleton. I'm trying to build muscle. I've been lifting for 2 months consistently and have been seeing results. I just never thought it would take years...that's very disheartening to hear
    Welcome to the world of natural bodybuilding. You cant just undo two decades of poor nutrition and lack of exercise in a couple months. Good news is you're still fairly young, and if you get on a good training program and eat in a slight calorie surplus you could put on 10-20 lbs of muscle in your first year, which will change your phsyique dramatically.
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    Originally Posted by Daniel1836 View Post
    In Summary:
    1. Continue lifting weights
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    and you'll see results
    4. Take in the proper amount of calories for your goal
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