I was told and I have also read the same thing, that it can depend on body type. There are some women, who no matter how many sit ups and crunches will always have a slight mound at their abdomen. Its not usually fat, but actually their organs that might not "fit' the same way another girl's do and is causing this, but its usually a very slight mound. But to a teen who wants "flat" it will look like "fat". I know because while I didn't obsess over mine as a teen, I did have one, and it did make feel a bit self concious to wear a bikini even though I was a dainty size 8. Now, I wish I looked like I did and wonder what the heck I was thinking! No wonder my BFF's looked at me crazy when I pointed it out to them!
at 5:43 PM on Sep. 9, 2009