A combination of strength training and aerobic exercise along with the right nutrition plan is the best way to get rid of that stubborn stomach fat. Muscles burn extra calories. The more muscle you carry on your frame, the more calories you burn in a 24 hour period which translates into extra fat burning power.
Sit-ups and other abdominal exercises will allow you to tone your belly and give the appearance of a slimmer waist. You will be able to hold your stomach in better, but the fat will still be there. Sit-ups and other abdominal exercises are useful in building the abdominal muscles , but they have little effect on the adipose tissue located there.
Cardio exercises are great but don’t just stick to them exclusively. Do more of a whole body workout along with the running. By getting more muscle groups involved you will increase your metabolism faster. This will help burn off the fat faster.
Do various forms of squats, lunges, deadlifts, clean & presses, snatches, swings, presses and pulls, mountain climbers, sprinting, etc.
A program of exercises to get rid of belly fat would encompass a much higher percentage of the body instead of abs exercises directly targeting the midsection. The way you combine these full body exercises into a strategic workout that maximizes your metabolism is also very important.