Unfortunately spot training doesn't work. We can't control where the fat comes off but you can strengthen your muscles to look much leaner once the fat is gone!
Planks are awesome for strengthening the core.Crunches can be hard on your spine, so take a look at planks and plank variation exercises. And I avoid foods that make me bloat like breads (I only eat whole grain every now and then) high salty foods that make me retain water. Drink lots of water and it will keep the bloat down