-Make sure you don't skip breakfast and try avoiding sugary meals such as pancakes, waffles, french toast, etc.
-Get at least 7 hours of sleep each day
-Drink 8 glasses of water everyday
-Exercise. Running up a hill is always a good workout--if you have a treadmill, recline it. Sprinting is always good; run as fast as you can for 20 seconds and then slow to a walk until you catch your breath. Continue doing this for about 10 minutes.
-Do not do crunches just yet! It does build strong muscles but you would not be able to see them under the remaining belly fat. It'll actually make your stomach look bigger as you build up thicker abs. Instead, do squats and stretch the sides of your waist.
Your belly fat is the first to burn off when you exercise, regardless of your body shape or size. As a beginner, you shouldn't overdo it--exercise about 3 times per week or else you'll be in extreme pain. Good luck!