Losing belly fat is one of the most challenging things you may face in trying to achieve positive weight loss results. Why is it so hard to get this section of your body under control? Your belly fat can be a predictor of a variety of things including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease or cancer, so it’s important you take excess belly fat seriously.
Visceral Fat is something everyone should become educated on. It’s the fat that accumulates and sits around your organs… in fact, it can suffocate your organs resulting in the onset of forms of serious disease. You know if you have visceral fat is you have Tyre rolls around your belly area.
Getting rid of your belly fat even once you stabilize your health conditions can feel impossible, but finding the cure has everything with understanding the cause.
Through my studies and from working with women, here are seven reasons that I feel could be holding you back from losing belly fat.
Your age can increase your belly fat. It is true that with age, your midsection can become susceptible to expansion. As you age, not only does your metabolism slow down, but you lose muscle mass which in turn decreases the number of calories you burn. With time, your body tends to relish those pesky fat cells, increasing belly fat.
2. Bad Workout Choices
Your workout regimen may not be the best choice of exercises that will help to rid you of belly fat. What exercises are best for belly fat? You always want to choose those exercises that require energy to perform eg: through resistance training and cardiovascular training. Crunches, walking, running, plank exercises, swimming, and even cycling can help you to burn belly fat with consistent performance effectively. More passive exercise choices like gardening, golf, or stretching won’t drive you to your target goal.
Hormonal shifts can sometimes contribute to your midsection expansion. Prevention Magazine identified that insulin resistance could have a nasty effect on the hormone leptin which helps your body to recognize when it is full and satisfied. If your leptin levels are out of whack, your body sometimes fails to immediately recognize that it is time to stop eating or that it is full. Yo yo Dieting plays a huge role in interfering with your hormonal balance.
4. Food Choices
Your dietary habits can completely ruin anything you are doing to take control of your belly fat. To shed those excess kilo’s or pounds, take steps to eat raw and natural foods that are rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Lean protein can also assist in your quest for a trimmer waistline.
Try to steer clear of processed foods and foods and drinks with sugar. They are key attributers to belly fat.
5. Too Much Soft Drink
Do you drink cordials and fizzy soft drinks like its water? If so, it is highly likely that these beverages are contributing to the fat around your midsection. Studies show that people who drink sweet drinks have a higher risk of developing fat around their organs.
People who manage to consume sugary drinks often are most likely to experience a gain of 27 percent more visceral fat than people who never drink them.
Stress can manifest itself in abdominal fat. This side effect has everything to do with cortisol levels that have a way of rising during those situations in which we are feeling overwhelmed by a single or combination of circumstances and events.
Cortisol is a hormone that your body will automatically release to protect you when you are in a high stress situation – physical or emotional. Cortisol come in, protects, and then deletes. When you are in chronic stress, then cortisol fails to deplete and remains in your body. Excess cortisol increases body fat.
Your belly does not like it when you skip out on getting a good night’s rest. Too little sleep contributes to belly fat. Your body needs adequate time to burn fat in the body, and that includes the fat in your belly. When we fail to get nine hours of sleep each night, our body convinces itself that it has to hold onto unwanted pounds –just in case you need it for more energy.
These are just seven reasons you may be having a difficult time losing the belly. Finding the magical fix to help you shed the fat can feel overwhelming, but you can take steps to experience a positive outcome.
You have the power to begin making small changes that will help you to get your midsection under control. Keep I mind that results will not appear overnight, but with regular performance, they will emerge with time.