Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat (Part 2)

Unhealthy food is the biggest driver of big bellies. They are too rich of starchy carbohydrates and bad fats that increase midsection. Instead, have more veggies, eat lean proteins, and get rid of fats from red meats by having healthier fats in seafood, nuts, and avocados.

Eating the Wrong Foods

Even a minor cut back on carbs (grains, pasta, rice, sugars) can help.

Too Into Food

The under-skin belly fat (known as subcutaneous) and the fat under abdominal muscles and around vital organs (known as visceral) create cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Eating too much is contributed for that flab. Reducing the portions can reduce visceral fat.

Smoking

Smoking is dangerous and studies showed that it increases abdominal and visceral fat. You have one more big reason to help you quit.

Stressed

When the stress hormone cortisol increase in your body, fat increase in your belly. Talk to your therapist about how to handle your stress or choosing some easing methods such as exercise, Meditate, Yoga or some other good support system. 

Not Exercising Enough

Reducing belly fat is not easy. If your belly is stretching the tape measure too much — for men, size of 40 inches around the waist, and women, size of 35 inches then they are in need of moderate physical activity (like running, walking) for at least 150 minutes a week, or intensive (weighted gym) for 75, and other physical training at least twice a week. Consult with your doctor before beginning any intense training program.

Doing the Wrong Exercises

Those sit-ups aren’t hard enough. Add weight training to build muscle which help burn more calorie.

Choose aerobic exercise (like walking or running) which works best for reducing fat. Establish a habit, and gradually grow them into intensity to get the highest results.