If you have been trying your hardest to get rid of the belly fat you are carrying around with you, then you may have come across a metaphorical brick wall whereby the fat refuses to budge.
Some of us are genetically predisposed to put on weight on our stomachs unfortunately. Also it is difficult if not impossible to spot reduce areas of fat through diet and exercise.
Thankfully there are steps you can take to melt off the belly fat that is getting you down. There are factors within your control that will effect when and where you accumulate fat, and if you take control of those factors you can see a reduction in belly fat within a few months.
Stress and Belly Fat
Stubborn belly fat can be caused by prolonged and severe stress. When you are stressed out your body releases the hormone Cortisol. A side effect of too much Cortisol circulating in your body is that it sends signals to your stomach to store fat there.
Unfortunately this is one of the most dangerous places where your body can store fat and it makes finding clothes that fit a hassle. The answer is to relax! Easier said than done, I know. By reducing your stress levels, the amount of Cortisol in your body will drop and the belly fat will shed.
In my last career as a software developer, I was chronically stressed. I never made the link between me being overweight and stress, so I continued to reduce the number of calories I was eating drastically. Yet I was still piling on the pounds, mostly around my midsection.
Once I learned about the stress – belly fat link my eating habits went back to normal (I was actually eating more!) but I lost a lot of weight around my tummy.
Sleep and Belly Fat
We all feel awful after a sleepless night but it's not just your concentration and attention that is affected after a night of poor sleep.
Sleeping enough is one of those factors that determines whether you will accumulate belly fat.
You ideally want to get 8 hours of sleep per night to allow your body to repair muscles and regulate your metabolism.
Cortisol levels rise in response to sleepless nights so try practicing what doctors call “sleep hygiene” including avoiding computer and phone screens up to an hour before bed and reducing your caffeine intake during the day.
Drink loads of water. Drink until you are full, then drink some more. This is because salt in foods that we might not even realize we have eaten causes bloating and swelling of the abdomen which can be mistaken for stubborn belly fat.
It also makes you feel uncomfortable and clothes don't fit well either.
Try a Fat Burning Supplement
When you use a type of diet pill known as a fat burner, you will strip off layers of dangerous and unsightly fat. Although you can't spot reduce, if you are carrying most of your fat stores in your belly then it will come off once your metabolism is boosted to the right level.
I recommend PhenQ as the best fat burner for belly fat you can't get rid of. Not only does it boost your metabolism so you are burning off more calories, it also acts as an appetite suppressant so you feel less hungry and are less likely to snack on foods that could make your belly problem worse.
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