Why Is Your Belly Fat So Hard to Lose?
Why is losing belly fat so hard? Why is my upper body losing weight but my belly’s not? Losing the fat from around your belly is no different to losing fat in other body areas. There’s no special formula or secret supplement, even doing a super hard ab workout won’t help you lose it any faster.
Essentially, fat around the belly occurs because of the same reason you get fat build-up anywhere on your body; when you’re consuming more energy than the body is using, it gets stored as fat. But answering the puzzling question why, then, it’s so hard to lose in that particular area.
To put it simply: it’s more difficult to shift belly fat because it has a higher amount of fat cells that don’t respond as easily to the fat-breakdown process (lipolysis).
If your wanting to lose weight in your mid-section, here are a few tips to help guide you in the right direction;
1. Instead of pounding the treadmill every gym session, try to introduce some compound weightlifting exercises such as squats and deadlifts.
2. Cut down on your alcohol consumption. 1g of alcohol = 7 calories (that means after 1 pint of beer you would have consumed up to 208 calories)
3. Try to eat more good fats than bad fats such as;
-Fatty cuts of beef, pork, and lamb
-Dark chicken meat and poultry skin
-High fat dairy foods (whole milk, butter, cheese, sour cream, ice cream)
-Tropical oils (coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter)
-Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans)
-Vegetable oils (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil)
-Peanut butter and almond butter
4. Make sure your getting enough sleep. In a study, participants who slept for five hours each night gained two pounds in weight over a week because they snacked more. They consumed more calories in the form of after-dinner snacks than in any other meal.