When you go to great lengths to get into shape by eating well, exercising hard, and generally looking after yourself, it's frustrating when you don't see the results you want. One of the main body grievances many people experience is struggling to lose belly fat -- even after they see body composition changes elsewhere. Ask anyone who has tried, losing belly fat isn't easy and takes a lot of patience and dedication.
In this article, we’ll be discussing some reasons why you may be finding it hard to lose belly fat after trying. Note that all findings in this article are gotten from a reputable health site Mayoclinic.
Reasons Why You May Find It Hard To Lose Belly Fat
Reason 1: You're not lifting weights
While bodyweight resistance training is highly effective, pumping a little iron pays dividends when it comes to blasting belly fat. A few weight training sessions a week will set you on a path for a speedier metabolism, as according to the NHS muscle burns more calories than fat, thus the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.
Reason 2: You aren't getting enough sleep.
According to WebMD, a lack of sleep is the most common culprit of belly fat I see among my clients. All of us have been guilty of this at one point or another in our lives. Sleep is important, not only because it gives your body a chance to reset, but it gives it a chance to burn fat while you're not stressing out or eating. Anything less than 7 or 7 1/2 hours of sleep a night deprives your body of the chance to burn fats.
Reason 3: You're eating too much sugar, refined carbohydrates, and salt
Even if you work out six days a week or control your calorie intake, if those calories are coming from junk foods, it can make overall weight and abdominal fat harder to shift. This is because not all calories are created equal. Eating a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol may lead to a fatty liver and weight gain around the midsection.
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