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7 Reasons Why You Have Excessive Belly Fat!

Losing abdominal fat, or belly fat is one of the hardest fats to get rid of. Research suggests that abdominal fat is a particularly harmful type of fat. Losing abdominal fat has significant health and wellness benefits. This fat has been strongly linked to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Every day, people search for the causes and remedies for belly fat. Despite all the efforts we take, we always wonder why our belly is so fat and hard to reduce [1][2]. There are many reasons why your belly fat doesn't melt. Even those who do everything possible to lose belly fat cannot avoid fast food restaurants [3].

In this article, we have discussed some surprising reasons for belly fat.

Reasons Why You Have Excessive Belly Fat

Check out some of the most common reasons why you have excessive belly fat:

Reason 1: You eat a lot of processed foods

You can accumulate bad calories by eating processed foods, which lack many nutrients and are full of bad calories. Fast foods are addictive and can also cause inflammation. Eat natural foods such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains to maintain a healthy weight [4].

Reason 2: You avoid foods containing good fats

It is important to understand that fat is not all bad for you. Good fats help to remove cholesterol from your body and also reduce belly fat [5]. Foods containing good fats are salmon, avocado, olive oil, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.

Reason 3: You get poor sleep

In addition to stress, if you do not get enough sleep, your body can become stressed easily, which results in cravings for sugary and high-carbohydrate foods to comfort you. Both stress and the wrong eating habits can lead to belly fat [6].

Reason 4: You do the wrong workouts

If you are trying to lose belly fat, it is imperative that you follow cardio exercises and weight training. These exercises will help you lose more fat than other types of workouts. Muscles burn more calories during the day than other tissues, so strength training can be used to increase muscle mass. Muscle mass means more fat burning [7].

Reason 5: You are getting older

As we age, the rate of metabolism also decreases and the body changes the pace of losing fat, particularly belly fat. During the menopause (cessation of menstruation) phase, women often experience belly fat that does not disappear easily [8]. Follow a diet rich in fibre such as oats, whole wheat, fruits, and other fibres. Additionally, you should engage in a workout that primarily targets belly fat.

Reason 6: You are always stressed

Stress is another cause of a fat belly. In the event of work-related or emotional stress, cortisol is produced in the body, causing your belly fat to increase and become protruded. Reduce stress in your life in order to prevent cortisol from being released [9].

Reason 7: You have hormonal issues

There may be an underlying illness causing your belly fat if you are taking all measures to reduce it and it does not work. In cases where one has hormonal problems, such as hypothyroidism, cysts in the ovary, etc., a fat belly can result; therefore, a doctor should be consulted in such a case. By treating these internal issues, you will automatically lose weight in your belly [10].

On A Final Note...

There is a link between abdominal fat, or belly fat, and an increased risk of certain diseases.

Most people can reduce their abdominal fat by adopting key lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet rich in lean protein, vegetables and fruit, and legumes, and exercising regularly.

Story first published: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 13:42 [IST]
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