There are 11 reasons why you are not losing the belly fat you want to lose. Getting older is one reason why you can get belly fat. As you age, your body changes and the way you handle losing weight changes too. Men and women get slower metabolisms and this leads to more belly fat.
- Aging makes belly fat loss harder, as women experience hormonal shifts and both men and women experience slower metabolisms.
- While cardio training is good for the heart, you need to develop muscle in order to burn belly fat.
- Refined carbohydrates and processed and sugary foods create inflammation throughout the body and particularly at the inflammation-prone belly region.
“Excess abdominal fat—particularly visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your organs and puffs your stomach into a “beer gut”—is a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and some cancers.”