Common Reasons You Are Not Losing Belly Fat

By Kim Anderson / November 16, 2016
  1.  The #1 reason you are not losing belly fat is because you are not creating a daily calorie deficit.  The best way to achieve this is through a sensible diet and exercise.  To shed belly fat, it’s good to eat food high in monounsaturated acids.  Have a serving of MUFAs, like olive oil, nuts, or avocado,with every meal and snack.
  2.   You probably have symptoms of depression.  Scientific studies have shown that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer from depression.  Try exercising to boost levels of the brain chemicals that regulate fat and improve your overall mood.
  3.  Reduce eating fast foods and food from a box.  They are usually high in calories and contain a lot of preservatives.  Try eating an extra serving of vegetables at each meal to reduce hunger.
  4.  You are not eating enough foods rich in magnesium, such as bananas, leafy greens, and soy beans.
  5. Stop drinking regular and diet sodas.  Regular sodas are high in calories and studies have shown that people who drink diet sodas tend to eat more because of the empty feeling they give you.
  6.   Reduce your consumption of alcoholic beverages. Although studies have shown that red wine may help reduce the risk of heart disease it is also recommend that you limit the number of alcoholic drinks to 7 per week.
  7.   You can’t remember the last time you said “OM”.  Yoga can reduce stress and help shed stomach bulge especially in postmenopausal women.
  8.  Reduce your consumption of red meat and fried foods.  Try eating bright colored fruits and veggies.  They are loaded with vitamin C and may help reduce your belly fat.
  9.   You aren’t sweating enough.  Any kind of exercise is good, but high intensity workout are know for their belly-shrinking benefits.
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