Finding the right weight loss program for your body can be a challenge when not properly guided. That is why Better Life Medical provides utmost attention and care to each customers by having their team of medical professionals craft a personalized weight loss program.
Without a proper weight loss program, many individuals are stuck trying to lose that stubborn belly fat. Even with exercise and diet, here are 7 factors that may contribute to why you’re not losing belly fat:
Your body changes as you get older and you may experience a decline in your metabolic rate, or the number of calories your body needs to function efficiently.
Different workouts target specific areas, and the higher the intensity of the right workout, the more you get results. Be sure to mix up your weight lifting with some cardio training and high intensity routines that target your waist and areas around it. Strength training also burns fat by building muscle.
- Processed food
Refined grains and sugars increase inflammation in our bodies, especially on our bellies. Natural food and whole grains that are full of antioxidants can help counter the inflammatory process.
- Eating the wrong fats
There are good fats like monounsaturated (olive oil and avocados) and polyunsaturated (omega-3s, walnuts, salmon) that has anti-inflammatory effects and is okay to be eaten in moderation. Then there are the bad ones, saturated fats (the kind in meat and dairy), which should mot be taken in big quantities.
No matter what the cause of your stress is, it contributes to your weight gain – or at least to your not losing belly fat. The stress hormone, cortisol, increases the amount of fat your body holds on to.
A healthy number of sleeping hours a night is between 6-8. When you give your body enough time to rest, you get to recharge and speed up your metabolism for the next day.
- Body shape
One’s body shape contributes to the amount of effort they have to put in to lose weight in certain areas. If for example you tend to gain more weight in your mid-section compared to other areas, you’re most likely apple shaped – making it harder (but not impossible) for you to lose belly fat.
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