There are many different reasons why you struggle to lose belly fat, and these reasons can differ from person to person. It can be due to anything from genetics to gender and everything in between!
Spot-Reducing Fat via Exercise
This is one of the greatest myths in the weight loss world. It has been believed that doing endless numbers of crunches and sit-ups will help you burn away the belly fat! Unfortunately, studies have gone and proven this completely wrong. The results showed that even if you do crunches until your face turns blue, you lose weight all over your body in equal proportion.
Initial Fat Deposition
Usually this depends on your gender, as men normally gain fat in the tummy area first, and women in the hips and thighs. These also seem to be the last place where we lose weight!
Stress and Belly Fat
It is quite simple: Stress releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol releases stored fat to use as energy. When this fat is not used, it is stored again, often in different places than where it came from. This means that when you are stressed for long time periods, you can start to gain some belly weight.
Losing Belly Fat
There are no shortcuts or quick-fixes; the only way to lose belly fat is with a healthy diet and good exercise routine. Apart from limiting calories through a diet, or burning calories through exercise, the exercise will also help you limit the cortisol released by taking away some of your stress!
Replace one to two meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake to restrict daily calorie intake for successful weight reduction.
If you are under high levels of stress, you can reduce it in a natural way with exercise and a product like the Manna Calmer for adults.