3 Reasons for Developing Belly Fat

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Belly fat is a common problem, for both men and women. You seem to be able to get rid of it everywhere else, but can’t get rid of it from around your waist. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are various reasons why you develop belly fat. Here are the top three main reasons for it.

You’re Not Doing the Right Exercise

Exercise is good for you, but to be able to get rid of the belly fat you need to do the right type of exercise. Think those crunches are doing you good? They’re unfortunately not. Crunches work on the muscles underneath the belly fat but don’t help you get rid of the fat around the muscles. You need to do cardio instead.

That doesn’t mean stop the crunches all together. As you slim down, the crunches will continue to build the muscle so you have toned abs afterwards.

You Keep Skipping Breakfast

Having three meals a day is important. That means you need to have a breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day. This is the meal that helps to regulate your blood sugar levels and get your metabolism working for the day. If you skip this meal, you’re more likely to snack throughout the morning. That leads to eating far more calories than you really need during the day. Have a high fiber/protein breakfast so you feel fuller for longer.

You Have Too Much Alcohol

The odd drink here and there isn’t going to do you much harm, but too much will lead to more belly fat. It’s also not good for your overall health. It’s time to cut back on the amount that you drink, especially if you’re drinking stodgy or high sugar drinks. Try ditching alcohol completely for one month and see the benefits you could gain.

It’s time to stop the belly fat from developing. While genes are involved, there are aspects that you can control. Follow the three tips above and you will have a slimmer waistline.