Visceral Fat vs. Subcutaneous Fat
Several factors contribute to hard & deep belly fat. Read about the reasons and how to get rid of hard belly fat:
Exercise – Lack of exercise and a poor diet both contribute to packing on visceral fat. Work out to 30 to 60 minutes daily. You need to do a combination of weights and cardiovascular training, and modify your diet to reduce your belly fat.
Diet – Replace trans fats and saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, and choose lean proteins. Also increase complex carbohydrate intake and decrease refined carbohydrates in your diet such as whole grains, fruits and veggies.
Age and Sex – Your age is a factor in developing hard belly fat because as you get older your metabolism slows, meaning the rate at which your body burns calories goes down and your risk for accumulating excess fat goes up. As you age, your muscle mass decreases, which is significant because muscle burns more calories than fat. That means you may not increase your calorie intake but, because your body does not need as much fuel to maintain itself, the excess gets stored as fat. The onset of menopause sometimes leads to a shift in where your fat gets stored, from the thighs to the belly.
Hormones – play a role in whether your fat ends up deep in your belly or elsewhere, such as on your thighs. Cortisol, commonly known as one of your body’s stress hormones, promotes weight gain when you experience too much stress. Higher levels of cortisol have been linked to more visceral fat. But also hormonal changes that occur after menopause can cause women to store more fat in their bellies. Try to find a balance in your life, by spending more time in nature, join meditations and try to have at least 7 hours sleep per night.
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