When you’re trying to lose weight, there is always a problem area. For many women that area is the belly. Do you find that no matter what you do your belly fat stays? You do all these crunches, can hold the plank comfortably for minutes on end, and you still can’t ditch the wobbly belly. Well, there is a reason for this. In fact, there are a few reasons for this to happen.
It could be that you don’t get enough magnesium in your diet. This mineral is necessary for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body, including the one to help you lose your fat. It helps with the production of fasting glucose, which aids the body to lose weight. It’s time to start increasing your intake. The good news is this mineral is relatively easy to find in foods like the dark leafy greens.
You’re probably fed up of hearing this, but you could be doing the wrong exercises. When you first start out, you’ll hear how lots of crunches aren’t going to help with weight loss. That’s because at the start you need to do the fat-burning exercises. However, as you get closer to your weight loss goal, you need to concentrate on other higher intensity and muscle building workouts. Try weight training and interval training to lose the belly fat.
You know that sugary soda is bad for you, but did you know that diet soda is too? It’s the fizz and all the extra chemicals to help add the sweetness without sugar. The chemicals have a bad reaction with the body, and the gas leads to bloating. The body thinks that it is getting something sweet and starts a reaction to expect that. When that doesn’t happen, it struggles to cope. It’s best to switch the drinks and start on more water.
Salt is another reason you’re getting bloated. The salt ends up causing a reaction in the bloodstream. This then goes to the skin, causing it to inflame slightly. It really just looks like you’re bloated, and can be extremely difficult to prevent. The best thing to do is cut out as much salt as possible. Your body only needs a little, and you’ll get enough from some of the deli meats and packaged foods. You definitely don’t need to add more into your food.
Another common cause of belly fat is a lack of sleep. It may seem strange, but think about how tired you feel. It’s not just your head or eyes that are affected by a lack of sleep. Your whole body is. The digestive system becomes sluggish and the hormones end up out of sync. If your body can’t work properly, it can’t use up the calories quickly enough, so the belly fat (and some others) sticks around.