OK so my guess is when you set out at the beginning of the year or perhaps last year to live a healthier, better life, part of your goal was to shed that belly fat that has plagued you all these years.
However, as much as you try, it sticks around like a bad habit.
While extra belly fat is a deterrent to your self-confidence, it comes with an array of serious health dangers as well.
From increased risk for cancer to heart disease to diabetes, unwanted belly bulge puts your life at risk every day.
If you’ve been struggling to kiss it goodbye, it may be for one of these five reasons.
Reason #1: Your Mediocre Workout
As long as you can remember, medical experts have recommended you get at least 30 minutes of exercise a few days a week. And for good reason.
Much of the industrialised world has cut movement out of their lives in many ways, making it necessary to workout in order to stay fit.
However, if you think 30 minutes of light jogging on the treadmill three days a week is going to get rid of that belly fat, think again.
To burn the flab, you’ll need to add strength training to your routine such as bodyweight, kettlebells, free weights.
Doing this will add muscle to your frame, which will help burn more pounds of fat. It will also put your muscles where they belong, which helps your belly look flatter.
Reason #2: Your Fork
Getting rid of belly fat can’t only be done from lifting some weight.
It requires a lifestyle change that includes being very cautious of what you put in your mouth.
That means cutting out the processed foods, bad fats, and whatever else is likely to cause fat to cling to your midsection.
In case you’re curious, that includes too much healthy food also.
Remember: everything has calories, and if your body doesn’t use it, it’s got to go somewhere, and your waistline is a likely candidate.