Top 10 reasons!!Why do you have that belly fat?

Belly fat
Maybe this is most asked question on fitness world. Everyone wants to lose only that belly fat. I had got lots of question about how to lose belly fat. Here is truth, there is no way that you can only lose belly fat. but There is way to lose fat from all over the body. Belly fat is very stubborn, it is first to appear and last to disappear when we try to get rid of. There is no way that we can focus on specific part of fat, but in case of muscle we can. If some one is telling you that they know how lose just only belly fat, then they are fraud or they don’t know anything about fitness. You can lose fat rapidly from your body by different kinds of exercise in that case you will lose belly fat too.

Here is top reason why you are gaining belly fat.

  1. Your calorie intake is higher than calorie expense: This is simple math. When you expense less but taking high calorie, of course you will accumulate all those extra calories. It will accumulate in your body in the form of fat.
  2. Inactivity: This one is also related to 1st point. Inactive and sedentary lifestyle adopter are main victim of Big belly fat.
  3. Alcohol: Mild to moderate intake may help you live healthier life but excessive drink is big no no for belly fat.
  4. Stress: This one is very underestimated reason by everybody. If you go deep in science you will convince on this point. When you are stress you like to eat. Does it sound familiar? It is due to glucocorticoid(cortisol) hormone. During stress our body will produce stress hormone which is know as cortisol. It will increase appetite, food intake and increase fat mass. (according to oxford academic research)
  5. Trans fat: This fat found in nature in small amount but now days it is widely produced industrially from vegetable fats. It is found in margarine, snack food and packaged baked goods and for frying fast food. Trans fats increase the amount of fat around the belly. Diets rich in trans fat cause redistribution of fat tissue into the abdomen.
  6. Sugary food and beverages: Sugary food contains large amount of fructose which will finally deposit as fat in the belly and liver.
  7. Genetics: Recent discoveries in genetics have found that people differ in their perception of hunger and satiety on a genetic basis and that predisposed subgroups of the population may be particularly vulnerable to to obesity (gaining belly fat) in obesogenic societies with unlimited access to food.
  8. Low protein diet: High protein diet is a great long term strategy to reduce belly fat. It has been shown that it reduces craving, boost metabolism and help you eat less calorie throughout the day.
  9. Drinking fizzy drinks regularly: According to studies, consuming 1 to 2 bottles of soda daily can increase your waistline at least five times faster than those who hardly drink soda in the course of the week.
  10. Menopause(female): Female whose menstrual period is stopped for 12 months is known as menopause. This is also major reason for gaining belly fat after age of 49 years in female. This is due to decrease in circulating estrogen which will affect fat distribution over the body.

Rabin Shrestha

Medical student who love fitness, books and blogging. From Nepal, currently living in Cairo, Egypt.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Love it! Thank you so much, I agree ☝️

  2. I’d love to blame it on pregnancy, but in reality it’s my post pregnancy nibbling!

  3. True all what you write

  4. Thanks for sharing, I know I’m guilty on a lot of these. Time to get back on track!

  5. There is a great need for more exercise even more so do II how much calories that we consume

  6. My husband has been telling me this since he was in med school. Fine maybe I should start believing him ?

  7. Wonderful sharing! Thank you very much for this amazing article. What a good post and I am planning to get back on track now!!

  8. This is so true and the amount of people who ignore it and say it isn’t these reasons are kidding themselves!

  9. Great tips here. I’m rubbish with weight loss knowledge so I appreciate the time you have taken to share this.


  10. All of these can be causes of stubborn belly fat. I always tell my clients, the way to get rid of it is by nutrition, as there is no targeting of fat, or fat blasters or burners etc. One must exercise and eat well to get rid of it!

  11. Guilty of stress, trans fat, sugary food and beverages…..

  12. Thank you for this post! More motivation to keep going in the quest to lost some of my belly fat!

  13. Obesity is a clear and present danger. Though partly genetics, I think it has a lot to do with the food also. If you check the sugar content of all products in the store, most of them exceed the allowed sugar intake for a day. This is definitely a very helpful article!

  14. Just thankful I don’t have this. On the other hand, need to gain a little bit more.

  15. My belly fat is annoying I will bookmark this page

  16. Guilty guilty guilty! I should really consider my diet!

  17. I am 18 kilograms overweight now due to an accident 2 years ago that rendered me immobile. Now, I am back on my feet, eating right, relaxing, resting but I am under a lot of stress due to my weight gain. I need to focus and get back right on track. Thanks for posting this, serves as a reminder that I have to lose a lot of belly weight.

  18. Oh my, it’s really hard to beat belly fat! Thank goodness I don’t seem to gain weight around that area… but unfortunately, all my fat seem to go to my arms and it’s equally horrible!

  19. Thanks for this post. I have been wondering about my belly fat and now that I know the reason, I can find a solution in future.

  20. One should avoid soft drinks. They cause very very much damage to the body. Great post!

  21. Alcohol is one of the reason too. It is so sad to heard that

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