Why Belly Fat Is Hard To Shift
Why is belly fat so difficult to eject? Most men who have got themselves in shape will tell you that it’s relatively easy to drop a few pounds or add some muscle tone – but the belly is always the last thing to go.
Our bodies are hard wired to store fat around the midriff just as women are more likely to pack it on the hips and thighs. It’s your body’s dumping ground of choice for every excess calorie, and there’s no way to target that fat specifically. “Unfortunately spot-reducing is not something that can be achieved by simply adding in or eliminating certain foods,” Rather, there are principles that you can follow in order to lower your body’s tendency to want to store fat in general.”
More on those later, but first, this all tells you a couple of things about your belly:
1) a visible six-pack is kind of unnatural (still want one though)
2) getting a lean midsection for keeps means maintaining the kind of diet and exercise regime that I’m currently on for the long-term
Belly fat in men is linked to a grim carousel of disease risk. The British Heart Foundation says that when a man’s waist expands beyond 37 inches, his chance of getting diabetes, heart disease and cancer all increase. Other studies have linked belly fat to osteoporosis, low sex drive, lousy sleep and lazy sperm.