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5 Types of Belly Fat (& How to LOSE Each)

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Introduction

According to Health.com, excess abdominal fat, or what others call “unwanted belly fat,” is a predictor of heart diseases, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and even several cancers. Each of those diseases and conditions affects your health in a negative way and can also become fatal if you don’t take care of that excess belly fat. But in order to take care of it, you must first figure out what type of belly you have.

Once you identify which belly fat you suffer from, you can take the next steps to getting rid of it. Below you will find the most common types of bellies and how you can get rid of them.

1. Alcohol Belly

Sometimes it can be very soothing to sit back and enjoy a nice cold alcoholic beverage on a hot summer day. But when one beer turns into another and another, and this becomes a daily routine for you, you’re not doing any favors to your waistline. Psychology Today explains that at 7 calories per gram, alcohol contains nearly twice as much as that, as well as four carbohydrates per gram. The problem here is that the body stores carbohydrates and fat as glycogen (another form of sugar) in the liver and muscle. This study also explains that the body cannot store alcohol, so when consumed, it must be burnt immediately.

To get rid of this type of fat requires 1 of 2 things, the first thing you might want to do is tone down the drinking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2015-2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that men should consume no more than two alcoholic drinks per day, and women should consume no more than one alcoholic drink per day. The second and MOST IMPORTANT way to burn this type of fat, according to Tom Cowen, head personal trainer for Xercise4less, is “to have a state of negative energy balance – burn more calories than you’re consuming,” he told the Daily Star.

Most women believe this can be done by doing long cardio workouts; however, this actually MAKE THINGS WORSE! You are probably thinking “How is this possible??”; let me explain.

Long cardio actually releases a hormones called ‘Cortisol’ into your system.

This hormone is one of the main contributors to weight gain and cravings.

Contrary to popular belief the most effective workouts you can do to increase your calorie are body-weight exercises. These short and simple workouts are by FAR the best for your waistline!

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2. Post Pregnancy Belly

It is expected that after a woman gives birth, there will be some excess fat. However, recent research has suggested that the extra weight may not only be from pregnancy, but rather the result of poor lifestyle choices following the pregnancy. A study, which is published in the journal Women’s Health Issues, conducted a study to see if there was an association between excess belly weight and post pregnancy lifestyle choices. The study consisted of over 32,000 women with at least two births in Wisconsin between 2006 and 2013.What Olga Yakusheva, the study’s lead author, and her colleagues found was that in the study, women on average gain almost two pounds a year because of their age. Even more troubling is that once once a woman has a child; they gained a full extra pound annually compared to their childless peers. In a press release with Michigan News, Yakusheva explains why she believes this occurred, “Mothers tend to put the needs of their children first, so they might not be exercising or taking care of themselves,” she said. “It might also be little things like finishing the food on their child’s plate or spending more time sitting with their kids reading or watching a movie.”To get rid of that excess fat, Dr. Kara Mohr, an exercise psychologist, and fitness expert, told Fitness Magazine: “I would suggest increasing the intensity of your workouts; and be sure your strength training includes combination moves that work multiple muscles including the core (plank rows, push-ups, squat with military press, etc.) rather than single muscle groups.”

By increasing the intensity of your workout and using compound movements you will actually enable your body to burn fat for a 48 hour time period. This is commonly known as the ‘After-burn Effect’, and will dramatically increase your calorie burn as well as decreasing your bodies fat stores.

Using short and simple body-weight exercises is the most effective way to burn away excess body fat.

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3. Stress Belly

The Daily Mail reports that a stressful life could contribute to excess weight in the abdominal area. They spoke to health expert Jackie Wicks, co-author of new book Cheats & Eats: Lifestyle Programme, and she explained to them that cortisol, which is also called the stress hormone, becomes too high for a lengthy period of time, and can increase the amount of fat stored in the stomach. 

So the key to losing that excess stomach fat caused by stress is to try and destress yourself and avoid long steady-state cardio sessions.

A great way to lower stress levels is by taking a hot bath on a regular basis. Studies have shown that they lower cortisol levels. Exercise is also a great way to lower levels of cortisol; however, like I mentioned earlier it is essential to AVOID long cardio sessions.

Instead, you NEED to focus on short and intense body-weight workouts to effectively burn fat and lower cortisol. These short and simple workouts are by FAR the best for your waistline!

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4. Hormonal Belly

According to research done by Rachel Attard, a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, a hormonal imbalance can contribute to weight gain. She explains how estrogen and progesterone can cause weight gain. The first point she makes is that high estrogen levels can increase insulin, which can lead to sugar cravings. This is why you see many women eat chocolate during PMS. Another point she makes is that high levels of estrogen have the ability to cause more fatty tissue growth.

In most cases, this states that the excess fat is usually around the stomach area because estrogen also dictates where the body will distribute fat.

The research has also discovered that a hormonal imbalance can cause difficulties with appetite and sleep. Progesterone can calm the brain, while estrogen gives off a more exciting response. So, women who have high estrogen levels find it difficult to sleep at night, which disrupts leptin, the hormone responsible for your appetite. The more sleep deprived you are, the more hungry you may become, Attard says.

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Unfortunately, as we get older, our hormonal health begins to decline due to our decreasing supply of estrogen.This causes our hormones to be extremely vulnerable to other dangers like environmental toxins, and poor dietary habitsThis can cause an extreme imbalance in our bodies and result in:

  • Difficulties Losing Weight
  • Feeling Tired & Anxious
  • Low Energy levels
  • Mood Swings
  • Difficulties Sleeping
  • Sensitive Skin & Breasts
  • Low Sex drive & Libido

To regulate your estrogen levels, Livestrong recommends exercising regularly and eating plenty of carrots as well as other hormones healthy foods; such as the ones provided in my tailored hormone specific meal plan… >>FOUND HERE<<

According to Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD, CSO, at the University of California, who spoke with Livestrong, carrots contain beta-carotene, which is effective in reducing the growth of estrogen receptor positive and negative.

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5. Bloated Belly

Kate Patton, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, told Health.com that eating too many processed foods can be the reason why people are gaining belly fat instead of losing it. She said, “Refined grains like white bread, crackers, and chips, as well as refined sugars in sweetened drinks and desserts, increase inflammation in our bodies, belly fat is associated with inflammation, so eating too many processed foods will hinder your ability to lose belly fat.” Patton suggests that people consume foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains because they are full of antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent or remove belly fat.

Inflammation is the leading cause for a vast majority of all problems that we experience with our bodies. Below is a list of just a FEW chronic symptoms caused by inflammation:

Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive issues
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue and constant exhaustion
  • Sleep troubles
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies symptoms
  • Frequent cold and illness
  • Joint and muscle pains

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, excess abdominal fat is a key predictor of heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer. But you shouldn’t get rid of your belly fat just to protect your health; you should also do it because it makes you feel good as an individual. Restoring confidence in yourself is also a great way to ensure you stay healthy. Just remember, losing weight, especially in your belly is not an easy process, so do not get discouraged and stay motivated and you’ll achieve your goals.

Discover more about the ‘Effects of Inflammation’ and how to decrease body fat by checking out my at home Body-Weight Program…>>Tighten It Up!<< Discover the Simple System I used to BURN 26 Pounds of Fat & DROP 3 Dress Sizes… after Weight Gain took Control of My Life! CLICK HERE & Transform TODAY! 

How Can You Start?

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…I knew I had a duty to get this information into the hands of as many women as possible.

I spent six months developing this program. I worked with one of the top health researchers at the University of Florida to ensure all my information was completely backed up by scientific research. I’ve also worked alongside world leading fitness professionals, doing in-depth research and learning from the latest scientific findings on hormonal balance and nutrition.

What Do You See In The Mirror?

Aren’t you tired of looking in the mirror and feeling dissapointed that you haven’t reached your potential. Your perception of yourself directly impacts your confidence and has the power to drain you physically and emotionally. 

Its time to take responsibility for your life and get into the body you are capable of achieving; all it requires is EFFORT!

Science has proven that our diet is the biggest factor when it comes to our 

health. By changing the way you eat you can make a significant change to your body; allowing it to heal and regenerate!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DEBBIE BERTIE

FEMALE FITNESS SPECIALIST

After my personal struggle with menopause and weight-loss, I knew it was my responsibility to share the journey and to help as many women as possible take back control.

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