How To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat And Love Handles
Do you still have that "pooch" covering your abs and are your love handles driving you nuts? WORRY NO MORE.
It's time to learn the science behind why some fat stores are more stubborn than others and what you can do to change that.
The attempt to spot-reduce body fat does not work and this myth that you can reduce fat from specific locations should be dead and buried because it's impossible. In fact if you have a big stomach and flabby arms, doing thousand of curls and crunches won't help.
If you have belly fat and you continue crunching, you are further reducing any chances of those washboard abs from surfacing.
People tend to carry fat in different areas in their bodies. Even though you may prefer to trim your thighs and smooth your stomach, your body may begin to lose weight first in your arms, breast or hips. It all comes down to genetics. Rather than targeting a particular spot, work on reducing your overall fat percentage.
BELLY FAT- STRESS HORMONE CORTISOL CAUSES IT.
Cortisol is a major stress hormone that causes belly fat. When you sleep less or face any kind of stress, your body releases cortisol which leads to belly fat. Long hours of cardio and intensive weight training can further increase cortisol production.
The solution is to reduce stress and and keep your training sessions short.
LOWER BODY FAT - FEMALE HORMONE OESTROGEN CAUSES IT.
Oestrogen is the hormone that's responsible for making women uniquely women, but this hormone can cause trouble in the fat department. Poor food and lifestyle choices over a period of time can increase oestrogen levels and that causes fat storage in the thighs, hips and bum.
The solution is strength training because it balances out the negative effects of oestrogen by increasing testosterone levels.
LOVE HANDLES - INSULIN RESISTANCE CAUSES IT.
For someone with insulin resistance, eating a small amount of carbohydrates will elevate insulin levels, which means their fat cells will not be able to use fat for fuel.
In simple words, excessive carbohydrates intake will raise insulin levels and insulin increases fat storage and decreases fat burning.
The solution is to combine weight training with high intensity interval training. This will melt away the love handles.
So go ahead and use these tips to get rid of that stubborn fat and those annoying love handles.