Reducing abdominal fat not only improves your appearance but also increases its health benefits. A large amount of fat in the abdominal area can lead to the development of serious diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

But unfortunately, sometimes it is not so easy to get rid of it. And if you’ve done everything you can to achieve the desired result, but the tummy is still missing, there may be hidden causes you don’t even know about.

We want to help you fight belly fat. We invite you to learn a list of possible reasons that prevent you from succeeding with excessive weight loss.

Why Can’t I Lose Belly Fat?

6. You Don’t Know Your Belly Fat Type

6 Hidden Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

If you find it difficult to reduce belly fat, one reason may be that you have chosen the wrong weight loss method for your stomach.

There are 5 types of abdominal obesity caused by different reasons, and each requires a certain diet and exercise. Therefore, it is important to determine your belly type and plan your weight loss accordingly.

5. Obsession With Weight

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You should break the habit of constantly weighing and try to resist the urge to stay on the scale every time you see it. An obsession with weight can slow down the weight loss process.

Every time the figure on the scale differs from the expected result, you judge yourself. It demotivates you, pressures you, provokes negative thoughts, and ruins your mood.

And all of this can lead you to give up and relieve the stress you feel from eating a lot. Therefore, it is best to weigh yourself only once a week and take the numbers as information, not judgment.

4. Follow The Wrong Diet

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Our body needs numerous elements, vitamins, carbohydrates, and even fats. If you exclude some of these beneficial components, your diet can do more harm than good.

Eating only vegetables and fruits, as well as fast food and a large amount of sugar and salt makes it difficult to lose weight.

Therefore, it is important to control your diet and keep in mind that it must contain magnesium, vitamins, healthy fats, and other elements.

3. Doing Workouts With No Diversity

6 Hidden Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat
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Training is a great way to decrease fat. But it is important not to forget that they must be diverse. Each type of exercise influences the body in a certain way.

Therefore, you should not give preference only to cardio or stretching. Add high intensity and strength exercises, swimming, and even martial arts. And don’t think that training is only possible in a gym with gym equipment.

You can exercise at home and on the street. Just try not to overload. Exercise in good faith, with total dedication, but do not harm yourself.

2. Stressing Out

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Stress is bad for the whole body, and in particular for weight. It influences your diet and physical and emotional condition during training, along with its quality.

Additionally, high levels of the stress hormone (cortisol) promote fat formation. Take advantage of any opportunity to reduce stress: try to relax more, don’t work above the Stressing out, take up a hobby, or go out with friends.

When you feel relaxed, you are more motivated to achieve new success in reducing abdominal fat.

1. High Level Of Androgens

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Finally, but one of the most serious reasons is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This means a high level of male hormones in the female body.

It affects many of the body’s functions, such as menstrual disorders, problems with pregnancy, and the risk of diabetes.

Also, PCOS affects weight gain. To find out your androgen level, you can see a doctor and do a test.

Have you ever tried to lose abdominal fat? What advice can you give to other people? We would like to know your opinion in the comments.

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