Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. In fact, research has shown that waist size is a bigger risk factor for serious diseases than your overall fat percentage.
We now know that with this type of fat, called visceral fat and unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs, and there are plenty of scientific reasons why. Sometimes, it's genetics—maybe your mother or grandmother was more apple-shaped.
Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or for women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Even certain lifestyle habits, from sleep to stress, can make your belly grow.
The smooth stomach of your dreams is always within reach, but it takes time and dedication. Commit to these daily habits, and you'll start dropping pounds before you know it.
HOW TO GET RID OF STUBBORN BELLY FAT:
1. KEEP MOVING. Mix your workouts with cardio, weights and body weight exercises. 🏋🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️
Below are my favourite lower abdominal exercises to help work on the lower part of the belly! You could pick 3 of these and include them in your exercise routine, or you could do them all one by one; in this case I would do 12 reps of each move and repeat this 2/3 times! 💦🔥
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You need to create a calorie deficit daily. Starting mixing your meals with protein, vegetables and good fats (e.g. avocados, wild caught salmon, almond butter) 🍽
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3. GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.
If you’re sleep deprived, you are going to be driven to eat for certain foods and your ability to resist them may be impaired. This means you're more likely to eat it again and again, and before you know it, you pack on the pounds! 🤢
It does take time and effort BUT it will become achievable if you make changes to your tiny habits and you'll really begin to start noticing a difference! 💪🏼