4 Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Your Belly Fat and How to Correct it Naturally
So, you have tried every workout to slim your waistline and still you have maintained your love handles or apple body shape. It has happened to the best of us. A million crunches or sit-ups won’t give you the tummy of your dreams. You know the kind I am talking about, the trim washboard abs with a coke bottle figure (V-shaped for men).
What many people do not know is that these issues will not be fixed with working out alone. Sometimes, the reason you cannot trim your middle is something else completely!
- Digestion Problems – How do you know if digestion could be causing your tummy bulges? Do you notice access gas, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, IBS or abdominal pains? If so, you might have some issues with your digestion which is causing access build-up in your middle. From here, you will need to discover if your digestion is from a food allergy. The common ones are milk, nuts, wheat, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish. You can have allergy testing done or you can do the allergy diet where you eat only clean non-allergenic foods for 2 weeks then you start slowly adding in each new food to look for allergy responses like itchy throat, gas, digestion issues, etc. It is easier to target these allergies after a detox diet because our body will have become accustom to the allergenic food. If you do not have a food allergy, you might have to balance your gut flora. Some ways to balance your gut flora and improve digestion is to drink honey water, lemon water or raw apple cider vinegar water – or all 3 together!
- Check for Diatasis Recti – Diatasis Recti is where your abdominal walls have separated. This can happen after major weight gain or pregnancy. When your abdominal walls are separated your abs will not hold together and you can often look like you are a few months pregnant. To check for Diatasis Recti, first lay flat on the floor. Make sure your back is flat by tilting your pelvis up. Then, lift your head and shoulder up. If you see a bulge in the middle of your stomach then you have a wide diatasis. If not, you might still have a smaller diatasis. To check for this, with your head & shoulder still up, take your fingers and try to push them through your abdominal wall. If you can at any point from your top abdominals to your belly button, then you have separated abdominals. To remedy this, you can opt for surgery and get a full tummy tuck where they fuse your abdominal walls back together. Or, you can try to fix it naturally with waist training and with some minor lifestyle changes to your exercise routine and daily movements to prevent from re-opening the abdominals that can naturally fuse back together with waist training.
- Hormone Imbalances – There are multiple hormone imbalances that would result in access inches around the stomach. One of them is producing excess cortisol, the stress hormone. To remedy this, you will need to take serious notes on your lifestyle. Simplify and eliminate anything that is not working for you. Make a list of the 80/20 rule. Which 20% of sources are causing 80% of my problems and unhappiness? Which 20% of sources are resulting in 80% of my desired outcomes and happiness? Can you do less of what causes you stress and more of what causes you happiness? Another thing to consider when it comes to stress is that just 20 minutes of stress can deplete your vitamin C stores which is essential for a healthy immune system. Take at least 2000-6000mg of Vitamin C a day and keep some form of vitamin C handy in drinks, foods or supplements to intake after a stressful moment. Other hormonal imbalances to consider are excess insulin, excess testosterone (for women) and excess estrogen (for men). If you struggle with excess insulin, make sure you are taking chromium, magnesium, biotin and zinc every day. Alpha-lipoic Acid has shown to help support blood sugar balance and the decrease of abdominal fat. If you are a woman and produce excess testosterone, you can take saw palmetto daily to assist in balancing this out. If you are a man and you produce excess estrogen, consider taking turmeric and/or milk thistle.
- Enlarged Fat Cells – Do you struggle with eating too many bad foods or do you have food cravings? It’s possible you need to detox and eat clean to shrink your tummy fat cells. This can be hard to achieve at first, but after a few weeks of eating clean you will notice it becomes easier. After a few months, you will probably prefer clean eating after you notice your increasing energy levels! This is the best way to trim your middle because eating clean can also assist with correcting hormonal imbalances that are fueled by the foods we eat such as too much processed foods or GMOs. Eating clean can also correct some of the digestion issues you have been struggling with. If you would like to kick-start the shrinking of your fat cells check out the site HealWithWraps.com . The Ultimate Body Applicator Wrap is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin. You will continue to detox for 72-hours after wrapping. If you sign on as a loyal customer you can get 4 wraps for only $59 (retail $99).