The problem with belly fat is that it goes deep. It doesn’t just lie on the top level, but it goes down and surrounds your internal organs.
This can lead to issues including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol.
That’s why it’s important to try and keep the belly fat to a minimum.
Often it’s just a matter of calories in, versus calories out. A calorie deficit will mean you start to lose fat.
Muscle mass also diminishes as we age, and the more muscle in our bodies, then the more calories we can burn.
As women get older it’s pretty common for the waistline to expand – particularly after the menopause.
But age doesn’t have to equate to extra pounds around the middle. Especially if you follow some simple tips for keeping the weight down.
The key things to try to lose the belly fat are:
menopause is (I hope) a way off but you're not wrong, my days of eating what I want with no weight gain are definitely behind me. It has to be portion control now.
It's tricky when you're otherwise very slim but have a big belly. You think there's no need to slim down but actually all the damage is on the inside. Which makes it harder to motivate yourself to get rid of it!