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How to lose lower belly fat for women

How to lose lower belly fat for women

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:

  1. Eating a healthy diet – choose lean sources of protein, and eat plenty of plant-based foods.
  2. Cutting out sugary drinks – choose water, or tea rather than fizzy drinks and juices.
  3. Implementing portion control – it’s become commonplace to get oversized portions – check you’re not overeating inadvertently.
  4. Exercising regularly – keep active. Even if it’s a 30-minute walk a day, or if you’re looking for something more, keeping active coupled with a healthy eating plan will get rid of the belly fat like nothing else.
  5. Targeting exercise – specific exercises like abdominal crunches, planks and other bodyweight exercises will specifically target your belly and help to reduce the fat in that area.

 

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Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running ultra marathons. In addition to training for her epic runs she finds time for strength training, Pilates and Yoga. .

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