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Reduce belly fat: If you know one rule, you are guaranteed to lose weight on your stomach

2024-02-23T12:23:54.924Z

Highlights: Stress slows down fat loss on the stomach. Visceral fat is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, thrombosis, Alzheimer's and even cancer. If your stomach just doesn't want to get smaller despite all your efforts, it could also be due to a fatty liver. A regular check-up with a doctor will bring clarity. If you're now looking at your stomach in frustration, you should incorporate more relaxation into your day in addition to exercise.



As of: February 23, 2024, 5:09 a.m

By: Juliane Gutmann

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Your stomach just won't shrink?

Genetic predisposition and age play a role, but a completely different factor is said to inhibit fat loss even more.

They do sports, don't eat sweets too often, but their stomachs keep growing and growing: what happens to men in particular over the years has a lot to do with age.

Over the years, the body's fat distribution changes and the metabolism becomes more sluggish - the base of the stomach grows.

Genetic predisposition, too much salt in the food or too much alcohol are also discussed as causing belly fat.

Now a new suspect appears: stress!

Which slows down fat loss on the stomach

Nutritionist Hardy Walle is convinced that stress is partly responsible for stubborn fat around the stomach.

He told the news portal Focus

that stress and the associated persistently high cortisol levels slow down fat loss on the stomach

.

This is supposed to cause the stomach to get bigger and bigger.

Even those who do a lot of sport are not immune to this.  

Stubborn belly fat: This banal reason simply doesn't make the big belly go away.

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If you're now looking at your stomach in frustration, you should incorporate more relaxation into your day in addition to exercise and a balanced diet.

This not only includes getting enough sleep and stress-free meal times, but also exercise in the fresh air and taking conscious breaks between tasks.

Anything that helps you switch off should be done more often: hobbies, wellness, vacation

.

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Reduce belly fat: Visceral fat as a risk factor for heart attacks and cancer

In addition to appearance, there is an even more important reason why belly fat should be reduced: The so-called visceral belly fat, also known as intra-abdominal fat, accumulates not only on the surface, but between the organs.

It is considered to be particularly metabolically active and has a negative impact on health if it becomes excessive

.

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The increased visceral fat is

associated with an

increased risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, thrombosis, Alzheimer's and even cancer .

If your stomach just doesn't want to get smaller despite all your efforts,

it could also be due to a fatty liver

.

This results in metabolic disorders that make losing weight much more difficult.

A regular check-up with a doctor will bring clarity.

Read more: Stress test -

 18 questions make it clear how stressed you really are.

More on the topic

: If you eat THIS, your belly fat will melt away very quickly.

Source: merkur

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