How to lose abdominal fat in women: the truth
Do you want to lose belly fat? If so, it is important to know two things.
1. Not all belly fat is created equal.
2. As a woman, when you get older, you will naturally get more belly fat than a man (I know, it’s unfair).
First, let’s see why belly fat is not created the same way. There are two types of abdominal fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that you can pinch around the waist. Visceral fat is the fat found on the inside of the abdominal muscles that surround the organs. To get a toned and tight six pack, you really need to get rid of both, but specifically subcutaneous fat, as that is what is ‘masking’ your abs.
Visceral fat is very bad because it is linked to many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. Visceral fat is also metabolically active, meaning that not only does it stay there (like subcutaneous abdominal fat) but it can actively promote inflammation, which scientists believe is the driving force behind many diseases. Fortunately, when you follow a diet to lose weight, you will lose both visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat.
Now, let’s get back to why women gain more belly fat than men as they age. As a woman goes through menopause, research shows that body fat tends to deposit less on the thighs, hips, and arms and more in the stomach area.
As you age and your metabolism slows down, the amount of fat in your body slowly increases. Women experience an even greater fat percentage increase than men. Then, after menopause, the distribution of body fat tends to change: less in the arms, legs and hips, and more in the abdomen. This change in the distribution of body fat is mainly due to hormonal changes that occur during menopause.
How can you stop this? Preventing the storage of body fat in the stomach is not as complicated as people make it. In fact, you really need to bind stomach fat just like you attack any other type of body fat. You need to use a low carb diet, metabolic resistance training, and interval training. This three-pronged approach to weight loss is extremely effective for both men and women. It is important to realize that as we get older we move less to increase activity and stimulate your metabolism to burn more calories and burn more fat is the best approach for women who want to lose belly fat (men too, actually) .