College od DuPage Student Bridget Michael asks, “Are you tired of that stubborn belly fat that just doesn’t seem to go away?!” Here are some reasons that cause excess stomach fat, tips and tricks to help quickly and safely lose that weight, and why this can be beneficial to your health.
So first of all, what is belly fat exactly? According to Franziska Spritzler and Kris Gunnars of Authority Nutrition: an Evidence based approach, an unhealthy amount of fat in the stomach is called visceral fat. This is fat that is sitting around the liver and other organs in your stomach area.
There are many reasons why excess fat in the stomach builds up:
- -Too much sugary food and beverage intake
- – Increased alcohol consumption
- -A diet high in trans-fat
- -A diet low in protein and fiber
- -Lack of exercise
- -Lack of sleep
- -High stress