Getting rid of stubborn belly fat is one of the main complaints I hear from patients. In particular, the female patients. More specifically, the female patients over 40 years old. Why is it you can eat a cheeseburger, fries and shake when you are 20, but forget it at 40?
Why does it seem that the waistline keeps growing regardless of exercise and diet?
This is where it becomes an issue of balancing metabolic hormones rather than eating less or exercising more. Our metabolic hormone balance at 20 is vastly different from 40. I know it sounds like age, but it is more about metabolic hormones.
Even in younger women, there can be a metabolic hormone “imbalance.” It isn’t really about age, but more about the chronic stress altering our metabolic hormones causing one of three things:
- Weight distribution changes
- Waistline enlarges, and legs get thinner
- Belly fat, muffin top, and back fat
- All of it: back fat, muffin top, spare tire and thin legs
Chronic stress affects all of our hormones. Mainly causing insulin and cortisol to rise. The increase in insulin and cortisol will shift sugar/glucose storage toward fat storing rather than fat burning. What is chronic stress? And why is my insulin elevated because I am a stressed out hot mess?
What is the solution to get rid of belly fat?
If the goal is to get rid of belly fat, then you must reduce/balance insulin and cortisol.
The next million dollar question: how do I reduce insulin and cortisol? Because my stressed out hot-mess of a life isn’t going away!
Let’s keep it simple! We have a program called the Keto Carb Cycling Program (KCCP), which we designed to help you lose that stubborn belly fat. You can download the KCCP for free from our Content Library. Then, all you have to do is follow it. Of course, this is easy said than done, so be gentle with yourself and take the necessary time to allow it to work.
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