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Why Is It Hard To Loose Belly Fat?

By Janette Scully

A few different reasons exist to explain why it is difficult to get rid of belly fat. Mostly, it’s our lifestyle that is to blame. We live in a world with lots of easily gained food, with very little physical demand and everything we need within easy reach. Throughout the history of man, this is not the normal condition. In fact, real starvation used to be a fact of life that most people would have to fight against on a daily basis.

For this reason, the body is made to be able to stand up to starvation and win, and the main way that it does this is through fat. Fat is a storage mechanism for energy, and allows the body to hang onto energy until it is needed. The only thing is that these days, it hardly is ever needed.

So what we are actually trying to do when we diet is to recreate the effects of these periods of famine.

The reason why it’s hard to lose weight by reducing calories is that the body will try to conserve what little energy it has by slowing down all its functions. This is why exercise is also vital – it will make the body burn energy. In fact, if you don’t exercise, the body is likely to try and reduce your muscle mass in an effort to conserve more energy.

To fight against this effect, some diets have been designed that work by keeping the metabolism up while reducing the calories. Many of these are gimmicky, and don’t work. There are others that use deadly stimulants – while they will help you lose weight, they can put you at high risk of heart disease or a stroke, and they can have other less drastic effects on your health, too.

A much better alternative is calorie switching. This uses natural mechanisms in the body to keep the energy consumption high – and it does it by switching the quantity and type of food that you eat at each meal. As a result, the body is tricked into thinking that it is eating more than it is, and it will increase its metabolism to cope with the extra energy.

When following this plan, you may find that it is difficult to keep track of all the different changes you will need to make. Luckily, there is an online service that has been released that makes it very easy to keep track of.

You can read more about this at the loose belly fat blog. Read it and you’ll see why it is so well named.

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Scully, Janette "Why Is It Hard To Loose Belly Fat?." Why Is It Hard To Loose Belly Fat?. 26 Aug. 2010. 2 May 2016 <>.

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