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Your waistline can say a lot about your health. The shape of your belly changes all the time, from bloating to bulging to flat and firm. But what happens when it seems to keep growing, without any relief in sight? Here are some reasons that can be making your belly grow bigger.
Sugary food like chocolates, cakes and soft drinks can cause weight gain and slow down your metabolism. Food that is high in carb also contributes to belly fat. Additionally, beverages such as flavored coffee or sweet tea are generally considered to have high added sugars, which contain high fructose content.
Trans fats are the unhealthiest type of fats. They are created by adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats for extending the shelf lives of packaged food, like crackers and muffins. Trans fats have been shown to cause inflammation and obesity.
Consuming excess alcohol can cause weight gain around the midsection. This is because alcohol is said to suppress fat-burning and store part of its excess calories as belly fat, thus the term “beer belly”.
Consuming more calories than you burn leads to weight gain. An inactive or sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest risk factors for poor health and makes it tough to get rid of excess fat, particularly around the waist.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that helps the body to deal with stress. In many people, stress drives overeating, and cortisol causes the excess calories to remain around the belly for later use. Women who have larger waists have been found to produce more cortisol when stressed.
An individual’s genes are said to play a major role in the shape of their body and their metabolism. Similarly, the tendency to store fat in the abdomen is also partly influenced by genetics.
Several studies have linked weight gain with sleep deprivation, in turn leading to abdominal fat. Both poor quality and short duration of sleep play a part in this. Poor sleep may also potentially lead to unhealthy eating behaviours, such as emotional eating.
Researchers believe that smoking is a risk factor for belly fat. Heavy tobacco use tends to push fat to the central area, resulting in a bulging tummy.
Gaining abdominal fat during menopause is common. At this time, the estrogen levels drop radically, causing fat to be stored in the abdomen. Some women may gain more belly fat than others, depending on their genetics and age.
Our gut health is important for maintaining a strong immune system. Having an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria may promote weight gain, including abdominal fat.
FCBS Dubai makes abdominal fat loss achievable for women through the safest ways possible. We specialize in a range of massages that are backed by latest technologies to help clients fight bulging tummy and stubborn fats. Our professionals have wide expertise in various techniques, diets and massages that promote weight loss, keeping in mind the unique needs and body types of our clients.
To know more about our tummy reduction services or to book a consultation with us, call on +971 4 3255481.
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