Belly fat is easy to put on and so hard to get rid of. This fat causes health problems and you need to work on shedding it. The daily habits that led to the excess pounds are hard to change since they include eating bad foods that taste good, drinking excess alcohol and developing the couch potato habit. Let’s find how to lose belly fat?

Certain fat cells in our body are extremely “resistant” to being mobilized and burned. And these fat cells tend to accumulate in the dreaded belly, hip, and thigh regions of our body. This is the most dangerous fat because it is ‘active’ fat as it constantly releases harmful substances into the body and long-term havoc to health. I had heard from many of clients that “certain areas of the body, like chest, arms, and face, tighten up quickly but others, like belly, hip, and thighs, seem to not change at all.”

The reason is Fat cells contain two types of receptors for catecholamines that are diametrically opposed in function. These are known as alpha- and beta-receptors and while the physiology is quite complex, it boils down to this: alpha-receptors hinder lipolysis and beta-receptors trigger it.


Thus, fat cells with a high amount of beta-receptors are relatively easy to mobilize whereas those with a high amount of alpha-receptors aren’t. This is why, when you start a fat loss regimen, you see immediate results in certain areas of your body like your chest, arms, and face, but next-to-nothing in other areas like your stomach, hips, and thighs.


One of the primary reasons why certain fat stores, like belly fat, are so “stubborn” is the fat cells themselves are very resistant to mobilization (they contain many more alpha-receptors than beta).

You need to lose the fat percentage to lose the belly fat. Doing high intensity workouts or HIIT can result in losing belly fat faster. It’s so effective because it’s good at reducing insulin, cortisol and it burns way more calories in less time. While doing diet, one should follow a diet which will not only help to lose fat but also preserve the muscle mass and the nutrients in the body.

To lose belly fat, you will require to lose an overall body fat. You can’t just spot reduce by doing abs exercise and expect it to shrink. It doesn’t work that way.

Belly fat loss is all about sustaining a calorie deficit, where

Calories Deficit = Calories Expenditure – Calories Intake

If you eat enough protein, use weightlifting to drive your fat loss, and keep cardio to a minimum, you can safely maintain a 20 to 25% calorie deficit and maximize fat loss while minimizing muscle loss.

According to many experts, training on an empty stomach is a simple but powerful way to increase the amount of fat your body burns while you work out. When you exercise with your insulin at a baseline level, your body is able to both mobilize and burn more fat during your workouts than when insulin levels are elevated.

Caffeine helps you lose weight by increasing the amount of energy your body burns throughout the day, and it also improves strength, promotes muscle endurance, and enhances anaerobic performance.


Studies show that yohimbine can accelerate fat loss by blocking the activity of alpha-receptors in fat cells. This enables your body to reduce fat stores faster and is particularly useful as you get leaner and are battling with stubborn fat holdouts.


Doing this will ensure that your flat belly goals are achieved faster.

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