Blame it on your hormones. As a woman ages, her estrogen levels drop, which has the unfortunate consequence of redistributing fat from the hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen. Luckily, belly fat is optional, not inevitable. Here are a few tips for avoiding the mid-life pooch, according to healthline, a trusted online health resource.
Cut down on sugar
Many studies link excess consumption of sugar to an increase in belly and liver fat. The body—specifically, the liver—has no idea how to process excess sugar, so it turns it into belly fat. The bad news about belly fat is that it’s linked to insulin resistance and other metabolic problems.
Low-carb diets are clinically proven to be particularly effective at reducing fat around the belly, organs and liver. In fact, low-carb diets lead to 2 to 3 times more weight loss than low-fat diets, according to more than 20 randomized controlled trials. A great way to start cutting carbs is simply avoiding refined carbs, such as sugar, candy, and white bread. Increasing your protein is also helpful. Protein consumption has been shown to reduce cravings by 60 percent, boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories a day, and help you eat up to 441 fewer calories a day.
Get extra help.
There’s a reason CoolSculpting® is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It was designed specifically to tame belly fat and other stubborn areas of excess fat, which seem to have a mind of their own. You may do everything right and still need some extra help, and this is where CoolSculpting shines. AVIE! Is a CoolSculpting-certified practice, having performed more than 4,000 CoolSculpting treatments, and counting. We also offer CoolAdvantage™, the most advanced CoolSculpting technology that cuts treatment times in half, and the CoolAdvantage Petite™ applicator to treat smaller, harder-to-reach areas, such as arms.