Yes I know, you have tried several different times to firm up your tummy but your belly still looks like the top of a muffin when you wear those tight pants. It doesn’t seem to matter how many sit ups you do, you just can’t seem to get rid of that extra 10lbs of fat hanging around your waste. The fact is, as you get older your body slowly changes and your metabolism just isn’t working as hard. On top of your metabolism slowing down your body tends to reduce fat in your arms and legs and increase it in your belly, giving you the fat belly weak old man or women look.
You may think that your belly fat is just the stuff out front that you can grab with your hands, but there is also fat that you can’t see that is hiding between the organs in your stomach- this is called visceral fat. Visceral Fat lies deep inside the abdomen surrounding the abdominal organs. This is the type of fat that causes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several other problems. Visceral fat can build up and give you that bloated belly look. You may wonder if there is a way to get rid of visceral fat once it has started to build up. The answer is yes, even though it may seem harder to burn fat deep in your body it is still possible.
Losing The Fat
There are a few things that you can do to fight back the fat even if you are well past your 40’s. The first thing, you can do is try and eat healthy. Cut back on some of those sugary snacks that you like to eat throughout the day. You don’t have to stop all together but reduce how much you eat and remember your body will not burn as many calories during the day as it use to.
Second try getting some exercise. You don’t have to drastically change what you have done in the past, but just try increasing it a little. Maybe go on a 20minute walk every day. If you like to ride a bike that can work too. Swimming is a great exercise that uses several muscles in the body. You might also want and try doing some routines to tighten those abs. Targeted tummy exercises can help firm the abdominal muscles and flatten the belly. While you can’t spot burn belly fat, you can firm your abdomen. Traditional sit-ups aren’t the most effective way to firm your tummy. Instead try getting on all fours and draw in your bellybutton. Gently draw your bellybutton inward and upward toward your spine and hold it for ten seconds. Is this as many times as you can? You can even do this standing or sitting in a chair.
Last you can try using some weight loss pills to help increase your metabolism and reduce appetite. Certain diet pills can help give you a little bit of an edge when trying to lose some of that belly fat. Make sure to determine whether or not your body can handle the diet pill. Some diet pills can increase heart rate and are not good for people with hypertension. Look into diet pills that work and are safe for you to take. Talk with your doctor about options and to make sure it is okay for you take a dietary supplement.