Losing weight isn’t always about dieting or eating less. It’s also about eating well and making healthier choices and keeping yourself feel full throughout the day by implementing healthy strategies to get your fat burning process on track.
The fact is that despite whatever diet you follow, reducing body fat is a matter of calorie balance. Here are some reasons why you’re not dropping body fat, especially around your belly, despite those crunches and abdominal exercises:
You’re eating less
This could be a major reason hampering your weight loss plan – you are unable to burn enough fat because you eat less and your metabolism does not get boosted. When you metabolism slows down, the pounds add up and that’s where the problem starts. So, the idea that eating smaller meals give metabolism a boost may not be as helpful for you as you thought.
You’re moving less
How you spend your downtime can play a big role in your waistline. Instead of sticking yourself to your seat for hours, try to break up your long periods of downtime by standing up, for instance while talking on phone. This will keep your fat-burning enzyme active and help you achieve your desired weight.
You’re not drinking enough
A number of studies revealed that drinking water can speed up weight loss process as it makes you burn more calories. As per a study, drinking water increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women and the boost occurred within 10 minutes – but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.
You’re suffering from sleep deprivation
Studies showed that people who slept less and was more under stress had more visceral fat than those who slept well. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.