Confession of a person struggling an extra belly fat : “I suffered from stubborn belly fat which continues to haunt me to this day. I tried many different diets and trends to help eliminate this spare tire.
It stuck around with me until I was then able to find out the underlying reason for why it was present in the first place. If you want to get rid of that stubborn weight, it’s absolutely essential to find out the underlying reason it is there in the first place.”
In addition take a look to the possible reasons for your “here to stay” belly fat.
As far as you know, fat doesn’t make you fat. But if your body is incapable of seeing the fats as a fuel for producing an energy, then you are in a serious problem. I.e. if your cells lack the required amount of Carnitine and Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), to burn fat acids, then you are faced with the so called.
1. Poor fatty acid metabolism.
” You can very easily find out whether you’re a poor fatty acid metabolism agent through being tested, or switching the fats you are eating from bad into natural and healthy fats. Good fats do not promote inflammation, and can be found in wild fish, organic coconut oil, avocado, cold-pressed olive oil and clarified grass-fed butter.
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
The good old : “one shot, two kills”- is certainly the case with the overweight people. Not only they are faced with a stubborn belly fat but also with bloating, constipation, diarrhea.
Humans very normally do posses a certain amount of bacteria placed in their mouths and large intestine. Sometimes these bacteria can be overfed and expand into the stomach and small intestine due to poor dietary choices and low stomach acid. These bacteria can steal the most important nutrients in our foods.
These may be the main reason for still not losing weight besides eating healthy. There are tests that can be completed by a functional medicine practitioner to determine if this is the underlying cause of inability to burn fat and lose that body weight.
- Hormonal Imbalances
Imbalances in insulin levels, adrenal hormones, sex hormones and brain based hormones may cause weight issues. A functional medicine doctor can help you to complete the testing and determine if a hormonal imbalance is at the root of your persistent weight gain.
- Not Eating Organic Food
Very often crops are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, so prevent this chemicals entering your body may be crucial for achieving your weight loss goals. Always choose eating wholly organic food. You will notice that as soon as you start consuming organic vegetables and oranges your weight will significantly decrease.
- Diet High in Sugar and Carbs
It’s a matter of fact that the processed food is high in sugar and refined carbohydrates. These “foods” cause spikes in insulin levels, leading to fat storage if the sugars are kept in the bloodstream and not used for energy production immediately.
The smallest but the most significant change that you will ever make is trying to replace food rich in sugar and carbohydrates with a food rich in protein, unprocessed and with a good quality fat content.