Feeling Stuck with Stubborn Belly Fat?

Are you frustrated with annoying belly fat that seems to have come from nowhere, refusing to budge no matter what you eat (or don’t eat) and no matter how active you are? If you are of a “certain age” you probably know exactly what I am talking about! This midline fluff is more than just about jeans not fitting like they used to. It’s also a factor in our overall health including an increased risk for heart disease, breast cancer, high blood sugar, fatty liver, hot flashes, mood swings and more so getting a handle on the love handles goes far beyond just being able to easily bend down to tie our shoes.

There are a few things that can be extremely helpful for us ladies (and gentlemen!) who are struggling in this area –

  • Stay mostly in a detox state

    The detox state will help to lower inflammation and regulate hormones which is essential since both contribute to the underlying cause of the midlife belly bulge.

    Things that support the organs to naturally detox are plenty of filtered water and 7-13 servings a day of fresh, preferably organic, vegetables and fruits. The keys here are fresh and colorful. And while healthy fats, proteins and complex carbohydrates don’t help the body detox, they are quality fuel for the body for energy, repair and balancing hormones.

  • Avoid toxins

    Alcohol, processed foods with added sugars, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives are toxins. These non-foods will work against your goals and are not helpful at any age.

  • Add intermittent fasting for a minimum of 12 hours a day

    In my experience, this is where you will notice a very fast shift. For the reasons why, watch the video below on intermittent fasting. I first started this when I participated in the Shred10, a monthly reset to detox. Not eating or drinking, except for water, from 6pm until 6am, will give you a solid 12 hours! This is easier than you may think since most of the fasting hours can be while sleeping. Intermittent fasting can also yield more energy and clear brain fog. For some, 4-5 times a week of a 12 hour fast is enough to begin to tip the scale, so to speak. You can work your way up to longer fasting periods over time for added benefits but it’s always good to check with your healthcare provider. For a quick video on what this looks like and why it’s so helpful, click here. Intermittent Fasting