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What Causes Stubborn Fat and What Can You Do About It?

Seeing the number of patients we do, we talk to many people who need help getting rid of excess fat. Some have committed to a diet and exercise plan but realize this doesn’t always deliver their desired results. Others experience excellent changes from their efforts but still can’t eliminate stubborn pouches of fat in areas like the belly or upper thighs. Understanding how the body accumulates stubborn fat and what options are available to eliminate these bulges can get you on the right track for a sleeker figure.

Common Areas That Accumulate Excess Fat

Pesky fat accumulates in different areas even when you are religiously working out and eating right. These fat deposits can diminish the appearance of muscles that you’ve worked hard to sculpt. Common parts of the body that store resistant fat are the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks.

What Causes Stubborn Fat Deposits

Too Much Estrogen

A rise in estrogen levels will cause the body to store more fat than it needs. Your diet can have a significant impact on estrogen levels. Eating grains and soy products will cause these levels to rise. At the same time, whole foods like vegetables and organic meats will keep estrogen at a healthy level.

Irregular Diet

Erratic eating habits make it difficult for your body to properly process the foods you eat. Late-night snacks can have a harmful effect. A large gap between your last meal and going to sleep will give your body enough time to assimilate nutrients and burn sugars and fats.

Large Meals

Eating frequent smaller meals will allow the body to process the food correctly without retaining excess fat. Especially for foods that have large amounts of sugar, eating smaller portions can make the difference in whether or not your body stores the extra calories as fat. Eating larger meals or high doses of sugar can cause excess fat buildup and create bulges where you don’t want them.

Processed Foods

Food made by man is not suitable for a healthy diet and may create excessive fat deposits. Refined sugars and wheat products like pasta and enriched bread, packaged juices and sweeteners, and processed meats and cheeses will cause your body to retain fat and make it challenging to slim down.

Alcohol and Sodas

Drinking too much alcohol or carbonated drinks are also factors that encourage belly fat. The best fluid to put in your body is water, and you should drink plenty of it. It flushes toxins and reduces your appetite.

Sedentary Lifestyle

Sitting around all day will not bode well for your body to efficiently burn fat. If your work requires you to sit in the same place for hours, you may want to break up that time with a walk during lunch or working while standing up from time to time.

Aesthetic Help

An excellent way to jumpstart your body into a slimmer, sleeker version of yourself is to seek cosmetic help. Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers optimal body sculpting procedures like liposuction, tummy tuck, and mommy makeover and non-surgical options like CoolSculpting. These procedures are fully customizable and can help you target your exact trouble spots.

Contact us today for a consultation to learn about the many options available to you that can help transform your body.