If you're working hard to lose your extra stomach fat and it just isn't working, it could be because of a number of different reasons. Where you store fat has to do with your sex and genetics, but also with your hormones. Stress is one of the biggest reasons for storing extra fat around your belly, and stress affects many of your different hormones. Read on to learn more about why hormones can be affecting your stomach fat.
- When someone is stressed or anxious, their body releases a hormone called cortisol which is known to promote fat storage.
- Adrenaline is also released when the ‘fight or flight' mode is activated, slowing down our digestive systems and mobilization of fats.
- Men are more apt to store fat in the abdominal area since women have higher levels of oestrogen which promotes bigger hips and thighs.
“Trainer Terry Fairclough explains how hormones and an hormonal imbalance could be the reason for stubborn fat around the middle”