It can sometimes seem like losing belly fat from the body is hardest to achieve, but in reality it’s not. It’s just that there tends to be more fat in this area, a thicker layer, so any reductions don’t seem as noticeable at first.
Our bodies are configured to lay down fat in different regions of the body in different percentages. This varies between the sexes, but also can vary from person to person. This means that some people will be predisposed to accumulating more fat in the belly area than others. But those other people are still accumulating fat, it’s just in other areas, so instead of belly fat they get it in the legs or butt!
This natural process helps to ensure that over your lifetime fat store remain fairly balanced.
It is possible with exercise to build and tone muscles in specific areas of the body, but it is not possible to target fat removal to a specific location.
If you want to lose 1 pound of belly fat, and you are the type of person that lays down 30% of your fat around the belly, you need to aim to lose a total of 3.3 pounds of fat from your entire body. If you lose those 3.3 pounds of fat, 1 of them will have come from your belly.
The key to losing fat from your body is creating a calorie deficit over a period of time. In short, consuming less calories than you burn up.
And that means diet and exercise…