Why Is Getting Rid of Belly Fat So Difficult?

Getting rid of belly fat is a common goal for our weight loss patients.

As we go through life, many of us—including those who aren’t overweight or obese—can accumulate extra fat around the abdomen. The old ‘spare tire’ as some people like to call it.

Getting rid of belly fat is important to many people for cosmetic reasons, and there are also profound health implications. Excess fat around the abdomen puts people at increased risk for heart disease—even those with healthy body weight(1).

Why Is Getting Rid of Belly Fat So Difficult?

If you’ve ever attempted to get rid of belly fat, you know it isn’t easy.

Maybe you successfully eliminated thirty pounds of fat or more from your body, only to get stuck on the final 5-10 pounds around your belly.

Or maybe you’re a person who only seems to accumulate excess fat around your midsection, maintaining an otherwise slender physique and healthy overall body weight.

In either case, you don’t need me to tell you how difficult it is to get rid of belly fat.

The thing is, abdominal fat is extremely stubborn body fat. Eliminating extra fat in this area of the body typically requires approaching it from two separate angles—the weight loss angle and the fat loss angle. The biggest reason I see for people getting stuck is only focusing on one or the other at a time.

Eliminating extra fat in this area of the body typically requires approaching it from two separate angles—the weight loss angle and the fat loss angle.

Getting Rid of Belly Fat Requires a Two-Pronged Approach

1. Holistic Weight Loss

Getting rid of extra belly fat starts with a holistic approach to weight loss and wellness, often through a program like our 90-Day Awakening.

  • Nutrition
    A healthy, sustainable nutrition plan is the foundation of weight loss and weight management. We recommend an organic diet based on proteins, healthy fats, and low-carbohydrate vegetables and fruits. Ample hydration is also essential.
  • Supplementation
    Nutrition is the foundation of healthy weight loss, but food alone is usually not enough in today’s world. Due to increased environmental toxins and decreased nutritional quality in our food supply, it’s vital to support a healthy diet with high-quality supplements.
  • Hormone Balance
    Maintaining healthy hormone levels is a must for successful weight loss and weight management. A hormone imbalance inside your body can work against your best weight loss efforts and make it especially difficult to get rid of belly fat, which is one reason we regularly monitor and optimize our patients’ hormone levels.
  • Regular Exercise
    Whether you need to lose 100 pounds or that final 5-10 around the belly, get up and move! We encourage our patients to incorporate a simple strength training routine to build lean muscle and fuel a healthy metabolism. We also recommend performing an enjoyable gentle movement at least once a day.
  • Mindset
    If Nutrition is the base of the weight loss pyramid, Mindset is the top of it. Each of our thoughts informs our energy, and our energy transforms into our physical experiences. Effective holistic weight loss needs to address mindset factors as well as physical factors.

Start by focusing on the five areas above. These important basic practices help bring the body’s interconnected systems back into natural balance. They also provide the opportunity for a renewed mindset and a reset of any habits that contributed to the excess weight gain in the first place.

2. Targeted Fat Loss

Losing weight and getting rid of belly fat require embracing the practices listed above. There are no quick shortcuts or easy fixes on the path to healthy weight loss and long-term wellness.

But sometimes, a little extra help from modern technology goes a long way.

This is where our exclusive Formnovélle™ green laser therapy comes in.

Excess body fat around the abdomen and other areas of the body is often a sign that the fat cells in your body have become sick and bloated with excess fatty acids trapped inside. Green laser therapy provides a unique ability to open and drain your fat cells, so they can heal and reduce down to their normal size. The procedure is FDA-approved for fat reduction and involves no surgery, pain, or downtime.

Excess body fat around the abdomen and other areas of the body is often a sign the fat cells in your body have become sick and bloated with excess trapped fatty acids.

Green laser therapy is ideal for patients with stubborn body fat around the midsection. It’s also highly effective around the hips, waist, thighs, arms, legs, neck, and just about anywhere else stubborn body fat tends to settle. Combined with a holistic weight loss program, this powerful fat loss technology is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of belly fat.

Many patients see 6 inches of fat reduction in 4 weeks of our green laser treatments. Some patients see as much as 1.5 inches of fat reduction in their first 45-minute treatment.


Total Body Transformation

Are you ready to totally transform your body?

Our popular Total Body Transformation package combines our award-winning Awakening weight loss program with our exclusive Formnovélle green laser treatments. Many patients who are losing weight and getting rid of belly fat chose this package to receive significant combined cost savings. Schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss your weight loss goals with our team and see our green laser equipment. Be sure to ask about Total Body Transformation while you’re here.

Sources

  1. Belly fat boosts risk of dying of heart disease, Harvard Medical School