Health

Why Do I Have Belly Fat Even Though I’m Not Overweight?

Many people ask why they have belly fat even though they aren’t fat. Truth is, there may be numerous reasons you’re carrying weight around your middle. This is a problem not just because belly fat can look bad, but having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Here are some reasons you might be carrying a little extra around your middle but you’re not overweight.

Type 1 – Bloated belly

Characteristics:

Bloated stomach in the evening. In the morning your stomach is flat, but in the evening it gets flatulent.

Causes:

Food allergy, slow metabolism, intestinal imbalance.

How to get rid of this belly?

Avoid gluten, alcohol, yeast, processed dairy products. Include more fresh vegetables, meat, chicken, and fish in your diet. Don’t skip breakfast. Eat your food slowly, drink plenty of water, and include more probiotics.

Try drinking some water with fresh lemon and a little cayenne pepper for a quick de-bloating tonic.

Type 2 – Pregnancy belly

Characteristics:

Your belly looks as if you are still pregnant even though you aren’t.

Causes:

You have little time for yourself. The uterus needs time to descend after giving birth and breastfeeding helps this process by accelerating the contractions which makes the uterus return to its original condition much faster.

How to get rid of this belly?

Consume more lean protein and high-fiber foods with healthy fats, like avocados, almonds, wild salmon, olive oil, eggs and green veggies. Drink green tea, this will improve your metabolism.

Type 3 – Lower fat belly

Characteristics: