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Belly fat is mostly around the abdomen and the causes can be gender-based because females tend to store fat around the lower belly mostly because of their genes, age, and hormones, etc which may be very difficult to get rid of in some

Nonetheless, everyone should use the same basic approach in order to lose the lower belly fat, no matter the sex or gender

Causes of belly fat

1. Alcohol Consumption

A  report on alcohol consumption found that drinking excess alcohol causes the male gender to gain weight mostly around their bellies, that of females are inconsistent.

2. Not Exercising 

it's advisable to burn off the calories that a person consumes else the person will definitely put on weight

An unenergetic lifestyle will make it very hard for a person to get rid of excess fat, especially ones around the abdomen.

3. Genes

Some person's genes can play a huge role in whether they become overweight. Genes can actually influence a lot of things like metabolism and the risk of being overweight.

4. Smoking

A lot of people would not consider smoking to be the main cause of belly fat but they assume it to be a risk factor.

 Simple Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Try to avoid sugar because foods with added sugars are not good for the health.

Eat more protein. Protein helps in weight loss.

Practice mindful eating. 

Exercise regularly.

Drink plenty water

Add more walking into your routine

Get enough sleep

Disclaimer: This content is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Written by: Chinwendu Okeke O.

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