7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Your Belly Fat

1. Postpartum depression:

Research has found that people suffering from depression or exhibiting depressive symptoms tend to have a lot of fat around the belly region. This could be due to lack of appetite, lack of motivation to do anything (exercise), or due to increased intake of certain kinds of food which increase fat (processed food), which accompany depression. Many women find themselves facing depression after giving birth; this is called postpartum depression and women facing this exhibit similar symptoms as any person suffering from depression. One way to overcome this situation is to try to engage in exercise. Exercising releases certain hormones and chemicals in the brain which affect one’s mood and fat regulating metabolism. These would, ordinarily, help alleviate your depressive mood to some extent and help you burn fat.

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