Belly Fat builds up gradually for most of us because we keep eating as we always did. Many types of food become harder for us to digest and convert to energy as we grow older. Just going on a diet usually doesn’t give us lasting results. Our body is converting most of our food to blood sugar and insulin in directing it to our fat cells for storage. So we end up searching for ideas for how to lose belly fat.
Excess belly fat more than doubles of risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, and many other chronic diseases.
Eating fat does not cause body fat – as research has established this over the past 5 years. It is more likely that if you are over 50 your belly fat is more related to intake of sugar, grains, or dairy. Sometimes excess belly fat can be related to other foods or toxins that cause a mild allergic reaction – called a sensitivity – in which case you need to see a doctor of functional medicine and get some testing done to locate the problem.
One product I’ve found that helps to enable our body to redirect more blood sugar to energy and reduce insulin levels is conjugated linoleic acid or CLA.
You can get CLA through the foods you eat – meat, chicken, dairy products, etc. but unfortunately to get enough to actually make a significant difference – about 2 grams – you would have to eat many pounds of meat and drink many gallons of milk a day. The only practical solution is to supplement.
I have that MRM CLA 1250 has been the best supplement that I have tried.