6 Causes of Stubborn Belly Fat

If you're doing everything right in your food and fitness program, but your belly fat won't budge,

it's time to review and find the hidden behaviors that are holding you back.

Victoria Brady, a Fyt personal trainer, and Lisa Young, Ph.D., RDN, the author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, a nutritionist in private practice, and a member of our Medical Expert Board,

identified the most common reasons you're not reducing belly fat. If you have any of these tendencies, stop and fix them.

Don't give up on losing tummy fat. You can make losing your belly easier.

Start by eating healthy foods, lean protein, and fiber and avoiding processed meals

It is essential to devise useful methods by which you may control your stress

as a result, prevent the unhealthy overeating that is frequently associated with stress

A few examples of these kinds of pursuits are yoga, meditation, and other breathing exercises, as well as any of your favorite physically demanding pastimes, such as going on hikes, riding bikes, or walking your dog