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4 Common Causes Of Belly Fat

Titilayo Ilori

Belly fat is stubborn fat that builds up around the stomach, either at the upper part or the lower part, and it is difficult to get rid off.

It also has a way of disfiguring one’s body. In case you were wondering about the causes of belly fat, here are a few.

1. Drinking beer in excess

Excessive consumption of beer can increase your chances of having belly fat. Beer is full of carbohydrate and carbohydrate has a way of settling in the stomach.

2. Emotional meltdown

When people are stressed, they tend to eat more sugary food and this could lead to belly fat. There is also a stress hormone called cortisol which is released during this period, and according to research, it can increase one's weight.

3. Eating large portions of food

Eating large portions of food can make you have belly fat. Always watch the portion of food you eat. You can take a small portion at first, then take another portion later on.

4. Eating late at night

Eating late at night is the fastest way to develop belly fat, especially if you’re eating food that is rich in carbohydrate, including yam and rice. If you eat food rich in carbohydrate late at night, it’s best to give it time to digest before going to bed.