If you’ve tried everything to get rid of those last few pounds of belly fat, then you know how frustrating it can be. Even if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, stubborn belly fat can keep you from looking and feeling your best.

Let’s take a look at some of the underlying causes of stubborn belly fat so you can work toward a smooth and sexy stomach for the summer.

1. Sugar

Sugar is in nearly everything these days, and often in foods you wouldn’t expect. When the body takes in an excessive amount of carbohydrates, your blood sugar spikes and the carbs are quickly converted into unwanted fat. Replacing sugary drinks such as soda, juice, and sports drinks with water is a simple step that can cut down your sugar consumption dramatically.

2. Alcohol

Alcohol is high in calories, and the liver will burn alcohol before fat, which can lead to unwanted fat accumulation. Alcohol also facilitates toxin build-up, which can affect both your health and your waistline. If you drink regularly, try to limit or eliminate your intake.

3. Sleep Deficiency

Getting enough sleep is important to all aspect of your health and well-being, including your weight. Stress and lack of sleep can cause overproduction of certain hormones that influence weight gain. Get a full night’s rest as much as you can–it may just help you get rid of that stubborn fat.

4. Age

As we age, we tend to gain weight and wrinkles, and lose skin elasticity. While there’s no way to stop aging, getting into good habits at any stage of life helps you look and feel more youthful.

5. Gender & Genetics

Unfortunately, gender and genetics are two contributing factors to weight that are more difficult to control than diet. Utilizing the tips above, getting into an exercise routine, and maintaining a healthy diet are your best bets for maintaining a slim figure.

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*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.