Stubborn Fat: What, Why, and How

3 min readMar 14


Stubborn fat

The struggle to get rid of body fat is a physical & mental challenge. You have to stick to fad diets, fat-burning supplements full of false promises, and cookie-cutter workout plans; all thrown in your face by Instagram influencers with bodies that look too perfect to be true.
Even after all that, unless you get the genetics to support it, you’re likely going to have some stubborn fat that just won’t go away. Does it sound familiar to you?

Stubborn fat is a part of the rest of the human body, but because of its nature, the genetic lottery means you’ll never see it in a lucky few.

Are you happy with that stubborn fat or are you already comfortable? It does take some serious hard work and dedication to get leaner and healthier, although it’s easy to forget sometimes.
If you’ve decided that you want to lose that stubborn fat but aren’t sure how, keep reading because this is for you!

What is Stubborn Fat?
Stubborn fat is the fat that is almost impossible to lose through diet and exercise, even if you do the right things.
So, what is it that makes stubborn fat so stubborn? Research says these stubborn fat areas are scientifically more resistant to fat burning. This is because they serve as an energy store for the body and are physiologically primed to halt fat burning, which makes them the last to leave (if they leave at all).

Too much belly fat can increase the risk of certain chronic conditions. Drinking less alcohol, eating more protein, and lifting weights are just some of the steps you can take to lose belly fat.

Having excess belly fat can have a negative impact on your health and can lead to several chronic conditions.
One particular type of belly fat — visceral fat — is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.

Many health organizations use body mass index (BMI) to classify body weight and predict the risk of metabolic disease.
However, BMI is calculated using only height and weight and does not take into account body composition or visceral fat.
Although removing fat from these areas can be difficult, there are several things you can do if you want to lose excess belly fat.

Why Do You Have Stubborn Fat?
Everyone has this type of fat, and how it appears on your body is often dependent on genetics. It’s all about how evenly the fat is distributed throughout your body. For example, men are more likely to store belly fat because of higher circulating testosterone, and women are more likely to store fat in their thighs and buttocks because of higher circulating estrogen. However, the lucky few will have a much more even distribution of fat throughout their body, thus giving the illusion of a lower body fat percentage.

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