Women over 50 have likely noticed some changes in the way their body lays down fat. They typically find it more likely to put on weight in their belly and this leads to the need for a different approach when they want to diet to lose stomach fat.
Due to hormonal changes common in women over 50 fat distribution shifts. Fat is now easily stored in the belly and less likely to accumulate on the legs, hips and butt. This does come with a significant health risk because stomach fat is said to be “metabolically active” which means that it more easily releases fatty acids into the blood stream and this increases the risk of heart disease in women over 50.
To diet to lose stomach fat a woman wants to pay close attention to her carbohydrate intake considering the types of carbs she eats and when she eats them.
First of all she will want to keep her carbohydrates in the whole form. This would mean whole wheat breads and pastas, brown rice, whole fruits, etc. These carbohydrates take longer to digest and therefore do not lead to a spike in the insulin level of the body.
When insulin spikes, for instance after eating a cookie or other refined food the body’s internal environment changes and for a period of time the body increases its ability to store fat, especially in the stomach area and it also decreases its ability to burn fat.
The second tip women over 50 can use to successfully diet to lose stomach fat is to avoid all carbohydrates in the evening. Here again there is no rise in insulin level so fat burning is enabled and fat storage in the belly diminishes.
The way to diet to lose stomach fat in women over 50 requires a closer look at the way carbohydrates are handled by the body. Follow these recommendations and you will control belly fat.
Source by Dr. Becky Gillaspy