Many of us that want to feel more confident about our bodies in revealing clothes (swimsuits come to mind here). We work hard to trim down, get rid of the belly fat and lose the love handles. But sometimes there are bulges that just won’t budge. You know, those stubborn pockets of fat like the belly, lower back and upper thighs. You’re eating habits are healthier and you’re exercising more regularly, so why is it more difficult to lose fat now than it was 10 or 20 years ago?
Why Do We Gain Weight as We Age?
First of all, our metabolic rate slows down, making it harder to get rid of fat. This is due to a decline in our physical ability that starts around age 30. It’s no coincidence that it’s around this age that many world-class athletes will retire from their sport.
The rate of decline in physical ability depends upon both fitness level and lifestyle. Frequent dieting has also been shown to negatively affect the metabolic rate. People who diet frequently (especially with crash diets) have a more significant decline, so this habit may actually make it more difficult to get rid of that belly fat or lose those love handles.
Unfortunately, there is no age-related appetite decline. Most people continue to consume the same amount of calories that they did when they were younger, even though they have become more sedentary. And this results in weight gain.
Now for the good news. If you’re one of those people who has been living a healthier lifestyle and can’t figure out how to lose the fat that resists diet and exercise, give us a call and to learn more about our body contouring treatments, CoolScultping and CoolSmooth. One of these options could help you get rid of the stubborn belly fat, lose the love handles and more.