Fed up with your paunch belly? These might be the reasons

  • Jan 31 , 2017

Belly fat is the most obvious and common cause of lower belly paunch. It is said to be the most stubborn fat and can be one of the last areas from which people lose fat. This is especially true for women, as women are hormonally predisposed to store fat in the lower belly area and thighs.

Posture can make it seem as though you have a problem with your lower belly fat. In fact, your belly bulge may be due to your pelvis being tilted forward and downward, causing your lower back to overarch and pushing out the lower part of your belly. So it makes your belly look bigger than it really is, and it also makes you look shorter.

Even if you’re super lean and have very little belly fat, if you have an excessive anterior pelvic tilt, your lower abdomen will protrude. So correcting your posture is the only way out. There are stretches and professional courses available to correct your posture, this might take time but will help you the best.

Your lower belly may be coming out because of under-developed abdominal muscles. Your transverse abdominals, a deep abdominal muscle that wraps around the torso, helps stabilises your back and also pulls your waistline in, making you look smaller and your stomach flatter. This muscle effectively acts as a corset pulling you in. Standard ab exercises like sit-ups and crunches aren’t going to cut it because they mostly target the upper abs. Work on your lower abs and deep abdominal muscles, this will pull you in and slim you down.

P.S- correct exercises, stretches and diet can help you getting rid of the belly bulge. There are many courses available online or you can go hit the gym.