The excess, often firm fat around your middle is known as visceral fat.
As your waistline expands, individual fat cells inflate, which can lead to lower HDL (aka “good”)
cholesterol and higher levels of triglycerides, a bad type of fatty acid in the blood linked to heart disease.
For most women, it’s not until middle age that their midsections become the hot spot for weight gain.
As women’s estrogen levels decline with age, their testosterone levels increase, causing them to shift to
abdominal weight gain—and the increase in fat is exacerbated with loss of muscle mass and a
more sluggish metabolism.
But—a big but—that doesn’t mean you should sit idly by and let the fat infiltrate your midsection.
Use the following strategies to banish your belly fat for good.