Chillax! A major risk factor to increasing abdominal fat is the hormone cortisol. Cortisol causes a redistribution of bodyfat to occur and causes an increase in belly fat. Belly fat tissue actually increases in size when it is exposed to cortisol. Suffice it to say, if you want to get lean, especially in the abdominal area, you have to control cortisol levels! Reducing stress and getting enough sleep every night (7-9 hrs) can certainly help in managing cortisol levels to reduce fat storage in the abdomen region. Taking supplements like Vitamin C, Zinc, and Phosphatidylserine may also help!
- Celebrity Nutritionist, Rehan Jalali