7 Steps to a Flat Tummy in 7 Days


People who consume more calories than they expend daily are more prone to acquire weight, particularly belly fat.

Age also matters. Seniors lose muscle. Non-athletes have it worse. Muscle loss slows calorie burning. That makes weight management harder.

Even without weight gain, elderly women sometimes accumulate belly fat. Estrogen tends to affect fat distribution, thus a lower amount may explain this.

Belly fat isn't simply under the skin. Subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is belly fat. That surrounds the organs deep in the belly.

Stand and measure your stomach above your hipbone. Pull the tape measure snugly but not into the skin. Level the tape measure around.

Exhale, measure your waist. Measure without squeezing your stomach. A waist measurement of more than 35 inches (89 cm) in women

 indicates unhealthy belly fat and a higher health risk. Health hazards increase with waist size.

Crunches and other abdominal workouts help build strength and tone. Those workouts won't eliminate abdominal fat.