Dr. James said that "we all carry two fat cells in our body: alpha and beta," which respond differently to lipolysis. Expert: "Alpha cells respond better and accelerate the process, while beta cells don't respond well and make fat loss harder."
The body has various numbers of alpha and beta cells, thus places with more beta fat cells will find it harder to lose weight.
"Your legs, face, and arms have more alpha cells, so you may see changes there first when you're trying to lose fat," said Dr. Luke. He noted that the hips, thighs, and belly had more beta cells, making them difficult to reduce weight.
Claire and James claim most people eat too much sugar. "Studies suggest a link between high sugar intake and belly fat," they say.
Age-related insulin resistance makes it tougher for women to digest these sweets. Claire says "that's why you become even more prone to store it down as belly fat."
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Life becomes more stressful with age. Claire says, "When you're stressed, cortisol increases, which is linked to storing fat, especially around the midsection."
Yes, you read correctly. Exercise might be too much for some ladies. "This can increase central nervous system stress, peaking cortisol and causing the same negative effect," James says.