Over exercising, chronic and extreme dieting, worries of body image, work worries, relationship tension, sleep deprivation, and on and on….. all forms of stress. And what we know conclusively from women suffering from stubborn belly fat is that they are more stress reactive and less able to adapt to stress than women without (the STUDY ). In other words, female belly fat is an issue of stress above all else. For a women suffering from stubborn belly fat she can’t get rid of, another hour in bed may be a better strategy than another hour on the treadmill!
Hi Abel, my husband and I have been following your program since the beginning of March, so far he is down 60lbs and I am down 30. WOOT! We about half way to our weight loss goals. But this is so much more than just weight loss, it is about a more joyful life… do you agree? My question is this, we both have hormonal imbalances, low testosterone and low estrogen (I am 48 my husband is 53) Do you have any suggestions for meal plans that would put our perspective hormones back in line without messing up our spouse too much. Right now we are taking maca… it has helped me tremendously , my husband has not experienced much of a change. (we have been taking it for 3weeks) any help would be appreciated. Thank you and your sweet wife, Alison for all of your guidance so far, you have changed our lives☺
Index of Central Obesity (ICO) is the ratio of waist circumference and height first proposed by a Parikh et al. in 2007   as a better substitute to the widely used waist circumference in defining metabolic syndrome .  The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III suggested cut off of 102 cm (40 in) and 88 cm (35 in) for males and females as a marker of central obesity.  The same was used in defining metabolic syndrome .  Misra et al. suggested that these cutoffs are not applicable among Indians and the cutoffs be lowered to 90 cm (35 in) and 80 cm (31 in) for males and females.  Various race specific cutoffs were suggested by different groups. [ citation needed ] The International Diabetes Federation defined central obesity based on these various race and gender specific cutoffs.  The other limitation of waist circumference is that it can not be applied in children. [ dubious – discuss ]