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11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Belly fat won't budge? Genetics, hormones, or easy-to-fix mistakes could be to blame.

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You're sick

If your testosterone levels are high—something that can occur with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—you might have difficulty losing weight. "If you're an apple shape and overweight, it's a good idea to see your doctor," Dr. Kashyap says, since there may also be a chance that you are prediabetic or diabetic.

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