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 skimping on sleep

If you're among the 30% of Americans who sleep less than six hours a night, here's one simple way to whittle your waistline: catch more Zs. A 16-year study of almost 70,000 women found that those who slept five hours or less a night were 30% more likely to gain 30 or more pounds than those who slept 7 hours. The National Institutes of Health suggest adults sleep seven to eight hours a night.

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