Your lifestyle including eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise can go a long way toward keeping your body weight down. When these measures don’t get rid of stubborn “love handles” at your waistline and pockets of body fat, there are body contouring procedures that can give you a more toned appearance.
Causes of Weight Gain
and Body Fat
A genetic predisposition can play a role in where you gain weight and store fat in your body. Women naturally start out with more fat cells in their hips. A poor diet, consuming too much alcohol, a lack of exercise and poor sleep habits can also contribute to weight gain and excess fat.
Hormonal changes can lead to unwanted body fat. The stress hormone cortisol can impact your metabolism and cause your body to retain excess fat. It is thought that poor sleep quality and not getting enough sleep can contribute to weight gain in the midsection.