Sadly, most of us grew up hating at least one part of our body. Even the most confident of women can feel down some days, and usually, the negativity is focused on our bellies. But not for these girls. Here are photos of 45 women showing off their bellies , teaching us all how to embrace our bodies no matter what they look like or have been through. Magazines and ads full of tiny waists and washboard abs can really dilute our thinking. The truth is this: Women are designed to carry weight around their stomachs. It's a simple, scientific truth that some markets would rather us forget. We need fat in our bellies for things like using fat stores to support the growth and nourishment of a baby, survive a period of famine, or protect our internal organs kind of important, don't you think? And those "love handles" aren't detrimental to your health either.
Updated: January 10, Reader-Approved References. It's actually not possible to spot-burn fat in just one part of your body. If you want to get slimmer, establish healthy eating, sleeping, and workout habits to help you lose weight all over. You can also tone your abs with ab exercises! Remember, though, that many different shapes and sizes of bodies are beautiful. Some girls have fuller figures and some are naturally slimmer, and both are perfectly okay. YouTube has lots of free exercise videos, which you can follow along in your own room.
Healthy Calorie Intake for Teen Girls
Drastically cutting calories to lose belly fat when you're a teenage girl isn't wise. You need optimal nutrients because your body and brain are still growing, and you're building bone. Calories provide you with the energy to be alert and focused during school, too. Exercise and reducing empty-calorie foods, though, can help you lose weight all over, including your belly, while supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Think back to your childhood. This has changed though. Visceral fat, the type found in the belly, is metabolized by the liver, turns into cholesterol and circulates in the bloodstream. Then low-density lipoproteins, otherwise known as bad cholesterol, forms plaques and builds up in the arteries, gradually blocking them. Pediatricians are concerned because children are now developing fat related diseases that are normally found far later in life.