How to Lose Stubborn Fat: Belly, Butt, Hips & Thighs

When it comes to weight loss, each body works differently. Indeed, some people lose weight fast while others require more time. In this article, we’ll explain the causes of this phenomenon and how to fix it.

Why is it difficult to lose weight?

Each person tends to accumulate fat in different parts of the body. For example, women mostly accumulate fat in the hips, buttocks and thighs. Some fats, “stubborn fats” are difficult to remove and are sensitive to estrogen. In men, these fats are housed in the abdomen and chest. In women, these fat cells are found in different parts of the body such as the buttocks, arms, thighs, stomach and hips.

Therefore, hormones play a very important role in the accumulation of fat cells.

So it’s very important to ensure healthy eating and avoid any food that may affect the hormone balance like too sweet or too salty foods. Here’s why fat cells accumulate in certain body parts:


Generally, it is the influence of estrogens that promote the accumulation of fat in the arms. The accumulation of fat in this body part is mainly due to poor diet high in sugar, salt and low in nutrients. Some bad habits such as smoking also affect your estrogen levels in the body. So promote a healthy diet and practice regular physical activity.

Indeed, hormones influence fat accumulation in the body. When a woman takes more weight in the upper body, this indicates that the level of testosterone is higher than estrogen. On the contrary, when estrogen levels are high, the fat tends to accumulate in the pelvis, knees and thighs. This also applies to men.

Hips and buttocks

Some unbalanced diets contribute to fat accumulation, especially in the hips. In fact, diets rich in fruits, vegetables and low in protein (meat) promote water retention and consequently increase in volume around the hips and buttocks. If you want to lose weight, don’t deprive your body of the necessary daily nutritional intake. Drink enough water, exercise, eat fruits and vegetables but also chicken or turkey meat, fish to promote a proper functioning of your body while losing weight.


An accumulation of fat cells above the waist or upper back can indicate insulin resistance. The latter contributes to storing of fat cells. In this situation, it is advisable to avoid the sugar in general. If you want to sweeten your drinks, go for a little honey.

Finally, effective and sustainable weight loss is all about dosing. Obviously, you need to have a healthy balanced diet but also regular physical activity (at least 3 times per week). In addition, you must never forget to drink water, this will allow you to hydrate the body, eliminate the accumulated toxins and lose weight.


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