Many people think it comes from a poor diet or lack of exercise. While this may be the most common case, there may also be other reasons
After menopause in women, fat begins to store in different places and often focuses around the belly.
Stress does not just make your belly bigger; it can make the body bigger if you’re not careful. When you are stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol, in turn; this hormone stimulates increased blood glucose (sugar) that your body does not really need. Therefore, you start to feel hungry and start eating. And guess what … a large number of calories go directly to your stomach
The Poor digestion
(This can also be caused by stress). Poor digestion due to stress can cause several types of gastrointestinal problems, such as gas and bloating. Many people who complain of persistent belly fat often have gas that causes bloating effect.
A low metabolism
As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down. This means that you do not burn calories as quickly or as easily as you did when you were younger. A low metabolism can also lead to extra fat storage … especially in the middle of your body
Eating late at night
If you want to control the belly fat, you should never eat for two or three hours before going to bed. Give a chance to your food to be fully digested.
Go to bed with a full stomach puts you at higher risk (in addition to storage of fat in the abdomen). If you snack late at night, better get something healthy, like a banana or a handful of almonds.