# 7 – Lose that belly fat

Belly fat is very stubborn and hard to lose. But if you cut out sugar in your food you are heading in the right direction and sure you will look good again. Sugar is addictive and it promotes fat storage. The sugar in the food you eat is absorbed into the bloodstream, and your pancreas senses the spike in sugar and produces a lot of insulin to manage the sugar spike. The job of insulin is to move the sugar out of the bloodstream into cells so it doesn’t damage the blood vessels and organs. So the spike of insulin level in the body actually signals the body to store fat, and fat is generally stored around your belly. Think about this, sugar is actually present in almost everything we eat these days. Too hard?

Challenge: give up hope.