Question: I am 55-year-old woman who is not overweight, but I do have some stubborn belly fat. Do you have any suggestions? Is there a vitamin or supplement that might help me?
Dr. Cwynar's answer:
Belly fat is often a sign of insulin resistance. This does not necessarily mean diabetes but rather that you have a deficiency of certain nutrients, especially chromium or zinc. Try supplementing these two minerals. Belly fat can also be associated with hormone imbalance (yes, even after menopause).
The first thing to try is avoidance of sugars. Sugars are not just in table sugar, soda, and sweets -- they are also in fruits. Therefore, try a protein-rich diet. Protein powder drinks can also be used to stabilize insulin levels.