About two months ago I decided that I want live a more active lifestyle and get back to the weight and fitness level I used to be at.
I have been doing cardio in the form of uphill hiking (40 mins uphill and 20 mins running back down) almost every day going at a steady pace and keeping my heart rate up to the point where my forehead is almost dripping with sweat and my the back of my t-shirt is soaked from sweat for the past 1.5 - 2 months and my beer belly hasn’t gone down at all.
I can feel myself getting fitter but just not losing the beer belly.
I have read that visceral fat is harder to get rid of than subcutaneous fat but I would have expected to lose at least a little bit.
Before I started exercising my waist was 103.5 and now its roughly still the same at 105.3 cm.
This is my belly today:
I eat a bowl of cereal (no sugar) for breakfast and mainly red meat with veges for dinner so I am almost certain that my calorie intake isn't over the top. I don't snack during the day either.
I used to drink quite a lot of alcohol so I guess this is where I got my beer belly from, I stopped drinking and replaced that with coke and since roughly two months ago I only drink Coke Zero which has no calories. I drink about 2 liters a day to fix my sugar craving from the real coke.
I know I should be drinking more water and the next step is to quit coke zero and go onto water.
I am a software developer so I am sitting most of the day until I go for my hike.
Could this be related to drinking too much coke zero even though it contains no calories?