Considering the amount of effort and hard work that goes into reducing belly and thigh fat, it is needless to say that both of these fats are the toughest to reduce. However, according to studies, belly fat may be more difficult to lose than thigh fat. That is because, belly fat has a higher amount of fat cells that don’t respond as easily to the fat-breakdown process, which is known as lipolysis.
Our body is divided into two fat cells – alpha and beta cells. While alpha cells are more responsive to the fat-breakdown process and are quicker, beta cells are the complete opposite. As against areas such as legs, face and arms, our stomach and abdominal regions possess beta cells that makes it difficult to reduce the fats easily and lose weight in these areas. However, as per research, belly fat is the most difficult to lose as the fat there is so much harder to break down.