But things changed since you reached past 25 or so. It seemed even small bites made you gain weight--and especially, your tummy was slowly gaining size. What happened?
Stomach muscles are hardest to move. Flexing muscles during movement or exercise is a key to burning fat. However, muscles in the tummy are thin and they are hardly involved in majority of the body movements you do. So fats there seldom really get burned.
For instance, lots of folks brisk walk or jog to lose belly fat. They keep doing it for years and their arms, chests, shoulders and legs all lose fat except their tummies. They wonder why their tummies still bulge. I have jogging classmates in our community who have been jogging for years yet remain fat in the middle.
To make matters worse, they stopped eating rice (because they know how rice can make tummies bigger) and substitute that with white bread (which is actually worse). White bread just makes you fatter.
So, what should you do?
Try exercises that move more tummy muscles and add them to your regular regimen. For instance, sit on a stool (with no back rest) with both feet flat on the floor. Then lean backwards, just enough to tense your tummy muscles but not too much to cause back aches.
Hold your tummy as you lean backwards and you'd feel the muscles tensing. That's good. The muscles are squeezing the fats. Also, try holding the leaning position for 5 to 10 seconds before going back to a upright sitting position.
Do it repeatedly, as you can endure, several times a day, daily. After 6 months, see what happens.
And if you're serious about getting fit and losing tummy fat, get a copy of my e-book on My Simpe Secrets to Fitness.