Fupa 101: how to lose lower belly fat

There are ways to loose your lower belly fat, also called FUPA

Extra fat in some parts of the body can majorly affect self-esteem. Many people find the lower belly fat is the most stubborn and difficult type of fat to lose. FUPA is the slang term for belly fat also known as “Fat upper public area”. Let’s find out what causes FUPA and how to make it go away.

What Causes FUPA?

FUPA is excess fat over the area right between your hips and above your pubic bone. There are several factors that can accentuate FUPA, such as:

  • aging
  • childbirth
  • rapid weight loss
  • and genetics

For many people especially women, it is just the commonplace where excess fat tends to show up. Besides those reasons mentioned above, having a layer of fat over the upper pubic area is a natural part of the human body shape.


Pregnancy is one of the most common reasons for Fupa. The female body collects fat in the tummy area during pregnancy to cushion the future baby developing within. It also strengthens and nourishes the muscles in that spot, preparing for childbirth which also develops Fupa fat. Moreover, many women find it difficult to shed off the extra weight post-pregnancy, thus why we will show you a couple of tricks for losing that fat in a short while.


Stress is your body’s reaction to challenging obstacles and demands. In the short-term, stress can be positive, like when it helps you meet a deadline or avoid danger. But when stress lasts for a little too long, it may be harmful to your health.

Stress is a major FUPA trigger: when you’re anxious, fat collects in your midsection area to deliver nutrients to your organs. A stressful life is bad for our body and mind, it creates hormones, thus, a body imbalance. Indeed, a hormone named cortisol rapidly stimulates midsection body fat.

Rapid Weight Gain/Loss

Fast weight gain (or fast weight loss) is also another major factor of Fupa. Similar to pregnancy, when you gain weight so drastically, parts of your body stretched out. When you lose weight so suddenly, your physical and hormonal levels are imbalanced.

Sudden weight gain or loss leads to fat being stored and distributed unevenly, often leading to the growth of FUPA. Additionally, extreme weight loss can lead to developing a baby pooch in your trunk area.


Genetic health conditions and disorders play such a big part in our life. Fupa is also one of the genetic conditions. The distribution of fat-cells also known as adipose tissue in the body differs from one individual to another. More fat cells in a particular area may lead to more fat accumulation buildup.

Therefore, if you find yourself having a hard time getting rid of Fupa, it probably means that it is in your genetic. Your genetic may naturally push your body to continuously store fat around your lower belly area.

How to Lose Fupa?

The right kinds of food and exercise can help you reduce fat from stubborn areas of the body. Here are some exercises that will help you get rid of Fupa:


Yoga offers not only physical but also mental health benefits for people of all ages. And, if you’re recovering from surgery, going through an illness, or living with a chronic condition, yoga can become an essential part of your treatment. It will also help you in keeping FUPA away once you lost it! Some of the best yoga poses for FUPA are:

  • Extended Puppy pose (Uttana Shishosana)
  • Boat pose (Paripurna Naavasana)
  • Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  • Crane Pose (Bakasana)

Core Strengthening Exercises

Core strengthening exercises are those focus exercises that work your abdomen. We included effective exercises that create pressure in your lower pelvic or abdominal area down below:

  • Plank
  • Mountain Climber
  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Reverse Crunch

It would be best to start with just 5 or 10 repetitions (reps) of each exercise, and then increase the count by 3-5 every day. The challenge is to do this continuously for a month, without missing a day.

Healthy Diet

A right mindset and a strong body start with the right food. Particular food, drinks, and herbs can help you reduce fat from stubborn areas. Here are some tips that will help you maintain good health and lose FUPA:

The Right Carb and Fat

It’s time to ditch all the white carbs. That doesn’t mean you have to completely give up carbohydrates, just pick the right ones, like Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Sweet Potatoes. It’s hard to believe but good fats can reduce fats! So you need to eat the good fats in order to make stubborn fat like FUPA go away from your body. Consider including the following foods that are rich in fatty acids and omega-3: almond, flaxseeds, avocado, and seafood.

In conclusion, Fupa is a normal phenomenon in the human body and can happen to anyone. Beyoncé once said: “Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it! But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”


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