Im 5'7 weigh about 55kg. I am pretty lean overall and i have abs which i can see when i pull the fat down on my stomach. The layer of fat over the top however will not seem to budge! Its always been there. At one point before i used to weight train I did bootcamp 3 times a week and didn't eat very much. I lost a lot of weight over all and was actually underweight (not good) but even so I still did not have the stomach that i wanted.
I now weight train 5 days a week and do one cardio/ab session where i jump rope and do interval training on the bike and the cross trainer.
The weight days I split into Bi's&Tri's, Chest, Shoulders and Back. I have not been doing legs for a couple months as I had hurt my knee so I am waiting until it has fully recovered. This is why I do the cardio session now. Maybe i need to up the cardio?
In terms of eating.
7.30am- porridge with scoop of whey protein
11am- protein shake
2pm- I buy a salad at work and eat half either chicken or tuna with a bit of balsamic
4pm- finish the salad and head to the gym
Protein shake after the gym
6-7 - dinner - usually a stir fry with vegetables and meat mainly steamed as i just put the lid over the pan to cook everything. I season but never use sauce. If i do its usually a bit of soy sauce or balsamic. I also have maybe a small sweet potato or a 1/4 of a wholewheat tortilla.
Supplements- Opti Women, 100% Gold Standard Whey, Excellean (2 tablets a day- sometimes 4)
I drink 2 cups green tea everyday but i mix it with a little skim milk and sweetner. I also have one cup of normal english breakfast tea a day with milk and sweetener.
I really dont understand why I still have belly fat. In the morning it looks flatter and throughout the day i get more bloated so gets bigger. Its mainly the lower part and i can pinch it out when i sit down I have huge rolls. The rest of my body I am happy with and have seen great results with my training.
I have been posting on bodybuilding.com and one person suggested a keto diet? So to make my diet more fatty rather than the protein rich diet i am currently on. Im quite scared to do this and dont know much about it either but I dont really have much fat in my diet at all apart from the supplements. Maybe my body is holding on to the stomach fat because it feels like its not getting any otherwise? I am not sure!
As you can see i'm very confused at the moment so any advice at all would be appreciated. I have attached 2 photos for your reference. As you can see the belly is very easy to cover but its actually very deceiving!