Other Hormonal Issues Could Be at Play
You've tweaked your workouts, your nutrition is great, you've got your stress under control, and you still have belly fat. If this is the case, you may want to speak with an endocrinologist. If you were assigned female at birth, hormonal changes caused by menopause (a decrease in estrogen levels), PCOS (the body produces male hormones, like androgen, in excess), metabolic syndrome, and diabetes can cause you to store fat around your stomach. By working with a specialist, they'll be able to come up with an individualized plan that addresses your health concerns and goals.
Losing belly fat may be a goal, but it isn't the sole determining factor of being in shape and being healthy. It's easy to fixate on the things we don't like, but remember to celebrate little wins like making time to exercise for your well-being and bigger wins like getting strong.