Have Belly Fat – But Not Too Much!
The most common questions I get via email or the 80/20 Facebook Page are about how to get rid of belly fat – also known as visceral fat. It can be stubborn to shift – but what is visceral fat?
Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, is the fat that lies around your internal organs in your stomach region.
It’s important to have some visceral fat because it acts as padding that protects your internal organs, but having too much belly fat can negatively impact your health.
Too much visceral fat releases chemical and hormone substances into your blood stream that may have negative effects on your health and cause diseases such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Alzheimer’s disease
The easiest way to determine if you have too much belly fat is to look at your body. If your waist is larger than your hips then you likely have a little, or a lot, too much belly fat. Visceral fat is much easier to lose than the fat that accumulates on your hips and on your thighs.
Some people naturally have more of an apple shape whereas others tend to store fat around their belly as they age. The build up of fat around the tummy, often known as a ‘beer belly’, indicates a far more serious concern than comfortably squeezing into your jeans. If you notice that you’re starting to store fat around your belly, then the time to take action is right now.
How can you prevent or get rid of excess belly fat?
The simple answer is – diet and exercise! The best way to lose weight and burn fat is to implement a nutrition and exercise program into your daily routine.
Moderate exercise is all you need to start shifting that belly fat! There’s no need to spend all day in the gym – as long as you move more and eat right, the weight will look after itself.
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