Losing belly fat is challenging at times, but it isn’t impossible. With a few positive changes in your lifestyle, getting rid of your unwanted abdominal fat could happen. And for many American adults, that loss could be a matter of life and death, since having extra belly fat is a dangerous health problem that isn’t discussed enough. Dr. Sherry Ross, explains, “There are two kinds of fat in your body: the softer kind that is right beneath the surface is known as Subcutaneous fat. This is the type you can pinch. Then there is the harder kind that is stored deeper within your abdomen and wrapped around your organs which is known as visceral fat. Visceral fat is the type you should be concerned about since it is connected to a slew of health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, and an increased risk of developing cancer.” we talked to several experts who revealed a few proven methods that help shrink your waist size and get you back to your ideal weight. Read on for all three.
1 — Why Visceral Fat is So Unhealthy
Dr. Sepehr Lalezari says “Visceral fat is a topic that should be discussed more. It is connected with a wide array of health issues and is connected to several dangerous and deadly diseases like metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. There are some differences in fat deposition. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that’s under the skin and visceral fat is the fat that’s deep inside of the abdomen and surrounds our vital organs and there’s even a veil of fat that covers the intestines and serves as a defense to bowel injury or infections in the body.”
2 — Factors That Play a Role in Losing Abdominal Fat
Erin Mahoney explains, “Research indicates that any lifestyle change that supports total body fat will also result in visceral fat losses. However, gender, age and other less manageable factors will determine the percentage of the total fat loss compared to visceral fat losses. Therefore, when trying to lose visceral fat loss, it could be argued that a few healthy lifestyle changes that you find enjoyable and can be sustained are the best in terms of visceral fat losses. This is because it translates to consistency and longer-term adherence. For example, a diet where you restrict calories works with an individual’s food preference and lifestyle and is more preferable than a shorter term diet plan. Similarly, workouts that someone enjoys and even looks forward to finishing because it promotes self efficacy and feelings of mastery which will provide intrinsic motivation, making it a lot more likely to keep doing the exercise.”
3 — High Intensity Interval Training
Mahoney states, “There’s research that supports some high intensity interval training (HIIT) on visceral fat loss. Most of the research indicates the impact of HIIT on visceral fat losses is related to the time efficiency of the workout. However, HIIT could also promote the development of muscle which could have a positive impact on the reduction of visceral fat.
Author: Scott Dowdy