Oh my what a list of possible answers. Some serious some funny. Yea, maybe it’s the rusted out Yugo parked curbside outside your apartment, your neighbor’s dope-smoking, 17 year old, your boss’ pet iguana, or the 300 pound census taker. Well since I don’t know much about the other topics I think it best we chat about subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.
Maybe you thought you didn’t have much fat, and if that’s true congratulations! You are in the 30% minority in the westernized countries. We know fat when we see it on other people and whether it is a person with a medium size belly or an extremely overweight person you know there is a health problem.
Many people refuse to look at their own fat but when it does appear they cover it up. Buy larger size clothes, forget tight fitting shirts or tailored suits. It is ugly and looking at that fat is annoying. Did you ever think that the ugliness of abdominal fat is the lesser of two evils? Yes, the excess fat is unhealthy no matter where in your body it is living. It is especially true of abdominal fat.
Many of you already know that fat that covers your abdominal muscles is called subcutaneous fat. It lies just below the skin. The second type of abdominal fat is called visceral fat and this type of fat is deeper inside your body and surrounds your internal organs. You want to see a good example of visceral fat go to the local tavern and look at the champion beer drinker, you know the one with the Belly.
OK, we got the definitions out of the way now for the health message. Excess fat, both kinds, are serious health risks with visceral fat winning the most dangerous award. Both types of fat greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, strokes, various forms of cancer, high blood pressure, and some degenerative diseases.
When your have your annual blood test, you normally get the report on the C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Excess belly fat has frequently been associated with higher level of CRP. The high levels can be indicators of inflammation with the body.
You are reading this because you hope that you are going to read that there is a magic potion or exercise that will make the excess fat go away. Unfortunately no supplements or pills can provide a quick fix for the excess fat condition. And unfortunately ab muscle devices will not cause spot reduction of the excess fat. Sorry if you are reading this for the first time. There are well proven solutions and here is an introduction to the most successful routines.
The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a sound nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed strategic exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body. Both your food intake as well as your training program are important if you are to get this right.
I would like to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only DANGEROUS, but also UGLY. Many people have received my recommended workouts, or nutritious foods, or answers to age related solutions, if diet tips will apply to them, etc. I’ve made a page that should answer all of your questions…
Viktor Kuhle is a scientist who researches nutrition and fat burning issues. To learn more about burning belly fat, get your free report when you visit us. Check out these 5 tips to Get a Flat Stomach.