Learning How To Lose Belly Fat Fast Is Easy With The Right
ApproachBelly fat is uncomfortable, it makes buying clothes difficult and
it is indicative of a larger health issue than just having fat around your tummy.
1. Where we
Humans store their fat in some obvious places and some places that aren't so
obvious. You will find subcutaneous fat on hips, the behind, the abdomen, and thighs. That is the fat you can
easily see. The other fat is called visceral fat which really can be a problem for your health. Fat which has
nowhere else to go can get deposited in and around your main organs of your body including your lungs, your heart,
liver, and digestive tract. Some amount of visceral fat is a good thing but when there is a lot of it then there is
a problem. Too much visceral fat and you increase your chance of getting diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer,
high cholesterol and hypertension. You never want to have visceral fat deposited directly into an organ in your
body. So we are not just talking belly fat here - we are talking getting healthy and staying that way.
2. How much of a problem do you have?
In terms of belly fat you want to decrease the size of both your waistline and
your abdominal fat. On average, women waistlines should not be above 35"
and men's should not be more the 40". That is just a guide. What you need to think about is if you have a wide
waistline and more than normal belly fat then you probably have more visceral fat in your body than you should. And
even slender people can have too much visceral fat if they are not active.
3. Getting fit
There is no way around it if you really want to get rid of your abdominal fat and
more importantly work on your visceral fat to get and stay healthy, then you have to make time in your life to
exercise. Luckily it really doesn't take that much exercise to make a difference in your life. Exercising
aerobically three times a week for twenty minutes each time can make a difference in your health and how you look.
This can mean brisk walking (not just sauntering along), dancing, swimming, basketball, martial arts, jogging, or
working out on stationary exercise equipment like treadmills, elliptical or rowing machines. To make this change in
your lifestyle it helps to exercise with another person. Ask that neighbor down the road to walk with you each
evening. Or make it a family affair with a membership to your local Y. Take up skiing, or walk the dog for longer
walks, even doing something like gardening or cleaning up the yard can be aerobic. As always check with your
physician before starting any new fitness plan.
4. A healthy diet
Recent research indicates that you can lose weight just by adding more fresh
vegetables and fruits into your diet. Adding additional fiber to your diet also helps with reducing both visceral
and subcutaneous fat. Take as much sugary things out of your diet as possible including sodas, juice, candy and
pastries and replace them with water, veggies, fruits, and complex carbohydrates.