Excess Abdominal Fat looks Ugly, and is a very Serious Health Issue!
The difference between subcutaneous fat and the more deadly “visceral fat”… with easy steps to get rid of this excess abdominal fat FOR EVER!
This article applies to two dangerous types of stomach fat for both men and women… and this talk also applies if you only have a small amount of excess abdominal fat.
Are you aware of the fact that most people to-day have excess abdominal fat? It’s true –at least 70% of the population in some “westernized” countries such as the US and Australia are now regard as either overweight or obese. Most people think that their excess abdominal fat is simply ugly.
They cover up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body.
However, most people don’t realize that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous health risk factor. Scientific research has clearly proved that although it is generally unhealthy to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.
There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area.
The first type that hides your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat.
It lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.
The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat.
That lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also gives certain men that “beer belly” appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively. But at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.
Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors. But science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both types of fat seriously increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
Research has shown that visceral fat is particularly dangerous, because it releases more inflammatory molecules into your system on a consistent basis.
The most important reason that some people accumulate more visceral fat than others can be caused by a high carbohydrate diet that leads to insulin resistance over time (years of bombarding your system with too much sugars and starches for your pancreas to properly handle the constant excess blood sugar). Studies show that high fructose intake especially from high-fructose corn syrup can be an important contributor to excess visceral fat.
So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat, including visceral fat?
Your nutrition and training program are important if you want to get this right.
The good news is that I’ve spent over a decade researching this topic, analyzing the science, and applying it “in the trenches” with myself as well as thousands of my clients from all over the world. To see what works to really stimulate abdominal fat loss.
I know of one particular study that divided thousands of participants into two groups:
a diet only and an exercise & diet combined group. While both groups in this study made good progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined group.
From my research, two of the most important aspects to getting rid of visceral fat are:
1. Apply high intensity forms of exercise and full-body resistance training. Low intensity cardio exercise has no effect for removing visceral fat in particular. High intensity exercise such as interval training, sprints (bike sprints or running sprints), AND full-body weight training are very effective at helping to improve your body’s ability to manage glucose and increases insulin sensitivity. A crucial step in removing visceral fat.
These types of high intensity exercise routines are also very effective at increasing your fat-burning hormones. Creating a hormonal environment conducive to burning off abdominal fat, including visceral fat.
2. Also, it’s vitally important to get blood sugar under control to help restore insulin sensitivity through the right nutrition. By means of strongly reducing sugars and refined starches in your diet (including fully eliminating any use of harmful high fructose corn syrup!).
Focus more of your diet on healthy fats (such as avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut fat, olive oil, grass-fed butter, free-range eggs, fatty fish and fish oils, etc), also increasing protein and fiber intake. The standard diet recommended by the government, which contains an unnaturally high grain intake does NOT help to control blood sugar and reducing visceral fat!
Having less grain-based foods in your diet and getting more of your carbs from veggies and high fiber fruits such as berries can significantly help to solve your excess abdominal fat problem.
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