Lusting over a flatter tummy and achieving those 6-pack abs is common not only in men but women as well. If you have just given birth, have been drinking one too many beers a day, or are storing more calories daily than you can burn, most likely, you are in the ultimate battle to bid good bye to your belly fat.
Belly fat, or what is referred to as abdominal obesity in the field of medicine, is the storing of abdominal fat which results in an increase in waist size. Having a fat belly is extremely visible. Its severity may be assessed by experts who are able to identify this by measuring the ratio between the size of one’s waist and hips.
The immediate cause of belly fat is overeating, partnered with a sedentary lifestyle. It is a simple formula of eating more and doing less, which allows excess calories to be stored in one’s system. Although, not one thing can be solely blamed for belly fat, studies show the remarkable effect of a person’s genes and environment as its root cause.
Storing extra fat and weight in the midsection poses a higher risk of health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, varicose veins, and others. Recent studies by experts show that people with wider bellies are more likely to have deep-hidden belly fat around their organs which increases their possibility of having long-term diseases like heart diseases, strokes, and certain types of cancer.
Unfortunately some people simply have a higher predisposition for storing excess calories in their midsection than others.
Putting a halt to belly fat:
There is no magic formula to exclusively eliminate that unwanted belly fat. On the upside however, losing weight will generally mean a reduction in the bulge around your belly.
Workout and fitness experts say that people with body structures that are apple shaped, prone to more belly fat, are most likely to lose more weight in the abdominal area than other parts of the body. This is because the fats stored in the waist area are visceral fat which is much easier to lose than the subcutaneous fat found under the skin.
There are three simple E’s that can help you lose the belly fat:
Exercise, Eating the right food, and doing it Everyday.
Exercise: Walking briskly for 60 minutes a day, breaking a sweat, and enjoying an active lifestyle can definitely target your belly fat.
Eat the Right Food: Burning of the calories we eat every day, and ensuring we remove unwanted calories from our diet.
Every day: Consistency will not only make your diet and workout plan a breeze to live up to, it will also give you a healthier and active lifestyle that will do wonders for you physically, emotionally and psychologically as well. Being faithful to your weight loss goals will do wonders for your sense of achievement, and associated wellbeing.