I love my early mornings. This is my alone time when I enjoy my cup of coffee and do most of the reading. This morning I was going through some articles about belly fat and I thought to share it with you. I think it’s important to understand why the fat around your middle is bad for your health.
People store most of their fat in two ways – one you can see and one you can’t. The fat you can see is just under the skin in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. That’s called subcutaneous (under the skin) fat.
The fat you can’t see is deeper inside, around the vital organs (heart, lungs, digestive tract, liver, and so on) in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. That’s called “visceral” fat. And it is the hidden fat that represents the real danger, even if you’re thin. The fact is we all have visceral fat — and it isn’t all bad. It provides necessary cushioning around organs. But when a body is overweight, it can run out of safe places to store fat and begin storing it in and around the organs, such as around the heart and the liver. So abdominal fat probably indicates that you have more visceral fat. A British study showed that thin people who maintain their weight through diet alone, skipping exercise, are more likely to have unhealthy levels of visceral fat. So the message is get active, no matter what size you are. Exercise and healthy eating (not starvation or deprivation), paying attention to portion size is a must if you want to lose that belly and maintain the healthy level of “visceral” fat.
Remember that sitting promotes belly fat and your waist’s loss is your life’s gain. Happy Friday to you all! 🙂
Source: WebMd, RealAge