Before I go about discussing the
Before I go about discussing the best way to lose belly fat, I remembering the term SMF (this is not a medical term, but the abbreviation for ‘Stomach Moving Forward’) used during a health camp, where participants were teased for their ugly looking belly.
The situation was viewed as if it has become a trend, especially for men in their 30s or after several years of setting up households.
The belly fat problems disregard whether you are a man or a woman, as it can occur to either one of them. However, many women are in the ‘pear’ shape in which fat is concentrated in the hips and thighs.
In fact, women are more sensitive to appearances and will try to keep their shape. For men and women, bellies are not something to be proud of. But with age, reducing belly fat in the waist and weight loss is usually difficult and could take a long time.
For women, fat on the hips is usually more significant with age, especially after menopause. After menopause, fat accumulation will move from under the arms, thighs and hips to the waist thus the formation of big belly.
The good news is, no matter what is the shape, when you exercise regularly and keep a good eating diet, the belly fat will be rapidly burned off and losing the fat around the waist. Fat on the other parts of the body will follow later. However, it could take a long time, that’s why certain types of diet pill able to help to speed up the process and without the nasty side effects. Most commonly and popular nowadays are Phen375 and Proactol with each having their different methods in taking care of those unwanted fat.
Why should we get rid of fat around the waist? It’s obvious that fat around the waist or central obesity (center) is a poor indicator because it can affect one’s health. This fat is called visceral fat. Try to pinch the fat on your waist. This fat we are holding here is called subcutaneous fat which is located beneath the skin. Visceral fat is the fat that we can not see; accumulated around the organs.
Obese people usually have a lot of fat that fills the space between and around the organs. It should be ‘wiped out’ because it can affect organ function and in severe cases, it can causes organ failure.
Visceral fat is in the deeper layers, so it is easier to burn than subcutaneous fat through exercise, says Penn State University nutrition lecturer, Dr. Penny Kris Etherton.
Visceral fat is associated with the problem of high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and too much insulin. Medical experts labelled this fat as ‘killer fats’.
Fat around the waist is more dangerous than other places. Visceral fat increases the risk for:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Metabolism Syndrome
- Bladder Problems
- Colon Cancer
- Stimulate inflammation
This fat is associated with the hardening of blood vessels (causing more susceptible to heart problems)
Researchers found that fat cells are active cells in the kidney. It can produce hormones and other substances that may affect our health. For example, there are number of cells that produce hormones which stimulate resistance problem in insulin (causing the cells to be insensitive to insulin, and these cells are in charge of transporting sugar from the blood into the cells).
Some fat cells produce estrogen that can increase the risk of breast cancer. However, researchers are still looking for answers to how the excess hormones can affect health, but for sure, excessive belly fat cells interfere with the hormonal balance in the body.
Some may think that the process of fat suction may solve this problem. But according to Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Sime Darby Medical Center, Dr Lim, this process is to remove subcutaneous fat under the skin rather than visceral fat. Visceral fat is still there and only lost through exercise.
According to the Senior Consultant of Endocrinology, University of Malaya, Professor Dr SP Chan, health status will not change with the surgical procedure of fat suction because it is only for cosmetic purposes which is to have nice figure. To improve the health, one needs to exercise and through proper diet , especially for individuals who are at high risk of diabetes due to family member who are suffering from the disease.
A person is said to have visceral fat stores if his waist size more than 98 centimeters (40 inches) for men and 83 centimeters (33 inches) wanita. Although the fat and obese people have more visceral fat, but this does not mean that normal weight individuals do not experience this problem. There are many people who are not obese but they are having bellies! Research shows that men and women aged 70 years or above, with normal weight but have a lot of visceral fat will be at high risk of diabetes. Although the study is on the elderly, it can also be a reminder to many young people who are with diabetes.
Because of the sad fact of doing sit-ups or lifting drills will not make your stomach flat. Now, with the diet pills like Phen375 and Proactol, it will be able to remove fat around the waist and bellies. However, the best way to lose belly fat and reduce fat around the waist are through natural ways as below:
Exercise – aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, dancing, jogging, cycling, badminton or swimming can help burn fat at the waist quickly. To be effective, do exercise five times a week with at least 60 minutes each session. The longer and hard you exercise, more fat around the waist will be lost. Exercises that focus on specific area will not help. This exercise should be able to increase heart rate. Experiment done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle showed obese women who exercise regularly can reduce between 3.4 percent to 6.9 percent visceral fat (depending on endurance exercise) without changing their diet with a weight loss of two kilograms . The more active exercise is done, more visceral fat can be removed.
Diet – Eating foods containing lots of fiber. Fiber not only make you full faster, but full longer. It will reduce excessive food intake. There is another way to reduce excessive food intake by taking a type of pill called UniqueHoodia. Also must avoid junk food and fat.
Sleep – Get enough sleep. Sleeping too little (about six hours) or too much (over eight hours) causes the body to produce excessive stress hormone, cortisol. This hormone stimulates the storage of fat in the waist.
Stress – Learn to control stress through various approaches, including exercise and meditation. Go to prayers and chatting with friends will help. It reduces the production of the hormone cortisol, which helped allow you to overcome the problem of obesity as a whole.
So, it is entirely up to you which one is the best way to lose the belly fat and burn off those unwanted fat. You may try to take the advice and implement a strict regime of diet and exercises or taking supplements or through natural way like drinking weight loss tea (contrary to beliefs that weight loss tea are aweful to drink, no it does not, infact it is tasty and very effective way to lose weight too) after meal.