How to Reduce Belly Fat and Change Your Risk Profile in Weeks
If you keep track of recent medical findings, you know that belly fat is the one the most dangerous conditions that you can easily change. Average people call it a beer belly, gut, or pooch, but this fat actually resides under the abdominal muscles and in between your major organs. The scientific name for this region of the body is the omentum. Fat around the major organs of the body is particularly dangerous, having been linked to such diseases as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
The omentum is actually an organ that is positioned over the intestines. It stores fat and hormones, but also contains cells that fight infection, thus acting to protect the intestines. A healthy omentum is a delicate mass of lacy, transparent fibers, but when too much fat is stored in the omentum, it becomes thick, yellow, and opaque.
The omentum excels at storing body fat. This is mainly because it is so centrally located and readily available as a fat storage area. When individuals drop extra pounds, it will also shrink, reducing the risk for a plethora of various illnesses. The main worry with a fatty omentum is that it facilitates inflammation which can often result in diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or hardening of the arteries. Simply put, the more fat in the omentum, the more one is at risk for problematic conditions, many of which are life threatening.
An physician I recently spoke with told me that individuals with belly fat are on the very edge of medical disaster. If you are one of these people, please take action right now, today.
There are many factors that can contribute to a fatty omentum and fat around the organs. An unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, heredity, and stress can and does cause body fat to build up in that region faster than anything else.
Since the omentum also stores hormones, the hormone secreted when an individual is under stress, known as cortisol, can build up in the omentum.
2. Lack of Exercise
Obviously when an individual fails to get enough exercise it puts them at risk for gaining weight and, as mentioned above, the omentum is quite adept at storing fat. But it is often the first supply of body fat that is lost during a proper diet and exercise program.
Cardiovascular exercise is a good place to start since it will burn fat all over the body, thus also reducing fat around the midsection. Abdominal exercises such as crunches and double crunches are not effective at reducing omentum fat at all but will tone and tighten the abs. The best exercises for this though are core strength exercises. The most effective exercise for shedding body fat quickly is a combination of cardio and strength training.
3. A Toxic Diet
Although any calories consumed can make their way to the belly region, it is believed that foods rich in triglycerides are especially likely to be stored in the omentum. These foods include sugary sweets, white bread, and alcoholic beverages. Whole foods should be eaten in lieu of processed foods whenever possible. Essentially, the more highly processed a food is, the more likely it is to be stored in the midsection. A good rule of thumb is to try to consume food that most closely resembles it’s natural form before it became food.
A large midsection may also be caused by your individual genetics. Where a body stores fat has a lot to do with heredity. An individual is born with a certain number of fat cells distributed throughout the body with more in certain areas and less in other areas, depending on the genes involved. When an individual puts on weight, it is not that they manufacture more fat cells, but that the fat cells already in the body grow in size. When heredity dictates that an abnormally large number of fat cells will be congregated in the abdominal area, that person is predisposed to belly fat. Just because this is a hereditary factor makes it no less dangerous. Omentum fat on any individual is a very dangerous health risk.
How To Lose Belly Fat
The best way to lose belly fat is to immediately start living a healthier lifestyle. A solid fat loss diet rich in whole foods, fruits, and vegetables along with proper and consistent exercise focusing on cardio first then abdominal core strengthening will greatly help any person who struggles with fat around the midsection. Considering the health risks involved with omentum fat, you need to take this problem as if it is a fight for your life because, essentially, it is.
- Immediate lifestyle change
- Immediate fat loss diet with fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Limit carbohydrates.
- Immediate exercise plan, start with walking briskly and a moderate weight program.
-You can literally change your health risk profile *in weeks* by using the simple tools above.