Excess Abdominal Fat is Not Only Ugly, butExtremely Dangerous to Your Health - This is More Than a Vanity Issue! The difference between subcutaneous fat and the more deadly "visceral fat" by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer author of best-selling program: The Truth about Six-Pack Abs Although this picture depicts an extremely overweight man, this article applies to dangerous types offat inside the bodies of both men and women... and this discussion alsoapplies even if you only have a slight amount of excess stomach fat.Visit http://truthaboutabs.rev-u.com for more videos and information.Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age haveexcess abdominal fat? Its true -- as much as 70% of the population in
some "westernized" countries such as the US and Australia are nowconsidered either overweight or obese. The first thing that mostpeople think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, iscovering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self consciousabout showing off their body.However, what most people dont realize is that excess abdominal fat inparticular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to yourhealth. Scientific research has clearly determined that although it isunhealthy in general to have excess body fat throughout your body, it isalso particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.
There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. Thefirst type that covers up your abs from being visible is calledsubcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of theabdominal muscles.The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is calledvisceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscleand surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in givingcertain men that "beer belly" appearance where their abdomenprotrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if youpush on it.Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area areserious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessivevisceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both typesof fat greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes,high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, andother degenerative diseases.Excess stomach fat has also been associated in studies with higherlevels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of inflammation withinthe body that can lead to heart disease and other health issues.
Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is that studiesshow that it releases more inflammatory molecules into your system ona consistent basis.One of the major reasons that some people accumulate more visceralfat than others can be from a high carbohydrate diet that leads toinsulin resistance over time (years of bombarding your system with toomuch sugars and starches for your body to properly handle theconstant excess blood sugar) ... and studies show that high fructoseintake particularly from high-fructose corn syrup can be a majorcontributor to excess visceral fat.If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducingyour abdominal fat (including reducing visceral fat) should be one ofyour TOP priorities! Theres just no way around it. Besides, a side effectof finally getting rid of all of that excessive abdominal fat is that yourstomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will beable to visibly see those attractive six pack abs that everyone wants.So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat, including visceral fat?Is there actually a REAL solution beyond all of the gimmicks and hypethat you see in ads and on commercials for "miracle" fat loss products?
The first thing you must understand is that there is absolutely NO quickfix solution. There are no pills or supplements of any sort that will helpyou lose your abdominal fat faster. Also, none of the gimmicky abrockers, rollers, or ab belts will help get rid of abdominal fat either. Youcant spot reduce your stomach fat by using any of these worthlesscontraptions. It simply doesnt work that way.The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it offfor good is to combine a sound nutritious diet full of unprocessednatural foods with a properly designed strategic exercise program thatstimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within yourbody. Both your food intake as well as your training program areimportant if you are to get this right.Ive actually even seen a particular study that divided thousands ofparticipants into a diet-only group and an exercise & diet combinedgroup. While both groups in this study made good progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet & exercisecombined group.Now the important thing to realize is that just any old exercise programwill not necessarily do the trick. The majority of people that attemptgetting into a good exercise routine are NOT working out effectivelyenough to really stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see thisevery day at the gym.
Most people will do your typical boring ineffective cardio routines,throw in a little outdated body-part style weight training, and pumpaway with some crunches and side bends, and think that they are doingsomething useful for reducing their abdominal fat. Then they becomefrustrated after weeks or months of no results and wonder where theywent wrong.Well, the good news is that Ive spent over a decade researching thistopic, analyzing the science, and applying it "in the trenches" withmyself as well as thousands of my clients from all over the world to seewhat works to really stimulate abdominal fat loss.From my research, two of the most important aspects to getting rid ofvisceral fat are:1. The use of high intensity forms of exercise and full-body resistancetraining. Low intensity cardio exercise simply isnt as effective forremoving visceral fat in particular. High intensity exercise such asinterval training or full-body weight training are very effective athelping to improve your bodys ability to manage glucose and increasesinsulin sensitivity, a crucial step in removing visceral fat. These types ofhigh intensity exercise routines are also very effective at increasingyour fat-burning hormones and creating a hormonal environmentconducive to burning off abdominal fat, including visceral fat.
2. In addition, its vitally important to get blood sugar under control tohelp restore insulin sensitivity through the right nutrition. This meansgreatly reducing sugars and refined starches in your diet (including fullyeliminating any use of harmful high fructose corn syrup!), and focusingmore of your diet on healthy fats (such as avocados, nuts, seeds,coconut fat, olive oil, free-range eggs, fatty fish and fish oils, etc), aswell as increasing protein and fiber intake. The standard dietrecommended by the government, which contains an unnaturally highgrain intake is NOT conducive to controlling blood sugar and reducingvisceral fat!Reducing grain-based foods in your diet and getting more of your carbsfrom veggies and high fiber fruits such as berries can go a long way tohelping to solve this problem.Learn the Truth about Losing Your Stomach Fat PermanentlyVisit http://truthaboutabs.rev-u.com for more videos and information.You may not realize this, but the entire basis of my Truth about Six PackAbs program is NOT about abs exercises... instead, its actually aboutdetailed strategies for both nutrition and exercise that maximize yourability to lose abdominal fat. The entire solution... all of the nutritionalstrategies, as well as training sequences, exercise combinations, andmore have all been compiled in my Truth About Six Pack Abs Program
in order to help you to burn stomach fat faster.Keep in mind that the whole point of this program is NOT abdominalexercises (that is only a very small portion of it). The main point of thisprogram is showing you the absolute most effective nutritionalstrategies for losing your stubborn abdominal fat, and maximizing a fat-burning hormonal environment in your body so you can get rid of thatdangerous health risk, as well as get a flatter more defined midsection.If you follow the guidelines, you WILL lose your belly fat that has beenplaguing you for years. This is not guesswork... it is a proven systemthat works time and time again for all of my clients on every corner ofthe globe that actually apply these strategies. If you apply it, the resultswill come. Its really that simple.One of the main reasons that most people fail in their fitness goals isthat they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet aftera few weeks or months, they abandon their good intentions and slipright back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fatin the first place.I want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominalfat that is not only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS. A lot of people haveemailed my support team with questions about whether they need any
special equipment for these workouts, if theyre too old or too youngfor this program, if the diet tips will apply to them, etc. Ive made apage that should answer all of your questions...FAQ - Questions about the Truth about Six Pack Abs abdominal fat lossprogramAlso, I completely understand that youre skeptical if this will actuallywork for you... so I think youll want to see some of the reader reviewsfrom people just like you that are using the system and getting killerresults...Reader Reviews of the Truth about Six Pack Abs abdominal fat lossprogramDont waste another day allowing that nasty abdominal fat to kill yourconfidence as well as contribute to your risk for MAJOR diseases.Get the solution to rid yourself for life of this problem by reading moredetails about this unique workout and diet program at the home page -- Losing Dangerous Abdominal FatTrain hard, eat right, and enjoy life!Visit http://truthaboutabs.rev-u.com for more videos and information.