Getting rid of a fat belly doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you stick to a goal and strive each day to reach your target.
Every day you should wake up and remind yourself of your goal and every night when you retire.
For those with a touch too much midsection fat, I feel for you. I really do!
I’ve had the same problem and many others face the same problems at different times in their lives.
So let’s set you on the right path and start getting rid of a fat belly.
Read this excerpt…
Getting Rid of Your Belly
By Dr.Harold Gunatillake FRCS
How can you reduce visceral fat?
Vigorous aerobic exercise and to the burning of calories may trim subcutaneous and visceral fat. In addition, resistance training may help to reduce the subcutaneous fat, and may reduce the belly prominence. Vigorous exercise includes jogging, for fit people and brisk walking for an hour on a daily basis for less active people. Workouts at the gym also will help.
Most people at the gym commonly complain that the belly does not get flattened even after years of gym workouts.
It is observed that those who have had open heart surgery recently seem to come home with a flattened belly and gross weight loss. The lesson you learn is to restrict your diet akin to diets given in the hospitals. There aren’t any specific diets recommended to reduce visceral and subcutaneous fat.
Any exercise that uses the trunk of your body without support counts as a core exercise. Abdominal crunches are a classic core exercise. Try lying on your back and placing your feet on a wall so that your knees and hips are bent at 90-degree angles. Tighten your abdominal muscles, and then raise your head and shoulders off the floor. Classic push-ups count, too. You can also do push-ups on your knees or standing up against a wall.
Want more defined abdominal muscles? Core exercises are important. Although it takes aerobic activity to burn abdominal fat, core exercises can strengthen and tone the underlying muscles.
Link between belly fat and diabetes
Researchers in U.S. have concluded that belly fat is largely to be blamed for the higher diabetes incidence in the U.S., especially among women.
Sri Lankans seem to accept the belly profile with no complaints or shame. It is also an observation that those people who wear sarongs are pushing the belly muscles forward unconsciously to hold the sarong in place. This would add to the problem.
Sri Lankan ladies too don’t seem to worry about bellies, as hiding behind the saree gives them adequate confidence. Only those sun lovers, rare in the Island, would be concerned about their body shape to fit into slim bikini clothing.
It is quite a common incidence to see beer and toddy drinkers having “pot bellies”
It is presumed, that the calories in the alcohol add more visceral fat. Those who wish to have a flat belly should not indulge in drinking alcoholic beverages, after all that would be adding calories, in addition to the calories from your diet. Prevention should be the aim in order to avoid the problem.
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Take note…it’s dangerous to allow visceral fat to remain on your stomach. So read some more articles here and devise your own plan to getting rid of a fat belly.
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