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Abdominal Visceral Fat - The Implications and How to Get Rid of It

By Edited Jun 24, 2016 0 1

You should be happy to know that you are one of select people that have knowledge of abdominal visceral fat. If you don't know about it, keep on reading. Visceral fat in the stomach happens to be a potentially serious symptom that everyone should know about. It does not only sit there waiting to be burned off but also actively works against your bodily functions.

Knowing the Seriousness Will Likely Motivate You
Those that read and understand the serious nature of visceral fat usually attempt to get rid of it. They end up eating better and exercising more. They simply know that having this fat in the abdomen could increase their chances for many different serious health complications in the future. That's reason enough, right?

Cardiovascular Disease, A Serious Consideration
The most important of these would be in cardiovascular disease. Through research, it has been found that there exists a direct correlation between visceral fat and the potential for having cardiovascular disease currently or in the future. There will not necessarily be guarantees that it happens but there will be more chance that it does occur.

Correlation between Subcutaneous and Visceral Fats
Most everyone will have some amount of this type of fat. Some will obviously have more than others. Those that are seen as being thinner will more likely have less than others. A certain correlation exists between having subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. If you have a fair amount of subcutaneous fat, you will very likely have a increased level of visceral fat.

Seeing People with Pot Bellies and Beer Bellies?
Those that have developed pot bellies or beer bellies likely have significant amounts of visceral fat in their abdominal area. Many times this comes from drinking significant amounts of beer or alcohol while not using those calories as they are consumed. The body holds onto these calories as fat not only in the subcutaneous type but also visceral.

Liposuction Does Not Get Rid of Both Fats
The importance of removing or reducing this type of fat becomes paramount due to possible health implications. Simply focusing on reducing body fat will help to reduce the visceral type. However, this effort should be done naturally as opposed to using an unnatural technique like liposuction. Liposuction only removes subcutaneous fat and does nothing for visceral. Therefore, if you use liposuction to remove stomach fat, you'll also need to reduce your visceral fat.

A Few Components Will Be Needed to Be Successful in Reducing
Therefore, implementing a few components for reducing body fat will be appropriate. These will include making a commitment, implementing more exercise and eating better. Each one of these should be focused on creating an environment within your body that requires it to use stored fat as energy. This will only happen if the amount of calories you use daily will be greater than the amount you consume.

Perhaps the most important part of being successful will be keeping your commitment and staying consistent. Don't let small failures convince you to quit. Most everyone that has been successful in any endeavor comes across many failures along the way. Reducing fat will be no exception. Simply get back on track after each short-term failure and you will help ensure your success. Therefore, get working on reducing that abdominal visceral fat now.



Feb 7, 2011 10:44pm
This is a great article! It's my opinion that most people don't understand how serious this type of fat is - nor do they even really know about it at all.
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