Body fat is unattractive, makes clothes feel tighter, lowers your self-esteem and harms your health. If you see fat on your waist you are looking at subcutaneous fat, which is the fat under your skin.
However, inside your body, you have fat that surrounds your organs called “visceral fat.” Unfortunately, visceral fat increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes and shortens your life expectancy .
When we workout and diet we simultaneously lose both types of fat, but more importantly, we also reduce our visceral fat which decreases our overall cardiometabolic health risks .
Please be aware, as I have mentioned in dozens of articles, that you cannot “target” fat cells. No matter what that infomercial “claims,” even if you do a thousand abdominal crutches on their “magical machine” you will not target belly fat.
Despite the “claims” from that new leg press machine you see online, even if you do thousands of leg presses you will not spot reduce fat from your hips and glutes. Let me repeat this again: Fat spot reduction is NOT possible.
However, with the right attitude, diet and exercise plan you can lose fat – including belly fat. Here are the top 25 most effective tips to get leaner – backed up with medical research!