Visceral fat is dangerous fat and not just found in people who are overweight. Subcutaneous fat is the fat just below the skin that can be easily grabbed. This fat can be removed by plastic surgery like liposuction. Visceral fat however cannot be removed by plastic surgery and can lead to serious health issues like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and sleep apnea. These aside visceral fat won’t make you feel your best.
Read on for 3 easy ways to begin shedding visceral belly fat and start feeling more awesome one day at a time!
Tip 1: 30mins aerobic exercise every day
This can be brisk walking, tennis, dancing, cycling, etc. Anything that will get you moving and kick start your metabolism. My family and I walk to the shops all the time now to pickup bread and milk which gives us our 30mins of daily walking without even trying. I started walking at work during lunch time and that small change over a few months gave me increased energy to do more. Look for simple ways to be active, make a small start and keep going.
Tip 2: Drink lots of water
Drinking water will help you in multiple ways. It will flush out fat, help to reduce bloating, and keep you regular. Water will also keep you feeling fuller instead of reaching for fat laden treats whenever you’re feeling like a snack which will increase visceral fat. Not only will you be more hydrated which will help increase your energy, but the more you are going to the toilet the more toxins are being removed from your body and your belly.
Tip 3: Sleep 8 hours a night
Most people don’t understand the power of a real good nights sleep. Think about when you last had a late night? Did you eat and function well the day after? When you are over tired you will find yourself reaching for sugar laden foods that will give you a quick energy boost but layer on the belly and visceral fat. It’s much easier to feel relaxed and make good food choices when you are at your best after a great nights sleep.
A good nights sleep will also help you to de-stress and many people eat when they are stressed as a way of providing certainty and comfort. I used to sit up late at night eating while watching tv even though I wasn’t hungry. It was a great way to de-stress but over the long term it caused me a lot of pain and belly fat. Once I realized I had to break this cycle I started going to bed and reading which stopped the late night eating.
Other ways to feel more energized and relaxed include practices like mediation and yoga or even writing down all your thoughts in a journal. See Jonathan’s post on Bikram Yoga if you are interested in learning more about yoga.
And you already know the real way to burn visceral belly fat is eat healthy foods that wont put it on in the first instance. Lots of vegetables and super foods instead of processed fat laden packet food will have you feeling great in no time. Using these tips will help you to start eating healthy and make simple positive changes to your diet.
You deserve to feel awesome every day so start using these 3 easy ways to give belly fat the boot today!