Belly fat

Abdominal fat leads to high risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancers.

Lack of exercise, a bad nutrition, and a hormonal imbalance will cause fat storage on the belly, but who knew that stress and trans fats were adding dangerous inches to our waist?

Americans are more sleep-deprived and overstressed than ever before. Americans want the quickest fix, the fastest foods (usually supersized), and just can’t seem to find the time to work out. Let me teach you how to lose the belly.

7 tips to get rid of your belly fat: 

  1. Avoid Trans Fats
  2. Get More Sleep
  3. Manage Your Stress
  4. Eat healthy food
  5. Check your hormones
  6. Do some cardio with weightlifting
  7. Pick the right personal trainer

 

Waist-to-Hip Ratio, BMI and Belly Fat:

Until recently, BMI or body mass index, was used as a key factor for obesity and for determining the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes and certain ty pes of cancers. Now, researchers around the world are discovering that BMI is the wrong  number to rely on and a dangerous mistake.

Typically, a BMI of 20 to 25 is considered normal, the range between 25 to 30 is overweight and more than 30, obese. The problems is that  muscle mass and fat deposition, are not taken into consideration.

Because muscle is much denser than fat and takes up less space, two individuals of the same height and weight could have the same BMI,but one can be a professional football player and the other one, an obese and sedentary man.

Study have shown that if your fat is in your belly area, your health risks are greater, like colon cancer or heart diseases.

Belly fat is metabolically active and could possibly increase colon cancer risk by raising levels of certain hormones such as estrogens.

A measurement of waist size divided by hip size, is a more reliable for your risk factors, such as heart attacks.

A good lifestyle personal trainer/nutrition consultant will always focus on fat loss ( especially belly fat) and not typical weight loss, only based on the scale.

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