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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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Why a very low calorie diet can make you fat?

Very Low Calorie Diets can make you fat! There is a better way to achieve permanent fat loss than low calorie dieting. You will lose weight (and sometimes fast), on a very low calorie diet. The trouble is, you will only lose in the beginning. In the long term, you set yourself up hormonally and metabolically […]

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Cortisol

It is the stress hormone that gives you energy, but it can also makes you fat. When cortisol levels are high, it takes more insulin to drive glucose into the cells. Excess cortisol is associated with weight gain and the difficulty of losing weight. High cortisol and high insulin levels, resulting in insulin resistance, are going to cause you […]

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Cardio

Combining cardio and weightlifting will result in much more effective weight loss (fat burning)  It is hard to believe that exercise, which seems to be a relatively simple topic, can cause so much debate. About weight training versus cardio, they are plenty of conflicting opinions on which is better for weight loss. In my 8 principles […]

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