Muffin top, spare tyre, blubber, belly fat, beer belly – a multitude of names but they all mean the same thing. Abdominal fat. And in the summer many turn to quick fixes to get rid of it, writes Saleyha Ahsan.
Robina 7 day Doctors and Acupuncture recommend this video on a diet experiment on how best to lose belly fat:
The problem with abdominal fat isn’t just the way it looks on the beach. It could be a sign that your health is at risk.
Belly fat is around our midriff – the subcutaneous fat that we are referring to when we ask if you can pinch more than an inch and also the visceral fat around our organs, like the liver, pancreas and intestines.
Visceral fat is believed to be more metabolically active than subcutaneous fat and has a higher turnover. If you gain weight you put it on there first – and if you lose weight, you lose it from there first. Although it is considered the more dangerous to our health, the good news is that it is easier to shift than the subcutaneous fat. But the question is how.
Please see the video link for the experimental study. Thus, the conclusion is that if you want to bust the belly fat in a healthy and effective way, it’s the age-old advice of a combination of diet and exercise. Leave the fads where you found them.