There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.
The second type is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that "beer belly" appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.
Both types of fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
Why visceral fat is particularly dangerous is because it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into your system on a consistent basis.
If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP priorities! There's just no way around it. Besides, a side effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly see some nice six pack abs that everyone wants.
So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? Is there actually a tried and true solution beyond all of the gimmicks and hype that you see in ads and on commercials for "miracle" fat loss junk? Continue Reading >>