How to Lose Stubburn Stomach Fat and Develop Six Pack Abs

Losing Belly Fat

Nowadays the vast majority of people are carrying extra belly fat, with most just thinking it’s unsightly, hiding their abs, and making them self conscious (to varying degrees) about their body.

However, what most do not realize is that excess fat (and excess belly fat in particular), is not only unsightly, but is also dangerous as it carries with it a serious health risk . Scientific research has proven that whilst it is generally unhealthy to have excess body fat anywhere on your body, excess stomach fat is particularly dangerous.

With regard to abdominal fat, there are 2 types:

1. Subcutaneous Fat – this lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles, preventing them from being visible.

2. Visceral Fat – this lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle, surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a key role in giving many men that “beer belly” appearance where the belly protrudes excessively over their belt. It also feels slightly hard if you push on it.

Both types of fat in the abdominal region pose serious health risks, however scientists have proven that of the two types, excessive visceral fat is most dangerous. Both types greatly increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases. It has also been linked to sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterised by pauses in breathing during sleep.

Visceral fat is particularly dangerous as it secretes inflammatory hormones which can cause organ damage (heart, kidney, brain) at a cellular level. So, while obesity in general is a problem to be dealt with, visceral fat (belly fat) in particular demands immediate and special attention.

For all the above reasons (and not least of all your appearance!), reducing your stomach fat should be one of your top fitness priorities. One other result is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you strip off enough stomach fat, you’ll at last be able to uncover those elusive sexy six pack abs everyone wants.

Firstly, you must understand is that there is NO QUICK FIX. No pills, gimmicky ab rockers, rollers, or belts will help get rid of stomach fat either. It is not possible to spot reduce belly fat using any of these so called “solutions”. That’s not how it works.

The ONLY solution to losing belly fat and keeping it off for good is by combining a balanced, nutritious diet of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed exercise program which will stimulate your body to produce the required hormonal and metabolic response to lose the weight and develop your six pack. You have to get the balance right between your diet and your workout program to see the results you want to achieve.

Studies have shown that whilst diet alone can give good results in regard to abdominal weight loss, a combination of diet AND a properly designed workout program will give significantly better

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