Big belly, double chin, thick neck… these are images coming into your mind when people talk about obesity.
Besides an apple-shaped appearance, people can also find out whether they are obese through their Body Mass Index, which is obtained by an equation: weight/height squared. Those whose BMIs are over 30 kg/㎡are considered overweight.
除了像苹果身材，人们也能根据BMI指数判断自己是否属于肥胖人群。BMI指数=体重/身高的平方，BMI指数超过30 kg/㎡ 的则为超重。
The problem is, why do people with normal BMI still have a big belly? Although they are able to wear smaller-sized clothes, why is belly fat still forcing them to give up tight clothes?
The reason is, it isn't just regular fat. It is visceral fat.
Different from subcutaneous fat, which is directly under the skin, visceral fat is found around organs in the abdominal cavity, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys.
It is necessary to have some visceral fat to protect your organs, but too much visceral fat is anything but healthy. Excessive visceral fat can lead to heart disease, hyperlipidemia and other cardiovascular diseases.
A visible impact is too much visceral fat contributes to thickening subcutaneous fat, which makes your belly more pronounced.
Therefore, if you want to get rid of a big belly, the first step is to burn visceral fat, through discipline and dedication, instead of weight-loss pills.
How to burn visceral fat?
▌Do regular full-body exercise
When you do long-term exercise, visceral fat will provide energy, followed by subcutaneous fat.
And full-body exercises, such as squats and lunges, can activate many muscles at the same time, improving the efficiency of fat burning. Over time, flattening your belly can become a reality.
Since our main purpose is losing belly fat, abdominal muscle exercise is suggested, including belly roll and planks.
Burning fat requires eating less carbohydrate-rich food:
►eat less food with refined sugar including milkshakes, ice-cream, and pies…
►eat more high-protein food including fish, meat, eggs, and milk
►eat more vegetables
Remember not to diet blindly. It offers no benefit but makes you very hungry.
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