Ah, the dreaded belly fat. A lot of the time when people come to me for fitness advice, they point to their abdominal area, wondering how to make it smaller, flatter, and more of a “six pack”. Fat that accumulates around the midsection is comprised of visceral fat. Visceral fat is fat that forms around internal organs rather than subcutaneous fat, which gathers just under the skin. Visceral fat is a little more dangerous than fat that gathers in other areas. High accumulation of abdominal fat has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disturbances, as well as a slew of other things.
So what can we do to get rid of our belly fat? As Candice as stated in her “Skinny Cheeks” blog, there is no such thing as spot treatment. You can’t target an area of your body and expect to lose fat right there. What you’re doing when you target areas, such as crunches, bicep curls, squats, etc. is toning those muscles. So when you do lose layers of fat, you’ll see more definition. To lose layers of fat you’ll need to have a healthy diet, exercise plan, and an understanding of your body. Track your diet and make sure you’re cutting out excess sugar, saturated fat, and trans fat and adding in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Also, add in a combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Studies have shown your body will get rid of visceral fat at a fast rate, so start your new lifestyle today! Fitmixer® Amino™ will give you the energy you need to get through your workouts and get you on your way to that “six pack”.