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Identifying The Two Kinds of Belly Fat

Mohd Addli Bin Mohd Ramli
Identifying The Two Kinds of Belly Fat

There are actually two kinds of belly fat: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous means under the skin. This is the fat you can see and pinch since it’s just below the skin layer. Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your vital organs. In the case of abdominal fat, your liver is most commonly affected. Excess subcutaneous fat around the abdomen is usually accompanied by excess visceral fat around the liver. The good news: The Belly Fat Diet plan attacks BOTH types of belly fat.


1. You Will Lose Weight, but You Will Also Specifically Lose Belly Fat

Because most diets are designed to help you lose weight by cutting and/or burning calories, they result in weight loss that includes the loss of stored water and lean muscle tissue. If you’re able to stick to them for long, you may see a nice new number on the scale, but you still look flabby because you’ve lost muscle instead of stored fat.

This plan does not rely on simply cutting calories to lose weight. You’ll probably take in fewer calories, although some people who have been on low-calorie diets will actually start taking in more. The key is that you will be taking in the right calories — from foods that actually help to speed up your metabolism, burn stored fat and utilize your food better to provide energy.

2. You Will Not be Counting Calories, Carbs, or Fat Grams

There are two reasons for this.


>This diet does not rely on cutting calories to lose belly fat.

>The foods list is designed to provide plenty of nutrition and satisfaction without empty calories, excess carbs, or unhealthy fats. As long as you stick to the foods list and follow some simple guidelines, there’s no need to track everything you put in your mouth.

3. You Will Not Be Portioning or Weighing Anything

One of the reasons that most diets fail, even diets that are based on solid science, is that they take too much time to follow correctly. People today are busy; our schedules are already overloaded and our time is already stretched too thinly.

Diets that require you to keep journals, track exchanges and measure, portion, and take note of every morsel are a lot like having a second job. No matter how good a diet is, if you don’t have time to follow it, it won’t work for you.

Again, by sticking to the foods list and following some simple guidelines, you will get plenty of food and plenty of nutrients, without getting too much fat or too many unhealthy carbs. There’s nothing to track, nothing to measure.

4. You Will Not Be Hungry All The Time

One of the keys to losing belly fat is to eat as frequently as possible, even grazing all day long. Because of this, you won’t have to be left feeling hungry or have to suffer through cravings brought on by too little food or a lack of the right nutrients.

It may take your body a week or two to get used to your new way of eating, so you may find yourself feeling hungry frequently. However, when you are hungry, you’re supposed to eat! There’s no need to deal with a grumbling stomach until the next scheduled meal. Eat!

5. You Will Not Be Tired and Grumpy

Frequent meals and snacks keep your blood sugar steady. Spikes in blood sugar are quickly followed by crashes in blood sugar. This is the cycle that occurs when you skip meals and then eat a large meal, or get too hungry and grab a snack filled with sugar and simple carbs.

This cycle will leave you feeling fatigued, foggy, and irritable. It gets even worse when you limit the good carbs and fats in your diet.

The Belly Fat Diet allows you to eat whenever you want — but you’re also eating a diet rich in healthy carbs and fats, so you have a steady supply of energy without all those spikes and crashes.

6. You Will Probably Lose Weight Faster Than You Expect

It used to be accepted as a fact that you should never lose more than two pounds per week. This is because most diets cut calories to lose weight. Losing more than two pounds per week meant that you were reducing your caloric intake to unhealthy levels.

Because the Belly Fat Diet does not rely on this method, but rather helps your body to reset and maximize its fat burning and fat storing systems, you can safely lose more than two pounds per week. The old method of dieting actually caused your body to feed on itself by using its own muscle tissue as a source of protein and energy. With this plan, you’ll get plenty of calories, protein, and other nutrients. You’ll also be resetting your body’s fat-burning and fat storage systems. This means that the weight you lose will be stored fat, not lean muscle, so it’s perfectly safe for you to lose more than two pounds per week.

Some people might lose between five and ten pounds the first week. Do not be concerned that you’re losing too much too soon. This is a response to increased metabolism, the shedding of unneeded stored water, and targeting stored fat. Weight loss often then levels out in the following weeks to an average of between three and five pounds per week.

Not only will the lean muscle tissue you already have be safe, but you’ll also actually be adding more lean muscle to this plan.

“It’s Just Water Weight”: How many times have you heard that phrase? Fad diets do result in fast initial weight loss and a good deal of that weight is water. However, not all water weight loss is temporary. Excess sodium and processed foods cause your body’s tissues to retain excess water. The Belly Fat Diet plan cuts out processed foods, additives, and excess sodium, which will stimulate your body to flush out all of that unnecessary fluid. Also, the plan is a permanent lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Hopefully, you won’t be going back to an unhealthy diet once you reach your fat loss goals, so you won’t be packing that water back on. Therefore, some of the weight you lose in the first week or so will be water, but it won’t be coming back.

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