How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Belly fat can be embarrassing, right? So, let’s figure out what can be done about it!
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What Are The Causes Of Belly Fat

First, let’s find out why belly fat forms. It helps to get rid of belly fat if you know how it got there.

Belly Fat, officially named Central Obesity, means fat is being stored in your belly and therefore your body is probably the shape of an apple. In other words, there is too much visceral fat in the belly region and is the reason why you have a big belly.

Is My Health At Risk With Belly Fat?

Belly fat can be especially dangerous. If the following case applies to you, then your health is at risk:

  • You are female and the measurement of your waist is more than thirty-five inches around.


  • You are male and the measurement of your waist is more than forty inches around.

If one of those apply to you, it is important for you to get rid of belly fat.

If you don’t begin eliminating fat immediately, you’re health is at risk from many different illnesses. Here are a few health problems that can plague you:

  • high blood pressure
  • insulin resistance
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes.

However, it doesn’t end there. Belly fat can also lead to a stroke, heart attack, or cancer. Belly fat is very serious!

Ways To Prevent Belly Fat

Many of the ways to prevent belly fat are common sense, but because they require a lifestyle change they can be difficult. Besides those with a preexisting medical condition or a medication that is causing the weight problem, you need to take a serious look at your lifestyle. You need to see what you are doing and why!

Here are some possible reasons why you may be causing fat to be gained:

Eating Because Of Stress

Stress can be a huge trigger to snack, eat unnecessarily, or to overeat. Many people will grab their favorite snack when they feel stressed because, frankly, eating your favorite snack can make you feel better. In addition, stress makes it harder to lose weight. To prevent this, learn what is causing your stress and purposely find a different way to feel better.

Eating Food that Saves Time Or Labor

Food like fast food, potato chips, donuts, are all easy to come by. You can quickly grab some food to eat without using up valuable time or energy. The problem is that these type of foods have little nutritional value and are a huge culprit for gaining weight. Prevent this by planning ahead and taking better food that you enjoy with you.

Not Eating Enough

If you skip meals or don’t eat enough, your body is going to force you to make up for the lack of calories. Basically, your body is going to want to hoard food and then it will automatically save whatever it can as fat in case this “starvation” happens again. Prevent this by eating throughout the day — ideally 6-8 small meals.

Eating For Comfort

Many people also eat for comfort. It can be the “Ahhh, finally home moment” or “Yes!! It’s break time,” feeling. Some people smoke, some people cuddle up with a blanket and watch their favorite show, and some people eat. Prevent this by taking notice of what is occurring and either change the comfort food or find a healthier thing that makes you feel “at home”.

The above are only a few examples, but they are very common.

How To Eliminate Belly Fat

There are many things you can do to eliminate belly fat. First, start with the above listed causes, and reduce or eliminate those causes. Doing this can help you greatly. Choosing a good diet can also help you to diet the right way and help you to avoid doing things the hard way or the wrong way.

Exercise will be very important for eliminating belly fat. This boosts your metabolism, which in turn helps you to burn fat faster. This doesn’t equal hours at the gym. Just look at your daily activities and look to see where you can move a bit more, like using the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. See this video that we posted: How To Get People To Use The Stairs.

Losing fat isn’t complicated, but it can be difficult because of the lifestyle changes, dedication, and motivation that is needed.

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Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer July 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

High blood pressure, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, this are the diseases that I don’t want to have. Right now, I’m trying to have a healthy lifestyle and do some exercise routines everyday. Belly fat is taken for granted but we should start to notice this issue. Thanks a lot for this post.

Foto Su Tela August 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I’m guilty of skipping meals recently. I’m getting busy with my work that I end up skipping my meals already. And when I eat, I really eat more than the usual amount. For me. it’s alarming that it cause belly fat. Now that I really can’t find time to do some exercise. Really, thank you for the information.

Shirley Woods August 26, 2010 at 12:05 am

You have covered all information about causes of belly fat and its prevention.I have seen many people who just want to get rid of belly fat.You have provided some good points to prevent belly fat and people should follow it who really want to reduce their belly fat.I think it is quite hard to lose belly fat than weight.

Web Design Calgary August 28, 2010 at 1:28 am

Most of my family members and relatives have belly fats and i think it really runs in the family. But, i don’t want to be one them that is why I’m really trying my best to get rid of my belly fats. It’s not because I want to look good but because I want to avoid the chronic diseases that came along of being fat. Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing these tips. They will be useful for me.

Bulk Solid September 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

I’ve been so busy these past weeks to visit the gym and I’m starting to accumulate some belly fats now. In fact, some of my clothes and jeans doesn’t fit me anymore. I’m so glad to came to across with your blog and got some tips on how to get rid of my belly fats. Thanks a lot for sharing this out.

Orlando DUI September 8, 2010 at 1:24 am

I’m a health conscious person and belly fat is definitely a big no no for me. However, due to business at work I failed to attend my regular gym session and I’m starting to have a belly fat. Actually, I’ve been looking for ways on how to get rid of this belly fat and I’m just lucky to stumble upon your site. Thanks a lot fro sharing these helpful tips.Keep it up!

Fotos Auf Leinwand September 12, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Burning away excess fat is the most effective way to eliminate belly fat but to properly do this you must speed up your metabolism. And the best way to rev up your metabolism is with diet and exercise.

Jobs in Scotland September 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm

To get rid of belly fat you need a proper time for it.You can’t reduce your belly fat in short time.Many people face problems with their belly fat.I did not know that belly fat can be dangerous with those health problems.

Media Dog October 18, 2010 at 7:11 am

Having an office job doesn’t help either; we weren’t meant to sit in chairs all day. I find my belly is the first victim when I don’t stay on top of it. Thanks for the tips.

Hot Billy November 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

I am guilty of going most of the day without eating. I know that frequent meals throughout the day is a smarter way to go but sometimes I just don’t have time to eat! I hate belly fat though – so I will start eating better!

Calgary Business Cards January 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I’ve always wondered why certain types of the most tasty snack foods (or drinks… beer?) tend to accumulate fat in the belly. Is this one of natures cruel jokes?

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