How to get rid of belly fat for good!
There is a growing number of scientific studies that prove that the different types of fat found in the body develop for different reasons, and therefore require different strategies to address them. This is especially the case with stomach fat.
There are two main types of stomach fat…
1. Subcutaneous fat
For new moms, subcutaneous fat is the most visible type of stomach fat. As the name suggests, subcutaneous fat is a type of fat that lies just below the surface of the skin.
Women are more likely to accumulate this type of fat around the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Noticeable subcutaneous fat and can cause decrease like cellulite.
These fats act as the body’s energy storage system. If more calories are consumed than the body uses, the extra calories are put into subcutaneous fat.
2. Visceral Fat (Dangerous)
The second type of fat on the stomach area is visceral fat, also known as belly fat. This type of fat differs from subcutaneous fat because it is less visible inside the body.
Visceral fat forms inside the body and around the organs. It cannot be seen from the outside and is much more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Research continues to find out why some people have more visceral fat than others, but it’s thought to have a lot to do with a poor diet.
What’s more, visceral fat is a major concern because it literally wraps around major organs in the abdomen such as the liver, kidneys, heart, and lungs, as well as contributing to clogged arteries.
People with high levels of visceral fat will be more likely to develop serious health problems such as heart disease. Visceral fat often accumulates around the liver and this causes the liver to become resistant to insulin in the body, which in turn increases the risk of type 2 diabetes significantly.
In fact, visceral fat is often referred to by the medical profession as a time bomb because many people are unaware that they have visceral fat and cannot see it accumulating as subcutaneous fat.
Risk factors for developing visceral fat
There are several factors that increase the likelihood of developing visceral fat.
- excessive drinking
- Living an inactive lifestyle
- Follow a high-fat diet
- High levels of stress
New moms, who struggle to find time to go to the gym and eat quickly, may find themselves falling into more at-risk groups than they did before giving birth.
How to deal with visceral fat
Unfortunately, removing visceral fat is more difficult than removing subcutaneous fat. Since it is hidden deep within your body, it is almost impossible to track the progress as the difference cannot be seen from the outside.
Improving visceral fat levels in the body should not be seen as a ‘quick fix’. Reducing and keeping visceral fat levels in the body low is a long-term project, and thus the goal should be a lifestyle change rather than just dieting for a few weeks or months until goals are achieved.
Eating healthy is one of the key elements to dealing with visceral fat, especially reducing the amount of saturated fats eaten and trying to increase plenty of complex carbohydrates. The second key component is exercise. The gold standard is 45-60 minutes of exercise a day, but for new moms, this is not easily achievable.
Basic healthy mummy exercises are available on 28 day weight loss challenge These are 10-minute videos, designed to flatten your tummy, reduce belly fat, and strengthen your core muscles.
To keep your body up to the challenge, you should aim to complete a training routine that includes basic exercises one to two times per week. Start with one session and as you get stronger, add a second 10-minute session.
The Healthy Mummy Core exercise is best performed at the end of any of your regular healthy video exercises – Tabata, DanceFit, Butt & Thighs, etc.
Any increase in activity levels will help burn calories, and this can be as simple as chasing the kids in the park, or putting the kid in the stroller and going for a brisk 30-minute walk.
The goal is to raise your heart rate and make you feel short of breath. In addition to diet and exercise, reduce alcohol intake and stop smoking, and also try to deal with any problems that cause constant stress to reduce your risk factors.
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And for anyone who wants to know how she achieved those abs, Samara shared her top three tips that helped her shed belly fat and look like a superstar:
- Start simple: Don’t underestimate the power of good walking. Once you increase your fitness levels, try adding a little jogging. I started walking within the first few weeks of my second daughter’s birth. Fresh air was good for everyone. Slowly I increased it to running every now and then, and now I’m trying to figure out how long I can run. I can feel and see the difference in the midsection.
- Don’t underestimate the good old crunch: Mix it up a bit too. Try some regular crunches, add in some crunches, and then do some oblique crunches! I love doing abs on an exercise ball too for a high squash workout!
- Clean eating and drinking: They say abs are made in the kitchen and they couldn’t be healthier! If you really want to get rid of fat or bloating around the abdomen, make sure your food is clean! Starving yourself will not help! Meals in healthy mummy app Full of perfect balanced recipes that will provide your body with the nutrients and energy it needs!
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