Not Just Visceral Fat, All Types Of Fat Too
When we eat food, the calories that we do not end up using gets stored as fat. There are actually many different types of fat, but only two of them should be your concern. These are the subcutaneous fat and the visceral fat.
The thing is, our bodies are quite amazing when it comes to fat storage. Fat is stored in the many different areas of the body, but the most noticeable one would be in the waistline.
The Subcutaneous fat is one that is pinchable and often the squishy kind of fat that is situated between your skin and your muscles. Its main uses include keeping your body warm, gives you enough cushion against shock and trauma, and it helps store extra calories as well, and while this may seem like a good thing, research has shown that being overweight can have other adverse affects on your physicality and mental capacities and inflict you with certain medical conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes, premature ejaculation, gout, etc, so it’s best to lose all that excess weight.
The other kind of fat, the Visceral fat, stores some calories as well, but the main difference is that it is not pinchable because it is actually placed right around your different organs.
Visceral fat is hidden deep within your belly which makes it a bit firmer when you press it (well, you can’t actually press visceral fat, but if you happen to see one, you will find that it is indeed firmer than the subcutaneous fat).
Fat, in general, actually acts as a living tissue that has the ability to release hormones that can affect your different organs. Since visceral fat sits around your different organs, its placement is actually not good and because of that, the more visceral fat you have, the more you are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and an elevated blood pressure level.
What You Can Do About It
Now that you know the two most important types of fat in the body, I just want to say that even if you have a thin figure, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re healthy. It still boils down to the level of visceral fat that is inside your body.
That being said, what are the things that will help you deal with visceral fat? Here are some useful tips:
Use Weight Tracking Apps
There are plenty of smartphone apps out there that can help you lose weight. Lowering your fat percentage can help lower visceral fat levels in your body as well.
Do not just rely on the circumference of your waist. Rely more on the weight tracking apps that are specifically designed to help you track your fat percentage, among all other things.
Release Some Sweat
It should be common knowledge that exercise can help minimize your fat stores. By just doing exercise for at least 30-60 minutes a day, it can really help you become healthier, thereby reducing your visceral fat to a considerable degree (if you stick with a good and solid exercise plan).
Get Your Nutrition in Check
No, starving yourself will not help you lose weight. If anything, it will just result in more hunger pangs that will make you eat more food than you have to.
Eat the right kinds of foods by eating protein, some carbs, and also consume some fruits and vegetables as well. As much as possible, try to avoid eating refined carbs, sugars, and consume less alcohol.