> Fat that surrounds the organs.
> Requires more effort to lose.
> Associated with serious health problems like heart diseases and DIABETES.
> Fat that builds up under the skin, which you can pinch or grab.
> Easier to lose than visceral fat.
> Has less of a negative impact on health.
Ideal Body Fat
If you want your abs to be visible, the ideal body fat % is,
What you eat is what you get
Here are 4 dietary steps to take to reduce belly fat:
1. Cut down bad fats like fired foods and opt for good fats like olive oil, nuts, oily fish and flax seeds.
2. Drink alcohol in moderation as liquor decreases fat burn.
3. Increase daily protein. It should account for at least 30% of your daily intake.
4. Avoid sugary foods as well as processed and fried foods.
Get enough sleep
Chronic sleep loss can cause a 30-40% drop in metabolism. So, ensure you get 6-8 hours of sleep every night.
Do more cardio
Work your abs
Mix it up by doing different exercises that work different parts of your core.
Change weights and positioning
Don’t fall for these myths
Myth 1: I only need to do crunches to get a 6-pack
Fact: Ab exercises will strengthen your core and build your ab muscles, but to reduce belly fat you need to control your diet and choose exercises that require more effort and provide more resistance, such as leg raises.
Myth 2: Long bouts of cardio are the best way to burn fat
Fact: High intensity travel training that brings your heart rate to 80-90% is the most effective way to burn fat.
Myth 3: Diurectics will make my abs look better
Fact: This is a temporary measure and isn’t healthy in the long run.