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What is Visceral Fat? 

Visceral  Fat also known as intra-abdominal fat and belly fat is a type of fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs, such as the liver, pancreas, and intestines. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that is located just under the skin and can be pinched, visceral fat is found deeper within the abdominal cavity, surrounding the organs. WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  SUBCUTANEOUS AND VISCERAL FAT

Visceral fat is considered to be more metabolically active than subcutaneous fat, and it has been associated with an increased risk of various health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. This is because visceral fat can release fatty acids and other molecules into the bloodstream, which can interfere with normal metabolic and hormonal processes in the body.

What is the main cause of Visceral Fat?

Several factors can contribute to the accumulation of visceral fat, including genetics, diet, physical activity levels, stress, and hormonal changes. Lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet, increasing physical activity, managing stress, and getting adequate sleep, can help reduce visceral fat and improve overall health. Exercise can help and my 7-Minute Belly Fat with over 144 Million Views is now one of the most popular and effective workouts to help reduce belly fat.7 Minute Belly Fat Workout by Lucy Wyndham Read

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What Foods to Eat to Help Reduce Visceral Fat?

There is no single “magic” food that can specifically target belly fat or any other specific area of the body for weight loss. However, adopting a healthy and balanced diet overall can help with weight management and reducing belly fat. Here are some tips on foods to include in your diet to help avoid excess belly fat:

Whole grains: Choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread, and oats instead of refined grains like white rice and white bread. Whole grains are higher in fibre and can help keep you feeling fuller for longer, which may aid in weight management.

Lean protein: Include lean sources of protein such as poultry, fish, beans, lentils, tofu, and Greek yoghurt in your diet. Protein can help increase satiety and boost metabolism, which can aid in weight loss and reduce belly fat.

Healthy fats: Incorporate healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish (like salmon, mackerel, and sardines) into your diet in moderation. Healthy fats can help keep you satisfied, support brain health, and provide essential nutrients.

Fruits and vegetables: Include a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables in your diet, as they are low in calories and high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. They can help you feel full and satisfied while providing important nutrients for overall health. Here is a useful blog you can read on how to eat more fruit and vegetables daily.

Limit added sugars and processed foods: High intake of added sugars and processed foods can contribute to excess calorie intake and weight gain, including belly fat. Try to minimize your consumption of sugary beverages, sweets, and processed snacks, and opt for whole, minimally processed foods whenever possible.

Watch portion sizes: Pay attention to portion sizes and avoid overeating. Even healthy foods can contribute to weight gain if consumed in excessive amounts.

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help stay hydrated and potentially reduce calorie intake. Sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking.