Stubborn Fat (Unwanted fat)
What is Stubborn Fat or abdominal fat deposits?
Abdominal fat deposition is genetically android type of fat distribution which is more common in men.
Fat deposition in this part of the body is mostly associated with several disorders including metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Genetic factors, age, diet and exercise habits are the causes of abdominal fat deposition.
Abdominal fat deposition is a common problem for men between the ages of 30 and 50. Abdominal fat is seen even more in men than women.
Of course, eating food with high sugar and fat content increases abdominal fat deposition but it is not only these types of food that cause this problem; high calorie intake regardless of the food source will affect abdominal fat accumulation.
Underlying health problems for abdominal fat such as insulin resistance, hypothyroid, cushing syndrome (excessive hormone production by the adrenal glands) should be first investigated.
Menopause triggers oil deposition in the body. Sedentary life and resulting decrease in energy consumption, excessive alcohol consumption also increase abdominal fat. Chronic stress is one of the most important causes of abdominal fat.
If you have more abdominal fat despite having the same calorie intake and eating the same food as before, this can be linked to insufficient physical activity and aging. Because with aging, people who do not follow a certain physical exercise program and therefore less active experience muscle loss. Losing muscles, the system lowers our metabolism rate leading to a reduction to daily calories burned. That means even if you take the same amount of calories, your body may not burn the same amount of calories that it did 5 years ago.
The most important fact that needs to be known is that the fat that is formed in the body is different from the fat consumed. Body fat is increased not only with intake of fatty foods and oils/fats but also with the excessive intake of carbohydrates and proteins such as pastries such as pies, doughnuts, soft drinks, chips, wafers, desserts, broths and gravies, salad dressings and store around the waistline.
In fact, you can use a pedometer to observe how much calories you spend a day. Studies show that everyone should take 8000-10000 steps per day. The most practical way to understand how active you are is to buy and use a pedometer and increase the number of steps you take every day to increase the calories you burn.
Exercise is one of the most important solutions to reduce general fat accumulation in the body. Especially walking or swimming is the two forms of exercise that reduce both general and local fat. 35-45 minutes of medium intensity exercise 4 times a week reduces body fat. High intensity exercises, exercises that make you sweat more can only reduce your muscle mass. People with chronic disease such as rheumatism, diabetes, hypertension, heart problems should first consult to their physicians and follow their recommendations before starting any exercise. Following a weight loss diet, reducing your calorie intake only does not reduce your body fat; the body switches to “starvation mode” and reduces calorie expenditure preventing weight loss. Therefore, you can only reduce your abdominal fat by both exercising regularly and by applying a healthy diet program.
On the other hand, losing fat from the abdominal area is more difficult than losing fat from other body parts. As seen in the complaints of those who are frequently on weight loss diets, abdominal fat is the last fat that is burned in the body; and this compels everyone who wants to lose weight and get into shape to exercise in addition to diet.
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