The Hidden Dangers of Your Excess
Abdominal Fat - It's More Serious Than a Vanity Issue!
by Mike Geary
Did you know that the vast majority of
people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The
first thing that most people think of is that their extra
abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from
being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off
However, what most people don't realize is that excess
abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a
dangerous risk factor to your health. Scientific research has
clearly demonstrated that although it is unhealthy in general
to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also
particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.
||There are two types
of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first
type that covers up your abs from being visible is called
subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on
top of the abdominal muscles.
The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal
area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the
abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs.
fat also plays a role in giving certain men that "beer belly"
appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at
the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.
Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area
are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that
having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than
subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly increase the risk your
risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood
pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and
other degenerative diseases.
Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is
that it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into
your body on a consistent basis.
If you care about the quality of your life and your loved
ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP
priorities! There's just no way around it. Besides, a
side-effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive
ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and
if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly
see those sexy six pack abs that everyone wants.
So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? Is there actually a
REAL solution beyond all of the gimmicks and hype that you see
in ads and on commercials for "miracle" fat loss products?
The first thing you must understand is that there is
absolutely NO quick fix solution. There are no pills or
supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal
fat faster. Also, none of the gimmicky ab rockers, rollers, or
ab belts will help get rid of abdominal fat either. You can't
spot reduce your stomach fat by using any of these worthless
contraptions. It simply doesn't work that way.
The ONLY solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and
keep it off for good is to combine a sound nutritious diet
full of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed
strategic exercise program that stimulates the necessary
hormonal and metabolic response within your body. Both your
food intake as well as your training program are important if
you are to get this right.
I've actually even seen a particular study that divided
thousands of participants into a diet-only group and an
exercise/diet group. While both groups in this study made good
progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS
abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined group.
Now the important thing to realize is that just any old
exercise program will not necessarily do the trick. The
majority of people that attempt getting into a good exercise
routine are NOT working out effectively enough to really
stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see this
everyday at the gym.
Most people will do your typical boring ineffective cardio
routines, throw in a little outdated body-part style weight
training, and pump away with some crunches and side bends, and
think that they are doing something useful for reducing their
abdominal fat. Then they become frustrated after weeks or
months of no results and wonder where they went wrong.
Well, the good news is that I've spent over a decade
researching this topic, analyzing the science, and applying it
"in the trenches" with myself as well as thousands of my
clients from all over the world to see what works to really
stimulate abdominal fat loss.
The entire solution... all of the nutritional strategies, as
well as training sequences, exercise combinations, and more
have all been compiled in my Truth About Six Pack Abs Program.
Keep in mind that the point of this whole program is NOT
abdominal exercises (that is only a very small portion of it).
The main point of this program is showing you the absolute
most effective strategies for losing your stubborn abdominal
fat, so you can get rid of that dangerous health risk, as well
as get a flatter more defined midsection.
If you follow the guidelines, you WILL lose your belly fat
that has been plaguing you for years. This is not guesswork...
it is a proven system that works time and time again for all
of my clients on every corner of the globe that actually apply
the information I teach. If you apply it, the results will
come. It's really that simple.
The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is
that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new
lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months, they abandon their
good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits
that gave them the excess body fat in the first place.
I want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that
extra abdominal fat that is not only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS.
Don't waste another day allowing that nasty abdominal fat to
kill your confidence as well as contribute to your risk for
Train hard, eat right, and enjoy life!
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
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Mike Geary is a fitness coach, nationally certified
personal trainer (CPT), the author of the
internationally popular book -
Truth about Six Pack Abs, and a contributing writer
for Weider Publications, which publishes Men's Fitness,
Muscle & Fitness Magazine, and others.
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