Belly fat is a phenomenon that grabs most of us at birth and continues until we are well into our old age. In fact, I cannot remember a day without thinking my belly was a little jelly roll. Even as a baby, eating, growing, and using all of our food for energy, the belly bulge and the chubby legs will continue into middle age and beyond. What can we do about belly fat? Can we really get rid of the old spare tire? This article focuses on the following key areas in determining:
- Why do we carry fat around the abdominal area?
- Are there surgical alternatives to belly fat?
- Is there a way to reduce belly fat naturally?
- Is there a supplement that can help reduce belly fat?
Fat is the body’s mechanism to protect itself from starvation and lack of fuel. When the body receives too much food, it will store the food as fat. If the body does not eat, the body dips into the fuel reserves “fat” to supply energy. Once the body finally eats, the food eaten goes directly to fat, as it needs to replenish the fat supplies. This is why it is so critical to eat often and eat the right low glycemic foods. The body is a fine tuned machine which needs energy to fuel activity. Those so called diets where you limit your food intake actually cause the body to increase the fat storage. You are born with only so many fat cells….they either get larger or smaller based on your metabolism, what you eat, and how often you eat.
Why do we carry fat around the abdominal area?
The body is such an amazing machine. The body’s defense mechanisms are so special that the body can compensate for bad food, and other environmentally bad effects, as one body organ will take up the slack for another system in the body. So if you eat bad food for years and you are diabetic, the body will one day exhaust all of its resources and not be able to handle the diabetic/bad food combination, resulting in serious illness. The same happens with the accumulation of fat in the body. When the intake of food is greater than the energy expenditure, the result is fat. Initially, the body will place the fat in a place that is easy to get to (the belly) should the body need that storage for energy. As the body puts on more fat, the storage areas will extend to the limbs. Women and men will also carry fat in different areas due to the need for women to provide nourishment during pregnancy.
Are there surgical alternatives to belly fat?
Yes, if you are up to the pain, and the expense, you can try liposuction or a tummy tuck to get rid of the excess belly fat. Both alternatives, while not cheap, provide results, albeit much pain and not to mention the expense. The cost of liposuction will run anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000; the recovery period is extensive, and when done, there are no guarantees. If you are going to try plastic surgery to eliminate fat, you must try to change your lifestyle to low glycemic eating. Many clients think that plastic surgery is the answer to fat storage, and they continue eating their old ways, which provides some unique fat storage bulges.
Is there a way to reduce belly fat naturally?
Yes, you can reduce belly fat by creating natural lipolysis. Special cleansing herbs, botanical plant extracts, essential oils, and detoxifying ingredients work together to stimulate the body’s natural fat dissolving mechanism. Key to this stimulus is to drink water to flush out the fat toxins before they settle back into the body. The ingredients are actually absorbed into the skin where the molecule is small enough to change the subcutaneous fatty cell layer. After absorption, the fat in the cells start the process of softening and liquefying. This takes anywhere from one hour to four hours depending on the ingredients used and how well the body absorbed the formula. Sweat and perspiration does not assist with this process, because it will interfere with the absorption. Next, the toxins need to be eliminated from the body through detoxifying ingredients like seaweed. Water is extremely important for this process and it is necessary to drink at least half your weight in ounces of water to eliminate all of the toxins and maximize results.
Is there a supplement that can help to reduce belly fat?
There are many supplements on the market that profess to reduce belly fat, but only one that I know of that has scientific studies to prove it. The supplement is TLS Tonalin Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Studies from the American Journal of Nutrition have proven that it reduces belly fat up to 9% in one year. Tonalin CLA has been shown to significantly reduce body fat (via lipolysis and apoptosis) and provides the best results when combined with moderate exercise.