Surprising, but Effective Ways to Reduce Belly Fat
When it comes to getting rid of belly fat, it is important to understand that not all fat is created equal. It is common knowledge that excess body weight is unhealthy, but some fat is actually far more unhealthy than other types of fat. There are three main types of body fat: white fat, subcutaneous fat, and visceral fat. The belly is a combination of subcutaneous fat, and visceral fat. Visceral fat is the most dangerous type of fat. Visceral fat that accumulates around your midsection, also spreads throughout your core, surrounding your vital organs. Visceral fat is unlike other types of fat because it is biologically active. It secretes hormones, proteins, and chemicals that wage war on our body. These secretions have been linked to the deadly triad of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Visceral fat has also been linked to numerous cancers.
Fortunately, there are several methods that can reduce belly fat, and decrease the overall amount of visceral fat that is surrounding your vital organs. From traditional diet and exercise, to non-invasive fat reduction procedures that use state of the art techniques and equipment, read on and learn how to reduce of belly fat, with these proven methods.
Foods that Help You Reduce Belly Fat.
Reducing caloric intake is a no-brainer when it comes to shedding inches off of the waistline. But what you eat is just as important as how much you eat. For example, Monounsaturated Fats, known as the healthy fats, help regulate insulin and inflammation. Olive oil, nuts, and avocados are high in monounsaturated fats. Scientific studies have shown that people who get 25% of their daily calories from foods high in monounsaturated fats are far less likely to gain visceral fat around their waistline.
Another dietary staple for reduction of stomach fat are foods that have a low glycemic level. Eating these foods will help stabilize your body’s blood sugar, which will counteract the insulin spiking hormones secreted by visceral fat, and aid in the reduction of visceral fat altogether.
Healthy Sleeping Patterns Aid in Reduction of Belly Fat.
Surprising to some, getting adequate sleep each night plays a role in reduction of belly fat. Not getting adequate sleep can pack on the pounds around in several ways. First, when you are chronically sleep deprived, your body’s biorhythms become unbalanced, which triggers a survival mode. Once in survival mode, your body increases the production of Ghrelin, the hormone that triggers cravings for sugary and salty foods, and depresses the production of Leptin, the hormone responsible for appetite suppression.
Cortisol, the hormone released when your body is under stress, is also sent into overdrive in response to lack of sleep. Cortisol contributes to high insulin levels. And no area of the body pays a bigger price for high insulin levels more than the belly.
Exercises that Reduce Belly Fat.
It is no surprise that exercise, like diet is integral to reducing stomach fat. Unfortunately, many adults who have hit the gym in attempt to reduce their gut, have been given misleading exercise advice. The most prevalent exercise myth about getting reduction of belly fat centers around abdominal exercises. Crunches will build up your abdominal muscles, but there is no evidence to suggest that crunches, sit ups, or any exercise that works the core, will specifically target the visceral fat around your midline.
Scientists, educated physical trainers, and doctors, will all agree that visceral fat responds well to cardiovascular workouts with various intensity intervals incorporated into the routine. A well balanced weight lifting routine is also effective at encouraging the body to shed away visceral fat.
Reduction of Stomach Fat Using Liposuction.
The outer layers of fat that accumulate around the waistline can be especially stubborn. Even individuals who maintain an active lifestyle and follow a healthy diet can be left with inches of fat that seem fused to the midline. A decade ago, stubborn belly fat that did not respond to diet and exercise could be ripped apart and sucked out of the body with liposuction. Even though this procedure involved invasive surgery, long recoveries, and the risk of permanent deformity, liposuction was a widely popular elective procedure for overweight individuals, as well as healthy people, who were in relatively good shape, but desperate to get shed those last stubborn inches of body fat off that clung to their waistlines.
Non-Invasive Alternatives to Liposuction:
Fortunately, since the heyday of Liposuction, technological advances have revolutionized the body contour industry, making cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction, not only obsolete, but also seemingly barbaric, in comparison to the non-invasive fat reduction options that are available today.
Reduction of Belly Fat with CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure that uses Cryolipolysis to literally freeze away fat. With CoolSculpting, a fat reduction specialist applies controlled cooling to a treatment area. Because fat cells are far more sensitive to temperature fluxes, the applied cooling safely passes through the skin and other surrounding tissues, penetrating the fatty tissue, and freezing it to the point of destruction. Once frozen, the fat cells die, and the body’s natural immune system collects these dead fat cells, which eventually exit the body as waste.
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Liposonix: Non-Invasive Liposuction.
Liposonix also capitalizes on the disparity of temperature sensitivity between skin tissue and fat tissue. Instead of freezing away belly fat, like CoolSCulpting, Liposonix melts fat away. During the Liposonix procedure, a fat reduction specialist will guide a hand held device over the treatment area. During this a highly concentrated wave of ultrasonic energy passes safely through the skin and surrounding tissues, penetrating the underlying layer of belly fat. Fat cells heat up and die once exposed to this ultrasonic energy. Once the fat cells are destroyed the body’s lymphatic system will collect the dead fat cells and remove them from the body.
Venus Freeze: The Latest in Non-Invasive Fat Reduction.
The latest in non-invasive fat reduction advancements is the Venus Freeze. Combining both Magnetic Pulse and Radiofrequency technology, the Venus freeze provides a multi-faceted attack on belly fat. Radiofrequency heats up and destroys fat cells, using the same principles explained with Liposonix. The Magnetic Pulsed energy creates a thermal reaction within the surround tissues, triggering the body’s natural healing response, which stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin. This advanced healing helps with reduction of fat, as well as cellulite. It also tightens the skin, making the belly area seem fitter
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Is Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Right for You?
To learn more about non-invasive fat reduction, schedule a free consultation with a fat reduction specialist from SKINNEY Medspa. During your consultation, your specialist will talk to you about the different fat reduction technologies that are available, and will discuss which option might be best for you.