Not just that “beer belly"
Belly fat in men is not only unattractive, it can be deadly.
Even a flat stomach can hide excess fatty adipose tissue surrounding internal organs throughout your abdomen.
Risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes
Excess abdominal adipose tissue or visceral adiposity is associated with an increased risk of
Those excess adipose cells also secrete unique chemicals that interfere with normal metabolic pathways including insulin.
This increases the risk of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.
Belly fat is stressful socially, psychologically, and physically.
How do you measure belly fat?
While most examples of belly fat in men are very obvious, studies have shown that one of the most reliable ways to know if you have too much is also the easiest.
Just measure your waist
Put the tape measure around your abdomen just above your hipbones, keeping it level and snug.
Take your measurement after you exhale and are relaxed.
Do not pull your belly in.
For most adult men, the danger zone starts at any waist circumference measurement over 40 inches (102 centimeters) according to Harvard Medical School (Blackburn) and the Mayo Clinic (Jensen).
Choosing your healthy lifestyle
When you decide to get healthy, lose those love handles, and get 6 pack abs, you’ll need a good comprehensive diet and exercise plan.
Remember, you’ll have to improve all your lifestyle habits to keep the weight off permanently.
If you have other health conditions or are taking medication, please check with your health care provider for advice.
Men’s hormones make it easier to lose weight, so it’s just a matter of getting started and doing it.
How about getting started now with a good belly fat diet?
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