most of us who are overweight, we seem to have the most fat on our belly. And
when someone wants to lose weight, the main thing they really want to do is lose
say obesity is an epidemic these days, but I beg to differ. I think belly fat
is the real epidemic. Yes, there are plenty of people who have fat on their arms
and legs, or evenly distributed throughout their bodies, but the majority of overweight
people today harbor more fat on their belly than anywhere else on the body.
there's a reason for it. Today's life is hectic, rushed, and stressful. We don't
routinely cook anymore, and when we do it's not actually cooking at all. Instead,
we warm up microwave meals, or mix something with water out of a box. If it can't
be ready in a few minutes, most people won't bother with it.
convenience. That's why fast food is so popular... we don't have to spend any
time or effort on it. But that's also why we have so much belly fat in the United
see, your body is a very smart, very efficient machine. When you feed it junk
and convenience foods, you're not giving it much in the way of nutrition. Instead
you're actually giving it a lot of sugar and empty calories.
body thinks you're starving, though. Since there's no decent nutrition being fed
to it, you must be in the midst of a famine. So the body's job is to keep you
alive. And if it thinks you're in a famine phase, it will store away anything
it can, in any way it can. And this usually ends up meaning you get more fat stores
the body creates these extra fat stores on your belly, because that's the core
part of your body. You need your arms and legs to run away from predators and
survive in general. Over hundreds of thousands of years, the body has evolved
to allow you easier free use of your arms and legs.
is all part of the body's built-in survival mechanism.
body hasn't had time to adapt to modern uses of itself. It evolved into it's current
state over thousands of years, but we've just begun to use convenience foods and
processed, chemical-loaded junk in the past hundred. So it's still doing what
it needs to ensure you stay alive; thus you get fat created on your belly.
rid of belly fat is fairly easy to do, but most of us don't like it. Why? Because
it generally involves not eating those sugary and convenient foods we adore so
much these days.
what you eat, though, is the major key to reducing and eliminating the fat on
your belly. And elsewhere on your body as well. If your meals started consisting
primarily of healthy protein and vegetables, the body would assume you're now
in a "feast" phase instead of famine.
And if you feed it those good foods regularly, it would start automatically releasing
the emergency stores it has built up, because it would assume they're not needed
during this feast phase.
eating primarily fruits, vegetables, and protein instead of junk and convenience
"foods." You might just be surprised at how quickly your body starts
letting go of all that extra, unnecessary, and ugly fat.
Note: Sadly, many diets and workout programs attempt to short-circuit or simply
go around your body's survival mechanism. There's one diet program guaranteed
to incorporate this survival mechanism so your body will not go into starvation
the Fat, Feed the Muscle.
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