Losing belly fat is hard, but it is worth the effort!
Apart from keeping you away from your beach body, belly fat can bring along many serious health risks.
Up until recently, it was thought that fat was a relatively passive substance and that it was simply stored energy. However, recent research suggests that fat cells are actually biologically active.
They have been found to secrete various different hormones and chemicals that affect almost all the organ systems in the body.
Under normal condition, these hormones and chemicals are there to help keep you healthy. However, when you are overweight, there are a lot more fat cells and they are much bigger. The result of this is that they release a lot more of these hormones and chemicals, and too much of these can actually be harmful to the body and its functions. It can lead to an increased risk of health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
How Does Belly Fat Cause Disease?
Whilst researchers are still learning more about how exactly belly fat and the substances it secretes can harm the body, they have found that some of the proteins released have different effects on the body.
They found that one protein (Retinol-binding protein 4) can increase the risk of developing insulin resistance severely. Another one can constrict the blood vessels, which leads to problems like high blood pressure.
Women with excess belly fat face a much larger risk of developing breast cancer. This is because the fat cells also produce estrogen, and when the body has too much estrogen it can lead to breast tumors.
Belly Fat and Liver Disease
One of the big reasons why belly fat is more dangerous than other fat is that it is not only what you see on the surface, but is deep in the abdomen. It surrounds all the organs, and in the case of the liver, the blood that flows through this fat drains directly into the liver via the portal vein.
This means that the dangerous substances produced by belly fat go directly into the liver which can increase the risk of fatty liver disease and hepatitis B.
How Do I Know I Have Too Much Belly Fat?
Everybody is built differently, but in general, for the average sized person an indication of too much belly fat would be:
Men: a waist measurement of 102cm or larger.
Women: a waist measurement of 88cm or larger.
How to Get Rid Of Belly Fat
With the right combination of healthy eating habits, and good natural supplements you can work away the belly fat and lower your risk of developing serious health issues.
The first thing you want to do is lower your daily calorie intake. We can do this by reducing portion size slightly, and then by replacing unhealthy foods with healthier foods that are lower in calories.
Try the Manna Diet program, which includes menu plans, recipes and exercise examples.
Without exercise, a diet is not going to be very effective. It is recommended that you exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week.
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or daunting; you can go for a hike or go for a power-walk along the beach and get your needed exercise. The important thing is to keep it exciting for yourself.
The Manna FAT burner can help to increase your metabolism to help burn excess fat. This product contains Ginger and Guarana which can help to produce metabolism and reduce appetite.
We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar, suppress appetite and curb food cravings.