Belly fat is obviously the unsightly fat around your abs, around your stomach area. Excess fat around this area has been connected to increased chances of getting lifestyle diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes (Type 2).
What really is the cause of fat storage around the belly?
Basically, if you get down to it, down to the actual mechanics and the science behind how our body works and the biochemistry of it, our bodies store fat around the belly when we have increased amounts of insulin in our blood stream. Which means we are eating foods that are higher in carbohydrates and sugar. This causes the body to store fat around the body but also more around the stomach. It’s just a natural way our body works and it’s basically because of the receptors in the fat cells and the way they work, causing insulin to deposit fat in the cells around the area. As we get fatter and fatter, and the fat cells get insulin resistant and they are not as sensitive to insulin any more and they can’t store fat as well. It leads to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
How can we reverse belly fat or the storage of belly fat?
Basically, when you understand the mechanism that having elevated insulin in our blood stream is the cause of storage of fat around the belly or pretty much the storage of fat anywhere in our body, we need to look at factors we can put in place to reduce the amount of insulin that are circulating in our blood.
What controls the secretion of insulin?
Having high carb meals, with lots of sugars, rice, bread and starchy foods, potatoes, etc. These elevate insulin pretty quick and because the blood cannot have more than a very tiny amount of glucose at a given time, insulin is secreted in huge amounts so that it can clear off the glucose from the blood stream. So when you eat foods with higher carbs, that’s sugar, breads, potatoes, etc., all that is quickly converted to glucose and then insulin works to pushed it and store it in the fat cells.
As you go forward, you will have to reduce the amount of carbs that you eat to get all the hormones to work well again. Which means, when you have a meal that’s higher in fat (butter, coconut oil, and natural animal fats) and have moderate amounts of protein but low in carbs, let’s say, going at about 20 to a 100 grams of carbs per day, your body does not produce as much insulin, because there’s no need for it to produce that much insulin and you have lower blood sugar spikes and drops. Which means, once it past the initial low carb transition phase, you’d be feeling more energetic, more mindful, and livelier, because you’re not having the blood sugar spikes and crashes. It will also mean that your body starts using up the stored fat around the belly and other parts of the body. You start naturally burning fat and losing the stored fat in your body.
Why should you lose belly fat?
Belly fat has been shown by research for 30 to 50 years that it contributes to heart disease and other major lifestyle illnesses. One of the reasons also could be, the fact that when you eat high carbs and you have all the chronic insulin spikes and drops, it causes inflammation and that inflammation causes heart disease and other lifestyle diseases. But the association of having high insulin which leads to storing fat around the belly has been shown to cause these lifestyle diseases. We need to be looking at ways to lose that fat and to get fit, to reduce our chances of having heart disease, diabetes and other lifestyle disease.
How do you start this process? What do you do to get there?
Well, basically, as I said earlier, having high carb food is the cause for insulin to increase in your blood stream and for big spikes and drops. So by regulating the amount of carbs that you eat in your daily diet, you can regulate the amount of insulin that’s in your blood streams, thereby allowing your body fat to be liberated from the fat cells and to be used for energy within your body. Which means, you naturally lose that fat and naturally get fit and healthy again.
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