How to Lose Belly Fat: Latest Secrets from the Research Labs, Part 1Written by David L. Kern
In this series of articles, you will learn exactly how to lose belly fat, using 10 proven techniques from medical studies and laboratories around world. _________________________________
Abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat, or belly fat, is not just a matter of vanity anymore. Doctors are increasingly sounding alarm about health dangers of belly fat, as more Americans are diagnosed daily with obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
How to Lose Belly Fat: Secret #1- CLA
Scientists in Sweden have reported that patients taking conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA for short, lose fat- especially abdominal or belly fat. CLA is a special type of fatty acid, and is available in U.S. without prescription.
In a 2001 trial, people taking 4 grams of CLA a day lost nearly 4% of their body fat over 12 weeks, with no other dietary or exercise changes.
Another Swedish study in 2004 found that CLA “might slightly decrease body fat in humans, particularly abdominal fat,” without changing body mass index. No harmful side effects were reported.
Why Are We Overweight?Written by (c) Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!”
Why are we overweight? This question has been asked many times and we all have different answers. The most common is because we eat too much, especially junk food, and exercise less. It is easy to say, I will lose weight and keep it off. Reality is that when we eat more calories than we can use for energy, our bodies store fat. The issue is whether we are seriously committed to change our lifestyle, adopt healthier habits and exercise more. After we gain weight, we find difficulty losing it. There is hope. Increasing our fat burning metabolism will help us lose weight.
Most people have tried many diets, such as quick weight loss diets with hope of loosing that unwanted fat, yet failed to keep weight off. Why? Because quick diets are not answer. Think for a moment, we did not gain all that weight in one week, but gradually, right? Therefore, we can lose that unwanted fat gradually and keep weight off. This is why it is so hard to lose fat and to stay slim with those quick weight loss diets. Some of these diets are so extreme that leave you feeling hungry, weak, and end is that instead of promoting a healthy eating habit to lose weight, you end up cheating and eating until you satisfy those cravings.
Back to our original question, why are we overweight? People are overweight for different reasons: eating too much, lack of exercise, slow fat burning metabolism, retaining water, eating too late, eating unconsciously while watching TV, eating wrong foods. We tend to eat for emotional reasons too, as we relate food as calming our nerves. Sound familiar? Sure, we feel fine while eating, but is this answer to calm our nerves? No. Definitely not. Anxiety can drive us to eat more and see food as an ideal comfort.