Do you want to get rid of your belly fat?
You’ll be glad to know that there are a lot of options to choose from. The non-surgical ones include Coolsculpting, SculpSure, Ultrashape and Trusculpt.
However, if you want the best results then surgical fat removal or liposuction is ideal for you. Liposuction is the best way to get a flatter stomach. But do all these procedures remove visceral fat? Let’s find out.
WHAT IS VISCERAL FAT?
Visceral fat is found inside the abdominal cavity. That is why it is also called intra-abdominal fat. It wraps around your internal organs like stomach, liver and intestines. Thus, visceral fat is present beneath the muscles.
Visceral fat is so deep inside that it can’t be removed by liposuction or other non-surgical body contouring procedures.
VISCERAL FAT IS HARMFUL:
High levels of visceral fat can prove quite harmful for you. It is associated with numerous health issues, including:
The visceral fat cells produce hormones and inflammatory substances as well. The inflammation, in turn, increases the risk of chronic diseases.
WHAT KIND OF FAT DOES LIPOSUCTION REMOVE?
Liposuction removes subcutaneous fat. It is present just below your skin. Thus, it can be removed easily. But how would you know whether you have visceral fat or subcutaneous fat?
While standing, if you can grab your belly fat easily, then it is mostly subcutaneous fat. However, visceral fat is more firm and it can’t be grabbed. Keep in mind that liposuction is not for weight loss.
Of course, visceral fat cannot be removed through liposuction or other non-surgical procedures but we have good news for you. Butvisceral fat can easily be removed through diet and exercise. If you have more visceral fat, your surgeon will recommend dieting and exercise. After weight loss, the leftoverflaps of subcutaneous fat will be easily removed via liposuction and other treatments.
How to get rid of visceral fat?
Make exercise a part of your daily routine. Start from doing exercise 20 to 30 minutes daily. Gradually increase it to hours to burn more calories over time. Do not over-exert yourself. Start slowly to train your muscles to become stronger.
The circuit training exercises include burpees, sprints, press-ups, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, push or pull-ups. They can burn the fat and make your stomach flatter.
Exercise alone cannot guarantee good results. You should have a healthy and well-balanced diet. Eat more proteins. They boost the metabolism and promote visceral fat loss. Limit the added sugar intake also. As they contribute to the increase of visceral fat. Instead, eat fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and beans.
Add more fibre to your diet. It reduces the levels of hunger hormones. Eat flax seeds, legumes, grains and sweet potatoes to increase the fibre intake.
Too much alcohol intake is harmful to your health. Several studies show that alcohol encourages the storage of visceral fat. Try limiting your alcohol intake.
Stress can make any medical condition worse than before. Visceral fat storage is no exception. The stress hormone ‘cortisol’ increases the storage of visceral fat. Make your life stress-free by practicing meditation and other relaxation techniques. Improve your sleep habits also.