How To Reduce Your Muffin Top and Belly Fat [Infographic]

How to Reduce Your Muffin Top and Belly Fat
Tips and Strategies - Inforaphic from Fitness Republic
Belly Fat and Muffin Top Causes

Belly fat, belly bulge, visceral fat, muffin top ... fat accumulation in the mid-section is often the most difficult and challenging area of the body for most people.

In fact, it is estimated that over 50% of Americans are abdominally obese and that number keeps growing.

Some leading factors contributing to abdominal or belly fat including overeating, eating too much junk and processed foods, not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep and being sedentary.

Other factors, like age, sex, heredity, hormones, stress and various health and medical conditions can also cause or contribute to belly fat gain and the formation of the muffin top.

Many types of illnesses, injuries and and chronic diseases, in turn, are often spurred on by overweight, obesity and belly fat.

It becomes a vicious circle.

Belly Fat and Muffin Tops are Stubborn

Even people who are successful at losing good amounts of body weight still often wrestle with abdominal fat or a muffin top.

There are a number of reasons why visceral abdominal fat deposits are so stubborn and difficult to lose.  The abdomen is often the first place we deposit fat and the last place from which the fat is removed by the body.  There are several physio-biological and anthropological reasons for why, how and where the body distributes and stores fat as well as how it and uses stored energy, i.e., how it burns fat.

Infographic

This infographic entitled "Ways to Reduce Your Muffin Top" from Fitness Republic offers some practical tips and strategies for reducing and ultimately losing the belly fat, including addressing stress levels, sleep issues, dietary considerations and exercises.

Infographic source, to view a large version of the infographic and for lots of other good diet and weight loss information, please visit Ways To Reduce Your Muffin Top (Fitness Republic).

Whole Body and Health Approach

It should be emphasized that, generally, it is not possible to target and eliminate only the belly fat alone or by itself.  (Unless, of course, you resort to surgery or gimmicks which can be dangerous.)

Reducing and eliminating belly fat is part and parcel of a whole body fat loss approach.

Thus, for example, in addition to eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and the other lifestyle factors that influence weight gain and weight loss, you may also need to address a hormonal imbalance, metabolic syndrome, or some other medical condition with a qualified healthcare provider or professional.

With a holistic approach, dedication and persistence, the belly fat and muffin top will eventually reduce and finally be gone.

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Best Way for a Vegan to Lose Belly Fat [Video]

The Best Way for a Vegan to Lose Belly Fat
Educational Video from Dr. Eric Berg
Although the general perception of vegans is that they are healthy and skinny (which bears out in certain scientific studies), there are some vegans who struggle with weight issues, particularly abdominal or belly fat.

This could be due to various reasons including genetics, age, hormones and, of course, lifestyle.  Some vegans are sedentary and do not exercise regularly.  Other vegans make poor vegan food choices.  Not all vegan food is healthy.  Plenty of processed and junk foods qualify as "vegan" but have the same deleterious health effects as non-vegan foods.

In this 8 minute video, Dr. Eric Berg explains what causes the accumulation of belly fat, the role that the hormone insulin plays in visceral fat, and which foods vegans should eat as well as avoid in order to stop gaining and storing belly fat or to begin losing it.


Eric Berg, DC, is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods.  He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning.  

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Calories in Starbucks Coffee and Drinks [Infographic]

Calories in Starbucks Coffee
and Drinks [Infographic]
from I Love Coffee
Love your Starbucks Cafe Mocha or Green Tea Latte?  Feel that you might even be addicted?

It turns out that many of these types of drinks are laden with fat and sugar and that's why they taste so good, keep us craving them and coming back for more.

But, according to diet and weight loss experts, combining fat and sugar is one of the surest ways to gain weight, especially belly fat.

Read:  Sugar + Fat = Belly Fat

This fat + sugar complications also leads to higher risks for chronic disease, such as diabetes.

Finally, the experts tells us to be very careful about drinking calories.  Drinking excessive calories is much easier and faster than eating them.  High calorie and high sugar drinks also spike blood sugar levels, which can lead to metabolic disorders.

All this doesn't mean you have to give up your Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (if you are healthy and don't have weight to lose). But, some of these types of coffee and tea drinks should be thought of and consumed as deserts, as special treats on rare occasions - not something to drink on a daily basis.

Infographic source from I Love Coffee.

Further Reading:

High-Fat HighSugar Snacks Linked to Belly Fat

Related:

❤ The Real Causes of Your Belly Fat
❤ How to Lose Belly Fat Part I
❤ Top 5 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach
❤ Eat These 6 Foods to Help Get Rid of Your Stubborn Belly Fat
❤ Shrink Your Belly in 14 Days
❤ How to Lose Your Weight (No Diet, Just Sensible Tips!)
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