Getting adequate dietary fiber can help lower risk for heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and some gastrointestinal disorders. Since fiber has all these health benefits, you would think most Americans would make an effort to get enough fiber in their diet. However, it is estimated less than 5% of American adults get the […]
Articles About Belly Fat Loss
Everything you need to know about belly fat loss. All articles are written by experts and backed by research evidence and science. Learn how to get rid of belly fat once and for all!
Belly fat is fat concentrated in the belly area. It is found under the skin or inside the belly around the organs. Having an excess amount of belly fat is linked to many diseases and conditions, and getting rid of it can have a number of health benefits.
Top Articles on How to Lose Belly Fat
Most Americans are aware carrying extra fat can negatively impact health. However, where you store fat is also important. Carrying fat in the lower body, like the hips and thighs, does not have the same risks as carrying fat around the midsection. Even if you are considered normal weight, having belly fat could increase risk […]
Weight loss plans usually involve exercise as a means to increase calorie burn needed for successful weight loss. Exercise has many health benefits and can be beneficial for long term weight loss and maintenance. However, as researchers from a 2014 review (1) suggest, weight loss from following an exercise program can sometimes be disappointing. Weight […]
Where you carry fat can be just as important as how much extra fat you are carrying. The risks for carrying extra fat are increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems. Even people who are considered normal weight can have an increased risk for these health conditions if they […]
The helpful bacteria that live in our digestive tract are called probiotics or referred to as the gut microbiome. The effect probiotics have on the body has been a hot topic for health and research studies, and it’s for good reason. According to the NIH, (1) bacteria cells in the human body out number human […]
Ancient Asian cultures have been eating rice for centuries, and Asia today still eats about 90% of the world’s rice. However, rice consumption is increasing in other parts of the world like the USA, European Union and Africa. White rice is a concentrated source of carbohydrates and provides little protein or fat. White rice is […]
The truth is you can’t spot reduce with exercise. We can’t determine where fat will come off the body from exercise. If you do a lot of stomach crunches, you’re building the muscle but not necessarily shrinking the fat from that area. Where we store fat has a strong genetic component. However, a weight loss […]
Carrying too much fat around your midsection has been associated with increasing risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and over all death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), having a waist to hip ratio more than 0.85 for women or 0.90 for men is considered high and can increase risk for some chronic […]
The average human stomach is about the size of your fist when it’s empty. When you eat, the stomach can expand to hold about 4 cups of food. The stomach serves as a holding tank for food as the walls of the stomach mechanically churn the food and release hydrochloric acid. The food is then […]
Carrying extra weight around your midsection can increase risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) recommends women to have a waist circumference under 35 inches and for men to have a waist circumference under 40 inches. There are many ways to lose weight, but it is […]
Losing belly fat is a popular physique goal; it seems an elusive 6 pack is what many people want. However, getting a flat stomach takes more than doing some abdominal exercises every day. Although there is no magic formula or guaranteed timeline, following these simple steps can help you reach the goal of getting a […]
Everybody would like a nice flat stomach for the summer and there is a lot of advice available as to the best way to achieve this, however, some is more accurate than others. Here we look at some common flat stomach myths that may be holding you back from achieving your goal. 1. The more […]