Men have a very high tendency to accumulate abdominal visceral fat compared to their per-menopausal women. The accumulation of abdominal visceral fat in men, which is a strong independent predictor of mortality is caused by the higher dietary fat intake by their abdominal visceral fat. In this post, I will be sharing with you how to cure belly fat in men.
Nearly two thirds of American men are overweight, so if your man has added a few extra (or more than few) pounds to his frame he’s not alone, but should he be aiming to lose belly fat fast?
Men tend to gain their weight around the waist, and as soon as they hit 30 men start adding to their belly fat. Apart from how bad it looks or how awful it makes him feel, the fat around a man’s waist-line comes with some pretty serious risks to his health.
Accumulation of fats around a man’s belly puts him at greater risk of serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, some types of cancer and even sleep apnea.
It is very important for us to understand that belly fat doesn’t just sit there, it releases stress hormones, fatty acids and substances that can increase the risks of cardiovascular disease.
Do you know that a single fat cell can grow to 1,000 times its original size, reach its limit and then create spin off cells? And once you have a fat cell, its remains in you for life.
How do you know if a man has too much belly fat?
The waist size of a man is a good indicator of how much belly fat he’s carrying around. Use a measuring tape to measure around his bare belly, just above the hipbone and position the tape measure until it fits snugly around the waist without pushing into the skin.
Remember no sucking in!
If his waist size is greater than 40 inches (102 cm) he’s at risk for some serious health problems as well as the discomforts of carrying all that extra weight.
The problem with most men isn’t genetic but rather related to lifestyle choices.
The worst thing is that as men age they lose muscle, especially if they don’t exercise. Without lean muscle mass metabolism slows and the rate the body burns calories goes down. If a man consumes the same number of calories as he gets older, less of them are burned, and more turn to fat.
Another reason for belly fat is drinking excess alcohol and has been given the dubious distinction of a name – the well known “beer belly”.
It has been discovered by experts that it is not just the calories in the beer, but also the tasty crunchy junk foods that are often part of drinking. What you may not realize is that beer is not the only culprit, too much alcohol of any kind can promote on belly fat.
How My Husbands successfully went From Size 40 to 34 in Two Months
How many of you have seen that commercial for that home workout machine where the guy states something to the effect of “I went from a size 40 to size 32 and gave my fat clothes to my fat friends.” My husband and I hate that commercial. Something about the arrogance of the spokesperson who is pitching a machine that costs several thousands of dollars. Most people do not have that kind of money to invest in a machine that will ultimately end up being a dust collector in the corner of the room.
So how can you lose weight without lightening your wallet? Around the same time I tried out the acai berry supplements (which worked very well for me); my husband tried out a new product that contained caralluma root extract.
The premise behind caralluma root is that it contains powerful appetite suppressant properties and has been used as a famine emergency food for hundreds of years. Tribal people in areas where food is scare chew on this natural root to help curb hunger.
My husband started on a natural caralluma supplement, and within two days he noticed a huge difference in his appetite. No longer was he always rooting through the cabinets or eating after midnight. The reduced appetite really made his weight loss goals possible.
In only a few short months, he had reduced his waist size from size 40 to size 36. In another 2 months, he was down to size 34. Losing over an inch a month was an amazing feat to say the least.
Using caralluma root supplements was really the key to this weight loss success. All he did was take the supplement daily, and do some light walking 4 nights a week. The result was as good as those commercials, yet much easier on the budget.