How to Lose Abdominal Fat

ab-fatVisceral fat is the deep belly fat that we associate with belly fat. It is more than just an eyesore. It goes deeper than just not being able to fit into our tight jeans. It is more dangerous than other types of fat because it changes how our body works.

Visceral fat is what lines our organs. It produces a think gel around our kidneys, liver, and even our heart. It goes as far as changing the chemical process that makes our body work. The results of this change in body chemistry is detrimental to our overall health.

It creates a rise in insulin which leads to a breaking down of sugar. This sugar is built into more fat. This is fat that our body just can’t use. Instead of making us feel full and happy, it makes us feel empty and depressed. Too much visceral fat literally makes your body feel hungry. It is a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to get out of. It is likened to being addicted to food. It is a not an easy process.

How to Burn Abdominal Fat

There is no sure fire way to lose weight. What works for one person may not work for another. The only tried and true way to lose weight is to consume less calories than you burn. That means that as long as you are eating a wide range of healthy foods in moderation while you are exercising, you will begin to lose weight.

There are no foods that you should completely and totally cut out of your diet. There are foods, like those that are high in sugar, that you don’t want to eat too much of. Refined sugars in high amounts are not healthy and are just about impossible to burn off.


You want to always keep in mind that you can drink too many calories just like you can eat too many calories. If you are consuming sugary sodas, you are working against yourself. Water really is the best thing for your body. It is understandable that sometimes you want something else. Just like everything in life, too many sodas will harm your body in the long run.

It is possible to think that you are hungry when you are really just thirsty. Drinks that are high in sugar will only make you thirstier. Try reaching for your bottle of water before you reach for your snack. Drink a full glass of water and wait thirty minutes, then eat a snack if you are still hungry.


You really do need to exercise. It is really important that you get your heart pumping and keep it pumping so that your body begins to burn fat for energy. Running burns more calories than walking. However, running is not an easy task. Try jogging for 30 seconds for every five minutes that you walk. Gradually increase the amount of time that you jog until you are able to keep it at a steady pace.

This will help you to burn visceral fat.  It is the basics of a healthy lifestyle. You just need to eat right and exercise. Once you get a pattern that works well for you, just stick with it. It may not be the easiest thing to do, but all the good things in life are worth the fight to make it happen.

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Article by: Carmen Kerry

Carmen writes health & fitness articles for BodyFatLoss. She researches the latest and greatest methods to help with weight loss, weight gain and fitness.