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Signs You Have “Lots of Visceral Fat” and You Don’t Know It – Don’t Eat This

visceral fat It is a serious hidden health issue that has not been talked about enough. Unlike subcutaneous fat that you can see and touch, visceral fat is located deep in your abdomen and wraps around your vital organs. It has been linked to major health problems such as stroke, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and more. Most people don’t realize they have visceral fat, but Roxana Ehsany, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Dietitian and National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells all this, not that! Health how to tell you that you have. Read on – and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these things Sure Signs You Already Have COVID.

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Ehsani says, “Visceral fat is body fat that is stored in your abdominal cavity and that wraps around your internal organs. It differs from stomach fat that you might see, visceral fat is actually not visible to the naked eye. However, visceral fat can negatively affect your overall health By increasing the risk of developing certain conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.”

“You can’t measure your visceral fat ratio, but you can measure your waist-hip ratio with a tape measure at home to see if you have high visceral fat,” says Ehsani. In females, if you have a waist-to-hip ratio at 0.85 or higher, You’re more likely to have visceral fat, and for males if your waist-hip ratio is 0.90 or higher, you’re more likely to have visceral fat. The ratio also puts you at greater risk of developing chronic conditions or even having a stroke.”

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“Another measurement you can do is just check your waistline,” says Ehsani. For women, if your waist circumference is 35 or higher, and for men, it is 40 inches or more. If you reach that measurement as well, it’s a sign that you likely have visceral fat.”


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Ehsani says, “Perhaps the first thing you notice is that your pants don’t fit and you need to buy a larger pair. A rise in pants sizes does not directly indicate that you have gained visceral fat, and some people may need to gain it. The weight should be at a healthier weight like a person with ADHD. In eating or a person of a healthy weight, but if your BMI is already high, this may indicate that visceral fat is slowly increasing!”

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“You can keep track of your measurements!” says Ehsani. “For example, if you decide to measure your waist-hip ratio, or waist circumference, keep a record of what those measurements were so you can keep track of it. You can track these measurements once a week or even once a month. This will be the easiest way to know when to lose track of Visceral fat. If you choose not to measure yourself but just go by how your clothes feel, you can also track that on the notes app on your phone or on your calendar to keep track as well.”

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According to Ehsani, “Visceral fat may be caused by lack of exercise, overeating, or a combination of both. Drinking alcohol can also contribute to increased visceral fat, especially in men according to research. Muscle mass and more mass gain. Fat, so it can be accompanied by an increase in visceral fat.So a healthy diet is important throughout our lives.Most people tend to know what they should eat in order to eat healthy food, but have difficulty implementing it.Therefore, individual work with a dietitian who specializes in Nutrition,can help people start their path towards starting to eat healthy food and make it a lifestyle change.It is also important to stay active throughout your life as well.Find an exercise that you enjoy,that doesn’t sound like work,it can really help you stay active Stress that is not well managed can also cause visceral fat to accumulate.When a person is stressed, the stress hormone cortisol is activated, when activated, can cause people to overeat, and in fact cause visceral fat to be stored.So from It is important not to You not only eat healthy and exercise, but also reduce and manage your stress levels. finally, researchers They discovered that a lack of sleep can also lead to an increased growth of visceral fat over time. Usually when we don’t sleep enough, it can cause us to overeat, reaching for more caffeinated and sugary drinks and foods, in an effort to stay awake. If you don’t sleep enough consistently, you may quickly see a buildup of this unwanted visceral fat! “And to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these. 35 places you’re most likely to get infected with the coronavirus.

Heather Newgen

Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing on health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather is currently freelancing for several publications. Read more