In my previous post, I discussed the potential negative impact of carrying around too much belly fat. The consequences can be extremely dangerous.
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers, and other life-threatening illness are enough to get us to rise up and take notice.
In my last post, I talked about the specific fat in our belly that is extremely dangerous. I referred to an article that listed the hormones that need to be in balance in order for us to be healthy.
Specific fat burning foods for women plus fat burning exercises were mentioned that are important in maintaining these hormone levels.
If these hormone levels are not in balance, it is extremely difficult for us to lose weight. If you have not read the article, I suggest you read, “Fat Burning Foods for Women – Managing Your Hormones.”
I read another article on this topic called, “The mysteries of belly fat.” The author does a good job of explaining some of the natural obstacles that women face in keeping their weight under control.
Here is a quote from a small portion of the article:
Health professionals are concerned about belly fat because it can trigger: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, fatty liver, liver cancer, stress, depression and Alzheimer’s.
Scientists believe that it is the fat below the surface, called visceral fat, that really does the damage by producing hormones and chemicals that can cause heart disease and more.
Also, evidence shows that deep-seated fat near an important vein that leads to the liver can transport fatty acids to the organ. The result: high blood lipid readings.
How do you know when the size of your stomach is putting you in peril? A general guideline is that woman with a waist of more than 35 inches, and a man over 40 inches, could be at more risk. As we age, most people struggle with weight. This is because metabolism slows down causing lean muscle mass to be lost, therefore burning fewer calories.
But there’s more:
Yes, there is much more. The entire article can be found here.
The rest of the article discusses these obstacles in losing weight. Please read the full article.
After presenting these obstacles, the author makes this final statement:
Remember, behavioral modifications, such as exercise, diet, and stress management, go a long way in controlling belly fat and preventing diabetes, heart disease and more.
It is critical that we not allow the obstacles mentioned stand in our way. Each can be overcome with behavioral modifications.
Please let me know what you think. How are you overcoming some of these obstacles? Or are they preventing you from achieving your weight management goals? Thanks for your input.