Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Visceral Fat

As if regular fat is not enough, we now have experts commenting on our visceral fat. This is the fat around the outside of our organs. This is different from the fat that most of us see hanging around our midlines, saddle bags and other less fun places to look at. Visceral fat in studies has been correlated with tissue insulin resistance and with metabolic disease.

The solution is simple and there is no short cut. Exercise and proper diet combined with plenty of hydration and rest is the key. All the get skinny fast schemes that are out there don't work or they have terrible side effects. Don't be fooled there is no shortcut, so stop looking for one. I have patients tell me all the time about the latest, greatest thing they have heard of that supposedly helps you lose weight while you sleep. Bull, there is no such thing.

Just eat a balanced diet that is low in simple carbs and exercise a minimum of four times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes in your target heart rate. Happy weight loss is right around the corner.


At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is good to hear about the old fashioned "taking responsibility" for the way we look. Darn, that excercise...just can't escape it!

Thanks for your honesty!

At 5:10 AM, Anonymous Angel said...

*high five* I was just writing about this the other day. The solution is simple all we have to do is make the decision! And we have to power to make decisions right?

Hope all is well, miss everyone!
Angel :)

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