Belly fat, thick stomach, love handles, big paunch, or bigass; whatever you want to call it, there is no denying that excess stomach fat isn’t pretty. Not only is it unsightly, but it also has a tendency to raise one’s cholesterol level. Not only is it bad for your health, but it’s also bad for your figure. Not a good motivator, huh?
Many people ask the question: Why am I so big?
The truth is that while the size of your muffin top, or the depth of your beer gut, has a lot to do with your genetics (so don’t feel too bad if your mother or father is a beer drinker) the problem rests with you. The fact is that whether you’re carrying excess padding around the middle or around your thighs and butt is your own responsibility. But the bigger you are or the more overweight you are, the worse it is for you.
Sure, it might make you seem like a sh rollsy who is somehow let-off a little and who doesn’t care about his/hers appearance, but the honest-to-goodness truth is that overweight people are much more likely to become ill with serious and often life-threatening diseases than slimmer people. Also, given that being overweight/obese is a major risk factor for heart disease, cancer, and stroke, you might want to consider that being overweight is simply not worth it.
According to the Mayo Clinic, your body mass index (BMI) is roughly the weight of your body in pounds divided by the square of your height in inches squared (and not just your height alone, because if you’re tall, for example, a generous 8-10″ tall, your BMI will be plenty higher than if you’re a slim 5’4″ person).
The normal BMI range is between 18.5 and 24.9. Anything under 18.5 is considered underweight; between 25 and 29.9, the normal; and anything over or over 30, considered overweight. Being overweight, in addition, is defined as “having an abnormal amount of body fat; being significantly overweight.” If your BMI is higher than 40, meaning you are in the obese category, you’re a definite health risk. If your BMI is higher than 35, which means you need to do some Thinking Thin to Lose Weight, you should consider yourself threatening to God and your own existence.
Looking Yourself in the Mirror
You’ll probably find that, although you are probably not too thrilled about it when you look at yourself in the mirror, there is no great reason why you shouldn’t get rid of that belly fat and turn it into slimmer, healthier, attractive, well proportioned, and energetic torso. Don’t hand over your life to someone who will do whatever he or she can to get you larger, fatter, and slower than you are, will you?
Want to know to what degree of fat content your body is? There is a website athttp://www. resortedwarn.com/get-rid-of-belly-fat.htmTargets and body areas have somewhat different standards for healthy body fat levels:
These charts also list what areas are considered to be your target areas, including abdominal fat, upper body fat, thigh and hips fat, and chest/bicep fat.
So, if you are emailing me about wanting to know how to get rid of belly fat, since you are an month into your new diet and exercise regimen, then your targeted areas might be the issues are the same as those listed above.
My advice: Look in the mirror and see the real results! Your attitude, motivation, and persistence are what count in the end… not someoeur Glycerine-infused “ab adhesive” that supposedly will disappear after only 1-3 weeks.