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How Women Can Lose Their Belly Fat

Posted Feb 10 2009 10:00am

I have the Warp Speed Fat Loss and have used their meal plan ideas. Planning on starting their workouts next week, when I can get it all planned out. Wanted to share this awesome article with you, as I get lots of questions from women about how to lose their belly fat!

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by Mike Roussell PhD(c)
Warp Speed Fat Loss

Do you want to lose belly fat? If so then it is important to know two things.

1. Not all belly fat is created equally.
2. As a woman when you get older you will naturally get more belly fat then a man does (I know, it is unfair).

First let’s look at why belly fat isn’t created equally. There are two types of belly fat – visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that you can pinch around your waistline. Visceral fat is the fat that is on the inside of your ab muscles surrounding your organs. To get a tight toned six pack you need to really get rid of both but specifically the subcutaneous fat as that is what is ‘masking’ your abs.

Visceral fat is very bad because it is linked to many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. Visceral fat is also metabolically active, meaning that is doesn’t just sit there (like subcutaneous belly fat) is can actively promote inflammation which scientists think is the driving force for many diseases. Fortunately when you go on a weight loss diet you will lose both visceral and subcutaneous belly fat.

Now back to why women gain more belly fat then men as they get older. As a woman goes through menopause research shows that their body fat tends to get deposited less in their thighs, hips, and arms and more in their stomach area.

As you age and your metabolism slows down, the amount of fat in your body slowly increases. Women experience an even greater fat percentage increase than men do. Then after menopause, your body fat distribution tends to shift — less in your arms, legs and hips, and more in your abdomen. This change in body fat distribution is mainly due to hormonal changes that occur in menopause.

How can you stop this? Preventing storage of body fat in your stomach isn’t as complicated as people make it. In fact you really need to attach stomach fat just like you attack any other type of body fat. You need to use a reduced carb diet, metabolic resistance training, and interval training. This three pronged approach to losing weight is extremely effective in both men and women. It is important to realize that as we get older we move less to increasing activity and stimulating your metabolism to that you burn more calories and burn more fat  is the best approach for women who want to lose belly fat (men too, actually).

About the Author/More Info:
Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete 28 day diet and training system crafted to help you lose 10,15, or 20lbs of body fat in just 28 day. To start losing weight fast visit Warp Speed Fat Loss. Mike Roussell is a nutrition doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University. Mike’s writings can be found in magazines such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Testosterone Nation. Mike specializes in fat loss nutrition and diets for busy men and women who need to lose weight fast without it interfering with their lives. Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete Done-for-You A-Z Fat Loss Blueprint that gives you exactly everything you need to eat to lose weight in record time.

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