Is stomach fat more dangerous than other fat in your body and can it actually kill you ? Can it lead to disease and sickness as you grow older ? Very valid and alarming questions for sure, but best to tackle this now instead of waiting until it is too late!
In your quest to lose weight and get rid of your own unattractive belly fat, you may have a tendency to people watch and notice others who are overweight. Maybe it’s because you can sympathize with how they’re feeling and how they look – tired! Even the act of walking is a monumental effort, especially in the summer months of the year when the heat works to drain a body.
Sitting in your car at the grocery store, you can study people. Start paying attention to how many of the people in the crowd are overweight versus those who aren’t. The numbers will shock you.
Don’t even measure how many are just a little overweight, but count how many are very noticeably overweight. There will be men, women and some kids who are carrying excess belly fat. Some people will make fun of them, too.
Belly fat has quite a few nicknames. Jelly Belly. Muffin Top. Spare Tire. Santa Belly. Beer Belly. We’ve heard the derogatory terms and know exactly what they mean. Sometimes, we try to give belly fat kinder, gentler names.
Some doctors even refer to belly fat as the apple shape, which doesn’t sound all that bad. But whether derogatory or a softer label, they all mean the same thing - too much fat around the middle of the body that either sticks out noticeably or flops down over our belts.
For many of us, gaining that spare tire isn’t intentional. There are many factors that gang up on the body as we grow older. One minute it seems as if we’re twenty and fit and the next…not so much. We get busy.
In some cases, we’re overburdened with responsibilities. Our health gets pushed to the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list.
There’s a commercial for a car insurance carrier that says, “Life comes at you fast” and it usually shows someone who’s just been involved in a car accident. Because life comes at us all fast and not just when it comes to driving, it’s easy to get bombarded on all sides by life’s circumstances.
Not many people are true gluttons - someone who will overeat or over drink just because. When it comes to overindulging, there’s usually a reason behind it and that reason can be valid - even understandable.