Getting rid of your belly fat is important for more than just vanity’s sake.
Excess abdominal fat is a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and some cancers.
If diet and exercise haven’t done much to reduce your fat , then your hormones, your age, and other genetic factors may be the reason why.
Miracle cures are too good to be true and these other belly facts have been debunked.
Myth 1: Belly Fat Protects Your Bones
Recent studies have show that it’s also detrimental to your bones. Scientists used to think overweight people (especially men) had stronger skeletons and were protected against bone loss as they aged.
Latest research suggests that visceral fat—the type that surrounds the organs and accumulates around the midsection—is actually associated with lower bone-mineral density in adults of both genders and this is detrimental to the bones.
Myth 2: Sipping Green Tea Burns Belly Fat
Green tea can be a healthy drink and a calorie-free one, if you’re brewing your own and not adding sugar but don’t expect to see weight-loss results just from this one dietary change. You have to go on an all out dietary change to achieve weight loss.
Only Green Tea won’t do the magic.
Myth 3: Walking (Or Running) A Mile Burns 100 Calories
You’ve probably seen lots of estimates like this, Swim 20 laps to burn off that candy bar etc. Those numbers are just that—estimates—and depending on your metabolism, you may burn considerably more or less.
In order to lose the same amount of weight, they’d need to work out more or eat less.