The reality is – humans have evolved so much, the words ‘hunter gatherer’ now mean popping into the local shop after work and buying some packaged food, typically empty calorie precooked frozen meals, and getting home to watch the new Netflix craze.
If you’re struggling with losing stubborn belly fat, forget the gym – the first step is in the kitchen!
Not all fat in your body is the same, not all bodies are either. Where fat is stored determines how it affects your health and risk of disease.
The two main types are subcutaneous fat, which is under your skin, and visceral fat, which accumulates in your abdominal cavity and is typical for most overweight men.
Visceral fat tends to lodge around your organs. Excess visceral fat is associated with inflammation and insulin resistance and may drive the metabolic dysfunction so common in the Western world today.
Low-carb diets are very effective at reducing this harmful abdominal fat. In fact, a greater proportion of fat that people lose on low-carb diets seems to come from the abdominal cavity. Over time, this should lead to a drastically reduced risk of heart disease and type-II diabetes. A large percentage of the fat lost on low-carb diets tends to be harmful abdominal fat that is known to cause serious metabolic problems… And love handles.
Focus on planning your meals, looking up healthy recipes (restricting dairy, simple carbs and frozen foods) and preparing meals for the upcoming days ahead. Get groceries after work, put on your favorite album and get cooking!