Deleting Belly Fat: White vs. Brown Fat
By Kristin Gabriel
Belly fat appears bigger if you are short and apple shaped and typically you will have two layers of stored fat around your middle instead of one normal single layer. Healthy thinner people have one thin layer of fat under their skin. This under the skin type of fat, the normal type, is known as white fat, or subcutaneous fat, and it stores energy, then produces hormones that are secreted into your bloodstream. But it is also important to understand that belly fat is both white subcutaneous fat and brown omentum or visceral fat.
Recently scientists have discovered that lean people tend to have more brown fat than overweight people, and also that when brown fat is stimulated it burns calories. In fact, here is an article where one doctor simplifies our body fat down to white, brown or yellow fats. In essence, white fat is subcutaneous fat. However, if you have a belly, it is brown fat, or visceral fat, which can cause stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia. Abnormal fat built up, around your organs like the liver or intestines, is known as omentum fat, which many doctors refer to as visceral fat or intra-abdominal adiposity (IAA). Because this omentum fat is close to your organs, it’s the best energy source. And more like muscle than like white fat, when activated, brown fat can even burn white fat!
Omentum fat happens when a person eats unhealthy foods, and their body can’t manufacture normal fat carrying particles called lipoproteins. Without these the body has a hard time transporting fat from one place in the body to another, so it tends to stay in the first place it ends up after a meal — and becomes belly fat.
And here is the scary part — the tissue supplying your intestines with blood is known as the omentum. If a person has high triglycerides and their HDL, also known as the “good” cholesterol, is low, then that is a sign that you have abnormal fat-carrying particles. This just means they may have more omental fat than someone with the same size waistline who has higher HDL and low triglycerides.
Here are some various ways you can get rid of omental fat. Essentially you must get their the lipoproteins back to normal, and burn fat. The activities and foods that are good for lipoproteins will enable you to burn fat for energy, and this will delete belly fat once and for all. We all have visceral fat — and it isn’t all bad. It provides necessary cushioning around organs.
But, the fat doesn’t just sit there. It makes “lots of nasty substances,” says Kristen Hairston, MD, assistant professor of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest School of Medicine. And having too much of it is linked to a greater chance of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and certain cancers, including breast cancer and colon cancer.
Losing Belly Fat
Avoid food in boxes, and maximize protein by eating plenty of fresh sprouted and fermented and foods in addition to lots of fresh foods, but especially vegetables.
Here is another way to delete this type of belly fat. Go to www.bellystripper.com and purchase two jars of Belly Stripper. Apply about one teaspoon or a thin layer all over the belly area, put on an absorbant T-shirt or night shirt and watch the flab disappear. BellyStripper is an organic cream that will cleanse the fat cells and layers of fat. You’ll know it is working when you wake up with a side effect of a bad taste in your mouth which simply means it is working.
Just remember, that fat on your bottom, under the chin, around your arms or on the thighs will not matter as much to your overall health as how much omentum or visceral fat you have in your belly. Omentum fat, which is typical of those with an “apple” body shape is more harmful than the subcutaneous fat that is typical of someone with a “pear” shaped body.