We all want that lean, muscular physique, but losing pesky belly fat and building muscle is always more easily said than done. It does not have to be complicated, however. Trading that extra pooch for a healthy punch starts with an understanding of where the fat comes from and what your body needs to build muscle.
Unlike subcutaneous fat that lies directly below the skin’s surface, protecting organs and tissues, visceral fat sits deep beneath the muscles in your stomach, creating stubborn belly fat.
To prevent dangerous fat build-up, the body attempts to tell us when to eat and when we are full, but all too often we ignore the signals. When this happens our bodies store the excess fats as visceral fat, and our body rapidly converts the excess glucose, such as refined processed carbohydrates, into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream and trigger large releases of insulin.
The result is usually weight gain, sugar cravings, and hunger which lead to overeating and more weight gain.