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Belly Fat

Excess fat tissue located in the abdominal area, considered one of the most challenging types of fat to lose

Belly Fat

What is it?

Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, is the type of fat that accumulates around the midsection and abdominal area. Belly fat is different from subcutaneous fat, which is the type of fat that lies just beneath the skin. Belly fat is located deep within the abdominal cavity, surrounding and protecting the organs. While some amount of belly fat is necessary for cushioning and insulation, too much of it can increase the risk of various health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Belly fat can be measured using waist circumference or body mass index (BMI), and it can be reduced through a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

What Causes it?

The main causes of belly fat include genetics, diet, a sedentary lifestyle, hormonal imbalances, and age. Consuming a diet high in processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats and low in fibre and protein can contribute to belly fat accumulation. Lack of physical activity or prolonged sitting can also cause the body to store excess fat in the belly area. Hormonal imbalances, such as elevated cortisol levels, can increase belly fat storage, particularly in women. Additionally, as people age, their metabolism slows down, making it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it, particularly around the midsection.


What Can You Do To Help Naturally?

To help reduce belly fat naturally, it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet that includes plenty of whole foods, lean proteins, and fibre-rich fruits and vegetables while minimising processed and sugary foods. Regular exercise can also help to burn calories and promote weight loss, including specific exercises that target the abdominal area such as crunches and planks. In addition, reducing stress through techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can help to lower cortisol levels and prevent the accumulation of belly fat. Getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated, and avoiding alcohol and smoking can also support natural weight loss and reduce belly fat over time.


Why is belly fat a health concern?

Belly fat has been linked to an increased risk of various health issues, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Can belly fat be reduced through exercise alone?

While exercise can certainly help reduce belly fat, it is important to also focus on a healthy diet and lifestyle to achieve optimal results.

Are there any specific foods that can help reduce belly fat?

Some studies suggest that foods high in fibre and protein, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats, may help reduce belly fat.

Is there a specific exercise that is best for reducing belly fat?

There is no one exercise that is best for reducing belly fat, as it requires a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and core exercises.

Can stress contribute to belly fat?

Yes, stress can cause an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone, which has been linked to the accumulation of belly fat.

How long does it take to see results in reducing belly fat?

The amount of time it takes to see results in reducing belly fat varies depending on individual factors such as diet, exercise routine, and metabolism. It is important to focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes rather than seeking quick fixes.

Our Approach

Stubborn belly fat is something that can be very difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. At RSA, following a detailed consultation, we use the Venus Legacy radiofrequency treatment to stimulate lipolysis (fat removal) and in particular target belly fat. We also combine treatments with the post-lipo programme on the Body Ballancer to ensure effective removal of excess fat cells. We always advise clients to combine body treatments with a prescribed nutrition programme and exercise plan.

Treatments We Offer That Help With Belly Fat

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