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Lose belly fat: Here’s how to fight your stubborn abdominal fat!

Written by Lena, Nutritionist (M.Sc. Medical Nutrition)

The fat on the abdomen is often particularly difficult to get rid of, but it is an important parameter when it comes to health risks. With a little discipline, you will not only do something for your figure, but also help support a long and healthy life.

In this article you will find the most important tips on how to lose your abdominal fat with exercise and a healthy diet!

Topics at a glance

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  1. Why is abdominal fat so dangerous?
  2. An unhealthy lifestyle causes visceral abdominal fat to grow.
  3. When does visceral fat become critical for women and men?
  4. Hormones are going crazy!
  5. Lose belly fat – How to reduce abdominal fat through a balanced diet.
  6. Strengthen muscles with abdominal training.
  7. 3 tips for a flat stomach.
  8. Reduce stress and lose visceral fat at the same time.
  9. Start burning fat with Almased.
  10. Losing abdominal fat permanently has never been so easy!
  11. Which type of weight loss person are you?

Why is abdominal fat so dangerous?

Not all areas of fat storage has the same health risk. In general, a distinction is made between two types of adipose tissue: subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin and can be easily pinched between two fingers, and visceral fat, which is located in the abdominal cavity around the organs.

What many people don't know is that our fat deposits are one of the most metabolically active organs in our body. They emit messenger substances that have important functions in our body. Visceral fat in particular, has negative effects on our health in excessive quantities. It drives inflammatory processes and promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases and insulin resistance.

An unhealthy lifestyle causes visceral abdominal fat to grow

Lack of exercise and unhealthy diet are the main causes of increased accumulation of fat deposits on the abdomen. In particular, an excess of foods rich in sugar and fat quickly lead to unhealthy weight gain.

About half of adults have a BMI that is above normal. Obesity-driven diseases such as type 2 diabetes are currently on the rise. We are becoming more and more inactive while our diet continues to provide more and more readily available energy, e.g. in the form of sugar-rich foods. How can we tackle this? Break old habits and start a new healthy lifestyle! With Almased, it's easier than you think.

When does visceral fat become critical for women and men?

The amount of unhealthy abdominal fat can be determined by the circumference of the abdomen. To do this, a tape measure is placed around the middle of the body just above the iliac crest. There is an increased risk of metabolic diseases from a waist circumference of more than 80cm in women. For men, the limit is 94cm. Detailed instructions on how to measure abdominal circumference can be found on our blog.

The general body shape can also reveal a lot about increased risk. While body fat in women is mainly stored on the thighs and buttocks, the fat deposits in men accumulate mainly on the abdomen. The female so-called "pear shape" poses fewer health risks than the male "apple shape". Nevertheless, men and women should, of course, pay equal attention to their health.

From menopause onwards, women are also increasingly prone exhibit the "apple shape". This is due to the hormonal changes in this phase of life, which also make it difficult to lose weight. Find out here how Almased can help you, especially during the menopause!

Hormones are going crazy!

Among other things, the satiety hormone leptin is stored in adipose tissue, it signals to the body when it is full. If excess weight has built up, this once natural signal is misdirected. Despite increased leptin levels, you feel hungry because the satiety signals are weakened by such disruption. The central appetite-suppressing effect is disturbed, making it more difficult to lose weight. This is exactly where Almased intervenes and helps to support the feeling of satiety once again. A recent study shows that Almased affects leptin levels and other important hormones involved in appetite regulation.

Lose belly fat – How to reduce abdominal fat through a balanced diet

In most cases, a complete change in diet is the only sustainable solution to break out of the vicious cycle of hormone disruption. With a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet, the balance in the body can be restored.

Almased has an optimal nutrient composition and makes losing weight particularly easy by regulating various satiety hormones.

The shakes are complemented with a selection of high-quality foods and a balanced composition of meals. With the Almased plate principle, this can be done without much thought!

Simply divide your plate into different areas. Half is reserved for vegetables in boiled or raw form. One third of the plate should be filled with a high-quality protein source. These include, for example, low-fat meat or fish, cottage cheese, legumes or tofu. The remaining space can now be filled with complex carbohydrates. Whole wheat pasta, potatoes, or whole wheat bread are good choices here. Finally, high-quality vegetable oils such as linseed, rapeseed or walnut oil should not be missing.

Regular exercise can lead to a toned stomach

If you want to lose abdominal fat, you should not only eat healthily, but also be physically active. High intensity interval training, along with other endurance sports, is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short time. If the body is in an energy deficit, the pounds also fall.

Intensive weight training is also ideal for losing belly fat. In addition, muscles are built up all over the body and fat distribution is altered. Those who have more muscle mass have a permanently higher basal metabolic rate. Fats ingested with food are thus used as an energy source rather than stored. Still not in the mood for sports? The special Almased formula has a positive effect on fat distribution and has been proven to increase energy consumption - even if you didn't make it to the gym.

3 tips for a flat stomach

Make sure you have a balanced calorie intake!

This can be done easily by replacing 1-2 meals a day with an Almased shake.

Start with strength training!

Active muscles burn free fatty acids and prevent visceral fat from accumulating.

Increase protein intake!

The high-quality multi-component protein supplies the muscles and contains a variety of health-promoting peptides.

Reduce stress and lose visceral fat at the same time

A lifestyle factor that also has an impact on our metabolism is stress. Those who do not rest in everyday life can have high cortisol levels. The stress hormone can lead to high blood pressure in the long run and blood sugar levels are also influenced by it.

You've probably heard the term "stress belly" before. This is because an increased cortisol level inhibits the metabolism and stores fat more quickly. The unsightly food cravings also occur more often when we are under stress. So, make sure you get enough sleep and also incorporate relaxing activities such as yoga or a walk on your way to a flat stomach. An Almased shake in the evening can also improve your sleep and ensure an optimised metabolism.

Start burning fat with Almased

If you want to lose abdominal fat, you can make it a lot easier with Almased. The unique combination of soya, yogurt and honey ensures a normalised energy metabolism*. The optimal ratio of carbohydrates and protein also has a beneficial effect on subcutaneous fat as well as visceral fat.

The filling shakes make it super easy for you to eat a calorie-reduced diet and contain all the important vitamins and minerals. Almased supports cognitive functions**, strengthens the immune system*** and has a holistic, positive effect on your health.

*Biotin, calcium, iron, iodine, copper, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B12 and C contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

**Iron, iodine and zinc contribute to normal cognitive performance.

***Iron, folic acid, copper, zinc, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B6, C and D contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Losing abdominal fat permanently has never been so easy!

It works best with the Almased Four-Phase Plan! It accompanies you step by step to your feel-good weight and is a great introduction to a long-term change in your diet.

It starts with a fasting phase in which all meals are replaced by 3 Almased shakes a day. In this way, you optimally prepare your metabolism for losing weight and set the right impulses in the first few days.

In the 2nd phase, the focus is on continuous weight loss until you have reached your personal goal. An Almased shake in the morning and evening creates the best conditions for this. At lunchtime, put together a delicious healthy meal to slowly start changing your diet.

With 2 balanced meals and a shake a day, phase 3 continues. Now it's time to stabilise your weight and integrate healthy eating habits into your everyday life in the long term.

Phase 4 is also what we call the life phase. You will be a real professional when it comes to healthy eating and put together 3 delicious meals a day. You can always find suitable weight loss recipes on our website. Almased can continue to accompany you as a flexible meal replacement if you are in a hurry or if you want to balance your calorie intake a little.

Which type of weight loss person are you?

No matter what your reasons are for losing abdominal fat, it's best to get started right away. Grab a friend and easily find out which Almased diet plan suits you best in our type test. Because when it comes to losing weight, it is always easier if you can motivate each other and, in the end, enjoy your successes together.

You can also find a lot of support and great tips on losing weight in our Almased community on Facebook. Network with like-minded people and start your new lifestyle!

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