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What is Abdominal Weight Gain. Thanks in advance for your answers?
(October 27, 2010)

Abdominal Weight Gain

Given the fact that a person’s aesthetic appeal is one of the most important factors in today’s world, it is easy to understand why people take fitness and weight loss extremely seriously. However, the health benefits of both these activities should never be underestimated. For instance, while obesity and being overweight are better known for the impact they have on a person’s looks, the conditions that they allow to develop internally are of more serious concern. Some of the more serious health problems caused by obesity include heart failure, respiratory infections and high blood pressure. Moreover, the most significant impact is the fact that the condition is likely to cause substantial joint pain whenever you try to move as a result of the extra burden that the joints have to endure.

With the increase in popularity of quick fix methods such as cosmetic surgery, a number of people choose to simply get rid of the fat, without realizing that damaging their bodies in this unnatural way is only going to lead to further complications as well as the substantial influence that the procedure is going to have on the way one lives his or her life.

Visceral fat, the alternative name for abdominal weight, should not be considered a cosmetic issue as recent research also shows that the more fat contained around the belly, the increased risk we are at when it comes to the development of a serious medical ailment.  There are a number of factors that can influence rapid abdominal weight gain. For example, the constantly changing hormonal levels in women, especially during times of serious internal change such as menopause is one of the most common causes of abdominal weight gain. Another influencing factor is the kind of food that a person consumes and consuming fast food regularly and other unhealthy eating habits are some of the most common abdominal weight gain causes.

Spending several hours sitting in front of a computer or the TV causes a person’s metabolic rate to slow down and this causes an increase in weight gain. Beer consumption is one of the most common causes of development of belly fat in people all over the world. One of the greatest misconceptions is that any type of comfort eating is always a cause of rapid abdominal weight gain. However, the weight gain is substantially dependent on the kinds of foods you consume during your bout of comfort eating. The best method to get rid of excessive abdominal fat is to eat healthy foods and make sure that you give yourself the right amount of physical exercise on a daily basis to help burn all those excess calories in your system. This will also help to prevent abdominal weight gain.

Submitted by S M on October 27, 2010 at 12:51


Advice on Abdominal Weight Gain

Abdominal weight gain occurs due to the fat that has been stored in the abdomen. Abdominal fat, also called as visceral fat can pose a number of health problems like blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. This occurs when the energy intake is higher than the expenditure. Hence apart from measuring the Body Mass Index, it is also necessary to know the waist measurement as abdominal weight gain leads to larger waistline.

Abdominal weight gain can occur due to hereditary, gender and hormones. There are differences in fat distribution in male and female. Male tend to have an apple shaped fat distribution where the fat is stored in the abdomen whereas female tend to develop pear shaped fat distribution where the fat is stored in the hips, butt and pelvic region. However when the female reaches menopause their estrogen level decreases and the fat gets stored in the abdomen. Stress can also increase the fat storage in the abdomen due to increased level of cortisol.

Abdominal weight gain can be reduced by reducing the weight of the body as a whole. If the calorie intake becomes equal with expenditure, it reduces the fat content of the whole body and hence of the abdomen. Avoid over consumption of outside foods that are high in fats. Avoid drinking of alcohol and cigarette smoking. Avoid consumption of sweets, fried foods and carbonated beverages. Prefer raw vegetables, whole grain cereals and pulses and fruits. Doing exercise regularly can help in muscle development of the body and particularly of the abdomen.

Submitted by A V on April 20, 2008 at 11:56


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