"Subcutaneous Fat" - good or bad???
So today we're going to find out what that annoying fat is that "doesn't" fit into our jeans.
You know the stuff I'm talking about . . . our "LOVE HANDLES"!
And that would be . . . "subcutaneous" fat.
Now . . . "subcutaneous fat" is the "jiggly" visible fat that's just under the skin. And it's the fat we all want to get rid of so desperately . . .
But guess what???
"Subcutaneous" fat is actually a "harmless" fat and may even protect us against some diseases.
But . . . unfortunately . . . this type of fat is harder to lose because is takes "more" effect on "your" part to lose it. Meaning . . . to get rid of a buildup of "subcutaneous" fat . . . you must "burn" energy/calories. And aerobic activity is a requirement to burning those calories. And with this . . . you must walk, run, cycle, swim or any other movement-based activities that increase the heart rate.
Okay . . . so how do we acquire this unwanted "subcutaneous" fat in the first place???
Well . . . in a word . . . "nutrition"!!!
And this means . . . consuming "more" calories than the body needs to be fueled for daily activity . . . this will lead to extra "subcutaneous" fat stored.
And add to that . . . consuming highly "processed" foods with large amounts of "sugar" and "salt" can cause abdominal obesity.
Okay . . . so poor diet and lack of exercise are the main reasons for a build-up of "subcutaneous" fat. And compared to men . . . women are more likely to store this soft fat in their bellies.