Well, okay, perhaps not everyone.
It's not just a vanity issue either--health experts have been nagging us about belly fat for years, telling us that it's the worst kind of fat to have. Abdominal visceral fat has been linked to health problems like diabetes, breast cancer, gallbladder issues, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic problems.
So since no one welcomes belly fat, it could probably use a friend. But I do not want to be that friend. I do not like belly fat hanging around. Yet it does anyway--I clearly haven't done enough to discourage it! Perhaps a letter?
Dear Belly Fat,
I'm sorry, but I think it's time for you to go. I know you're very attached to me--quite clingy in fact! But I just don't love you the way you seem to love me. Truthfully? I'm just not that into you, even though you are quite clearly into me.
What, it's not gone yet?
Damn. Apparently belly fat can't read!
So if anyone else is looking for a better solution to getting rid of belly fat than writing it letters, there are several tricks that are apparently actually backed up by scientific research.
How To Tell Belly Fat to Take a Hike, According to the Smarty-Pants Scientists:
1. Eat blueberries.
2. Drink green tea.
3. Eat foods high in monounsaturated fats like avocados and olive oil.
4. Reduce stress-related cortisol levels by practicing some deep breathing, meditation, or other relaxation training.
5. Do some Interval Training. (Or, if H.I.I.T. seems too oppressive, try some easier S.H.I.I.T and see if that works).
6. Don't smoke.
While I think it's great that scientists are out there doing research on ways to get rid of our belly fat, I'm still left with two important questions!
Crabby Wants To Know:
1. Why does Crabby still have a respectable amount of belly fat despite doing all of the above things to discourage it?
2. And why there is no research grant money available for the elimination of Ass Fat? Though it may not be as much of a health risk, surely Ass Fat is almost as unpopular and many people would like to get rid it. Yet it's always belly fat, belly fat, belly fat.
So Does Anyone Have Any Thoughts on Belly Fat? Any additional tips on getting rid of it?