The bulge.The spare tire.The beer gut. Sure, we all know it was sympathy weight you gained when your wife got pregnant. Unfortunately, your wife’s baby bump significantly shrank once the baby was born, and you got left looking like you swallowed a watermelon. You’re probably wondering how long does it take to lose belly fat, and why is it so hard to get rid of? Keep reading for the deep dark details of belly fat, and how we can help you make it disappear forever.
What Is Belly Fat?
There are two main types of fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is generally found just below the skin and makes up about 90% of body fat in most people. Because of its location and makeup, this type of fat generally comes off fairly easily and is more noticeable when it disappears.
Visceral fat, however, sits underneath the abdominal wall and surrounds your internal organs. Because of its location and makeup, visceral fat usually takes longer to lose, and serious changes must be made before you will begin to see a difference in appearance. High amounts of visceral fat can also lead to serious health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. So if you’ve been delaying working on that ‘dad bod’ for a while, let this be the kick you needed to start making some serious changes.
How Can I Get Rid of Belly Fat?
Like we said above, getting rid of belly fat is no easy task. Visceral fat generally does not respond as easily to the fat-breakdown process (lipolysis), so you really have to be consistent and dedicated to get results. There are no quick fixes here.
A combination of a healthy diet and consistent exercise is the best way to start melting away your pesky belly fat. If this sounds overwhelming, we can help with customized one-on-one nutrition counseling and fitness coaching.
Ok, Seriously, How Long Does It Take to Lose Belly Fat?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer here. The more dedicated you are to changing your daily habits and living a healthier lifestyle, the quicker you are going to see permanent changes. Generally speaking, most people who consistently exercise and eat a healthy diet begin to see a real change after about three months.
Of course, this number is going to differ depending on if you start out looking like Santa Claus the day after Christmas, or if you just binged a little bit over the holidays and only have a few pounds to lose. As always, the more you put into something, the more you are going to get out of it.
Want to beat that three-month average? We can help!
What Can I Do Right Now?
The first step towards becoming an actor (or body double) in the next Baywatch movie is to make the decision. Just say yes. The time is right now: you are ready for a change, and you are going to make it happen with no more excuses.
Check out Daddy Fitness today to start changing your life for the better!