Men: Get Rid Of That Potbelly Before It Affects Your Health

You look in the mirror and can’t seem to figure out where the potbelly you have came from. You work out and go to the gym, but you can’t seem to flatten your tummy. Find out how it got there and how to get rid of it!

Types Of Fat

There are two types of fat: subcutaneous and visceral.

Subcutaneous, which means, “under the skin,” is the fat that can be seen and pinched. It’s the fat that we try to get rid of by going to the gym. Although the flabbiness can be unappealing, it’s the least of your worries.

pot belly, fat bellyVisceral, pertains, “to the soft organs in the abdomen.” It is the fat stored deep in our abdomens, around the intestines, kidneys, pancreas, and liver. This is the fat that tends to make our tummies protrude in classic “beer belly” fashion.

As men gradually age, potbellies begin to develop. After 40, the natural reduction in testosterone means excess calories are stored as visceral fat. Aging, naturally makes you lose muscle mass. Muscle keeps your metabolism burning at a solid rate. When the muscle is lost, your metabolism declines and it becomes much easier to gain fat, which goes into the belly of men.