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Ask Adam Ep. 5 - "Is it harder to burn belly fat?"

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

What is going on guys? And welcome to another episode of 𝙰𝚜𝚔 𝙰𝚍𝚊𝚖!

I have a dope-ass question that came in this week, so I'm going to get right to it.

The question is,

I've heard of there being two types of 𝐅𝐀𝐓 and because of that, it can be harder or take longer to lose 𝐅𝐀𝐓 in certain areas. Particularly the abdomen, is there any truth to that and what can be done to help this process?"

So to start off, there isn't a lot of truth to there being more than one type of fat. So it being hard to burn the fat in the abdomen area.

We actually have three 3 types of fat. We have:

  1. essential fats

  2. subcutaneous fat

  3. visceral fat.

Essential fat is the fat that our body utilizes on a daily basis to function for organs to function and for things to happen within the body. This is the last resort fat.

Subcutaneous fat is the fat that we find between the muscle wall in the skin, it's that shit that hides the summer body  that we're looking for, but we still have to have some of that.

Last is visceral fat. There's no reason really, for visceral fat. Visceral fat, is what hangs out around organs, and essentially suffocates and kills the organ. It makes it so your organs don't work well, and when that starts happening, that's when we end up in a whole world of hurt.

So when we go on this health Journey, we start wanting to lose fat. What our body does? It's going to prioritize backwards. It's going to start using visceral fat first because it knows it's bad for the body then it's going to break into subcutaneous fat. And It might break into some essential fat. If you can get that low, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's harder for your body to burn fat.

Now, our body will prioritize putting fat over the abdomen. This is true and there are two scenarios which this happens a. It happens pretty regularly because we have vital organs in that area. We need some fats to help kind of protect that area.

We're always going to prioritize a little bit more fat that area, but if our body is producing high amounts of cortisol throughout the day because we don't know how to handle stress. Well, we're not getting good sleep. We're not getting good sleep or we're not getting adequate food, adequate sun, things of this nature, then the body will start producing high amounts of cortisol and high amounts of cortisol are present and fat can be stored. Then it is going to be prioritized in the admin area, and that is a good thing.

If we want to keep that from happening:

We HAVE to learn to mitigate stress

We HAVE to sleep more

We HAVE to eat better

We have to make better food choices that are high in nutrients.

We can't just worry about eating more.

We can't worry about things that don't matter. We have to act like a human.

So do the basics, you're doing the basics.

If you're eating enough protein, if you're getting your steps in, if you're getting sunlight, if you're getting seven hours of sleep, then chances are your body's not producing a lot of cortisol. This isn't going to affect you a ton.

I hope this helps out! If you have questions or comments drop em below or on the site Ask Adam


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