There is always a market for slimming treatments in Hong Kong, and abdominal obesity is a worry for many Hong Kong people. What is the definition and causes of abdominal obesity? Why probiotics can help abdominal obesity people lose weight?
Definition and detection of abdominal obesity
The definition of abdominal obesity is quite simple, it refers to the accumulation of excess fat in the abdomen. The two commonly used indexes to measure obesity are slightly insufficient for defining abdominal obesity: Body Mass Index (BMI) cannot accurately represent the proportion of muscle and fat in the body. The body fat percentage, which is getting more and more attention nowadays, only indicates the percentage of body fat, and cannot clearly show the location of fat accumulation.
Abdominal obesity should be judged together with body shape detection. In addition to the visual body size ratio, we also need to refer to our waist circumference. According to the guidelines of the Hong Kong Department of Health, a waist circumference of 90 cm or more for men and 80 cm or more for women can be defined as abdominal obesity, and you should start paying attention.
A detailed explanation of the causes of abdominal obesity.
We can revisit the cause of abdominal obesity, which is fat accumulation. Here we must first distinguish between subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat refers to the fat accumulated in the arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, etc., which is characterized by being easily pinched out by fingers; while visceral fat accumulates around the internal organs. It is near the abdominal cavity and stomach. If it accumulates around the liver, it will become the “fatty liver” we often hear about. If it is around the heart, it will easily lead to cardiovascular-related diseases. Therefore, abdominal obesity not only affects posture, appearance, and personal self-confidence, and also directly affects physical health and the probability of developing chronic disease. It is a problem that must be taken seriously.
You may have noticed from the above description that subcutaneous fat and visceral fat can also accumulate in the abdomen, but the cause of abdominal obesity is mostly visceral fat. How to classify your fat type? You can try pinching your belly with your fingers. If you can easily pull the belly fat, it tends to be subcutaneous fat. If you can’t, it is more likely to be visceral fat.
It is difficult to control which part of the body fat accumulates, it depends on each person’s physique. However, we can start from the cause to improve abdominal obesity, actively reduce the accumulation of fat in various ways, and achieve the goal of reducing fat and losing weight.
Difficulties of traditional abdominal obesity weight loss methods.
People with abdominal obesity want to lose weight, and one of the traditional methods of naturally reducing fat is by doing exercise. This method is based on the balance between calories in and out (calories in VS calories out), the purpose is to increase the body’s calorie burn. However, it takes time to see results. Hong Kong people are busy, and it is not easy to take time out to exercise regularly.
The mainstream opinion is to reduce abdominal obesity through diet. A balanced diet is indispensable for weight loss and overall health. However, for abdominal obese people who are eager to lose weight, even if they carefully follow a diet with less oil, salt, and sugar, they often fail to lose weight. So they have to endure a lifestyle change for a long time. It is not easy for Hong Kong people who enjoy delicious food to change their eating habits, and it is difficult to persevere.
Use of probiotics to lose weight for abdominal obese people.
BioMed’s PGut SupremeSlim E3 Probiotics are specially tailored for weight management and weight loss. This product starts from the root of the intestines, adjusts your intestinal bacterial microbiome, reduces the absorption of toxins, and increases metabolism by adjusting the intestinal microorganisms, so as to reduce calorie absorption and increase energy consumption. Finally, it eliminates toxins and inhibits the effect of bad fat absorption which can help you reduce fat.
Intestinal microbiome health is the key to a healthy metabolism. PGut SupremeSlim E3 Probiotics contains a postbiotic formula, which can quickly balance the intestinal microbiome, and make the effect of reducing fat and weight more stable and long-lasting. Also, improve constipation or diarrhea situations to further optimize your digestive system.