Is Cellulite Worse Than Deep Belly Fat?

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No one likes cellulite or deep belly fat, but is cellulite the bigger problem? Well, let’s look at the types of fat, white fat and brown fat, and the places in the body where fat resides, visceral and subcutaneous. As people grow older, most women start accumulating fat around the buttocks and thighs, while men accumulate it around the waist.

No matter what type of fat you’re dealing with, fat cells have a couple of purposes. One purpose of fat is to store away extra calories in such a way that the body can use them if you need extra energy. Fat also releases essential hormones that control the metabolism of the body.

Men and women both have brown fat, and brown fat is actually related to skeletal muscle, not white fat. As a baby, we have a higher percentage of brown fat than we do as adults It’s thought that this occurs because brown fat burns off calories that are stored in other fat cells.

Approximately 80% of your body fat is subcutaneous fat, which means it is stored beneath the skin. However, visceral fat is deep fat that surrounds the internal organs. Deep belly fat is considered visceral fat, and it comes with a much higher health risk than subcutaneous fat, which includes the dreaded cellulite.

The good news is that when you start exercising at least 30 minutes a day as part of a healthy weight loss plan, you have a better chance of getting rid of that dangerous belly fat. Exercise and healthy eating can also help get rid of cellulite too. Remember, while you may not like the appearance of cellulite, it’s that deep belly fat that can seriously affect your health, so taking measures to get rid of it is important.


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