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Why Your Belly Fat Is Especially Bad For You?

Why your Belly fat is especially bad for you?

I have seen many patients whose body shape otherwise is

normal, but their belly fat is more. So, what do they do?

They hide their belly fat by wearing different

broad and tight belt around their waist- so called- slimming belt,

belly shaper belt, etc. or may be a tummy tucker undergarment. All these

fancy items are for temporary effects.

First let us understand what is belly fat and risk associated with it.

  • Belly fat means more fats around your main organs like liver,

kidney, stomach, spleen etc.

  • Because of this fat, these organs can not function

up to their full potential.

This increases the risk of many serious diseases like:

  • Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack & stroke
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated blood triglycerides
  • Low level of HDL ( good cholesterol)


How did your body accumulate that belly (visceral) fat?

  • Habit of eating when you are not hungry-

Late night munching is common habit. You must

follow this rule of “eat only when hungry’. This will help you to

stay away from those extra calories & increasing your

belly fat.

  • Consuming food that is difficult to digest like junk food-

Eating outside food or eating food made out of maida, unhealthy fats,

etc. has become fashion today. Eating outside junk food can be an

occasional treat and not your daily or every weekend habit of eating it.

  • Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages-

With junk food you drink soft drinks thinking

that it will digest your food easily. But believe me, that make

your digestion even weaker. This will simply add more calories.

  • Physical inactivity-

Due to your fast lifestyle you don’t have

time for any physical activity. Even for your

routine household works you have maids. So, there is zero

physical activity. Doing regular 45 minutes of any exercise will

help you in avoiding deposition of belly fats. Along with this,

daily exercise also helps to maintain your normal body functions.

  • Change in your intestinal bacteria (gut flora)-

Eating unhealthy junk food & sugar sweetened beverages

destroy your good intestinal bacteria. This leads to deficiency

of certain nutrients leading to malabsorption of your macro nutrients.

To increase your intestinal good bacteria, you need to

eat adequate amount of fiber rich food, 4—5 serving

of raw veggies & fruits. And of course, you need to avoid

junk food & sugar sweetened beverages.


Unhealthy lifestyle is the curse of modern generation.

Why wait till it is too late?

Start living a healthy lifestyle from today itself!

Consult your qualified dietitian today. She will

prescribe you a balanced diet that is both healthy and tasty!

That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.

Till then, take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician




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