Which type of fat do you need to lose? Chances are you’ve thought of it more in terms of “muffin top” or “back fat” than subcutaneous fat or visceral fat. But knowing the difference between the two types of stored fats can help determine the best fat-loss strategy for your body.
Are You An Apple or A Pear?
Is your excess fat above or below your waist? Body fat distribution can help indicate the type of fat you’re carrying. If you’re pear-shaped—meaning your hips and thighs are the widest part of your body—your battle is with subcutaneous fat. If you’re carrying excess weight above the belt your body is more apple-shaped, likely indicating that you have a combination of subcutaneous and visceral fat.
Most concerning for apple-shaped bodies is just how much visceral fat they’re carrying. The fat cells within and surrounding your organs are visceral and can be extremely detrimental to your health. If your belly is hard to the touch, you’re dealing with an unhealthy amount of visceral fat and need to start a healthy diet and exercise program stat. Visceral fat is very responsive to diet and exercise and, if maintained, results can be yielded quickly. But then there’s subcutaneous fat.
Subcutaneous Fat Can Be Stubborn!
Subcutaneous fat is the fat you can see and grab. It makes abdomens look like fat-lipped mouths and legs look like meaty drumsticks. Diet and exercise can help to reduce some of it, but subcutaneous fat can be stubborn and become resistant to traditional fat-loss methods— that’s when it’s time to look into more innovative choices.
While invasive surgery is an option, the exorbitant cost and extended recovery needed makes it a less practical option. This is why so many are turning to UltraShape body shaping. UltraShape is a breakthrough energy-based fat loss system that literally destroys subcutaneous fat cells, quickly and safely. Ultrasound waves of energy noninvasively disrupt and break down fat cells permanently, and the procedure is virtually pain-free! Results are long-lasting with UltraShape and there is no downtime following treatment.