Belly fat happens when you are consuming more calories than you are burning off and can be very unhealthy. Belly fat can increase your risk for: Heart disease; Diabetes; High blood pressure; Gallbladder problems; While a simple diet change helps get rid of bloat, belly fat takes a bit more work. Try for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
Diet: There is no magic diet for belly fat. But when you lose weight on any diet, belly fat usually goes first. But when you lose weight on any diet, belly fat usually goes first. Getting enough fiber can help. Hairston’s research shows that people who eat 10 grams of soluble fiber per day -- without any other diet changes -- build up less visceral fat over time than others. That’s as simple as eating two small apples, a cup of green peas, or a half-cup of pinto beans.
What Is Visceral Fat? Visceral fat is technically excess intra-abdominal adipose tissue accumulation. In other words, it’s known as a “deep” fat that’s stored further underneath the skin than “subcutaneous” belly fat. It’s a form of gel-like fat that’s actually wrapped around major organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys.