Visceral fat is a specific type of fat that is found on the stomach.

High visceral fat is dangerous and is correlated with cholesterol, diabetes and other conditions. This is because visceral fat is the fat that is located inside the abdominal cavity – packed between organs – rather than underneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) and this fat will release acids that are metabolized by the liver and which can cause insulin resistance in the liver.

Hard, or visceral, belly fat lies under your muscles deep in your abdominal cavity surrounding your vital organs, including the liver and intestines. While you can accumulate either type of fat by eating more calories than your body burns, there’s a genetic and hormonal connection to hard belly fat. Visceral fat is especially bad, because it releases chemicals associated with inflammation and metabolic stress.

This type of belly fat is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A diet filled with refined carbs, such as white bread and snack foods, is associated with the development of visceral fat.

Visceral fat does not fall to the sides when you lie down. Subcutaneous or soft fat is the fat you can see and grab, the kind that hangs over your waistline. While you might feel lucky if your fat is pinchable, it’s harder to lose soft subcutaneous fat than hard visceral fat!

This is where the Verju green laser at Best Shape helps! As it specifically targets stubborn subcutaneous fat! We know it can be demotivating if no amount of exercise or diet helps!

We also know it is very hard for some people to understand that sometimes dieting and exercising alone is not enough. Their judgement doesn’t help. The solution is simple; these stubborn areas could do with a little Green Laser magic.

For those clients with the dreaded visceral fat, it is good to know that your hard work will pay off eventually! But perhaps before you start a tough regiment you would like to find out the most effective ways that your body can lose weight? A DNA test for weightloss – vektreduskjon takes the guess work out of your most effective weight loss programme.

We hope to see you at Best Shape in Bislett for your DNA test for weightloss or for your Verju green laser treatments soon!