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4 Proven Natural Weight Loss Tips for How to Lose Visceral Fat

Lisa Garber
July 26th, 2012
Updated 04/19/2013 at 4:53 pm
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It’s not all about looking good. Roll your eyes if you must: everybody’s beautiful in some way. But visceral fat—fat inside the abdomen—is little more than a time bomb wrapped around a belly.Visceral obesity results in fatty acids accumulation in the pancreas, heart, liver, and other organs. This prevents proper organ function, causes improper insulin regulation, and even leads to heart attacks. But don’t stress; if you want to know how to lose visceral fat, try these 4 simple and natural weight loss tips.

How to Lose Visceral Fat – 4 Proven Natural Weight Loss Tips

1. Use Coconut Oil

Although coconut oil got a bad rap in the ‘70s for having high saturated fat content, human studies have shown that coconut oil helps reduce abdominal fat. In one instance, one group of women received 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks while the other received none. The group with coconut oil lost some girth and showed a healthy rise in “good” HDL cholesterol levels. As an added bonus, having coconut oil available can also allow you to experience oil pulling benefits.

Replace other cooking oils with coconut oil; it takes like butter (I promise) in baked goods and is mouth-watering in any stir-fry dish.

2. Drink Green Tea

It’s hard to say anything bad about green tea. There has been a connection between green tea and cancer prevention; it helps prevent dementia; it fights free radicals and promote graceful aging, and a 2009 study found that drinking catechin-rich green tea promoted weight loss. 

3. Sunbathe for Vitamin D

We’ve already extolled the benefits of vitamin D; one of them is weight loss! A study by researchers at the University of Minnesota reported on the relationship between vitamin D and weight loss, showing that weight loss occurred among people who adopted a balanced diet and had high vitamin D levels. We shouldn’t rob our bodies of the vitamin D found in UVB radiation. To burn some fat, spend short periods outdoors without sunscreen.

4. Avoid Fructose, BPA, and MSG

Countless other toxins likely promote weight gain, but perhaps the three most notable are fructose, Bisphenol A, and monosodium glutamate.

Angel Nadal, a BPA expert at the Miguel Hernendez University in Spain, found that a quarter of a billionth of a gram of BPA triggered the release of twice the regular amount of insulin to digest food. A researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center reported that fructose (especially when in the form of high fructose corn syrup) may be to blame for obesity, and a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed MSG led to animal obesity but also applied to human subjects.

Scour ingredients lists and avoid canned foods to keep these dangers out of your pantry.

Additional Sources:

Harvard Medical School


Natural Society

The Daily Mail

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  • Ros

    Don’t try putting coconut oil in brioche to replace butter when you make it kills the yeasts raising ability stone dead

  • Kelly

    What is BPA? I wish those writing articles would explain terms rather than assume everyone knows what they mean.

  • Peter Mcilroy

    Fluoride is added to the water to reduce tooth decay, reducing cavities by up to 1/3 of previous rate. It is not harmful at low doses; drinking a gallon of tap-water a day won’t hurt you. Chlorine (actually HOCl, hypochloric acid) is a bit more of a problem, but again, much better than cholera. What is more likely a problem is too much caffeine. 1 gallon of green tea is equivalent to about 5-6 12-oz large cups of coffee. Stick to 1/2 gallon a day.

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  • Ethan

    I'm a little worried about my green tea and black tea intake. I drink a gallon a day and I read it's full of fluoride. I'm probably getting a huge dose, but I don't know if it's the same kind that is a poison or what.

    • Gubbity Da Gubba

      Nah. Unless your water is fluoridated, you are not in trouble. Fluoride is a waste product of processing some stuff, that oddly enough, validates Dr. Strangelove.

  • Brian

    Paleo diet. Ditch the gluten, grains, and sugar.

  • soniasultana

    I hate visceral fat. thanks god, that I got your post and got 4 nice tips. I will try to observe them from today.

  • Donna Crabtree

    You can use your diet to lose weight. This is again a very effective and harmless method. I mean it has absolutely no side effects. Start eating that is good for your body. Most of the people don't know as to what their body demands and what they should eat to fulfill these needs. If you have no idea as to how many calories your body needs based on your weight and height, you must consult a nutritionist.

  • lingzhi 2 day diet

    Great list.The problem we are just too lazy follow through.This is great for anyone looking to make steady progress everyday regarding losing weigth.

  • kristina

    Nice! Article posted at: #weight loss

  • Blue Pills

    Good post. I too agree with the point that green tea helps in weight loss. Drinking lot of water and regular exercise helps a lot for weight loss. Cooking one's favorite food in different way also helps in reducing weight.Thanks

  • Someone Else

    Okay, great — easy enough, though i don't drink enough green tea. Great post and good reminder.

    BUT how about the extra fun stuff around the back of the thighs?? hmm?