The 3 Belly Types: WHICH ONE IS YOU?

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

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Learn how to identify which type of belly you have and what’s causing it so you can finally get rid of your belly fat.

0:00 Introduction: Belly fat

0:30 Understanding belly fat

1:38 Three types of bellies: #1 Sagging belly

5:05 Three types of bellies: #2 Protruded belly

7:50 Three types of bellies: #3 Lower pooch

Three types of bellies:

1. Sagging belly

This is visceral fat, which is spill-off from the liver. It spills off around the organs and inside of the organs. This is a dangerous type of fat because it can obstruct the function of certain organs, and it can increase inflammation that can create other health issues.

This type of belly is usually caused by too much insulin triggered by consuming too many carbohydrates or too much stress (cortisol). To get rid of this type of belly, you need to focus on keeping your carbs low and keeping your stress low.

2. Protruded belly

This isn’t actually fat. The protruded belly could be caused by a liver problem that has existed for a long time. The liver is damaged and is leaking fluid from the liver into a sack in the abdomen. In this situation, it’s essential to change your lifestyle right away.

Vitamin E in the form of tocotrienols can be beneficial for cirrhosis. You may want to take 300mg 2-3 times a day. Consuming cruciferous vegetables and a moderate to low amount of protein may be beneficial. It’s also important to focus on supporting your microbiome. You could try taking TUDCA as well. Focus on your diet and avoid certain things.

3. Lower pooch This is superficial fat. This is often caused by too much estrogen. This type of fat is very common and is not very dangerous.

Exercise can be beneficial in this situation in addition to cutting your carbs and doing intermittent fasting. It can take a long time to get rid of the last little bit of belly fat. But, you can do a few things to speed it up, like increase the amount of fasting you do and do things to lower your estrogen.

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