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Saturated fat and visceral fat?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Here's a link:http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/Abdominal-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it.shtml Visceral fat is the fat around your organs such as heart, liver and kidneys. It gives you that pot belly/beer belly look. I kind of have that problem. You could look slender but when i stop forcing my abdominal in, it looks like i'm 5 months pregnant.:( Still working on it. Overeating is the main cause. Fasting helps reduce it. As well as no snacking at all and eating only two or three medium sized meals a day.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 04:12 AM

If you were a true ectomorph, you would not have been 18, 5'7" and 180.

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Beleive me. I came from a family of ectomorphs. Most of the people, both on my mother's and father's side were naturally thin. I'm an ecto, i've come to accept it. It's all good though, ectos tend to age well if they take good care of themselves.

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on July 24, 2012
at 01:48 AM

Yeah, I was going to stop by and note the difference. Subcutaneous fat is the fat layer just below the skin that we see aesthetically, "belly fat." Visceral fat is internal fat that surrounds the organs, it is dangerous medically but not necessarily visible.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 23, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Small frame does not necessarily mean you are an ectomorph.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:22 PM

When i was 18 i was 5'7" and almost tipping the scale at 180 pounds. Which is totally unnatural for my smaller bodyframe. Ectomorphs are NOT supposed to get fat. It's going against your genetics lol.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:20 PM

I ate the SAD for almost most of my life. I'm 20 now and have been paleo for almost 2 years now. I think my body is still healing from all the crap i ate back in the day. I used to be at my worst when i was 18 and was a skinny fat guy. I had normal looking arms and legs but a HUGE pot/beer belly. I also had low energy and lots of nasty acne.

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Sorry no question. Just letting people know. People who might have this problem. Awareness is important. Keep that in mind :)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 23, 2012
at 10:07 PM

What is your question?

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:07 PM

What is the question here?

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5495f20862fee8ca6a3d6cf6ece99356

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on July 23, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Are you making a comparison between visceral and subcutaneous fat? Or did you mean saturated? I don't see the comparison. All fats can become visceral or subcutaneous.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 24, 2012
at 01:48 AM

Yeah, I was going to stop by and note the difference. Subcutaneous fat is the fat layer just below the skin that we see aesthetically, "belly fat." Visceral fat is internal fat that surrounds the organs, it is dangerous medically but not necessarily visible.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 23, 2012
at 10:13 PM

If you are asking whether saturated fat leads to increased visceral fat, the answer is not directly. I wanted to say "No" but not directly is more accurate. Visceral fat is mostly caused by insulin resistence, where visceral fat is generally the last area to become resistant, thus, more fat gets stored there than other areas. On a SAD diet, if you are eating high carb, high saturated fat, and are insulin resistant, you will gain lots of visceral fat. Under those circumstances, the high insulin response is the cause, but the added saturated fat in the diet will only exacerbate the amount of calories taken in, and in turn, stored. Under a healthy paleo diet where one is not eating a calorie surplus, and the insulin sensitivities have improved, saturated fat is perfectly healthy.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 04:12 AM

If you were a true ectomorph, you would not have been 18, 5'7" and 180.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 23, 2012
at 10:22 PM

When i was 18 i was 5'7" and almost tipping the scale at 180 pounds. Which is totally unnatural for my smaller bodyframe. Ectomorphs are NOT supposed to get fat. It's going against your genetics lol.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 23, 2012
at 10:20 PM

I ate the SAD for almost most of my life. I'm 20 now and have been paleo for almost 2 years now. I think my body is still healing from all the crap i ate back in the day. I used to be at my worst when i was 18 and was a skinny fat guy. I had normal looking arms and legs but a HUGE pot/beer belly. I also had low energy and lots of nasty acne.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 23, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Small frame does not necessarily mean you are an ectomorph.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Beleive me. I came from a family of ectomorphs. Most of the people, both on my mother's and father's side were naturally thin. I'm an ecto, i've come to accept it. It's all good though, ectos tend to age well if they take good care of themselves.

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