Can Belly Fat Be Targeted?

One of the common (some would say problematic) areas of our body where stubborn fat resides is the belly. Before we dive into what we can do to reduce belly fat, let’s first understand what it is.

Belly fat

Belly fat is made up of subcutaneous and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat lies in a layer just beneath skin while visceral fat lies beyond the abdominal wall and surrounds the organs like the liver, kidneys and pancreas. Although visceral fat is usually found in lower amounts than subcutaneous fat, they pose potential serious health issues such as diabetes and hypertensive heart disease, which are detrimental in many ways.

Blasting belly fat

When it comes to fat, some fat are metabolically more active than others, meaning that they may actually respond better and quicker to exercise and its effects.

What you can do

Start with what you eat.

Reduce or eliminate items such as sugary drinks including juices because sugar increases belly fat. Drink more water and learn to make healthier food choices when it comes to your regular meals. A Mediterranean diet may help as they consist mostly of food rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like fish, avocados, nuts and seeds. Additionally, eating yoghurt may also help in reducing belly fat. But as with all diets – moderation is key.

Calorie in, calorie out!

Regular workout compliments a healthy eating habit to help reduce belly fat.

Stress is a six-letter bad word and sleep is a five-letter good word!

Besides having an impact on your overall well-being, it can also contribute to belly fat so remember to take some time off for a walk or do something equally relaxing. Also, sleep well. Research has shown a link between sleep deprivation and metabolism negative changes.  


The HYPOXI®-Method is a combination of low impact exercise with advanced technology and healthy nutrition that supercharges your body’s natural fat burning system. It helps your body work smarter not harder.

The method involves a low impact exercise that combines vacuum and compression technology, and moderate workout. It is effective in stubborn areas of the body where fat loss is commonly a challenge and by targeting the subcutaneous fat, circumferential lost can be experienced, which means a reduction in size.

Independent studies have shown HYPOXI® to be up to 3x more effective at targeted fat burning than regular exercise.