Blast That Belly – Fast!

woman doing crunches on workout ball(BlackDoctor.org) – Most people just aren’t crazy about their mid-section. How about you? Are you ready to do something about it?

Right now, wrap a tape measure around your belly button. The goal is to be below 35′. Now wrap it around your lower ab pooch (the area between your belly button and your pubic area). Write that number down as well.

Now, stand in front of the mirror and tighten up your abs. You’ll probably see any combination of the following:

• A Jelly Belly. This occurs from repeated yo-yo dieting which includes pregnancies. You might notice less skin elasticity, loose skin and excess fat predominantly underneath the surface of the skin (subcutaneous). This fat lies on top of the ab muscle and you can pick it up with your fingers or hands.

• A Bowling Ball. This means that in addition to excess subcutaneous skin, you also have too much fat underneath the ab muscle, pushing it out to make you appear to be pregnant when you’re not. This fat distribution is common after the age of 40, or can earlier if you have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome or if you’re obese.