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Lose belly fat

  • Do you have excess tummy fat?
  • Are you wondering what causes belly fat?
  • Do you want to get rid of belly fat and get a flat stomach?

If you are tired of the excess fat in your gut, you are not alone. So, what truly causes you to gain weight in stomach or midriff?

Is there something unhealthy about this type of weight with excess weight in the stomach?

Studies have shown the central distribution of the weight carries a higher risk compared to the lower body – the traditional apple shaped body versus pear shaped body. The apple shaped body with upper or central distribution of weight carries a higher health risk compared to the more healthier distribution of weight with the pear shaped body with lower body weight.

Acanthosis Nigricans of the neck - a sign of insulin resistance Acanthosis Nigricans of the neck – a sign of insulin resistance

Causes of weight gain

Excess belly fat with too much fat in the abdomen and around the organs is called visceral fat. This visceral fat is a sign of insulin resistance.  

How common is insulin resistance?


One in three Americans have prediabetes or metabolic syndrome and another 40% have some signs of insulin resistance although they may not have to the degree of prediabetes. Combined with prediabetes and diabetes stage, a staggering 71% of the US adult population has some degree of insulin resistance.

What are the risk factors for insulin resistance?

  • overweight or obesity
  • age 45 or older
  • a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander American ethnicity
  • physical inactivity
  • health conditions such as high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels
  • a history of gestational diabetes
  • a history of heart disease or stroke
  • polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS

Insulin resistance calculator

Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells. As long as your pancreas can make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin, your blood glucose levels will stay in the healthy range. Excess belly fat as a result of insulin resistance leads to a cluster of medical problems called metabolic syndrome which increases health risks significantly.

Metabolic syndrome meter

Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. These conditions are:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels
  • High levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood
  • Low levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, in your blood
  • Too much fat around your waist
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Waist to hip ratio

Another way to estimate your potential disease risk is to measure your waist circumference. Excessive abdominal fat may be serious because it places you at greater risk for developing obesity-related conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Your waistline may be telling you that you have a higher risk of developing obesity-related conditions if you are:

  • A man whose waist circumference is more than 40 inches
  • A non-pregnant woman whose waist circumference is more than 35 inches

Waist circumference can be used as a screening tool but is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. A trained healthcare provider should perform appropriate health assessments in order to evaluate an individual’s health status and risks.

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Some frequently asked questions related to belly fat

  • Which body shape is better apple or pear?
  • How do you tell if you are apple or pear shaped?
  • What does it mean to have a pear shaped body?
  • What is an apple body type?
  • How do you know what body shape you are?
  • Which body shape is the best?
  • What exercise burns the most belly fat?
  • What foods help burn belly fat?
  • How can I get a flat stomach in 2 days?
  • How do I reduce my belly fat quickly?
  • How can I lose my belly fat in a week?
  • How can I burn fat quickly?
  • How can I lose my stomach fat?
  • Do probiotics shrink belly fat?
  • What food burns the most fat?
  • What foods burn fat quickly?
  • What are the best snacks for weight loss?
  • Is peanut butter a healthy snack?
  • What should I eat to lose weight in 2 weeks?

Weight loss success story – the story of Fred who came in saying “Help me get rid of my belly fat and I will love you forever!”

Fred’s Amazing weight loss success story with W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers.

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Success stories

Success story 1.

Carl Lost 75 Lbs with W8MD and these are some of the questions he faces!

When is the rest of you coming? – friends

I cannot believe your recent blood work – primary care doctor

Are you sure you did not have bariatric surgery? – favorite waitress at a diner

People were stopping Carl and asking him these questions after he lost a significant portion of his weight with W8MD(pronounced weight MD).

Carl is a busy and physically active contractor with his own business as a self employed Plumber. At 346 lbs, and 6’1″ with a BMI of 45, it is not particularly easy on him as a plumber! All his doctor has to say was “lose weight”. Having tried everything else, he decided to try the W8MD program in February, 2013.

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Here is a Video Testimonial about his amazing journey of weight loss success with W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Program. His own personal physician could not believe the last blood work. His HgA1c ( 3 month blood sugar control test) went from 7 to 5, his cholesterol improved significantly and he is not snoring any more.

Having lost about 75 lbs. in 3 months, he averaged about 25 lbs of weight loss per month. Although this may not be typical, this is as fast or faster than what is seen in most Bariatric surgery patients but without any surgery. Watch this amazing and inspiring weight loss success story of Carl titled “where is the rest of you!”

The best news is – his insurance covered his weight loss visits with W8MD.

Success story 2.

I have always been a large person. Many doctors have told me that I have the largest (thickest) bones they had ever seen. So, it has been difficult for me to maintain my weight within the recommended range on the AMA “charts” through the 63 years I’ve walked the earth. But, for many of the last 25 or so, my weight has been well over 300 lbs. As a result, I developed several of the so called “fat” conditions; type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides, had both hips replaced, etc. Like many people, I had tried just about every diet and exercise program out there with varying degrees of success. But none that lasted.

Last year, my doctor told me that I was a heart attack waiting to happen, and suggested that I consider gastric bypass surgery. To my way of thinking, this was a last resort for lost causes. Not willing to admit to myself that I couldn’t do this without such a drastic solution, I went to see Dr. Tumpati at W8MD. That decision has absolutely changed my life! Since that first visit on October 1, 2017, I have lost 110 lbs. I previously took six medications per day for my “conditions”. I now take one. I buy clothes in “normal men’s” stores for the first time in decades.

Dr. Tumpati explained the science behind the human body’s process of burning fat that made it easy for me to understand what I was doing wrong. As I long as I keep following his advice, I stay healthy.

I highly recommend Dr. Tumpati and the W8MD program to anyone struggling to lose weight and improve their health! Steve S.

Success story 3.

I have now officially been a patient for two years now and have lost a total of 61 pounds! They are a great team and provide a great service. Hours are always convenient to my schedule, the Dr. always understands my concerns, listens and gives great advice! Laura is my biggest cheerleader and is always patient with me! It’s not a fast process for me but then again, this is the longest I have ever kept this much weight off! I am not at my goal weight yet but what’s the rush? I didn’t get here overnight and I won’t finish this process overnight. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose but those unwanted, extra pounds! E. Sullivan.

Success story 4.

FANTASTIC program! Truly a life changer! The first several months I lost on average 3 pounds a week. I have now lost 87 pounds in 10 months and I’m still losing! I can say it feels almost effortless, for with the elimination of most carbs plus the medication I have ZERO cravings and minimal hunger. D.M. Lost about 90 lbs* and maintaining with W8MD.

Success story 5.

I’ve been going to Dr. Tumpati at the King of Prussia location for about 9 months and have lost 150 pounds*.  I was at a point where my weight was affecting my life and health, ignoring it was no longer an option.  I wanted to lose weight safely, but effectively, yet most people said it was impossible.  It was time to hire a professional.

Dr. Tumpati and staff have been great explaining every step of the process and making sure I stay on track.  The accountability and constant encouragement have been key parts of my success, as well as the knowledge that I was following a plan that would work and had actual medical science to back it. I am not finished losing yet, but as compared to 9 months ago, I know I’m already healthier, now’s its just finishing the journey.  This path isn’t easy but if you’ve had enough of your weight being an impact on your health and life, considering getting help like Dr. Tumpati and his staff. It will make it easier. Dawn.

How can W8MD weight loss program help?

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