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Why Belly Fat Ages You Extra Fast?

¿Sabías qué la grasa abdominal te envejece más rápido?

Do you know how old you are? Not the number of years that have passed since your birth, but your real age?

Your real, or biological, age is determined by your physical condition, including belly fat. Unfortunately, you might be a lot older than you think.

Understand your real age

Biological aging measures the accumulation of damage to cells and tissues in your body because of genetics and lifestyle choices—in other words, how old your body seems. A high ratio of belly fat means your body may be functioning like one of a much more advanced age.

Belly fat is especially bad because it doesn’t build up just under the skin, it also surrounds your internal organs. It’s a serious, and common, concern. One in 5 people in the U.S. experiences obesity, (1) which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, asthma, and high blood pressure. Obesity accelerates aging, possibly leading to a premature death.

Rediscover youth

Here’s the good news. Unlike chronological age, your real age can be reversed if you start taking the right steps now to lose belly fat. Even moderate weight loss can significantly reduce your risk factors for serious conditions.

You’ve heard the drill: a healthy diet, smaller portions, water instead of sugary drinks, and regular exercise. But here’s one critical component that may maximize your weight loss—accountability and support.

Get a community

One of the most effective ways to stick to your goals and shed the pounds is to have a support community to whom you can be accountable. One study showed that participants who had weekly sessions with a group to discuss their progress and challenges lost far more weight than those who didn’t. (2)

A support group can motivate you to stick to your goals, give you ideas, celebrate your wins, and help you through your setbacks. That’s why Dr. Juan created the SR Diet. It’s easy and free to join and will provide support systems to help you accomplish your goals.

So many things in life are difficult, let’s take a step toward an easier weight-loss journey.

Let’s get healthier, together,

Your friends at Santo Remedio


[1] Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019.

[2] Hollis, J. F., Gullion, C. M., Stevens, V. J., Brantley, P. J., Appel, L. J., Ard, J. D., Champagne, C. M., Dalcin, A., Erlinger, T. P., Funk, K., Laferriere, D., Lin, P. H., Loria, C. M., Samuel-Hodge, C., Vollmer, W. M., Svetkey, L. P., & Weight Loss Maintenance Trial Research Group (2008). Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial. American journal of preventive medicine, 35(2), 118–126.

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