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Belly Fat : Villain of the peace / health

Author: Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved), Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician), Shruti Kulkarni ( Clinical Nutritionist)




In the last 6 to 12 months, the number of cases coming to the clinic related to obesity has suddenly increased.

  • Women trying hard to find time for exercise routines.

  • Patients of thyroid, hormonal imbalances are badly struggling to maintain their normal health parameters.

  • Household responsibilities, work life and assisting kids for online schooling is crushing the main pillar of the family.

  • Happy tummies of children are now turning into wrangling tummies due to lack of physical activity and disturbed routines. Progress card for the year reflecting through belly fat.

  • Senior citizens are still uncertain about restarting their outdoor activities. The ‘No routine is the routine’ pattern affects them with sudden weight gain, fluctuating sugar. They are stressed out and unhappy.

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Ayurveda mentioned obese person as Ashtau nindit (8 types of people prone to large spectra of diseases). Digestive fire / metabolic health is the main element seen to be disturbed in the pathophysiology of obesity. It is kapha, meda dhatu ( Fat tissues) vikruti according to Ayurveda due to impaired metabolism.The food you eat gets converted to produce healthy body elements. Here due impaired metabolism all the food eaten by you gets converted into fat.

Coated tongue, irregular appetite patterns, cravings and often indigestion related complaints are common in such cases. So reversal of underlying pathophysiology producing belly fat is very important.


Another thing is accumulation of fat around your belly is more dangerous than accumulation over hips, thigh and other parts. The trouble with belly fat is that it’s not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat, which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs. So regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, raise BP, raised cholesterol and cardiovascular disorders.



People who have metabolic disorder typically have apple-shaped bodies, meaning they have larger waists and carry a lot of weight around their abdomens. Fat accumulated on the abdomen is mostly visceral and it is dangerous. People with hormonal problems show pear shaped obesity means fat largely accumulated on thighs, hips, buttocks making a pear-shaped body which is at lesser risk.

Parameters for measuring abdominal obesity / Belly fat –

  1. Waist circumference – In men, a waist measurement over 40 inches and in women, a waist measurement over 35 indicates an unhealthy accumulation of visceral fat and an increased risk of health problems.

  2. Waist to hip ratio – A waist-to-hip ratio higher than 0.95 in men and 0.85 in women significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.



3. BMI – weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

To reduce visceral fat and potentially increase lean muscle mass, add 45 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity to your daily routine on most days of the week. Moderate exercise can include aerobic activity (such as walking) and strength training with weights. Combining a more balanced diet with a regular exercise routine can accelerate the loss of belly fat and improve other cardiometabolic risk factors.



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