Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
Belly fat plagues the majority of obese people in America, but it may also be a problem for thin people, though they might not know it. Some of it hides deep inside, around inner organs, where it may pose a silent health threat if there's too much of it -- no matter what size you wear, according to Karen Russell, certified nutrition health counselor. Russell will present an internet teleclass on “The Secrets to Losing Belly Fat & Increasing Your Energy” on Tuesday, April 24. To register, visit http://www.recipe4wellness.com, or call 330-340-8314.
“In case you haven't noticed, Americans are fat, and getting fatter. If they stay on this path, 83 percent of men will be overweight or obese by 2020. Women are right behind them, with 72 percent projected to be overweight or obese by then,” said Russell.
People store most of their fat in two ways:
- Just under the skin in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. That's subcutaneous (under the skin) fat.
- Deeper inside, around the vital organs (heart, lungs, digestive tract, liver, etc.) in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. That's called "visceral" fat.
Subcutaneous fat is the fat we can see, and visceral fat is the fat we can’t. Though many people are self-conscious about the fat they can see, research shows that hidden fat -- in people of any size -- may pose the bigger threat.
“If you’re trying to lose weight and having a hard time and you have no energy, it’s probably because of undetected belly fat,” Russell said. “I ask my clients these questions, and if they answer ‘yes’ to any of these, they need to register for my teleclass to find out there is help for them to lose their belly fat and get on the road to good health.”
Russell’s questions to her clients include:
- Have you tried over and over again to lose weight?
- Are you confused about what to eat with all the information out there?
- Do you often feel like you don’t have enough energy?
- Are you tired of having one health issue after another?
- Do you depend on sugar and caffeine to keep going?
- Do you need ideas for easy, healthy recipes to cook for you and your family?
- Are you tired of taking medications?
“My program is a personal, one-on-one program. Following my advice, my clients have seen all their numbers come down; weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and more,” said Russell. “I believe if my clients learn how to cook, shop and eat healthy, it can change their life. Food is the best medicine,” added Russell.
To register for “The Secret to Losing Belly Fat & Increasing Your Energy” teleclass, visit http://www.recipe4wellness.com, or call 330-340-8314.
About Karen Russell
Karen is a Certified Nutrition Health Counselor with over 20 years experience in the healthcare field. She received her training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition/Columbia University as a Certified Nutrition Health Counselor. She also completed a second year graduate program with them and has an Associate Degree in Dietetics from Youngstown State University. Karen has worked as a Registered Dietetic Technician in hospitals, nursing homes and weight loss centers.
Karen grew up in healthcare and her father was a physician. She loves to do research and her passion is to help people to learn how to live a healthy life and feel great while preventing disease. Karen is currently doing individual counseling, group classes, seminars, cooking classes and healthy shopping tours.