The Significance of Your Waist Size – Video

The Significance of Your Waist Size – Video

The size of your waist can actually be a predictor of serious health conditions more than your overall weight. In this video, Dr. Eric Berg discusses the importance of waist circumference and its relation to visceral fat, which surrounds the organs and poses a significant risk to your health. Visceral fat can lead to inflammation, insulin resistance, and an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.

Dr. Berg explains the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat, highlighting the hormonal nature of visceral fat caused by cortisol and insulin. He also touches upon the impact of hormones on body shape, especially in women post-menopause.

While body mass index (BMI) may not accurately reflect your health status, waist circumference can provide valuable insights into your risk of certain health conditions. Dr. Berg emphasizes the importance of understanding and reducing visceral fat through healthy lifestyle choices.

If you’re looking to improve your health and reduce visceral fat, be sure to check out Dr. Berg’s video on how to address this issue effectively. Take control of your health by understanding the significance of your waist size and making positive changes to support your well-being.

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Did you know that your waist circumference can predict your risk of severe health conditions more than your actual weight?

0:00 Introduction: Waist circumference and health
0:24 Visceral fat
1:13 Visceral fat vs. subcutaneous fat
2:44 Belly fat
3:06 Check out my video on how to get rid of visceral fat!

In this video, I’m going to tell you why your waist circumference is more important than your weight. A woman’s waist should be less than 35 inches, and a man’s should be less than 40 inches. Every inch increases the risk of premature death.

Visceral fat is fat that surrounds the organs and has several negative health consequences, including the following:
•Sends signals to increase inflammation in the body
•Contributes to insulin resistance
•Hard to detect
•2x-3x greater risk for heart disease
•Increases risk of cancer, especially of the breast and colon

Visceral fat is not the same as subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is hormonal fat caused by cortisol or insulin. Consuming carbohydrates and frequent eating can spike insulin, leading to visceral fat.

After menopause, women often lose their waistline due to a shift in hormones. Estrogen and progesterone decrease while cortisol increases. This also contributes to a loss of muscle mass.

Body mass index (BMI) is not the best indicator of your overall health because it doesn’t reflect whether a person has significant muscle mass or fat.

Some belly fat looks like visceral fat but is actually related to cirrhosis of the liver.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana. Still, he no longer practices chiropractic in any state. He does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains the significance of your waist circumference. I’ll see you in the next video.

Video “Your Waist Size Is IMPORTANT!” was uploaded on 06/16/2024 to Youtube Channel Dr. Eric Berg DC