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Visceral Fat is not Subcutaneous Fat

Hmm... No. Both the photo and title are misleading. Visceral fat isn't the same as subcutaneous fat, which while not pretty, is relatively harmless provided it isn't excessive. Visceral fat on the other hand is fairly dangerous as it surrounds your organs and is a sign of metabolic disease and insulin resistance. The reseason visceral fat may be so dangerous vs subcutaneous fat is a regulartory molecule called TRIP-Br2. TRIP-Br2 is not found in subcutaneous adipose tissue. Oddly enough, TRIP-Br2 appears to block or prevent normal lipolysis. So, if you have lots of visceral fat, you might not be able to lose weight normally. This may explain why many people struggle with the viscous cycle of failure. Insulin resistance, inability to lose fat, and so on, are all tied together. This may also be why diets like keto (insignificant carb), carnivore (0 carb), low carb (<20% of your calories from quality carbs) work for people when the standard diets don't, even though many in …