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gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat3 months

Has anyone done any research on methods to gain specifically either subcutaneous ( jiggly below the skin) or visceral (between organs in abdominal cavity) fat? Is it mostly genetic or are there things you can do to gain one over the other. I hear that the jiggly kind is healthier on top of being fun to grab.

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat2 months

A fairly common theme that I read on these forum posts is that subcutaneous fat seems to be more present and noticeable after rebound weight gain. I would think that yo-yo dieting is a good way to encourage subcutaneous fat.

This is not scientific, however - just my observation.

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat2 months

HectorStorm:
It really seems to be genetic. I've heard people saying that alcohol/sugar/carbs creates more visceral fat, but I'm sure it depends mostly on genetics and your gender.


Alcohol
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23356635
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191460
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15672114
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8653140
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636095
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22378229

Fructose
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385

While genetics and gender play a role, they are far from everything.

janeadams:
No, there are no methods to gain a specific "type" of fat, both will come naturally with typical weight gain, it doesn't matter how you gain weight the result is the same however I think visceral fat is more present with age and is the more dangerous type which can be brought on by smoking and drinking alcohol. There is no way to measure either but you could glean information from your BMI stats .


While you'll likely gain both kinds of fat you can better control what percentage of the gained fat is visceral fat by eating consuming certain things. You can use the Waist Hip Ratio(WHR) to determine how your fat distribution is. BMI says nothing about fat distribution.

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat3 weeks

becomingoverweight :

Alcohol
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23356635
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191460
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15672114
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8653140
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636095
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22378229

Fructose
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385

While genetics and gender play a role, they are far from everything.


So what kind of food makes you gain subcutaneous fat instead of visceral fat?

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat3 weeks

becomingoverweight :

Alcohol
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23356635
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191460
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15672114
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8653140
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636095
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22378229

Fructose
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385

While genetics and gender play a role, they are far from everything.

juanlopez0636:
So what kind of food makes you gain subcutaneous fat instead of visceral fat?


I know dairy does.

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat3 weeks

I gain mostly visceral fat, giving me a beachball belly. I'd like to gain more sub-q fat, so maybe I'll look into the fructose angle.

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat3 weeks

becomingoverweight :

Alcohol
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23356635
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191460
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15672114
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8653140
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636095
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22378229

Fructose
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385

While genetics and gender play a role, they are far from everything.

juanlopez0636:
So what kind of food makes you gain subcutaneous fat instead of visceral fat?

becomingoverweight:
I know dairy does.


Thanks! Sounds interesting, but do you know why? I mean, are there any study or something like that?

gaining visceral vs subcutaneous fat2 weeks

Jex919:
A fairly common theme that I read on these forum posts is that subcutaneous fat seems to be more present and noticeable after rebound weight gain. I would think that yo-yo dieting is a good way to encourage subcutaneous fat.

This is not scientific, however - just my observation.


That's consistent with my own anecdote, too. While I was trying to make it work with my non-feeder ex, I dieted from like 290 lbs, down to 250, then gained back up to like 320, and I'm definitely squishier than I was originally.