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By Melissa Daly
Your waistline has gone MIA and you're ready to reclaim it-for health reasons, yes, but also because you want to look better (there, you said it). Happily, this is one area where vanity and wellness align.
"Visceral fat, which surrounds the organs in your midsection, plays a big role in the risk of metabolic conditions like diabetes," says Claire Wheeler, MD, an instructor at Portland State University's School of Community Health and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Losing Belly Fat.
And contrary to what a lot of people think, the belly is not a stubborn fat zone. "Unlike fat in other places, belly fat is earmarked to provide quick energy in the event you need to fight, flee, or endure a famine," Dr. Wheeler says. "When you engage in moderate activity (akin to fleeing or fighting) and cut calories (as in a famine), most of the fat you lose first will come from your belly."
It's ready to come off;