It is hard to meet someone who has a problem with obesity and that also does not have a problem with belly fat. The two seem to go hand-in-hand. It is therefore essential to understand that the same techniques you use to get rid of body fat are the same ones you can employ to combat excess body fat. Obesity is a term that medical and nutritional experts use to refer to the condition where someone has to an accumulation of excess fat in the body to where it starts to become a health hazard. Obesity is so deadly that over a quarter million people die each year in the United States due to complications arising from being overweight. Obesity is measured by BMI or what is called Body Mass Index which is your weight and height divided and the answer squared. This more or less tells doctors and nutrition experts where you are in terms of fat build-up in your body.
There are various ways one can go about getting rid of belly fat. One is education. It is a futile battle to try to eradicate body fat without proper knowledge of first of all, what causes it and the types of foods to eat and which ones to avoid. This is now easy owing to the fact that the USFDA now runs a food pyramid website which you can access by searching for it in the search engines. This website contains all the information one may need to structure their diet.
Another tactic one can use to eradicate belly fat is exercise. There are many free gymnasiums in the United States especially in the many apartment complexes. You can section off some time and spend a mere 20 minutes in the gym. There are also different exercise machines which cater to different parts of the body.