Effects of Belly Fat on Mental Health and Self-Perception.  (Part-1)

Mental health and self-esteem can be affected by belly fat, especially visceral fat. It affects emotional health, self-esteem, and body image as well as physical health. 

 Body Image Issues: Excess abdominal fat can lead to unfavorable body image perceptions and unhappiness with one's look.

Psychological Distress: Increased Stress: Belly fat, particularly visceral fat, is linked to elevated cortisol levels. High stress can cause mental anguish.

Impact on Self-Esteem: A protruding abdomen or "belly bulge" may affect self-esteem, as individuals may associate self-worth with physical attractiveness.

Depression and Anxiety: Studies relate abdominal fat to higher risk of mental health disorders. Hormonal and inflammatory aspects in belly obesity may affect mental health.

 Social Stigma: Excess belly fat can cause shame, embarrassment, or social exclusion due to weight stigmatization.

Relationship Impact: Interpersonal Challenges: Negative self-perception from belly fat can impact romantic and social relationships.

Attempts to eliminate belly fat by dieting might result in harmful eating patterns, affecting physical and mental health.

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