"Tofi = Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside"
Tofis are people who appear thin, but have lots of internal fat. Too much internal fat (aka visceral fat) is hazardous to your health because it is situated around the organs. Tofis look healthy, but are not…
What are the causes?
Bad eating habits. They say that some people can eat all they want without getting fat. Well, it may appear this way, but now we know this is not always the case. It’s not always over-eating though, even people who are underweight can have lots of internal fat. The key is to change your diet: eat healthy and regularly.
Doing crash diets.
Genes. Not a lot you can do about this…
Tofis need to worry about their health, because the hidden fat around the organs is of a dangerous kind. Situated around the heart, the muscles, the liver, …, this kind of fat is more dangerous than fat that is under the skin and can lead to diabetes, heart problems and cancer.
This also means that BMI is not a good method of measuring fat in relation to health. The important thing to know is where the fat is situated. Sumo wrestlers, who have a lot of external fat, are generally healthy people with low cholesterol, low insulin resistance and a low level of fatty acids. That is because although they have a lot of fat under their skin, they hardly have any internal fat. That is because, besides eating up to 5000 calories/day, they have a lot of exercise.
Once again it comes down to 2 basic things: a healthy diet and lots of exercise…