So I've read in several articles how visceral fat (yes, the nasty deadly one) is harder to get rid of from diet and exercise than subcutaneous fat. I have not seen anything that compares these two as a result of HRT. With that said, here is a fairly obvious observation I've made from my TRT over the last 2-1/2 months:
1) while I started all of this at between 13% and 14% BF I know I was carrying both types to some degree around the ole belly area.
2) I have not really altered my diet since starting TRT and if anything I'm eating more as a result of harder lifting and muscle gains.
3) I have actually gained about 5 to 6 pounds of scale weight.
4) My waste has shrunk almost 2 belt notches after gaining this 5 to 6 pounds!
5) the fat you get when you "pinch an inch" does not seem to have changed noticeably. This would be the subcutaneous fat. So my belt reduction does not seem to be the result of this.
So from all of this it seems the only explanation for the belt reduction is visceral fat removal. Does picking up your T levels significantly cause visceral fat to fall away faster than subcutaneous? Is this fully understood? Or is what I'm experiencing just a result of my personal biology?
Not complaining about this of course! Liking it