The following study reveals individuals with a normal BMI but excess weight in their midsection are at a greater risk of mortality. Counterintuitively, the study found those who are overweight/obese, but lean around their midsection, do not carry this same mortality risk. If you are carrying much of your weight around your abdomen, it is important to start working to get it off. Consulting a nutritionist or dietitian can help you start reducing your abdominal body fat. A dietitian can create a personalized nutrition plan that will make it easier for you to consume some of the foods you like while still losing weight. Most people get comfortable with the increased fat around their belly with age—not realizing just how deadly this can be!