Although many people routinely pinch their belly in order to see how fat they’re getting, that’s really only a measure of their subcutaneous “under the skin” fat. The Bello device goes deeper, using light to measure visceral fat.
While subcutaneous fat is located directly beneath the skin and over top of the abdominal muscles, visceral fat is situated behind those muscles. This means that its levels can’t be gauged simply by pinching the belly skin between two fingers. It is important to know how much visceral fat is present, though, as excessive amounts have been linked to health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.
That’s where Bello is designed to come in.