The omentum is a flap of tissue resembling an apron that is positioned under your abdominal muscles and covers your intestines, says Harvard Medical School. The fat that accumulates in the omentum is known as visceral fat, and compared to subcutaneous fat that forms around your hips and thighs. Visceral fat accounts for only about 10 percent of the total fat in your body, but is far more dangerous. Visceral fat produces proteins that contribute to inflammation, blood vessel constriction, elevated blood pressure and insulin resistance. Several lifestyle changes can help you get rid of omentum fat.
Allocate 30 minutes on most days of the week for medium intensity physical activity. Brisk walking, light jogging or biking are good choices.
Modify your diet to include more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Avoid foods that encourage fat deposits around the midsection, such as trans fats, or fructose sweetened foods, says Harvard Medical School.
Develop a method to deal with the stresses of life to control cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone that contributes to fat being stored around your organs, says Yale University.
Quit smoking if you are a smoker. Smoking helps create more fat storage in the midsection over the hips and thighs. Ask your doctor for help in quitting.
Sleep for about eight hours a night. Sleep deprivation increases cortisol levels, which increases fat storage in the abdominal region.