Is there are way to burn off your belly fat? While you may want to get rid of your big belly because you think it looks ugly, this isn’t the only reason you should get rid of it. The reason for your belly size increasing is due to your body’s tendency to deposit fat there. This is actually quite unhealthy – more so when there is lots of fat in between your organs – known as visceral fat. It can cause coronary disease, Type II diabetes and some types of cancer. It’s likely you may have attempted to use various diets and exercises to try and lose your tummy fat – but failed each time. While you may think that you lack will power, that may not be the cause.