Can you spot reduce fat, especially around the belly and thighs?Jun 17, 2020
Unfortunately, you can't do a thousand sit-ups or a hundred squats and lose fat in one area.
We don't get to choose where we lose fat first.
Everybody is unique. We all come in different shapes and sizes.
Some people can carry the excess weight all over, while others hold onto weight in specific areas like the butt, thighs or belly.
Gender, age, genetics and lifestyle all play a role in weight gain and the accumulation of stubborn areas of body fat.
So what can you do if you want to lose weight?
1. Eat a calorie deficit.
Eat less than what you burn is the first golden rule when it comes to weight loss. There is, of course, a lot more science to it than this, for example, the type of foods you eat, when you eat etc, but at a very basic level, if you want to lose weight you have to reduce calories or exercise more.
2. Move more
Aim to move your body every day. Try and hit the recommended 10'000 steps a day.
3. Mix up your training
Your body is extremely smart and is always looking to find homeostasis. This is why so many people hit a plateau when it comes to weight loss. The trick is to keep the body guessing.
If you have been walking for a few weeks try adding in some bodyweight exercises. If you go to the gym try adding in some HIIT training at the end of a workout.
Basically keep mixing things up so you keep outsmarting your body.
In summary no you can't spot reduce fat.
However, with consistent training, great nutrition and a positive mindset you will achieve results.
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With Health and Happiness
Georgie and Kyle