Do you know anybody who does not wish to get rid of the fat
on one particular area of their body? I have not met anybody
Even skinny people are often unhappy with the excess fat in
some areas of their body. We’ve all seen those skinny men
with huge bellies!
This common problem is accompanied by a widespread belief
that you can lose the fat on a “problem area” by exercising
that particular area. Some people do hundreds of crunches in
attempts to flatten their stomachs, others buy the “miracle”
ab gadgets and bulky “hip slimming” machines from TV.
Were you about to call the 800 number to buy the “latest and
greatest” ab roller?
Hold on to your hard-earned money!
The belief that you can lose fat on a specific part of your
body by exercising that area is a myth! Targeting the
“spots” of your body for fat loss is called “spot reducing”,
and it simply does not work.
Exercising certain areas of your body will strengthen the
muscles there, but it will not remove the fat from them.
Your newly developed muscles will be hidden under the layer
What about those heavily pitched creams, wraps and rubber
belts that supposedly “melt the fat away”? Those are just
The creams and body wraps can temporarily give your skin
smoother appearance, but they will do absolutely nothing for
fat loss. All kinds of weight loss belts, pants and other
clothing will make you sweat, thereby causing some loss of
water weight which is mistaken by most people for fat loss.
But they will not help you lose even one gram of the actual
There is no way to tell your body where exactly it should
lose its fat.
Each person’s body has its own unique shape and fat
distribution pattern. The places where the fat goes first
are, unfortunately, where it comes off last. So the only way
to lose that fat is by losing weight in general.
The only healthy permanent way to lose weight is by making
lifestyle changes to incorporate healthy eating and
increased activity. When you do that, the fat will come off
everywhere on your body, including those “trouble spots”.
And yes, you will then have that body that you always