Your problem might be arm fat, or it could be thigh fat. Often there is a misconception that lifting weights with the arms reduces the bulge there, and doing leg work removes the fat deposits in thighs.
Targeting certain segments improves the tone of the muscles of the limb, but fat deposits are another matter altogether. You must recognize that the body doesn’t really know where it deposits fat cells, and hormones play a huge influence on where the bulge manifests.
Lift weights – that is simple enough. If you have been doing mostly cardiovascular workouts and haven’t been seeing results, it is time to change things up. Start lifting weights so that the force your muscles are working against is greater than body weight.
Even low-intensity resistance training can lead to significant fat loss, and better body lean mass with gains in muscle strength.
Say no to refined carbohydrates
Processed foods – particularly the ones that are mostly refined carbohydrates – do not contain much vitamins and minerals. They are low in fiber as well. If you are hungry and you eat refined carbs, you are likely to be hungry again after a short while.
Diets rich in refined carbohydrates lead to increase in body fat. Always remember that you need energy, but your body craves the necessary nutrients as well.
If you have no qualms undergoing a cosmetic procedure, try something unconventional—one that freezes fat to remove it from the body. There is no damage to other types of cells sine the procedure targets fats effectively.
This unconventional approach is known as coolsculpting that is now available to residents of Utah. Coolsculpting is a type of cryolysis, which removes fats with potentially little to no side effects. Fat reduction becomes evident a few months after the procedure.
There is no need for an anesthetic because the procedure is not a form of surgery. It takes about an hour without recovery time, and you can resume your activities immediately afterwards.
Bye, sugary drinks
Fruit juice and sweetened beverages do not provide much nutrition. They provide calories, but if you drink one bottle after another, your body will store the extra calories as fat. No matter how well you abide by an exercise regimen, and even if you start lifting weights, it won’t matter much if you don’t cut down on sugary drinks.
Instead of relying on instant beverages that cool you off and give you a sugar high, take plenty of water instead. If your body is well hydrated, it is prepared to build more muscle and burn more fat.
Bloating – that is what happens when you have excess water in the body. The abdomen, thighs and the hips would be carrying the extra weight. If your kidneys do not filter out as much water, and the body chooses to keep the fluids you could be taking in too much salt. Watch what you eat, and season with caution.
Follow a targeted exercise regimen that includes resistance training, and you will see better outcomes in your fat reduction program. Eat nutritious food and cut down on sugary drinks and salt intake. Your efforts at being healthy would be rewarded.