Can't lose the fat? Here are some tips

October 4, 2012

Can't lose the fat? Here are some tips
Can't lose the fat? Here are some tips

You're exercising regularly, watching your diet, and seeing results on most of your body - but there's still that one little pocket of fat that won't go away. This is a common (and frustrating) occurrence for people trying to lose weight. Often the fat is located on the tummy, thighs or buttocks. If you're struggling with some stubborn excess weight, here are some tips on how to overcome the problem.

Amp up the exercise
If you're exercising three or four days a week, you may have reached a plateau with your workout. This means that your body has adjusted to the amount of exercise you're doing, and you may not see many changes beyond what has already happened. If this is the case, you may need to boost your workout into overdrive. It may sound unpleasant, but you could see improvement if you add an extra day to your workout, or try jogging on your "days off" from the gym.

Find the food culprit
Healthy eating is an essential part of any weight loss program, but sometimes, we can be working against ourselves without even knowing it. Try keeping a food journal and tracking where and when the calories are coming in. Eating late at night can make it harder for your body to burn calories, and there may be something you're unknowingly doing that's adding on the pounds. Consider the fact that cocktails have high calorie counts, and a bagel on the way to work can come back to bite you later.

Book a consultation
Diet and exercise can’t get rid of those love handles? Liposuction is an option many choose to target stubborn pockets of fat. This procedure can help eliminate excess weight from problem areas, and is often coupled with a tummy tuck to take care of any sagging skin left behind, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Once the fat is removed, it cannot return to the same area. 


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