Guys and gals, today we’re tackling a massive issue. I see this all the time – and I’ve actually written a brief article on this before but today I wanted to dive a little deeper and really explore the myths and lies we’ve been fed about ‘spot reducing’ fat around the belly, arms, love handles, you name it.
The ‘spot reduction myth’ is just that – it’s a myth and it’s not possible. Countless devices, diets, pills, equipment and infomercials have led us to believe that we can target our bellies or our arms or our legs – and reduce fat just in these areas – but as we’re going to find out today, this is simply not possible.
If you’ve been visiting Physique Authority at all you would have come to the conclusion that we do not provide lies here. Physique Authority does not make any claims that are used to exploit people or make money from them – Physique Authority is about providing the highest quality, research and evidence based information currently available to aid you in your journey to better fitness and well-being. So let’s get started.
Reducing Fat in ONE TARGETED Area is Simply Not Possible!
Alright, so if we’ve been paying attention to infomercials since the 1980s and probably before, we would have noticed a huge emergence of infomercials allegedly targeting peoples’ pain points – somebody wants to lose belly fat? No problem. Buy this device for 9 simple instalments of 17.99 and be on your way.
It’s the fantasy of anyone with a little extra fat in certain areas in which they would prefer less fat to spot-reduce these areas and have a more toned, sexy body with no effort on their part to learn how this process actually works.
And this was a massive industry and probably still continues to be. I’d argue, however, that infomercials do not hold the same kind of power they used to since the emergence of social media and online video consumption but make no mistake – I see a lot of crap and wrong information in the social media sphere as well from all kinds of people just wanting to make a quick buck from anyone.
We’ve seen it all: Thigh Masters, machines, ab-stimulation belts – all kinds of garbage that doesn’t do diddly squat for your body’s fat levels. Just think about it this way. These people making these claims and commercials hire beautiful and sexy women to demonstrate their hot bodies and claim that the reason they look like that is because they used some ridiculous machine.
These women are toned, look happy and seemingly aren’t doing anything diet related. The marketing is real and massive profits are to be had the more people buy into this garbage. The fitness industry stands to make a crap-ton of money from making you believe the most ludicrous things!
This is why spot-reducing machines became so popular. So much money is to be made from them and it really makes me sad because so many women are left in the dust without the results they want, discouraged and ultimately unhappy with their bodies. This bullshit needs to end, like yesterday.
Ok, So If Spot-Reducing Isn’t Possible, How DO We Lose Belly Fat?
I think now is a great time to draw your attention over to the following article explaining that the only way to lose fat is by restricting your caloric intake to less than your body burns everyday. When your body consumes less calories than it burns you will be losing fat.
Eat fewer calories than necessary for weight loss and you could risk losing muscle mass and end up looking unhealthy and anorexic so make sure you don’t eat TOO few calories. You need the right balance of an energy deficit and adequate nutrition.
I don’t want that for you and neither should you!
Another important piece of information you could consume is that just because massive amounts of money are spent on marketing, hype and even if the product looks supremely legit, it likely isn’t and your research and due-diligence is required if you truly want to achieve fat loss (or anything else in life for that matter).
With that being said, this article will aim to give you a little bit of an insight into how the human body works and what the true drivers of not only fat loss are, but what it’s going to take to make your journey to fat loss enjoyable, effortless and sustainable.
That’s right. There is a good way of doing things that you will enjoy and there is a bad way of doing things that will constantly require your will-power, and ultimately leave you drained and miserable.
We’re going to look at the former.
How can I love losing weight while looking and feeling better than I ever have? Hint: It’s not by purchasing Thigh Masters. It has to do with a systematic, well thought-out, evidence and science-backed approach that will net you some serious results.
Alright, so right about now is where I am going to introduce an article I wrote a few days ago on the principles of fat loss for women which you can read about here.
The idea behind losing fat around any problem areas of your body is simple. Simply drop overall body fat and you will reduce fat in the problem areas as well.
However, one important point to keep in mind is that even if you drop overall body fat the problem areas you’re experiencing will usually be the last ones to go!
For men, this is normally around the love handles and the abs. Some men I know have issues around their chest. For women, this could be your abdomen, usually thighs, buttocks (the dreaded cellulite syndrome that so many women fear).
Lose weight and overall body fat, and your “problem areas” will get fixed too.
It’s the ONLY way as we have established above. Stop buying into all the hype with various machines and lies and myths.
We are smart consumers and we simply know better nowadays!
Now that You Know HOW To Lose Abdominal Fat, Let’s Look at Some Resources that Will Help You Do It
Alright guys so let’s take a look at some of the methods you can employ in order to drop overall body fat. As we now have established, one must lose body fat as a whole since we now know that spot-reduction is not only ineffective – it’s down right just impossible to do.
One must begin dieting in order to lose fat from their body and do it in a way that will allow for it to be a sustainable activity. Why would you want to do something that you’re miserable doing? Personally I do not want to do anything that makes me miserable.
If there is a way in which to do something that I like doing, I would much rather do it that way than anything else to be honest. This is not being lazy – it’s being smart, intelligent, and using the information that is available to make the best possible decisions.
When you’re dieting and attempting to lose weight, you can only think of one thing: I hate this, this sucks, I am hungry, tired, miserable and I am not seeing very many results by running on treadmills endlessly and doing countless elliptical and treadmill sessions.
That’s simply NOT the enjoyable and sustainable way to do things – especially if you aren’t seeing any results to show for all your efforts!
That seems like an extremely torturous way to do things, doesn’t it? What you have to do is find a way to drop body fat in a way that works best for YOU. There is definitely no one-size-fits-all solution for you and your weight loss goals.
First, you have to determine what you are willing to sacrifice. Are you willing to sacrifice everything for weight loss? Are you willing to sacrifice all the foods you love? Are you willing to be miserable, hungry, tired, agitated, and just plain frustrated just in the name of weight loss?
I think not. I don’t want to be that way and why should you want to?
When it comes to finding the most enjoyable way to lose weight, I have had my fair shares of ups and downs. But one thing is for sure. Once I discovered the Kinobody Aggressive Fat Loss online course from Kinobody.com my entire perspective on weight loss and fitness changed.
I would invite you to check out my review of the Aggressive Fat Loss course here to find out how this may help you reach your weight loss goals in the most enjoyable, stress-free, sustainable way possible.
All of a sudden there was a way to lose weight that would translate into a life-long journey – one that is sustainable. One that I can run with and keep doing because it doesn’t take much effort at all!
Not only that, but a journey I would end up LOVING. I could never see myself being miserable and suffering again. I now had the key – and I want you to unlock it as well!
Kinobody has taught me to go from the left to the right picture in a matter of months – and Greg (the owner) has helped me do this with his FREE information. When it comes to using his paid programs, his free info speaks volumes for his paid courses. Take a look at my screenshot below. I dropped about 27 pounds in about 6 months (I should have been able to do it much faster).
If I can do this, so can you.
There’s Weight Loss, And Then There’s Body Sculpting and Toning for Women That Want More from their Bodies
Alright, so fat (or weight) loss is one thing and if that’s your primary goal, then that is amazing. Now you’re armed with the most cutting-edge, straight to the point information currently available in terms of losing belly fat (and body fat as a whole).
We’ve learned that spot reduction simply isn’t possible and we’ve learned what it will take to lose weight in a sustainable way.
However, what about women who want more? Have you ever wondered how you can get the body of your dreams? Did you ever have the thought that you wanted a bigger booty, nicer, more toned and defined legs and an astonishing physique akin to the most beautiful of Goddesses?
Unfortunately, losing weight alone may not be the best solution to get a toned body and build a Goddess-like physique. Actually, weight loss alone could leave you more frustrated and looking sickly skinny if you lose a lot of weight.
Fortunately, there is a solution – if you want to not only lose weight but sculpt your body into a jaw-dropping physique, I highly recommend checking out my review of the Kinobody Goddess Toning online fitness course OR the Kinobody KinoBooty online fitness course.
Both of the above courses will show you, step-by-step, the exercises, nutrition protocols and fitness information necessary to build one of the most jaw-dropping women’s physiques – and I don’t mean one that is extremely muscular and manly-looking – nope. I am talking about a Goddess physique. One that is sleek, slim, toned, defined, sexy and most importantly – feminine.
Most women I have talked to want this type of body and not one that is overly muscular and masculine. That’s just not an attractive physique for most women.
Alternatively, if you’re interested in building overall strength and conditioning in the comfort of your own home you’re welcome to check out the Kinobody Bodyweight Mastery online fitness course. The Bodyweight Mastery course will show you step-by-step how to master your bodyweight – this includes pushups, leg training, pullups, shoulders, dips, and core strengthening. It’s great for overall body toning and strength-building.
Alright folks, that is it from me for now. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below.
What experiences have you had with weight loss and abdominal fat? Have you bought in to all the bullshit hype surrounding gadgets that will tone your abs with no results?
Leave me any comments or questions you might have and I will be sure to answer anything I can!