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How to Lose Belly Fat for Women: The Truth Behind Spot Reduction Myths and Lies

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This is such a common question: “How to lose belly fat for women” that it’s almost the single most asked question I’ve ever heard.

Women all over want to know how to “spot reduce” fat, but the simple truth is that you cannot do that. 

Instead, I will teach you the exact, FREE method you can start using right now to drop unwanted fat from all of your “problem areas” at the same time.

So make sure to stick around.


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.

Bottom-line: You will NEVER be able to “just” lose weight on your legs, butt, lower back, abs – anywhere – and today I want to show you how you can do it the right way.

So let’s get started.


SPOT-REDUCTION IN ONE SPECIFIC AREA IS IMPOSSIBLE


Popular media outlets, the news, videos, “experts” and other people would have led you to believe that you can spot-reduce fat. But that’s simply just not possible. Doing crunches has scientifically been proven to not do a damn thing for your abdominal fat.

That’s really, really bad news. Good news is, there’s good news.

Fortunately for you, there is a very simple solution to this problem. If you want fat to disappear on any part of your body, you definitely have to lose overall body fat.

How do you do that? Glad you asked!

In order to lose body fat, you have to follow a diet that restricts your calories. What that means is consuming less food than your body needs.

But more about that below.


SO IF SPOT REDUCTION IS NOT POSSIBLE, WHAT’S THE SECRET?


As I’ve stated above, the only way to lose fat in any one specific area of your body is by reducing overall body fat. Some controversy exists surrounding what body fat percentage women should aim to be at but generally speaking below 25 percent is great for women.

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The idea is to diet down to lower body fat levels in order to expose lean muscle underneath areas that were previously hidden by fat. This could be your buttox, arms, back – anywhere.

That’s awesome news. By simply leaning down and losing overall fat, your problem areas will also go away and you’ll be left looking amazing.

RELATED POST: What’s the Idea Body Fat Range for Women?


DIETING & WEIGHT LOSS MADE EASY: AWESOME RESOURCES


When it comes to these kinds of things, I’ve known a lot of people who generally want to avoid the issue they’re facing. These are the same people that buy every latest fat loss device known to man.

The simple truth is that there’s no simple and effortless solution to weight loss or fat loss. 

It’s true. It takes dedication, commitment and hard work to achieve your goals, any goals, and it really all depends on you. However, there are some tricks and tips to make it much easier for you.

TRICK #1: USE THE IIFYM APPROACH

IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros. Macro-and-micronutrients are essential nutrients your body needs to survive. Eating too many macronutrients (calories) leads to fat gain. Your body can always use more micronutrients so you don’t need to worry about that.

IIFYM is a great approach because it doesn’t force you to limit your food choices. You can pretty much eat anything you want as long as you stay within your caloric deficit.

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TRICK #2: USE INTERMITTENT FASTING

Intermittent fasting is no new thing nor has it been invented by any one singular person in recent years. Countless fitness authors declare themselves to be experts which is great and all, but it’s really just a technique you can use with a few awesome benefits.

Fasting is no magic bullet for fat loss. You still have to eat in a deficit and you still have to get enough protein but fasting makes it easier. Bigger meals that are more satisfying and amazing to eat will become your new “normal” with intermittent fasting.

Simply push your first meal later into the day and voila – eat 2-3 bigger meals later on and you’re set! Just make sure to count and keep track of your macros on a daily basis to make sure you’re still in a deficit!

RELATED POST: How to Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting

TRICK #3: INCLUDE THE FOODS YOU LOVE

As we know, adherence to your diet is the number one factor that will determine whether you will reach your fat loss goals or not. Simply put: If you do not or cannot stick to your fat loss plan, chances are high you’ll quit.

In order to promote adherence  it’s always wise to never exclude foods you think of as “dirty” or “evil” – rather, include them instead. This way, you never feel deprived and you can feel good about your fat loss efforts.

Never feel guilty again by always including the foods you love to eat.

Don’t feel like you always have to “eat clean” and avoid “dirty” foods. As long as you include nutritionally dense foods in your diet or “clean” foods, you’re good to go.

RELATED POST: What is a Clean Eating?


DIETING WITHOUT LIFTING WEIGHTS LEADS TO AN UNDESIRABLE PHYSIQUE AND WEAK BODY


When it comes down to weight loss, I’d argue that you want to also look good, no?  For the most part, fat loss without building any muscle leads to a physique you may find undesirable.

In order to maximise your aesthetic appeal while losing weight is to adopt some form of a weight training routine.

RELATED POST: The Best Beginner Workout Routine You Can Start Right Now

Heading out to the gym will be a great decision while you’re losing fat. Not only will you be looking better and building muscle in the right places, you will also be boosting your metabolism.

More weight lifting = more fat loss? Sign me up!

That’s right. Resistance training leads to an increased metabolism because of the increased muscle mass your body has to provide for.

So, you look amazing, feel much better and you lose more fat? Why wouldn’t anyone want that?

For an all-in-one method of amazing and enjoyable fat loss while building an incredible body, head over to Rusty Moore’s Visual Impact for Women.

Visual Impact can get you started on your journey to your dream body by providing you with the right tools. Rusty is a renowned runway model personal trainer and if there’s anyone knowledgeable enough to get you your dream physique, it’s Rusty.

 


As always,
Yours truly,
Michael

 

12 comments

  1. Hi Michael, great post – thanks so much for sharing. Actually, it’s funny how we get sucked into the idea that we can spot tone problem areas of our bodies, when, as you say, this simply isn’t possible. I’ve been looking for ways to firm up my legs, and it’s easy to get sucked into the hype and BS on the internet. The Kinobody system looks really good, and I like the way it takes a whole body approach. I’ll definitely be checking this out. cheers, Karen http://kdforsman.com

    1. Hey Karen, you CAN absolutely spot tone your body for sure, you just can’t spot-reduce fat. Say, for example, you are doing leg extensions – you could very well spot tone your quadriceps for example.

      However, reducing fat in problem areas requires a whole-body fat-reducing approach which is really the only way. The Kinobody systems are amazing because it was basically women that asked for them to be created (The Goddess Toning Course and the KinoBOOTY Course).

      I am glad you stopped by the article. Hope to see you again!

  2. I’ve always thought it was impossible to lose weight in just one area, our bodies are just not built that way! Saying that though, I’ve been doing hiit 3-4 times a week for the last 3 months or so and have seen a big difference in my belly fat! But I guess it’s going everywhere else too and I just notice it more on my belly, unless hiit is the magic pill to belly fat loss??

    1. Hi Alice, it’s great to have you here! HIIT is a fantastic way to get into great shape, but unfortunately HIIT alone is not responsible for weight loss. The only thing that leads to weight loss is consuming fewer calories than your body burns everyday. If you are doing HIIT and are losing weight, chances are high that the HIIT could be contributing to your body burning more calories than you’re eating.

      That’s why we say, no matter how much activity you get, diet is ultimately what leads to weight loss or gain. As far as losing belly fat, if you were holding on to a substantial portion of your overall body fat near your belly then it would make sense that you would have lost some around your belly most prominently.

      I am so glad you asked this question because it’s a very common one. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

  3. wow thats a really convincing article. I totally agree. And I can’t believe there’s still people follow the fake programs that are just after making money.

    So do you think dieting is far more important than the actual workout itself?

    1. Hi Kay, thank you so much for stopping by to take a look at the article. You’d be amazed at the kind of stuff people believe. OUtright criminal these days. But yes, to answer your question, the only thing that leads to weight loss is the relationship the amount of food you eat plays with the amount of calories you’re burning.

      You can make your body burn more calories by moving around more (exercise) or you can simply eat fewer calories as outlined in the article.

      Hope to see you again!

  4. I do understand why men and women who are desperate to lose belly fat would fall for this kinds of product. Maybe they’ve tried almost any product out there but they did not get the result they wanted and so they might be thinking, what is there to lose (apart from their money of course!). One more thing, don’t we all want to get something without necessarily working hard for it? You have the money, why not just pay for it, right?

    I personally do not believe in magic, to me there’s no such thing. That is why if I want to lose weight I’ll go the extra mile to achieve the result that I want. But I also don’t want to end up miserable. I tone my arms using dumb bells while listening to my favorite music or watching my TV series, making my work out fun and enjoyable.

    I totally agree with you that reducing over all fat is key to reducing fat in the problem areas. I do crunches once in a while to reduce my belly fat. What do you think about crunches?

    1. Hey Alice, thanks so much for stopping by the article! Yes I totally agree with you. It has been the most desperate people that get the most exploited. It’s really sad actually. People will be willing to make a buck literally from anyone in a tough spot. It’s just the way our world is – unfortunately.

      As for crunches to target belly fat – crunches, in general, are a very poor exercise. Firstly, they do not work to burn belly fat in any sort of way whatsoever. Furthermore, crunches make you extremely likely to suffer some form of injury to your back over time because crunches are not a natural movement!

      If one wants to lose fat from their bellies, one must drop overall body fat – and the only way to do this is to consume fewer calories than your body burns everyday.

      Hope to see you again soon!

  5. Oh I’m definitely doing to check out the courses for women that you mention here. I’m sick of being lied to by diet and exercise schemes and at least going into this I’d have more realistic expectations. The only way to spot-reduce fat in an area is, sadly, liposuction. Thanks for an informative post and congrats on your great progress!

    1. HI Penelope! I am so glad you stopped by the article. Yeah, the Kinobody courses are worth learning more about before making a choice. They’re there to take a look at! Countless women have been lied to and it’s sickening. The best thing about the Kinobody courses is that women have asked for them to be written specifically for them – Greg was never going to do women’s stuff but with enough interest he did!

      Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Hey Micheal,

    Thanks for sharing valuable information. I believe that if a proper diet and weight loss approach is followed, one can lose as much weight as they wish without using weight loss supplements. Can you suggest any cheap protein supplements?

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