Weight Loss

Can you just lose belly fat?

You must have seen various products in the market that claim to burn belly fat. But the million-dollar question is can you just lose belly fat only?

There is someone who is struggling with belly fat. So, they try different methods to reduce difficult belly fat like a “fat-losing belt” or that special cream that would magically burn all your extra tummy fat. They do that till they face the harsh reality that these things never work. People often target a specific area where they want to reduce fat, for example, on thighs or on their tummy. This targeting of a specific area to reduce fat is called spot-reducing fat.

The truth behind the myth of spot-reducing fat

Experts and scientists have proved this numerous times that spot-reducing fat is quite impossible. The myth has gained prominence due to many infomercials that are playing in the dead of night. This myth has a grain of truth though. Try to touch the part of your body which has the maximum fat deposit, you would notice that that part of the body is cooler than the other parts of your body. That is because there is a minimized blood flow in that part thanks to a fat deposit. So, most spot fat-reducing products rely on this small piece of information and convince you of ways that increase the flow of blood to areas where fat is deposited. That should do the trick, right? No, it doesn’t because the effect is so minuscule that you won’t notice any real difference.

Lose the body fat in the correct way

Firstly, all living things should understand and obey the basic rules of thermodynamics. It is simple, the energy intake and energy expenditure are determinants of the storage of that energy. In simple words, this energy we are talking about is stored in your body in form of fat. So, in order to lose excess fat, you must learn to burn more energy than you have consumed. Here is how you do it.

Choosing the right workout for yourself, like squats, or leg press. You lose fat and strengthen your muscles. Take help from fitness experts on what exercises would help you.

Hit the treadmill. Trust us it is the most reliable way to lose weight.

Eat the correct food in the correct quantity. Eat more veggies and cut out processed food.

So, be patient and again don’t lose your mind, lose just the weight!

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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