How to Lose Fat in Stubborn Areas

Weight Problems

I recently polled over 200 college women and asked:

“If you could fix just one part of your body what would it be?”

Well, the results are in…

Problem Area

  • A whopping 52% of women want to get rid of their belly fat.
  • 23% of the women wanted to slim up their hips and thighs.
  • 11% wanted a firmer butt.
  • 9% wanted firmer arms and shoulders.

What's your problem area?

How to Fix Weight Loss Problem Areas

First, you need to understand that you CANNOT SPOT REDUCE FAT! Doing simple isolation exercises on pulley machines or with 5 lb. barbie dumbbells will help not burn fat on a localized part of your body.

The only way to remove fat from one trouble area is to figure out how to burn fat everywhere.

Here's how I did it...

3 simple changes I made to fix my problem areas:

  1. I actually increased my daily calories - I ate more good whole non-processed food, which forced my body out of starvation mode and gave me the nutrients I needed to build a healthy body. This allowed me to actually burn fat and tone my muscle. You actually need to eat to lose weight.
  2. I did less cardio.. I replaced my almost daily 50-minute cardio workouts with three 15 – 20 minute sessions, three days a week.
  3. I used the rest of my time to focus on building more muscle. I realized that active muscle tissue burns calories, helps reduce fat, and is what gives my body its shape. Fat does nothing but jiggle around. I started weight lifting to develop more muscle to change the shape of my body.

Why did I make these changes?

Muscle is what gives your body its shape. If you have a pear shaped figure, losing fat will only make you look like a smaller pear.  To change your body shape you must replace this fat with muscle. It is very difficult - if not impossible - to do this with dieting and cardio alone.

Women should be concerned about not having enough muscle, not too much.

Workouts and Nutrition Rules to Fix These Problem Areas

Here are two workouts to start fixing the three big problem areas. They focus on burning fat AND working the underlying muscle so by the time you lose the fat, your body will look great!

Day 1: Stomach/Thighs/Butt (total time – 50 minutes)

Cardio – 10 minutes at a light pace (break a sweat)

Warm–up to lubricate your joints and get your body ready to do work.

Pick a weight you can lift safely for 15 repetitions. Perform 3 sets of 10 – 12. Keep track of your weight and increase it by 5% every week. You can click on each exercise to see how they are done.

Cardio – 10 minutes at a light pace (break a sweat)

Day 2: Arms/Shoulders/Back (total time – 50 minutes)

Cardio – 10 minutes at a light pace (break a sweat)

Warm–up to lubricate your joints and get your body ready to do work

Pick a weight you can lift safely for 15 repetitions. Perform 3 sets of 10 – 12 for each exercise.Keep track of your weight and increase it by 5% every week. You can click on each exercise to see how they are done.

Cardio – 10 minutes at a light pace (break a sweat)

Alternate these workouts (day 1 and day 2) going in to the gym 3 – 4 times per week. Don’t have access to a gym? Get a free home workout plan here.

What to Eat

Drink 12 – 16 ounces of a 50% diluted mixture of sports drink while you exercise. This will supply your tired muscles with glucose so they can recover quicker. Second, follow these simple nutrition rules:

  1. Start Eating Breakfast
  2. Eliminate ALL refined sugars from your diet (eat fruit instead)
  3. Drink zero-calorie liquids (water, green tea, black tea)
  4. If you think it’s not a good food choice, don’t eat it.
  5. Eat a piece of fruit (apple, pear, peach etc.) and a veggie (carrots, sliced red peppers, sliced zucchini, etc.) with every meal

Experience a complete workout and nutrition program that you can try right now and watch your problem areas fix themselves!

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