How Do I Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?
I get asked this question a lot. I'm going to give my answer in a series of thoughts. As with all of my material, I suggest that you do not view it as fact quite yet, but instead view it as a starting point from a guide on your journey. After all, nutrition overwhelm is created when we view everyone's opinions as facts on day 1, right?
Here is some information that I know based upon up to date research and my past client experiences:
The body can prioritize fat loss in specific areas if ideal hormonal and caloric conditions (of the client) are met.
Trying to target body fat in specific regions using an isolation exercise for that region would NOT rank as a highly effective strategy in my book. (Doing a ton of crunches in order to get rid of belly fat)
The belief "You need to work longer and harder to break through stubborn fat loss plateaus" is causing more harm than good in most cases.
Women are a bit more tricky than men, due to menopausal circumstances.
If I were to come up with an equation for accumulating or getting rid of stubborn fat, it would look something like this: Stress + Insulin Sensitivity + Hormonal Environment (If you're a woman think the changes around menopause)
Stress comes in many forms. Not limited just to feeling "stressed out". Exercise and the Environment are also forms of stress.
"Cycling" between two strategies in both nutrition and exercise can help a lot. For example: Spending 2 weeks exercising and eating a bit more followed by 2 weeks leisurely walking and eating less.
Becoming a detective AND having an effective strategy for you is crucial.
A few thoughts. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need some help.