Truth About Losing Fat On Your Stomach - by Melanie
(c)Melanie Mendelson - All Rights Reserved http://www.practical-weight-loss.com
Do you know anybody who does not wish to get rid of the fat
on one particular area of their body? I have not met anybody
"If I could only get rid of my big belly"! "Oh,
I wish my thighs were slimmer"! Does it sound familiar?
Even skinny people are often unhappy with the excess fat in
some areas of their body. We've all seen those skinny men with
This common problem is accompanied by a widespread belief that
you can lose the fat on a "problem area" by exercising
that particular area. Some people do hundreds of crunches in
attempts to flatten their stomachs, others buy the "miracle"
ab gadgets and bulky "hip slimming" machines from
Were you about to call the 800 number to buy the "latest
and greatest" ab roller?
Hold on to your hard-earned money!
The belief that you can lose fat on a specific part of your
body by exercising that area is a myth! Targeting the "spots"
of your body for fat loss is called "spot reducing",
and it simply does not work.
Exercising certain areas of your body will strengthen the
muscles there, but it will not remove the fat from them. Your
newly developed muscles will be hidden under the layer of fat.
What about those heavily pitched creams, wraps and rubber belts
that supposedly "melt the fat away"? Those are just
The creams and body wraps can temporarily give your skin smoother
appearance, but they will do absolutely nothing for fat loss.
All kinds of weight loss belts, pants and other clothing will
make you sweat, thereby causing some loss of water weight which
is mistaken by most people for fat loss. But they will not help
you lose even one gram of the actual fat!
There is no way to tell your body where exactly it should lose
Each person's body has its own unique shape and fat distribution
pattern. The places where the fat goes first are, unfortunately,
where it comes off last. So the only way to lose that fat is
by losing weight in general.
The only healthy permanent way to lose weight is by making
lifestyle changes to incorporate healthy eating and increased
activity. When you do that, the fat will come off everywhere
on your body, including those "trouble spots". And
yes, you will then have that body that you always dreamed of!
Melanie Mendelson Author of "Practical Weight Loss"
A Guaranteed Way To Lose Fat For Good http://www.practical-weight-loss.com