Losing fat is not easy, no matter how many exercises and diets you try. It can certainly seem like an endless game of cat and mouse-only to create mounting frustration with minimal results. There are certain areas of the body that accumulate fat naturally and more pronounced than others. Hormones, such as leptin and insulin, also play a huge role in how your body stores fat. Then, we have areas of our bodies that store what’s known as “stubborn fat,” which is the most difficult type of fat to burn. This blog will discuss some of the most stubborn fat areas of the body and remedies and how to minimize them.
Having untoned, jiggly underarms can be both a pet-peeve and a reason to trigger insecurities. It’s especially obvious in the summer with tank-top and sleeveless clothing. Unfortunately, the excess stubborn fat can build-up as a person ages, only to gradually get worse if not addressed. The skin naturally loses its elasticity as you age, and the body fat tends to increase due to less muscle. Plus, if you don’t work out regularly, this can be a serious problem. If you want to lose upper arm fat, start incorporating simple arm toning exercises, focusing on the triceps, along with making dietary changes, such as adopting a more keto-friendly lifestyle.
Around the Stomach
The stomach and the waist area are the most common areas where fat tends to build up in the body. This fat layer can grow if you consume a lot of unhealthy foods with high concentrations of Omega 6 fats, sugar, and carbs. Having a thick layer of fat around your stomach can also be a sign that your body is not handling insulin well, which often results in a larger waistline.
Under the Chin
Your face is the first thing you see in the mirror every day, so it’s no surprise the heightened scrutiny can cause undue stress! A “double chin” is the most common issue facing both men and women. Though having one generally is harmless, it can make people feel insecure. As you age, your skin will naturally sag as it loses collagen. However, if you become proactive and have a good skincare routine (the earlier you start the better!!!) it will help mitigate sagging and the development of a double chin.
Applying the appropriate SPF when in the sun, using prescription retinol, drinking primarily water and little to no sugary drinks and alcohol and a healthy diet will help fight the signs of premature aging and sagging skin around your jawline.
Thighs and Bottom
Eating excess carbs and processed foods can often lead to the storage of stubborn fat in these areas. Moreover, your age and hormones also play a role in storing stubborn fat around the lower part of your body. You can try exercises such as planks, squats, and side lunges to reduce this fat. Moreover, working on your diet can also make a big difference in reducing stubborn fat not only in your lower body but all throughout your body.
The Bottom Line
Stubborn fat can be very frustrating, especially if it is still there even after eating healthy and exercising regularly. If you’re finding it difficult to get rid of stubborn fat, there are certain surgical and non-surgical procedures that you can opt for. These include vacuum therapy, butt lifts, etc.