Can you lose weight wherever you want?
If you are overweight only in specific parts of your body, you still need to see yourself as a whole. It is not possible to reduce cash; In other words, you can’t dictate that you just want the weight to drop in one place or another. In most cases, “trouble spots” are where the fat will eventually come off, so be prepared to lose weight on your fingers (rings fall off) and on your face (friends can ask if you’re feeling okay) First. However, there is hope of losing that belly fat.
Work to build muscle and reduce body fat
However, if you work to build muscle and reduce body fat, you will eventually address those trouble spots and build a better physique in the process. Muscle tissue is active, which means it requires calories to maintain itself. If you were stranded without a food supply, eventually your body would turn to its own muscle tissue as a source of nutrition first (muscles are protein) while saving fat stores for last. Simply put, fat is nature’s way of ensuring survival in times of famine. That is why the prevalence of heart failure kills someone who is severely malnourished. By building more muscle, you become a more efficient energy-burning machine, which means you can eat more food! That to me is a good thing.
The more active you are, the more you can eat!
That explains why some people can eat much more than others but do not gain weight; your efficient energy burner pal simply has a higher ratio of muscle to fat than you do. Muscle is denser than fat. It is often said that a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat, but the truth is that a pound is a pound. What they mean is that a pound of muscle volume is a smaller package than a pound of fat volume, or put another way, fat is wavy and fluffy while muscle is smooth and compact. Lady No. 1 weighs 120 pounds with 30% body fat, so she has 84 pounds of lean tissue and 36 pounds of fat, while Lady No. 2 also weighs 120 pounds but at 18% body fat she has approximately 98 pounds of muscle and 22 pounds of fat. Would you rather be Lady No. 1 or Lady No. 2? Which do you think takes up the most space, 22 or 36 pounds of fat? I’d say 36 pounds of fat would be a much bigger package than 22 pounds.
How much you weigh doesn’t make sense
This is why body weight as a number in and of itself doesn’t make sense, but the fat-to-muscle ratio is very important and worth working towards changing it. Strive to decrease your body fat and increase your muscle mass and you will look better, feel stronger and more energetic, and simply be healthier.
You can usually get a body fat test done at gyms and most gyms, so ask if you can. It is better to know that you have 30% body fat and work to reduce it to 29, than not to know it and think only in terms of body weight. Most people who think only about how much they weigh tend to do everything possible to reduce that weight, and it is usually at the expense of losing a more valuable muscle.
The best way to increase muscle mass and decrease fat is through a consistent exercise program. Start with whatever your beginning is, but get started.
Start with a general body conditioning exercise program, doing whatever you like, whether it’s a sport, gardening, weight lifting, biking, hiking, or any other activity. Any physical movement you do regularly counts as exercise, even if it’s doing laundry or taking out the trash. Get as much out of every task as you can and stop thinking of it as a chore but an opportunity to move your body.
In the early 1900s, a washing machine was a new invention. People used to wash their clothes by hand and hang them outside to dry. Being a homemaker was actually quite a tiring job. It’s no wonder women were grateful for modern conveniences like automatic washers and dryers, but now we’ve reached a point where our daily activities aren’t affecting our bodies at all, so unless we want to put on weight every Again, we must do something about it.
Get in shape and abdominal fat disappears
There’s no point going around and around in the parking lot looking for the closest space when you’re on your way for a run or treadmill walk. Why take the elevator five flights every day at work and then pay a monthly fee to do the StairMaster after work? What if we all started to notice that our world is full of exercise equipment?
We could be so much fitter if we just started noticing all the opportunities for physical movement that we miss out on in the name of convenience. Take a look around you and see if you can spot some exercise opportunities, and then get busy and get fit.