Every day I receive emails and comments on my social media from men and women looking to ‘spot fat reduce’.
To ‘spot fat reduce’ means to shed fat from target areas, such as your stomach, legs, arms, back etc…
This is quite a divisive topic amongst fitness professionals, but I am of the opinion that it is IMPOSSIBLE to do.
In both my personal experience of training myself and professional experience of training others, I have come to find that when we shed fat, we shed it evenly from all over our bodies, the more stubborn areas being the last to go.
Stubborn areas are hormonal and genetic footholds of fat, and they WILL respond eventually if you are 100% on point with your diet and training. However, they are often the reason people give up prematurely, and I cannot stress enough that full body transformation IS POSSIBLE if you STAY CONSISTENT!
You need to get your diet and training right, which takes time and research, but if you can get a handle on it, that last roll of belly fat WILL disappear eventually. Trust me.
Still to this day my lower stomach FIGHTS me. It’s always first thing to pop up by the third day of a holiday the last thing to go when I’m getting back into shape. But I’ve shed it before and I know I can do it again, so I stick with it.
So, how do you get rid of your problem area? Diet, exercise, patience and consistency.
There is no magic pill, there is no fitness genie, it is up to you, so DO NOT GIVE UP!