Weight Loss Strategies
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Whenever you eat less than you need on a consistent basis you will lose weight all over your body. Your body never spot reduces. What this means is that when you work your stomach you don't lose body fat on your stomach. When you eat less than what you need your body uses fat as an energy source and it pulls this fat from your whole body.
When we begin a program to reach weight loss goals, we ultimately release weight from all over our body. Sometimes in the process it may not appear that way or feel that way because of the order our "individual" body decides to release the weight. For one person it may be they see results mostly in their arms initially, another their hips, and another maybe it feels nothing is coming off their stomach area initially. We need to be patient and work our program long enough to reach our goals. Focus less on the outcome (what you see physically on the scale or where the weight is coming off or not coming off) and more on the work you are doing to improve your health...putting everything you got into your workouts, planning your nutrition and being sure you are working your plan.
The most effect method for losing weight is through an overall program that includes aerobic (cardio) training and resistance training, as well as using a healthy calorie-controlled diet.
Some obstacles to losing body weight include poor lifestyle choices such as high-calorie diets, sedentary living, and hormonal imbalances caused by stress and other endocrine disorders.
Genetics dictates where your body burns fat. For example, you may desire to lose weight in your abdomen, but very often, the place you most want to lose it is the last place it burns. This is known as spot reducing. Similarly, it is very difficult to lose weight all over your body simultaneously.