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Can I lose weight in one specific area?

Unfortunately, you can't lose weight in one specific area (spot-training). We all have problem areas that have us cursing our genetics or wishing we hadn't eaten that second helping last night at dinner. The body dictates where it wants to burn fat first. Don't give up though! While it may take more time, there is no limit to how much fat your body can burn; it's just energy. You will have to be strict with your nutrition and make sure that you keep your body in an energy deficit.

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