Spot reducing fat refers to the idea that you can selectively reduce fat from specific areas of your body through targeted exercises or specific dietary measures. The diet and fitness industry is flooded with fake promises that you can do just this. Unfortunately, spot reducing fat is a myth, and here's why that is.
The distribution of body fat is largely determined by genetic factors and hormones. Different individuals have unique patterns of fat deposition influenced by factors beyond their control. For example, some people may tend to accumulate fat in their abdominal area, while others may have more fat in their thighs or hips. At the end of the day, you cannot control where fat settles or where it disappears from.
When you engage in exercises or follow a diet, your body utilizes stored fat as an energy source. However, the body doesn't selectively burn fat from a specific area. Instead, it draws energy from fat stores throughout the body based on genetic and hormonal factors. Therefore, to reduce body fat in a particular area, you need to focus on reducing your overall body fat percentage through a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, and lifestyle changes.
While targeted exercises can help strengthen and tone specific muscles, they do not directly burn fat in that area. Building muscle can enhance the appearance of a specific body part by increasing muscle definition, but it won't eliminate fat solely from that region. To see the underlying muscles, you need to reduce overall body fat through a comprehensive approach.
Fat loss occurs when you create an energy deficit by burning more calories than you consume. This deficit prompts the body to utilize stored fat as a source of energy. However, the body determines where it mobilizes fat from based on various factors, including genetics and hormonal influences. Spot reducing fat cannot override the body's natural fat storage and utilization processes.
Instead of focusing on spot reducing fat, it's more effective to adopt a balanced approach that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and overall lifestyle changes. This approach helps reduce overall body fat percentage and promotes overall health and well-being.
So while you cannot spot reduce fat through diet and exercise alone, there is a science backed approach that you can take. We are talking about cryosculpting! Cryosculpting is proven to reduce fat in desired areas using specialized, noninvasive, techniques and equipment. If you are interested in losing those last few inches, try cryosculpting at our Junkyard facility!