Precision Nutrition System

Precision Nutrition System
Healthy Eating For Fat Loss

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Weight loss bad news

I hate to break it to you but you cannot spot reduce. If someone tells you that you can spot reduce, they are lying.

Genetics will decide where the fat comes and where it goes. Doing 1000 crunches, leg lifts or ab machines will not reduce your belly fat or make you thinner. Just as 1000 side leg lifts will not trim your inner thighs. Your body does not burn the fat it needs from the body part that you’re exercising. So there is no need or use to overdo an exercise for one specific body part. Do not buy into those ads for the ab machines that take inches off your waist. It just will not happen.

Exercises such as crunches or leg lifts improve the tone and endurance of the muscles, so do not give up on them. Fat will pretty much come off in the order it came on. When we exercise the body will draw upon its fat stores for energy.

Any aerobic activity that elevates your heart rate can help you burn fat and take off unwanted pounds to lose weight safely and naturally. Many experts recommend doing at least three sessions of 20 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Ideally, for long-term weight control, you should engage in at least four sessions per week, for 45 minutes each time.

Listed are a few alternatives to traditional aerobic exercise that are effective fat burners:

* Mountain Biking
* In-line Skating
* Walking
* Country Line Dancing
* Hiking
* Martial Arts
* Boxing
* Cross-country Skiing
* Downhill Skiing
* Water Sports

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