Why Hip And Thigh Fat Is So Stubborn?
Many women are having a tough time getting rid of the stubborn fat on their thighs and hips. The IWB group on facebook is always buzzing with questions relating to fat loss in those trouble areas. This post answers why it is difficult to lose weight from the hips and thighs. You will be surprised to know the reason, just keep reading!
We always talk of motivation and you-can-do-it spirit when it comes to shedding kilos but it is not always something to do with your mind. There is actually a reason why you aren’t able to lose the last 2 to 3 kilos. The loss of the stubborn kilos is the toughest and this is not because of a lack of effort but because of homeostasis.
The systems of your body work together in communion to maintain a happy and unchanging environment. In order to maintain this environment, the body does whatever it can. When you strive hard to make major changes in your lifestyle, you will need to get accustomed with being uncomfortable as the body will use all its might to fight back the changes. Even when you win the battle and reap the benefits of successfully revamping your lifestyle, you might get hit by a weight loss plateau and you might find that the kilos from your problem areas don’t seem to budge.
Why Hip and Thigh Fat is so stubborn?
Experts have an opinion that, it is more difficult for women to lose weight in certain areas and this is because of evolutionary causes that were advantageous for women once but are no longer serving the purpose. Women fight hard to lose weight in the problem areas mostly the hips and thighs. Now, you may ask what the reason of this is. The reason we are programmed in a particular manner is that we depend on the calories in the thighs and hips evolutionarily to get the calories that are required for breastfeeding or to be able to bear a famine during pregnancy. I know that you are amazed on reading this reason. But you must appreciate the fact that your body is capable of doing some amazing things. Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful?
After knowing the reason, I hope you are a bit relaxed as this issue is not just for you but for all the women on planet Earth. Sharing the problem with millions of other women seems to lighten the burden doesn’t it? 😛 The problem areas for most women are the hips, glutes, thighs and abs. These are the areas that are biologically meant for reserving fat an also have a lot of muscle that remain inactive. When you do strength training, your metabolic rate increases as strong muscles gets built up under the trouble areas and the fat present on top seems to be leaner. Spot reduction is a myth, so don’t expect reduce your troubled areas quickly. Instead try strengthening the area so that you feel stronger and more comfortable with your body. So, instead of waiting for the number on the weighing scale to drop, try rejoicing on being able to step into a pair of jeans that is one size smaller!
So you better start working out to build strong muscles underneath your problem areas.
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