Stubborn fat explained and busted

Lowering your body fat percentage is an admirable goal. It’s great for your fitness levels, all round health, and achieving a svelte silhouette. It can be really tough to stick to your meal plan and workout regime if you feel as though you are fighting a never-ending battle against stubborn fat that seems to linger no matter what. Let’s see what we can do about that…

Those lingering kilos of stubborn fat have several possible solutions

You need to be brutally honest about how much food you are consuming.

It’s really easy to eat extra calories without really being aware of it. In order to ensure that you are only eating what you should be eating and no more, try the following tips:

  • Keep a food journal where you write down everything you eat, as soon as you eat it. There are even mobile apps to make this process quick and easy.
  • Include all drinks, including alcoholic drinks, in your journal too.
  • Weigh and measure your portions according to your nutrition plan.

You will probably find that you consume more that you realise on a daily basis – a common explanation for that stubborn fat in all the wrong places.

Your workout routine needs to align with your weight loss goals.

In addition to following a healthy diet, you also need to be exercising regularly in order to get rid of stubborn fat. However, in order for this to be really effective, you need to be doing the right kind of exercise at the right intensity to match your specific needs. If you want specific results, then you need a specific workout plan. The best way to do this is to get the help of a personal trainer who will design a custom workout plan tailored to your individual needs.

Hit the gym on a consistent basis

All too often we succumb to all kinds of excuses that keep us away from our workouts.

  • Keep a record of every gym session. Include the date, duration, type of exercise, and an estimate of the intensity.
  • Start seeing a personal trainer. This will ensure that you are held accountable for attending regular sessions.
  • Sometimes there is a legitimate reason why you may not be able to get to the gym. As soon as you can, get back into a consistent workout schedule.

Be active throughout the day.

It’s great if you can fit in an hour long gym session every day. But it doesn’t help if you are sedentary for the other 23 hours of the day.

  • Don’t sit for longer than 45 minutes at a time. Even if you have a desk job, you can do certain things whilst standing and moving around.

Get sufficient sleep and manage your stress levels.

Feeling stressed or tired makes us all the more likely to crave salty, sugary, or fatty snacks and foods. And that is bad news when it comes to that stubborn fat.

  • Have a short power nap, if possible, to recharge your energy levels.
  • Go for a brisk walk outside in the fresh air.

You’ll be amazed how adhering to these five tips will help you lose that stubborn fat!