I agree with Skywatcherrs - burning fat is an all-body process, and you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores - specific exercises will build up the relevant muscles, but will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of fat.
What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training, and watching your intake, and sooner or later some of it will naturally comes off the hips, stomach and butt.
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2 11/10/11 5:13 P
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Good luck, and have fun with your journey, and don't give up!
Unfortunately, you can't do anything to lose fat in just a couple specific places. Fat burning is a total body process, and your body makes the decisions.
To burn fat from anywhere on your body, you must first look at your nutrition. You must eat healthy foods in a calorie deficit (eating fewer calories than you burn in activity). It doesn't matter how much you exercise if you're eating too much food or the wrong kinds of foods.
Second, you'll get the best results by exercising regularly. This means 2-3 days of strength training per week for your whole body, and also a few days of cardiorespiratory exercise as well.
The keys to fat loss are Nutrition, strength training, and cardio - in that order of importance.
Your body will decide where you lose fat first, and it will decide where your problem areas are. Look at your female relatives, especially those related to you on your mother's side. Your body will probably hang onto fat in the same places their bodies do, because a big part of it is genetic.
So start with a good nutrition plan, then get yourself a good strength program and start doing some cardio.
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2 11/10/11 4:45 P
Hi everyone i am new to the site. Yesterday i went to the doctors and he said i am a bit over weight i am 5 ft 1, my current weight is 60.5 kg i donít have regular periods for six months now, is there a possibility i have gained weight because of PCOS? i am 25 years old. I want to ask what i can do to lose weight in my hips,stomach and Butt. Thanks hope to hear from you soon.
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