SLIMMERKIWI: I saw that video a few days ago, and I have to say, I had to hold back tears.
It's amazing how we see ourselves. How hard we are on ourselves. How little credit we give ourselves for what we have actually done. Yet we focus on the things have yet to do. I can totally relate. I was upset a few days ago because I have been on this journey for 4 years now, and I'm still not at goal weight. I feel like even still, my legs are forever deformed (my veins pop out and I'm very aware of them) and that I still have SO much weight to lose still.
Hooboy, I feel your pain, I have no idea how the body decides exactly which fat cells to draw upon at any given time, but, I have weight coming off me in weird and unpredictable ways. Like, the other day while bathing-suit-shopping, I experienced the shocking-yet-hilarious revelation that my bust is shrinking unevenly! I'm * lopsided* at the moment, oh what indignity is this! I hope the other one catches up eventually lol...
But yeah sadly "spot reduction" doesn't work. You can tone up the underlying muscle which can help in certain ways, i.e. good core strength improves posture, toned muscle looks good under your skin) but the fat will deplete from wherever it chooses, of its own accord.
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SLIMMERKIWI, what an interesting article!
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Unfortunately we can't pick and choose where the weight comes off.
I am wondering if what you see isn't how others see you. Below is a link that will explain what I mean with visuals - the video is worth watching, too:
Unfortunately, it isn't possible to spot-reduce. Your body determines where it will lose weight first and our fitness experts typically recommend that doing cardio, along with eating within your recommended calorie range, is the best way to lose overall fat. Here is some more information about spot reduction: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe rts.asp?q=51
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