Women are more predisposed to gain weight in their hips, butt and thighs whereas men are more likely to gain weight in their stomach due to the fact that genetics play a large role in where and how we store body fat and so exercising these areas will help the muscles underneath grow. If you are not carrying a large layer of fat over these muscles they will become more visible with growth and may make the area look slightly tighter and more muscular than previously, but you won’t actually be losing any fat in that area and in fact, if you gain a large amount of muscle like through a strength-training or weight lifting regimen those areas will look larger than they would if you simply had a low body fat percentage.
The only reliable way to slim down your problem areas is to lose body fat overall but unfortunately, we can’t determine which areas shed fat first. You may notice your face, arms, legs or breasts slimming down before the weight on your stomach starts to drop if you carry most of your weight in your stomach along with a little excess fat overall then and only then by continuing to drop weight will you eventually see results in you abdomen.
The fact that many doctors and nutritionists cite 2lbs per week as a healthy weight loss goal is because most doctors and fitness experts agree that real fat loss begins in the kitchen not in the gym and aside from that, there are two main reasons why it is important for people with the aesthetic goals of achieving the perfect beach body while it may seem pointless to exercise.
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Rather than just choosing to lose weight simply by dieting, those people who exercise along with dieting are more likely to keep the weight off than their counterparts because aside from the fact that this may partially have to do with the fact that exercise helps you retain lean muscle mass while dieting, which keeps your metabolism from bottoming out, it is also because working out and eating right are part of a healthy lifestyle and committing to a healthy lifestyle is easier for many people to maintain than yo-yo dieting.
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Muscle hypertrophy, where your muscle increases in size often becoming visible under the skin, think six-pack abs or bulging biceps, is the other reason exercise is important to people looking to lose weight for an aesthetic reason. Simply losing weight won’t make you look fit or cut, it will simply make you skinny and by pairing fat loss with periods of caloric surplus and muscle gain, you can achieve the idealized fit body.