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Why Belly Fat Is So Stubborn (and How to Lose It)

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Why Belly Fat Is So Stubborn (and How to Lose It)

Forget “flat belly diets,” “weird tricks,” and all the other nonsense on how to lose belly fat. Here’s the real story and science of losing it for good.

Did you know that certain fat cells in your body are extremely “resistant” to being mobilized and burned?

Did you know that these fat cells tend to accumulate in the dreaded belly, hip, and thigh regions of your body?

And did you know that you can use a handful of science-based diet, exercise, and supplementation strategies to beat (and burn!) stubborn fat for good?

Imagine having that tight waist and those washboard abs you’ve always wanted…all year round.

Imagine never again having to suffer through strange diets or grueling workout routines…only to be disappointed in the results.

Imagine knowing which supplements are scientifically proven to help you get lean and which are a waste of money.

Well, you don’t have to imagine these things because I’m going to lay it all out for you in this episode.

By the end, you’re going to know what makes belly fat so tough to lose and exactly what to do to get rid of it once and for all.

Let’s get to it.

TIME STAMPS

3:22 – Why is belly fat so stubborn?

4:51 – What is the physiology behind burning fat?

8:24 – What are the biggest myths regarding belly fat?

10:28 – How do you get rid of belly fat?

12:08 – What is a good strategy to tackle belly fat?

20:05 – What supplements do you recommend for belly fat?

36:18 – What is your personal belly fat loss routine?

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  • ArchDoc

    Hey, it is pretty clear that fasted exercise promotes better stubborn area fat oxidation but isnt it only temporary. I have no scientific evidence of this( just my hypothesis base on what i learned from you and other fitness peeps and biology). Everyone stores body fat at different area to varying degree base on sex, genetics etc. Where your fat is distributed/ burned would then therefore be dictated by DNA coding( hence genetics.) However, losing and gaining fat is a dynamic process not static( you mention it before) Your NET time in 24 hr periods ( surplus or deficit) dictates if you lose or gain weight. This leads me to wonder this: OK, you lost more stubborn fat after this fasted cardio session or whatever. Because you lost more stubborn fat, it would make sense to me that DNA coding will try to distribute additional fat( each time you eat) to favor towards the stubborn area to the original condition it was at and the end result is no less stubborn fat loss. Also if this isnt the case, you wouldnt even need to be in a deficit to elicit stubborn area lost. If you maintain your body fat levels, it would increase stubborn area fat loss but would just redistribute more to non stubborn area. So you would look a little bit fatter in non stubborn area and leaner in stubborn area( which is what some people want). Also Fasted cardio doesnt burn more fat than non fasted. Thats only temporary. Jeff Nippard has a good video that shows the research that post fasted session your body increase carb metabolism and decrease fat metabolism and it averages out to the same as a non fasted session over the next 24 hrs. This is my hypothesis and inference, I would like to know your insights. Thanks

    • If you’re in a calorie deficit, then you’re not going to be storing much in the way of fat. While your body does have certain places it likes to store fat, it isn’t necessarily going to “make up” for the additional fat loss in the stubborn areas. In other words, you will have a net loss in your stubborn fat areas. That said, it’s true that fasted training probably doesn’t make a huge difference in overall fat loss. However, fasted training with a proven supplement like yohimbine can help.

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