Spot Reduction. Why do we store fat in certain stubborn places?
We once believed that you could not spot reduce body fat.
People thought that if you had fat on your legs or muffin top, that you could not choose where it could be lost from. The good news is; spot reduction is possible with simple dietary tweaks and nutritional support.
At Be-Fit, we have been industry leaders in a service called Bio-signature and Bio-print since 2006. We help clients to spot reduce body fat every day!
In a Bio-signature consultation, we take body fat sites and work out your priority fat stores.
For some people, genetic fat stores are the issue. You may hold fat in similar areas to family members.
However, recent studies in the field of Epigenentics, have shown us that genes are not the sole factor to health. We also have to look at environment, lifestyle, diet etc and how that affects the genes!
So what causes the stubborn fat?
For many clients, this can be diet related. We can store fat in certain areas because of what goes in our mouths.
The waist line and even upper back, can be indicators of starchy carbohydrate overload. (Carbs are those dreaded yummy things such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes)
However, we can also store fat because of a lack of good carbs such as vegetables and fibre!
The microbiome (gut environment) has a direct correlation to fat stores. If you have an imbalance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, then you may crave sweeter foods and have slower gut transit. Studies have shown, that obese patients have different gut bacteria to their leaner counterparts! Microbiome disturbance can show up as the fat stores on the lower back, muffin top, thighs and abdominals.
Body Fat stores can also give us an indication into an internal stress.