Scott, I have had success losing body fat this year, but the stubborn body fat around my buttocks and thighs is still a big issue. What can be done to get rid of stubborn body fat with nutrition in particular? It seems like the stubborn areas get worse when I am stressed at work. ~ Bonnie
Bonnie — yes, higher stress levels contribute to increased stubborn body fat by activating fat storage receptors and by negatively impacting the hormonal environment. Stubborn body fat levels can climb even when people are in a caloric deficit which is mind blowing for many people. Dr. Eric Serrano MD and myself have developed multiple nutrition strategies to get rid of stubborn body fat which takes some time to change hormonal/metabolic trends.
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Stubborn Body Fat Origins
Some people deal with more stubborn body fat for genetic reasons while others may stimulate stubborn body fat accumulation for a combination of factors. Elevated stress is a common thread, however stress can be elevated due to poor recovery from exercise, alcohol consumption, under eating, food allergies, sub optimal sleep and many other factors. One of the first steps I take is to make sure that the exercise stimuli does not exceed the capacity to recover. A sustained period of low caloric intake is commonly linked to stubborn body fat deposition perhaps to preserve survival due to our primal functions developed when periods of famine were still present.
Consuming a diet full of organic and grass fed choices can reduce stress in many ways which contributes to stubborn body fat loss. For example toxins and hormones found in commercially raised animals can increase chemical stress levels.
Suboptimal recovery from even a low volume of exercise can cause stubborn body fat accumulation through a complex elevation of stress hormones associated with muscle wasting, low energy and stubborn body fat deposition. High amounts of steady state cardio are counterproductive for stubborn body fat loss.
The 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan teaches the body to burn more stored fat as fuel and creates excellent fat burning conditions even when stress levels are elevated. High stress levels destroy carb tolerance making a low carb plan with a high intake of organic dietary fat and proteins the perfect approach to get rid of overall and stubborn body fat.
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Author of the 100% Fitness Solution eBook and Director of Infinity Fitness is a highly regarded performance nutrition and training specialist. In addition to designing customized programs for his celebrity, weekend warrior and executive clients, Scott works daily with professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NCAA. Scott has built an excellent reputation providing effective supplements, cutting-edge information and unmatched service to thousands of clients worldwide since 1999.
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