With summer coming on there is a rush to get rid of any extra body fat in order to better fit into that gorgeous bikini. In order to accomplish that, women are causing gyms to hit overflow capacity and diet books to fly off the shelves. For those interested in how to get rid of back fat there are a few myths and some hard truths to deal with in order to lose that fat. However, it can be done if the person figures out a method that works for her and sticks to it.
The first major myth is that there is no such thing as “spot reduction”. The problem is there are no exercises are targeted fat-loss activities that can help someone lose fat in a specific area of the body; the body just does not work that way. When you start to burn fat it reduces all around the body at a roughly equal rate, and replaces a good portion of it with muscle. Although that is good news for those looking to tone up, it is a problem for those looking to eliminate specific areas of fat. As such, a general exercise regimen is much more effective and has the added advantage of eliminating fat all over the body while improving the cardiovascular system and building muscle.
The second myth is that all diets are equal. The reality is that not all diets are meant for everyone. Worse, some diets are only temporarily effective. The best example of the latter is “crash diets”, where the dieter is supposed to eat a vegetable soup and limited foods. Although there are guaranteed ways to lose five to ten pounds quickly, the loss is typically so-called “water weight”; it quickly comes back after the diet is over. Other diets capitalize on misunderstandings of new discoveries in medicine, such as the gluten-free diet; it may be great for those with gluten allergies but few others see any benefit. Other diets will trick the body into losing muscle mass. Sure people get excited when they jump on a scale, but this is not a permanent solution to fat loss and certainly will not help anyone to get rid of back fat.
The third myth is that when someone engages in one of these “fad diets” they think that once they’ve lost the desired weight that the diet is over and that the person can return to their regular lifestyle. The reality is that without some major lifestyle changes the weight will return over time. Not only that, but the weight will increase beyond where they started because generally, these diets ultimately destroy the metabolism.
The dieter needs to figure out how to incorporate the changes into her lifestyle in order for the weight to stay off. For some people this will be easy and even enjoyable, but regardless of the pleasure derived the diet and exercise regimen must be maintained over time in order to be effective.
There are some exceptions to that rule, but that is because those diets are not only meant for the short-term, but they also hope to give the person a better chance at obtaining and then maintaining the new weight. The Atkin’s Diet is the best example of this, as the diet is useful for only six to eight months; afterwards the lack of carbohydrates and fresh vegetables can actually endanger the dieter’s health. It is thus important to know the limits of any given diet before taking it on, and to be aware that the person must take on healthier habits by the end of the diet in order to be truly successful.
With that being said, there are a number of great ways to get down to a great weight and keep it. The first is to find a diet that works for your needs and adopt it. The diet will be hardest in the first few weeks, but it will eventually become second nature. The most dramatic weight loss should happen in the first few weeks, even though it may take a week or two to begin seeing it. Look for diets with controlled caloric intake, an emphasis on obtaining nutrients through food and drink and not diet pills and medications, and one that you are comfortable with; after all, you will be on it for some time.
The diet should be backed by a decent exercise regimen. It does not need to be one designed for professional athletes, but just good enough to get your heart racing and the sweat pouring. A heightened metabolism will help you lose weight as well as tone your muscles as well. The two combined will make you look even better in the bikini than you could ever expect, making all of the pain and suffering worth it. And of course, it will help banish the back fat.
No one is perfect. No one is going to eat perfectly and exercise perfectly. If you feel the diet is failing you must decide if it is because of the diet is for you or if you need to get serious about it. Eventually you will find something that works if you are serious about losing the weight and wowing people with your bikini. Even if you do not lose all of the weight you want to lose, you should lose more than enough to make it worth it, and a healthier lifestyle is always worth it.