‘It doesn't work that way': Why spot reduction is a myth when it comes to weight loss
4 days ago - By National Post
We're here again: A couple of months from swimsuit season. And you might be looking in the mirror at any number of eyesores - beer belly, thigh rub, bra bulge, love handles, saddlebags - and asking: Can I get rid of that through exercise and diet?
In other words, spot reduction.
“No, it doesn't work that way,” says Todd Miller, professor of nutrition and exercise sciences at George Washington University. “Fat in your body is like gas in your gas tank. Thinking you can reduce fat from your stomach alone is like saying you want to use gas only from the right side of your gas tank.”
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