You have to know that:
- Fat reduction in certain places can work on a very small scale, but offensive and all-encompassing fat loss is another topic.
- Persistent fat is physiologically different than other fatty tissues. It has a higher density of alpha receptors compared to beta receptors, is more sensitive to insulin and is poorly perfused. It also has a different color. - For a permanent change more sports and proper nutrition are the most important building blocks. - Supplements such as green tea extract, forskolin and yohimbine HCL can help your body to break down the stubborn body fat while maintaining a balanced diet.
How about the fat loss "on the spot"?
Contrary to popular belief, it is quite possible to deliberately reduce fat at certain points. How does this work? The approach is based on the idea of burning the fat sitting there by directly applying a specific area. According to a study, this is technically possible. However, the scope is so small that targeting training would be almost useless and rather unproductive.
How do you burn the stubborn fat?
The attack on the persistent finds in certain areas of your body has nothing to do with a "burn on the spot". This is essentially about the right nutrition with food and supplements and about exercise. Once you understand how it works, you will be able to break down the stubborn "old fat". The "old fat" is pyhsiologically different and participates only to a very limited extent in the lipid metabolism. In addition to the lower blood flow and the higher insulin sensitivity, the high proportion of alpha receptors is responsible for this. This subcutaneous fat is significantly more persistent than the visceral fat around your organs and the intramuscular fat in your muscles. For your body, it is the iron reserves that have to be defended. In women, they are located on the buttocks and thighs, while the subcutaneous fat pads settle in the men in the waist and the lower abdominal region.
The biochemistry of fat burning
To burn fat, your body needs to release it from a fat cell. This is called lipolysis. The fat is then transported to the muscles where it enters a cell to be burned. This step is called lipid oxidation, for which good blood supply to the affected tissues is important. The cells of the persistent fat zones release their fat much slower. There are two major hormones with norepinephrine and epinephrine, which are responsible for breaking up the fat cells and getting the fat out. These hormones bind alpha and beta receptors in the adipose tissue, which send out a signal about how fast or slow the fat should be taken out. As the beta-receptors accelerate the process, the alpha receptors function like "bouncers" in front of the fat cells and slow down the process. This effect is mainly caused by the receptors sending intracellular signals that either accelerate or limit the activity of hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL), the body's most important fat-releasing enzyme. So in order to get rid of the stubborn fat, you must increase the activity of the beta receptors and reduce those of the alpha.
Insulin sensitivity and stubborn fat
The vast majority of fitness and health professionals misunderstand insulin resistance, insulin resistance is the same for everyone. In fact, it varies from person to person. The normal effect of insulin on the fat cells is to reduce the activity of HSL and to promote the work of LPL, the main enzyme responsible for fat storage. A fat cell with a higher sensitivity to insulin and a lower resistance consequently stores more fat and gives less of what your stubborn fat pads are. As if that were not enough, insulin also has an effect on the activity of the alpha and beta receptors and thus on the relatively high number of alphas compared to the betas. Other hormones also affect the process. Your thyroid stimulates the activity of the beta-receptors in healthy condition and brakes those of the alpha. Estrogens increase the activity of the alpha receptors, which is why especially in women in certain monthly cycles, the body fat is particularly stubborn.
Warmth and blood circulation
Another problem with this story is the poor circulation of the stubborn fat, which can not adequately transport the fat extracted from the fat cells to the muscle cells. Alpha receptors inhibit blood flow. In addition, it is more difficult for the body to warm the affected areas (buttocks, thighs, waist, lower abdomen). Sauna sessions, hyperthermal baths, massages or neoprene belts may help. However, such measures remain a "drop in the bucket".
How can you now tackle the stubborn fat?
1. Stop dieting
The best way to stay lean and get rid of those stubborn pounds is exercise and proper nutrition. Diets have the opposite effect. You can lose weight, but if you eat sweets again, their calories are stored in the stubborn fat cells. This is where the yo-yo effect beats. The body areas with a high proportion of alpha receptors are intended for the emergency reserves of your body, and of course, the first filled up again. This will make your ugly fat pad even fatter and more stubborn. Your body will learn from the experience ("diet = plight") and place even more "bouncers" (alpha receptors) in front of the fat cells there. If you can not do more exercise with less food intake, there are two options for you. First, you can eat less and do little exercise (ELEL = "eat less and exercise less"). The opposite of ELEL is EMEM (either eat more and exercise more). With this Varinate you can eat more and do more sports. This is probably the better solution to boost your metabolism and burn the stubborn fat. However, both variants are not optimal.
2. Do it in cycles
Both systems have their drawbacks, so you can not do them permanently. Either the metabolism is high or low. With a combination of ELEL and ELEM you can achieve a good remedy if you observe your metabolism. A cycle of both variants keeps thyroid activity high, stabilizes your leptin levels, and keeps insulin sensitivity within reasonable limits. One to two weeks of ELEL is followed by a week of EMEM. This works great especially for women when the EMEM week is just before menstruation.
3. Focus on your problem areas
Of course, you have to have a negative energy balance and keep your hormone balance in order to burn fat. Then, align your cycles to starve the fat with ELEL, while with EMEM you'll boost your metabolism and your hormones to fight the stubborn pounds. In addition, there are supplements that can help you. It is very successful with green tea extract and Coleus forskohlii (forskolin). Both work on the same cellular messengers that are activated by the catecholamines, only without binding the alpha and beta receptors. There are also ways to directly block the activity of alpha receptors. This can be done by using yohimbine HCl, synephrine and berberine. Yohimbine HCL is probably the best here. For it to work, you must complete very intensive stamina and power units. In addition, your body can get used to it. Ultimately, it can also have a stimulating effect. Berberine is an underrated insulin reducer and has some of the weaker, blocking effects on alpha receptors.