Neck fat is something a lot of us have suffered from at one point or another in our lives – but if you’ve done much research on this subject, you might be surprised to learn the secret that nobody is telling you.
Getting rid of the extra fat stored in your neck is definitely an achievable goal. But – anyone that’s told you they have a method to lose fat in just your neck is either lying to you or gravely misinformed.
Years of medical studies performed by leading institutes and universities has proven, time and time again, that targeted fat loss is a complete myth. With some hard work, you can lose your neck fat – but it’s going to have to come off at the same rate as the rest of your body fat.
That’s the good news, though: Your quest to get rid of your neck fat might just be the push you need to get your whole body in shape!
As you make the necessary lifestyle changes to live in a continual caloric deficit, your body will respond as expected. Since you aren’t consuming enough energy to fuel your daily activities, your body fat will automatically be called into action as an alternative fuel source. As your body mass index gradually decreases, fat will start disappearing from all over your body.
Fat can often be pretty evenly lost from all the places it’s stored, but the face and neck are often some of the first places to thin out. That means you won’t necessarily have to get your body in perfect shape (unless you want to!) in order for your neck to look the way you want it to. Often, a fairly mild 10 pound drop in weight is all that’s needed to get rid of your neck fat.
Of course, everyone is different, so don’t be surprised if it takes a bit more weight loss to be fully happy with your results.
Ready to get started? Let’s take a look at some easy ways to meet this goal!
Put on More Muscle
Simply having more muscle mass means you burn more calories, even when you’re not doing anything. A few pounds of extra muscle can go a long way towards getting rid of fat.
You don’t have to become a bodybuilder, either. A set of dumbbells at home can make a world of difference. Focus on building your largest muscle groups, since these will give the fastest results. Legs, chest, and back muscles are great places to start.
Get Some Cardio
It’s easy to hate doing it, but the fact remains that cardio is the best exercise to help you lose weight. For best results, try out High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which is the single most time-effective form of cardio. Not only that, but HIIT has also been shown to burn calories for a long period of time after you’re done working out.
This is a good example of saving the best for last. As much as most of us hate it, a good diet is the single most important aspect of weight loss. Cutting out junk food is an absolute necessity. Try to boost your protein intake by eating lean meats, fish, or eggs with as many meals as possible. Eat steamed vegetables often, and get at least one (preferably two) servings of whole, unprocessed grains every day.
Portion control is also vital – even if you’re eating the right foods, you’ll never see results if you eat too much of them. A smaller plate can be a powerful psychological trick to get yourself to consistently eat less. Try focusing on taking smaller bites, and chewing your food more slowly. These tricks might sound silly at first – but they really do help you adjust to smaller portions.
With the right lifestyle changes, your neck problems can be a thing of the past before you know it. Of course, there are a lot of factors to consider during any weight loss endeavor, and more importantly, there are quite a few useful tricks that will make this a lot less work! Take a minute to dig around the Zen Fat Loss site for some detailed information that can help you get started the right way.
Oh, and feel free to leave a question or comment below to let me know how it’s going! Good luck!