Where Do You Lose Weight First?

Everyone answers differently. People lose fat in various areas and at different periods. Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School obesity medicine expert and Men's Health adviser, says some lose from their tummy, others from their thighs. "It's hard to predict where someone will lose fat first."

Lose Weight First Where?

Studies demonstrate that genetics and gender determine fat loss. According to gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist Jeffrey Crespin, M.D., M.B.A., men lose weight first in their trunk and glutes. 

The Physician and Sports Medicine journal discovered in 2017 that males reduce trunk weight first than women. The study is tiny, therefore further research is needed to corroborate its conclusions.

Unfortunately, there's no "spot training" or "spot reduction." Myth: You can lose fat in one location by training it. To lose abdominal fat, you may do a lot of crunches and sit-ups.

Can You Train to Lose Fat in a Specific Spot?

Genetics determine where you lose weight. Bicep curls and crunches will develop muscle in particular locations, but they won't help you lose weight.

“All the crunches in the world won't spot-reduce your waistline,” MH Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. told Men's Health. Instead, those activities build muscle, making you seem toned."

A nutritious diet, consistent exercise, and consultation with your doctor or nutritionist to build a regimen to your objectives are the best ways to get the body you desire.

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