One of the most depressing things about weight loss is this: You can't choose where you lose the weight. Yes, you can focus every ounce of your will on those love handles or saddlebags, but your body has no interest in your wants and needs. It's job? To follow the directions radioed in from your DNA (among other things), telling it what to keep and what to get rid of.
In fact, it's entirely possible your body will remove fat from areas you care nothing about (your wrists, for example) leaving the worst parts there.
This may seem depressing at first, but once you realize your body is in charge, you can actually relax into your program and focus on what you can control - Moving more, eating well and taking care of yourself. Freedom...it's a beautiful thing.
If you were giving someone else advice about losing weight, what's the first thing you would tell them? A lot of us would say something about changing his or her diet or starting an exercise program and those things would be true. But, don't most of us already know that?...Read more