First the bad news

All those crunches you’ve been doing to deflate your spare tire are never going to turn your doughy belly into a sculpted six-pack.  As James Graves, professor of exercise and sport science and dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah, explains on

“Sadly, there’s no such thing as spot reducing fat. You could do crunches until the cows come home, but it you’ve got too much belly fat over top, no one’s going to see your six pack.”

How the body loses fat

Whether through diet or exercise, when the body loses fat it loses it all over. With every pound you drop, you lose a little fat from your belly, thighs, upper arms, face, ankles, etc. You can’t concentrate fat loss and target it to one specific area of your body like your spare tire.

The best way to lose belly fat is to work your core with a combination of aerobic and strengthening exercises. Results may seem slow; but remember, your body is losing fat all over, not just around your abdomen so it may take a little time for you to notice a decrease in the size of your spare tire.

The good news

Your body may not be able to spot reduce, but Scottsdale CoolSculpting can. CoolSculpting can target those annoying problem areas like your spare tire and get rid of excess fat so you look slimmer, healthier and more attractive. Visit our website to find out how CoolSculpting works and schedule your appointment today!