We can blame our parents and genetic codes for the curious way each individual body chooses to carry its supply of stored fat. But, if you feel like those pockets of chub on the sides of your knees are keeping you from the clothing and attention you’d like, we will need to address the body’s fat-storing politics ourselves.
This is an intuitive process and works remarkably in the long term. So, wrap your wits, determination, and patience about you as we set off to obtain the physique and contours we desire for their desirability.
The Way Knee Fat Works
Your body stores fat so it can survive in the event of having to go weeks or even months sometimes without eating. This is a capacity that has kept the human race alive through famine and disaster.
Today, getting rid of fats is as simple as convincing the body that these are no longer necessary and it can jettison the unnecessary energy supplies.
Another important point to remember is that the way your body stores fat is specific for your body type. By the same measure, the way your body releases its supply of fat will be specific to your body and not necessarily the place you work out the most.
For example, you can’t expect to burn belly fat from doing an excessive amount of abdominal exercise. You can expect to lose the fat stored around your knees until your body gets around to releasing this fat supply.
With this in mind, your best chance of getting the killer legs you hope for is to commit your life to a routine of fat burning and muscle toning. Begin this by creating the all-important Calorie Deficit.
Creating a Calorie Deficit
A calorie deficit is created when you are regularly burning off more energy than you are regularly consuming.
As you gradually increase the calories consumed and burned off, your body will begin to understand what is being done and release its stored fats supplies.
On the ideal deficit system, you will be burning off between 500 and 1000 calories more than you are eating, You could lose up to 2 pounds of stored fats this way each week.
Equally, if not more, important than the calorie deficit is ensuring that all your calorie expenditure is balanced with proper rest and nutrition.
By carefully cultivating this balance, you will place yourself on the fast track to results and better health in the long term.
Choosing Quality Foods for Weight Loss.
For best results, choose high-quality nutrition if you hope for the best results. Of course, no single food or choice will help you lose weight, but if you view your diet as part of an overall effort to interface with your body in the healthiest way.
You will see that foods that improve metabolism, digestion and boost your efforts are not the ones loaded with processed grains, sugars, and carbs.
Look for the healthiest way to enjoy your daily meals.
Make a life out of making the healthy selection for everything. Not the posh selection, not the “hip” selection — but the one that carries you closest to your goals. If you have doubts about what such a diet plan would look like for you specifically, consider visiting a reputable nutritionist who can help you map out a diet plan.
Diets That Can Help
While it may sound easy to find high quality foods for weight loss, that can actually be pretty hard for a lot of us. Especially if we have pretty bad eating habits to begin with.
If that’s the case for you – I know it was for me at one point – then you may want to go with a diet or health plan that can get you pointed in the right direction.
Here are a few diets that can help:
- Mayo Clinic Diet
- Trim Down Club
- Weight Watchers
- South Beach Diet
Of course, there are plenty of other great diets out there, so if you check these ones out and they don’t work for you, be sure to look around until you find the right one, because they’re out there!
Low-carb diets have produced the fastest weight loss for me, so I’d check out Atkins first (learn more), if that’s your goal ;-).
Selecting an Adaptive Exercise Plan
There is no one-size-fits-all method of developing Drop Dead Legs and you will need to tailor the following advice to your specific needs.
To fully engage your calorie deficit you’ll want to begin with fat burning exercises like aerobics, cardio and all activities that keep you in motion.
Cardio is well-known as the best calorie burner and getting into a continuous routine should be smooth and easy.
Once the fat is beginning to burn, you will want to begin toning the muscles and making them more accentuated. Depending on your body type, you can begin alternating your cardio, with intense strength training in the legs.
Consider your personal needs at this point. Strengthening these muscles will make them thicker for sure and this could be counterproductive to the objectives you want.
If you have the muscle tone you need and only want to continue with regular cardio, consider taking up swimming or biking or even a convenient elliptical that displaces the body’s effort through the legs.
In the end, your journey to the perfect set of legs will largely be decided by the body type you have and your methods of interfacing with it. If you are slow, patient and positive you will invariably find a solution to the unwanted pockets of fat near the knees.
One of the best ways to lose fat is through a balanced approach that includes the proper diet and right amount of exercise.
The bottom line is this: if you’re serious about losing knee fat, you’ll need to earn it. That means picking a solid diet program, and mixing in the right amount of exercise as well.
Once you have those two tings dialed in, you should be on your way to transforming your body and your knees.