Is it hard to lose the stubborn fat?
Q: I weighed 105 kg three years back. I started going to the gym regularly and reduced my weight at about 0.5 - 1.5 kg per month. Eight months ago I weighed 92 kilos. But now the problem is that despite continuing the same exercise routine, I am not losing any more weight. As per the gym instructors I changed my exercise pattern and increased my exercise routine, but still haven't lost any weight. I have fat mostly in my abdominal region. My thighs, back and arms are perfect. When I went for review the visiting medical expert in my gym said that I have stubborn fat and it is hard to get rid of it. What should I do?
A:There comes a time when a lot more assistance is required to lose weight. You have to attack the problem from ALL ends so that it is a concerted effort. I would strongly suggest that you get all your medical check-ups done so a doctor can assess if there are any underlying medical issues that need to be addressed. Then you should get on to a nutritionally rich, low calorie diet under the supervision of a specialised nutritionist. Last of all, do not lose hope nor be impatient. Losing weight can be a SLOW battle to win but worth the effort. If you have a clearance from the doctor that all is medically ok, it is your hope and optimism that should keep you going and play an important role. If despite all this, you are incapable of losing all that you aspire to, think of BEING FIT as a more important goal than the amount of kilos you weigh. YES, it is imperative that you should keep within your height and weight ratio, but your aim should be like a journey NOT a destination.