What Causes Armpit Fat?It’s important to know that our bodies store fat in ridiculous places, like our armpits (I’d love it if my body stored some fat in my breasts like, come on, seriously!!). I know, weird. It also stores it in our bellies too. We’re not all really that good at taking care of our bodies and eating right, and our bodies know this. Not only that, if we understood how our bodies worked, don’t worry, most of us don’t; you’ll know that your outward appearance, how you feel mentally and emotionally, and how you carry and lose weight all depend on what and how you eat. Think of your body as a car. If you don’t take care of your car and give it regular maintenance and love, it eventually dies. Same with your body. I mean, we’re all gonna die anyway, but we can at least try and live a quality life while we’re here, no?
Can Armpit Fat Be Lost?Yes, yes, yes. But it won’t be easy. So many women still think to this day, “Oh well, that’s just the way my body is now that I’m aging.” Nothing is further from the truth. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you truly want to change your body, lose weight, and be more toned and stronger, you certainly can be. It’s just going to take some serious dedication and commitment on your part. Do you have what it takes? Are you up for making huge changes to your daily lifestyle, or are you content with how you look and feel now? How bad do you want it, really?
Can Flabby Under Arms Be Toned?Now some women may have flabby underarms due to great weight loss. This happens when women have lost a tremendous amount of weight. I have to say, I’m not an expert on this topic, but from what I’ve read and seen, surgery is about the only way to get rid of flabby underarms. But if you have flabby underarms because, well, you’re fluffy, keep on reading, girl. All the answers are below. Let’s dive into some of the ways how to remove breast side fat and underarm fat.
How Do You Get Rid of Armpit FatBefore we get started, it’s important to fill you in on one very important thing. Exercise alone is not going to get rid of armpit fat. Don’t get me wrong. It will help a lot. But there’s more to reducing fat than just exercise alone. Many of us have ‘fat’ for a few reasons. Obviously, our diet is a huge factor, but that’s not the case for everyone. Some of us just have really slow metabolisms, some of us have thyroid problems that lead to weight gain, and depression also plays a role in weight gain. There are many other underlying factors that cause weight gain, which makes us ‘fluffy.’ I honestly hate to use the word fat. Now that we clarified that, here are a few ways to get rid of fat under the armpit.
1 Choose healthier food optionsSorry, but diet plays a huge role in fat, whether it be your armpit, back fat, thighs, butt, or belly. It might be time to cut out all sugar and bad carbs. Bad carbs include:
- potato chips
- you get the idea.
2 CardioIf you can, of course, and only once your family doctor has cleared you. Cardio is a great way to get that heart pumping and burn some calories. And burning calories=weight loss. Now you don’t have to jog around the block for an hour, I mean, you can if you want, but any kind of cardio will do. Even 30 minutes of brisk walking daily will help tremendously. Call a friend, fill your water bottle, grab some comfy sneakers, and go!
3 Yoga/PilatesI was never much into yoga or pilates, that is until I turned 60. Everything changed for me after that. I tried yoga and discovered that I actually enjoyed it. It was hard and challenging (and I even started with a beginner’s session!), but boy, did I feel it the next day. And I felt great. It wasn’t long before I noticed my body getting stronger and more sculpted. Even more trouble spots.
4 Start a workout routineSome of you may have just groaned. I know you hate going to the gym or working out, but you can do it at home and actually have fun! There are so many free and amazing workouts on YouTube nowadays; you don’t even have to leave your house. You can order some free weights from Amazon or go to your nearest Walmart/Target/fitness store. Find a good workout routine that includes good arm exercises and follow it; work at your own pace, go slow in the beginning, but stay the course. Exercise alone will not get rid of armpit fat, but it certainly won’t hurt either!
3 Best Exercises for ArmsHere are my 3 favourite arm exercises to get rid of armpit fat:
- tricep dips/extensions, and