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It’s Just Baby Fat

Baby Fat PT Gym Blog

It is amazing how many excuses we find for not losing weight (bodyfat). Some examples are “I’m just big bone” or “I’m retaining water”, or “my metabolism has slowed down as I’ve gotten older”, or “it’s heredity, everyone in my family is overweight”. I think one on the best ones I heard was from a prospective client who said she was trying to lose her baby fat. When I asked how old her baby was, she sheepishly replied 12 years old!

The Weight Loss ‘Secret’

Body weight is determined by the balance between the energy you take in (everything you consume) and the energy you expend (metabolism, daily lifestyle activities and exercise).  In order for you to lose weight, you must create an energy deficit. This energy deficit can be created by either:

  • Eating fewer calories
  • Moving more