HOW TO GET RID OF NECK FAT
We are disturbed by bad news of epic proportions; bombings, kidnappings and tsunamis. However, even when such things are not happening, how happiness is not totally guaranteed. At least, it is possible to escape a violent place for a more peaceful place, how do you run from your own self if what makes you sad is on you? Neck fat can be a nuisance, and the fact that it can’t be hidden like our other weaknesses complicate the matter. This article is about how to get rid of neck fat. As it were, you deserve to be happy and something like neck fat shouldn’t be the reason you don’t like to hang out with other people. You have probably done a lot of research on the topic and come up with different results. However, from this article, you will find a solution that will work.
Many people fail to get rid of their turkey neck as neck fat is called because they go about searching for solution the wrong way. In order to effectively and efficiently get rid of your neck fat, you have to be broadminded and open to many options. Truth be told, what will make your neck fat disappear will hardly seem to be targeted towards neck fat in the first place. So, open your mind and be ready to try anything that’ll work.
Moreover, getting rid of neck fat is a serious work it will require a lot of patience and commitment before you can see any tangible results. In comparison to losing other body fats, neck fat is hard to eliminate and will take time and doggedness. Many people give up on the journey because their efforts seem to be meeting a brick, insurmountable wall. You will too. So, brace yourself for the journey.
It is fast becoming common knowledge that targeting a particular body part for fat reduction or elimination, an act known as spot removal, is a myth. It is practically impossible to eliminate fat from a particular part of the body when the rest of the body is brimming with fat. According to ExRx.net; “there is no such thing as spot reduction. Fat is lost throughout the body in a pattern dependent upon genetics, sex (hormones), and age. Overall body fat must be reduced to lose fat in any particular area". Therefore, any feat that aims to lose neck fat without having plans to lose overall body fat is a waste of time at least, as far as losing neck fat is concerned.
Of course, due to genetics, hormones and some other factors, it is possible to engage in exercises that will reduce body fat in general and even notice fat reduction in different parts of your body except the neck, in this case, there are some exercises that can be coupled with the general attempt to lose body fat that will reduce your neck fat.
The world can get to know the beautiful you and your neck no longer has to be a source of embarrassment for you. Here is how these can be achieved;
NECK FAT: ILLUSION OR REALITY
This may be surprising to you but one simple way to get rid of your neck fat may simply be by working on your gait, sounds too good to be true right? No! Some of us slouch and always sit in the most comfortable way. Such comfort relaxes the muscles and makes it tender. If you are used to slouching and maintaining a relaxed posture, your neck muscles will grow weak and this will greatly assist the accumulation of fat in your neck. So, if you want a firm neck that isn’t flabby no matter what, maintain a straight gait. Sit, stand and walk upright with your shin up and your shoulders firm. Keep your back straight and hold your head high ( the icing on this cake is that it gives you an aura of self-assurance, you can’t maintain this posture and lack self confidence)
In the case that neck fat is actually a reality that won’t be eliminated by the point discussed above,
The journey to lose your neck fat isn’t fast. That is the basic truth and except you know how to believe in and hold on to the end picture, you will give up. Imagine weeks of trying to get rid of your double shin and only seeing little or no improvement? You have to decide to stick through with it no matter what. Until you do this, you haven’t even begun the journey to lose your neck fat.
Your neck is what you eat. An obvious way to get rid of neck fat is to switch to a healthier diet.
One thing that should be eliminated from your food is salts. A general consensus among nutritionists about salt is that it causes water retention which in turn results in fatty deposits in different body parts. This may be the reason why your neck is flabby, because you are eating too much salts.
But getting rid of your neck fat isn’t only limited to what you shouldn’t eat, it is also inclusive of what you should eat. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and fiber. They aid digestion and supply the body with essential nutrients. They also have high water contents thereby, helping your body flush away toxins.
Reduce your calorie intake; avoid foods and beverages that contain high calories. Ensure that you burn more calories that you actually consume. Add legumes, whole grains, dairy products and meat to your diet. A daily calorie deficit of 500 is recommended on jillianmicheals.com
Eat healthier carbohydrate: processed carbohydrates offer very little nutritional benefits. Instead, whole grain carbohydrates are rich in fiber and healthier for the body too.
Switch to lean protein: in your bid to reduce fat, you obviously must avoid unnecessary fats like the one you will get from red meat. Eat lean meat like chicken and lamb. Avoid canned fish or meats that have high sodium as this will make your body retain water and increase fats. Your neck may be fatty because the muscles around it are thin and lean, eating protein will build your neck muscles.
As far as dieting to reduce your neck fat goes, Harvard School of Public Health advises to eat half a plate of fruits and vegetables, a quarter plate of whole grains and a quarter plate of lean meat in one meal.
Drink lots of water: this is kind of always present in every recommendation for different situations, because of this; some people just ignore it and move to other steps. While drinking lots of water in itself will not get rid of your neck fat, it will increase your body metabolism and flush out toxins from your body. If you starve your body of water, bloating will occur which will affect your neck as well. Experts report that drinking four pints water daily will make your body burn 95 calories. This is a bonus!
There are two ways to help people; tell them what they want to hear which will help you and tell them what they need to hear which will help them. There are all sorts of postulations in magazines and online contents promising people spot reduction through various exercises, they even mix such articles with success stories that only prove to be fiction when you try it. Don’t believe the ridiculous shortcuts that promise to hand the ideal body to you on a silver platter. Having a beautiful body takes time and even if you genetically have one, it still takes maintenance to keep it.
The best exercise for your neck fat still remains the ones that will help you lose overall body fat. Only in some cases where you have lost unnecessary body fat and your neck is still flabby will some targeted exercises work for you. The latter cannot achieve results until the former has been practiced.
Cardiovascular or Aerobic Exercises
Cardio exercises will increase the heart rate and burn calories. They greatly boost the body’s ability to use fats while exercising. This in turn preserves intramuscular glycogen. A regular aerobics exercise program will help you burn calories throughout your body including your neck thereby reducing and burning the fat. Cardiovascular exercises should be done daily for about 30 minutes and not less than five days in a week. These exercises includ:
- Skipping rope
- Jumping jacks
- Rolling Plank exercise
Other cardio exercises
- Raise your left hand through your head till it touches your right ear or vice versa, then try to touch your shoulders with the hand, gently stretch it until it touches the shoulders.
- Place your hands on your forehead, tilt your head forward, hold it for 5 seconds, relax for a few seconds and then repeat. Do this 8 times every day.
However, don’t push yourself too hard. Of course, your breathing must be harder and you must sweat but you still should be able to talk with and to people. This is best achieved by adopting the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) method.
This exercise is focused on the muscles around the neck and jaw. Find a comfortable chair or surface to sit and lift your chin until you are looking at the sky or ceiling depending on what is ahead of you. Do this without moving the rest of your body. Let your lips pucker and remain in this position for five seconds. Adjust, then position yourself likewise and repeat the exercise 10 times.
Neck Tone Exercises
For neck tone improvement, the American Council on Exercise recommends; “start in a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your abdominal muscles tight and pull your shoulders back". You can improve your neck tone by doing neck flexion and extension exercises. Unlike chin lift where you raise your chin up, bring down your chin till it touches your chest, the flex your neck as much as possible. Do this for about 30 seconds. Redo it 8-10 times.
This exercise is recommended daily to eliminate neck fat.
Chewing gum is a good exercise that will make the neck and jaw muscles taut. However, since it is something you will be doing frequently, choose healthy gums to chew not the sugary ones that will spoil your gum and increase your sugar intake.
Although only little alcohol is eventually stored as fat, your body will most likely stop burning fat just after one and half drinks and all fats and all the carbs you have been eating will simply be stored as fat. In a way, alcohol will undo all2 the works that your other efforts have done.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Some assume neck fat is a sign of aging and nothing can be done about this but it is completely untrue. Even if the fat around your neck is because you are aging, you can still do something about it. Ensure your body weight is healthy and safe, protect your skin from harsh elements like the sun, avoid eating processed food and quit alcohol and smoking. You will need to be more careful with calories as your immune system is slower than when you were young. This may mean eating smaller portions of food but the overall effect will be worth it. Just because you are aging doesn’t mean you deserve a flabby neck.
You can lose your neck fat if you are determined to do so, and to be clear, there is nothing like setting out to achieve a goal and eventually6 achieving such goal. It may sound like a deterrent seeing that you have to aim for whole body fat to lose your neck fat but think of it as an icing on the cake rather than a blockage on your path. You deserve to look beautiful and to mingle with people to your heart’s content, and you can.