There are plenty of women who suffer from having too much back fat. What is the reason for this? Do the bras that women wear cause them to gain fat on their back? Can it lead to side flab and muffin tops? Please continue below for what is the cause of back fat and how to get rid of it.
Do Bras Actually Cause Back Fat?
In short, no.
What causes back fat? Fat. What is fat? Stored energy. Therefore the cause of excess back fat, is storing too much energy. Meaning one is consuming more calories, than they are expending, on a long-term basis.
Women who are thin, also wear bras. They still don’t have excess back flab. A garment isn’t going to make someone gain extra stored energy. Eating too much food does that.
So, not wearing a bra, isn’t a fat loss solution.
How to Lose the Extra Flab
Having some level of body fat is perfectly normal and healthy. After all, fat helps to regulate hormones, among other bodily functions. However, there is a point where we have too much fat and it can have a negative impact, on both health and appearance.
To get rid of back fat, we must draw down the fat stored all over the body. Our bodies don’t just lose fat in one area of the body, in particular. No, it utilizes this stored energy all over.
So, if we need to lose upper or lower back fat, it is going to be a gradual process. How long will it take? 1-3 lbs of body fat per week is a solid pace. The amount of time, will depend on how much one actually has to lose.
To achieve this pace, we must know our current maintenance caloric intake. This is the total number of calories we need to consume each day, in order to maintain our current weight. We will then, subtract from this number to hit a daily pace which will lose 1-3 lbs per week.
To avoid having to calculate all of this yourself, I would download a fitness app on your phone, or find one online. Then, simply track what you eat, and stay within that target range. 4-8 weeks of this should see a dramatic improvement in the amount of back fat, that one has.