Up until a few years back I thought it couldn’t be done, but having witnessed all of our Fit and Lean 44 client’s progress, I can now say yes it is possible. A system called Biosignature Nutrition is used for all of our Fit and Lean 44 clients. The Biosignature Program is a blueprint of where an individual stores body fat and the correlation to the hormones in your body. This protocol has been effectively used on thousands of people producing tremendous results; including spot reduction! We measure 12 different body fat sites ranging from the chin to the kneecap. Sites and their hormone relation are as follows:
Chin and cheek- Insulin
Pec – androgens
Triceps – testosterone and the mother of all scores
Subscap and Love handles- insulin
Umbilicus- cortisol hormone
Mid Axillary- Thyroid indicator
Quad and Hamstrings- estrogen and the most troubling site for
Knee and Calf- Growth Hormone(GH) and sleep patterns!
What Happens Next?
Upon diagnosing clients we determine their two major problem areas and they become our focus. 2 focal points could be a combination of GH and insulin, testosterone and cortisol, etc. Why do we focus on the 2 major problem areas and correct them first? Well, by fixing the most troublesome areas other hormones have a natural tendency to fall into place. This leads to not only spot reduction but fat loss throughout the body.
Let’s take a look at a specific example: Throughout the course of Fit and Lean 44 we have seen people who are very lean throughout their body but may be carrying extra body fat in a specific site or ‘spot’ such as their midsection. This is a direct result of the hormone cortisol being too high throughout the day. A simple modification to lifestyle or a supplement like schizandra can bring the score of this area down, resulting in a drop of body fat in a persons’ midsection.
To review, does spot reduction work?
Yes with the proper diagnosis, lifestyle and nutritional change in compliance with a proper exercise protocol!