can understand your frustration.
You are definitely not alone. I've
worked with many men who have problems
with that area.
surgery is definitely a last resort.
There is much you can do to reduce
your bodyfat and that spare-tire
through nutrition and exercise.
You're on the right track by doing
weight training. That's going to
really help your problem. It definitely
can be tough to lose
weight fast, especially right
where you want it in a specific
increase your protein intake. I'm
assuming that you eat 75 grams total
protein during the day, as you said.
Since you are a vegetarian, I am
also assuming that the majority
of your diet is carbohydrates with
fairly low fat.
many carbs can prevent your body
from accessing fat stores. If your
body can get all the energy it needs
from carbs, it will do that before
dipping into bodyfat. This could
be one of the reasons why you have
that stubborn fat that won't go
away. You've been exercising and
cutting back on eating enough to
lose most of it but your body doesn't
have a reason to lose that last
continue with your weight training.
Use it to maintain and build your
muscle mass. You can find some good
exercise advice if you
abs, with one notable exception,
don't develop outwards but generally
just tighten up when you work. The
exception, as I mentioned, are those
side abs known as the obliques which
lay directly under your love handles!
doing any ab movements which target
your sides, e.g. side bends and
twisting crunches. Right now they
will only serve to build up the
muscle underneath the love handles,
pushing them outwards.
change your cardio training to interval
training. Here is a brief explanation
of how you can do it on the stationary
bike, since your knees are injured:
a good warm-up for 3 to 5
set the bike to a very high
level and pedal as hard as
you can for 30 seconds.
it back to warm-up level and
pedal easy for 30 seconds.
to high and go hard for 30
reset it back to low.
this cycle for 10 to 15 minutes.
type of training is harder
but you will not only burn
more total fat this way but
you will also boost your metabolism
far longer after you're done.