Like most people, chances are you have an area of stubborn fat in your body, which has resisted all efforts through diet and exercise no matter how hard you try. This stubborn fat is normally the fat under the skin that is pinchable, the subcutaneous fat, and not the visceral fat that attaches to internal organs such as the pancreas and the liver.
Stubborn fat can leave you frustrated especially when you exercise regularly and eat healthily, but it cannot seem to shift. However, there could a number of reasons why the last bit of unwanted body fat is not coming off no matter how hard you try, and it is not always to do with diet and exercise.
One important thing you need to know about stubborn fats is that they are physiologically different from regular fat. Fat cells have all kinds of different receptors that serve different purposes. However, in the case of unwanted fat, only the alpha-2 receptors and the bet-2 receptors are relevant. The former prevent fat burning while the latter accelerate fat burning. The ratio of these two receptors in your body determines that rate at which fat is usually burned. Since stubborn fat areas have much higher alpha-2 receptors than beta-2 receptors, it makes it hard to get rid of these fats.
One of the ways that the alpha-2 receptors can be inhibited is by keeping insulin levels low. This can be achieved by sticking to a low carb diet.
Another thing to know about stubborn is that it can come off faster in certain areas than others. Where the fat melts off first varies from person to person, and there is not a lot that can be done about it.