What Causes Back Fat and How to Hide It

What Causes Back Fat

Take a look at your activity level.  I work a full-time job where I sit for 40 hours per week and have done this for 28 years. Even though I tell myself I will set alarms and make myself move more it has not been happening enough.


Processed foods with additives and preservatives, fast-food, and junk food are high in fat, sugar, and calories.  This can lead to back fat. I am 57 years, postmenopausal, dealing with some stressful days and I love carbs. Most recently I have developed low carb habits and am doing well with that but the fat is still noticeable in some of my favorite blouses and dresses. I also have the menopausal muffin top. With lower estrogen levels and less physical activity, my weight loss has slowed and I have more fat. Click on the steak below if you want to read about my low carb journey or scroll past if you want to hear more about my back.

Low Carb Ideas for Snacks

Can you get rid of back fat?

Exercise can not help you lose weight in one area but walking is a great beginning. Walking just 30 minutes per day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce body fat and boost endurance.  My mom has dementia and walking helps with that as well. I need to mention that there are some medical procedures like Coolsculpting that is supposed to help target your troubled areas. They can be expensive and I am not there yet.



Best Shapewear

I have turned to shapewear and surprisingly there are a lot of options that actually work without suffocating you.  Some items are more expensive than other so I decided I would share some items I have found. First of all, I cannot stand uncomfortable options. I have had a few one-piece bodysuits that give me panic attacks when I try to put them on or take them off.  Do you know what I am talking about? I tried a bathing suit on at TJ Maxx and almost tore the dressing room down just trying to get it off.