For most people, losing finger fat simply by spot-targeting your finger is a hard nut to crack. Perhaps, it is impossible. The most effective and healthy thing to do is to lose general body weight. This is because losing general body weight also impacts the stored fat in your fingers, as well as your hands.
And just so we are clear, this is not only how it works when you want to lose finger fat quickly. The same applies if/when you want to lose fat in your butt, arm, belly, and other parts of your body. Seeing how you can lose finger fat fast and quickly with general body weight loss steps, this IST Health weight loss article unveils how to go about this. So, read on to find out what is required for fat loss in your fingers.
Be Certain There Is No Underlying Medical Condition
Having one’s fingers (including one’s thumb) with excess fat can be systematic obesity. General weight loss through targeted exercise and nutrition will help get rid of a lot of the accumulated fat in one’s fingers and hands as well.
But for starters, people with chubby fingers need to be certain that it is no more than just systematic obesity. The reason is that extra fat accumulated in your thumb, other fingers, and your hands at large could be proof of an underlying medical condition.
A common example is a condition known as lymphedema, which is usually triggered by lymphatic flow or proximal venous insufficiency. If a health condition such as this is the culprit, then more than just proper diet and fitness exercises are required. Affected people need to seek more medical attention from a trained health expert and one that has the required license to practice.
Should You Do Surgery for Finger Fat Loss?
We at IST Health strongly advise against using any form of hand surgery as a step towards getting rid of excess fat in your fingers. Of course, this is except it is necessary, with the consent of your doctor to back this up.
Normally, there are side effects of undergoing surgery for this purpose that can interfere adversely with your day-to-day activities. So, it is best if you eat the right foods and subject yourself to the right exercises; that would help you lose general body fat, as well as fat in your fingers and hands as well.
Diet Rules for Losing Finger Fat
You can reduce that chubby version of your fingers and hands by eating well and eating the right food. Eating well implies that you have to be selective about your food intake and how much you eat. Eating the right foods implies that you have to consume more or less of some kinds of foods.
Watching your intake of calories is the major reason for all this. In light of all these, here are some diet rules to help reduce that chubby version of your fingers and hands:
- Consume less salt – Salt contains sodium for the most part and this main mineral in salt can cause the accumulation of fat in your fingers and various parts of your body as well. So, don’t take too much salt, even in its various forms. This is why you should cut down on your intake of processed foods as many of them contain salt
- Consume fewer carbs and fat – Excess intake of calories into the body happens through the consumption of fat and carbs for the most part. So, watch how much fat food class and carbs food class that you consume every day
- Drink more water
- Maintain a veggie and fruit-rich diet
- Stop snacking in-between meals
- Don’t eat late into the night
Adhering to these diet rules plays a huge part in helping you get rid of excess fat in your fingers and hands.
Exercise Rules for Losing Finger Fat
While adhering to the rules above will help control one’s intake of calories, the rules below will help burn calories that have already been consumed. Here are some exercise rules to reduce that chubby version of your fingers and hands:
- Maintain an active rather than sedentary lifestyle
- Do finger and hand muscle toning exercises during and even after exercise sessions
- Do cardio exercises
- Don’t shy away from weight-lifting
Adhering to these exercise rules plays a huge part in helping you get rid of excess fat in your fingers and hands.
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