We all have things we don't like about our own bodies, yet those so-called "imperfections" are often what make us unique. At the same time, we all have things that we just can't stand about our appearance, and a double chin would be near the top of that list for a lot of people. Getting rid of fat under your chin (a double chin is nothing more than an accumulation of fat around your chin and neck) isn't always easy, but it can be done.
What surprises a lot of people is that the best way to lose a double chin is to lose weight. There is a big catch to all of this though: your body will decide which areas to get rid of fat from. If you have ever wondered why you can lose weight in one part of your body but not another, it's because your body determines where first to get rid of excess fat, and that means that some areas will stay flabby longer than others.
The good news is that there are things you can do if your goal is getting rid of fat under your chin. Before you use any of these tips, make sure you are committed to a thinner chin, and be sure to maintain a positive attitude as you do it.
Changing your diet is perhaps the quickest way to start losing fat. You can eat a lot more calories in five minutes than you can burn in five minutes. Eliminating or drastically reducing white sugar, white flour and other refined carbohydrates will help a lot. These are mostly empty calories that have no nutritional value. Also, there is evidence that these types of foods are more readily converted to fat (maybe because they don't require as much energy to digest), so they do double damage.
Getting rid of fat under your chin involves more than just giving up refined carbohydrates, it also involves making smarter food choices. A good rule of thumb is to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible. A baked potato, for example, would be a better choice than chocolate-covered potato chips (yes, there really is such a thing). Stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein and healthy fats and you will start to see those extra pounds melt away.
Of course your diet is only part of the equation; you also need to engage in physical activity. That only makes sense, because getting rid of the fat under your chin also requires doing some chin and neck exercises. the best part is that any exercise you do will help to burn calories, which will help you to get rid of fat, which will help to make your chin thinner.
Aerobic exercises are the ones that will burn the most fat while you're actually doing them. Some examples of aerobic exercise include running, swimming, jogging, cycling, boxing and dancing. These are the exercises that make you sweat and breathe heavier. You may not think of them as helping with your chin, but rest assured that they will. You can also do chin and neck exercise that strengthen and tone the muscles in that part of your body, and they will do a lot as far as getting rid of fat under your chin goes.