Bingo wings, bat wings, dinner lady arms, sugar gliders… have you ever sat sweating through a social function or meeting in a long sleeve top because you’re embarrassed by your upper arms?
If you tend to store fat on the back of your arms that indicates your insulin levels are too high. The key role of the hormone insulin is to remove excess sugar from your blood stream. If your insulin levels are too high or you’re insulin sensitive your body will store fat predominantly on the back of your arms, your back and your waist. It’s very hard to lose weight from these areas if your insulin imbalance isn’t corrected.
How to balance your insulin levels and banish those bingo wings:
- Reduce the amount of carbohydrates, processed foods and sweets you eat as their high sugar content will result in more insulin being released.
- Sugar is hidden in all kinds foods you don’t expect like so called healthy cereal bars. Read food labels and if the sugar content is over 4g per 100g don’t eat it!
- Use high intensity interval training (HIIT) to balance your hormones and promote an overall fat burning environment within the body.
- Sprinkle some light resistance exercises into your workout to directly target your triceps, the muscle group at the back of your upper arms.
I’m on a mission to get women everywhere out of their long sleeved tops and into strappy tops this summer so if you’ve found this blog useful then hit the share button!
Until next time