Stubborn Weight, Explained: The Truth About Losing Those "Last 5 Pounds"

Stubborn fat is like that one last, rude party guest who just refuses to leave. You’ve done your hosting duties, you’ve cleaned the kitchen, and it simply won’t skedaddle! You begin to wonder if you’ll be stuck with it forever. Cue: anxiety.

After all, you’re working out and eating right, and still, the fat just won’t budge. What’s gives? We posed that exact question to the Directors of Nutrition and Training Methodology at Peak Performance, a cutting-edge gym in New York City. Below, they explain why stubborn weight sticks around—and what you can do about it. Keep reading to kick those last five pounds to the curb!