Lifestyle: If you’ve ever put on a bra and noticed an extra fold of skin between your arm and your boob (a.k.a your armpit), you’re not alone. Armpit fat is common—and nothing to feel bad about.
In fact, you might want to embrace it, because, annoyingly, there’s no simple solution to eliminating extra tissue from that area. Actually, spot reducing, the common term for trying to lose fat in one specific area of your body, is not even possible. All of us store weight in certain places based on our genetics. So if you’re trying to lose a little from a certain spot, you need to focus on losing overall body fat, as well as adjusting your workout regimen to target the muscles in your pit region, says Lauren Simmons, R.D., C.S.C.S., a trainer and nutritionist at Core Dynamics in Indiana (a.k.a a total diet and exercise expert).