fat loss...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by FortuneFaded, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. FortuneFaded

    FortuneFaded Feel my Squirrely wrath!

    Just a quickie:

    How does the body decide where fat will be lost from and is there a way to 'choose' or focus on one area of the body to lose fat?

  2. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    There's no way to chose, it just loses it from everywhere.
  3. DJHalliB

    DJHalliB R3g1st3r3d Uzer

    Purely genetics. Some people lose fat in other places then others.

    Interesting fact though: People who lose alot of fat pretty fast get sore heels. This is because there is a pad of fat protecting the ankle and cushioning the blow of walking, and fatter people are used to more cushioning and it takes some adjusting (and often better shoes) for them to be able to walk pain-free.
  4. Ad McG

    Ad McG Troll-killer Supporter

    Yep, it's genetics. Generally, women are predisposed to having more fat around the buttocks and hips, and men tend to store more around the belly and chest area. As you lose fat, these are usually the last areas to go. This is usually a blow to most people :D
  5. Mo Lung

    Mo Lung Hard work!

    Indeed - the body tends to lay fat down in a certain order and you will lose it in reverse order. i.e. If you gained fat around the belly first and then slowly ballooned up, then the fat on your belly will likely be the last to go.

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