why do we gain weight in certain areas

How about "banana" for the rectangular shape? There are several diet and fitness books on the body shape weight issue. Dr. Marie Savard's book,
discusses this at length. Taken from the Shape is affected by fat distribution due to sex hormone levels[3]. The concentrations of estrogen influence where body fat is stored. Before puberty both males and females have similar WHR. [4] Normal pre-menopausal female estrogen levels will cause the body to store fat in the buttocks, thighs, and hips. [5][6] Hence, pre-menopausal females generally have fat distributed around their hip section but not around their waist. This causes their waist-hip ratio (waist measurement divided by hip measurement) to be lower than males.

When women pass menopause, the estrogen produced by ovaries reduces, causing fat to redistribute from their buttocks, hips and thighs to their waist. [7] Fat stored during subsequent weight gain is primarily concentrated in the abdomen. Body Mass Index, which considers only height and total mass, is an approximate method for calculating whether an adult is overweight, underweight, or of a healthy weight. Some recent research indicates that the waist-hip ratio is a better measure of obesity than body mass index, particularly for the purpose of determining risk of heart attack. [8] The ideal ratio for women is about 0. 7[9].

The body fat percentage is considered to be an even more accurate measure of obesity. Of these three measurements, only the waist-hip ratio uses dimensions that will vary depending upon the body structure. Hence, it is possible for two women to have vastly different body mass indices but the same waist-hip ratio, or to have the same body mass index but vastly different waist-hip ratios. The ideal female body size and shape varies among cultures[10]; however, the preference for a small waist has remained fairly constant throughout history[11]. A low waist-hip ratio has often been seen as a sign of good reproductive potential, but recent research suggests that attractiveness is more correlated to body mass index than waist-hip ratio, contrary to previous belief[12][13] July 25, 2008 - 4:55pm Ever wonder why you gain weight in certain areas of your body before the rest??

It can surely be frustrating to see other people losing weight where you want to lose it! This FitPerezcious Reader I need your help badly! I've been trying to lose weight for the summer, and whenever I do gain weight, I gain it in my face. I don't understand because I see girls who are bigger than me but their face is thin and they don't have a double chin.

But I'm 5'6, 135 pounds, and all my weight goes to my chin and face, please give me some tips. Thank you sooo much! , being one of the raddest Doctors we know, steps in to explain: Well, we all gain weight in different places and that is simply because the way fat is distributed in our bodies differs from person to person. This is one of those things we can blame genetics for. That said, your Body Mass Index is normal, which is excellent! Its common for people to first notice weight gain and loss in the face. We know that healthy eating and eating fewer calories reduces overall body fat as does doing more exercise, especially cardio, so these are both ways to lose fat in the face.

One study showed that older women who did 1 to 2 hours of cardio 3 to 6 days per week had less fat in the neck and face than those who werent active. Theres a perk to chubby cheeks - research shows that people with fuller faces tend to look younger as they get older. Another tip- Ive had enough hairstylists on the show now to see that hair styles can really alter the look of your face, so you might want to give that a go as well! Perfect response! We hope that helps! If U have any more questions for Dr. Oz about weight loss OR anything else, feel free to email them to Questions@FitPerez. com! [ Image via. ] Tags:,