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What do you think of this "body-fat map"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I stumbled across this and know nothing about the site or the credibility of the author. Taken at face value, the "map" implies that you can spot reduce by resolving the hormonal problems that are causing you to store fat in a particular area. I am curious what others think.

Note: There is a Part 2 link at the bottom of the page.

http://www.healthhabits.ca/2009/08/12/hormones-problem-areas-and-your-body-fat-map/

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on February 27, 2013
at 05:14 AM

I think there is some truth, however men are genetically predisposed to put on weight on their bellies and back; Women on their thighs and hips. Personally, I wouldn't take it at face-value or absolute truth. Just as a side supplement in a battle against fat-loss.

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on February 27, 2013
at 01:56 AM

At least from personal experience, I feel like there is a bit of truth in this. I used to have excess fat in the chest, hips, thighs, and love handle area. I exercised a lot, even with running intervals. The only result that was that my waist got smaller. The problem areas didn't budge until I got rid of sugar, grains, and processed foods. I also started eating more protein and fiber. The high insulin and high estrogen problems mentioned in this article started going away for me. My hips and chest got much smaller, giving me a much more streamlined, athletic look instead of curves.

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