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  • Where weight is gained and lost.

    These are some questions I'm curious about more then anything else and am wondering what people might have experienced.

    My pattern of weight gain has been that I seem to develop my fat rather evenly all over my body. It's one of the reasons that when I really started gaining I didn't notice that much because clothes wise it seemed to take a lot of weight before I would notice a difference. I also have constantly gotten surprised comments when I have talked about how my I weigh because it doesn't match peoples perceptions of what a person of that weight looks like or something. "You carry you're weight well' seems to be a common one. Even at almost 50 lbs overweight I still had a waist and hour glass type figure.

    Anyways I do know that other people seem to gain weight/fat in different body patterns and that certain patterns are worse in terms of health then others.

    My question is not so much about that but whether or not when on loses weight/fat does it tend to develop it's own pattern or does it generally follow a persons weight/fat gain pattern except in reverse?

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    I gain everywhere evenly, and I lose everywhere evenly.
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    • #3
      Ditto for me, whether CW or PB. Seems to be common with hourglass figures.

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      • #4
        I also lose weight evenly no matter how I do it, and also have an hourglass figure.

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        • #5
          I think I would approach hourglass if I had a waist. I'm so very shortwaisted that even at 100 lbs. I'm pretty much straight between ribcage and hips. That said, I gained between the knees & collarbone - and lost in the same area.

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          • #6
            ughhh so jealous! The first places I lose weight are my butt and thighs. Then boobs. My stomach and arms are the last to go, but the main things I want to get rid of, of course. I have like no ass when I am very lean, it sucks!!

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            • #7
              From my reading of Taubes latest book 'why we get fat' it's all down to genetics, some people have lots of fat receptor cells in certain areas, some have an even distribution and others far fewer (ie the ones that eat and eat and never seem to gain). Some of us always gain in particular areas and others gain all over. As for losing, I'm pretty certain it will be the reverse of gaining because you are dealing with the same pattern of fat receptor cells; they don't change.
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              • #8
                I seem to put it on evenly all over but do have a slight tendency to put on more around my waist with smallish hips. What this means is that I have lost it pretty much evenly and even some of my shoes are too big in the width and my glasses. I'm really tired of my shoes sliding around on my feet but I'm trying to hold out to buy smaller sizes until this summer when I think I will hit equilibrium.
                True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
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                • #9
                  Cool. Thanks everyone and thanks for the info Kelda. It's neat how this works with different people.

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                  • #10
                    It is pretty neat. I too gained 50lbs without me really noticing, as the weight was distributed everywhere on my body. Since starting primal a month ago I lost 10lbs and it's coming off evenly too. First under my breasts, then hips, waist, then breasts, thighs, butt and lastly arms. I can't imagine what another 2-3 months of this will do to my body, it's pretty exciting.
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                    • #11
                      I have lost weight from all over my body but mostly from my bum, thighs and back... 0h yeah and BOOBS I would like that fat back please.
                      My belly fat is being very very stubborn. I often read that belly fat is easy to lose. Ha!

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                      • #12
                        I gain weight fairly evenly-at least my boobs, butt, and waist gain about the same so I make a nice column, LOL.

                        I first notice weight loss in my hands and wrists (they suddenly seem dainty) then boobs, face, thighs, butt and finally waist. At least, that's how I've always lost on the CW diet. So far not really noticing any one body party getting thinner, but my clothes fit better and the scale says the pounds are coming off.
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                        • #13
                          Legs first, then arms, followed by vital areas (abdomen/head). So now I look like the stereotypical viking in movies (bulging muscles and a bit of a gut).
                          In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                          • #14
                            On CW, I lose pretty evenly everywhere, on PB I lose in exactly the spot I want to, my lower tummy where fat seems to accumulate.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by paradisefound View Post
                              ughhh so jealous! The first places I lose weight are my butt and thighs. Then boobs. My stomach and arms are the last to go, but the main things I want to get rid of, of course. I have like no ass when I am very lean, it sucks!!
                              Start doing squats (with heavy weights).

                              Also note that typically when losing muscle and fat the apparent fat loss will be more even (which is really because you are also losing muscle), but when losing just fat it will disappear from the "fat storage" places first (which vary from person to person). So, my theory is that you people who say you lose differently with PB than CW is because now you are losing fat while before you were also losing muscle.
                              Last edited by norak; 04-18-2011, 12:48 AM.
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                              2011-11-03: ~230lbs, ~35.5"
                              2011-12-07: ~220lbs, ~34.0"

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