losing "head" fat

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    May 14, 2007 2:59 AM GMT
    So I am working out like crazy and seeing great results from that, on most of my body. Well I can't seem to get my face slimmer. I have chubby cheeks and fat underneath my chin. Are there any particular "facial" or upperbody exercises anyone knows about that I could perform to help out with this issue? thanks!!!
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    May 14, 2007 9:45 AM GMT
    patience, when i started to loose body fat,my face is the first place i noticed the difference, well the first place other people noticed it.

    It will come off eventually, theres no need to get drastic about it,your not going to end up with a ripped ass body and a big old fat head.

    Keep exerciing and your body will adjust.
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    May 14, 2007 2:02 PM GMT
    Boy, THAT's a provocative question. All the wise-asses are biting their tongues. (I may have drawn blood!)

    It's possible that some of it may just be the natural shape of your face. After all, even Brad Pitt has "chubby cheeks." People seem to dig it on him.
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    May 14, 2007 2:29 PM GMT
    If your picture is a fair representation, you do not have "chubby cheeks."

    Chill.

    You just don't look like a starving person, nor..should you.
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    May 14, 2007 2:32 PM GMT
    If you lower your fat levels, your facial lines will be more prominent, but, you're underweight / thin now.

    Your jaw bone structure is what it is.

    I'd blow that all of and worry about something else...getting more mucscle, getting in shape, etc.

    It's not likely you'll be in modeling any day soon. Go with what you have, and I think you'll be happier.
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    May 14, 2007 2:35 PM GMT
    NO exercises do SPOT FAT REDUCTION. There is no such thing.

    I see fat people (soon to be dead people ...I remember that movie) who do ab work at the gym when they need to be walking and walking will do a whole lot more to help them that 14 sets of fatty crunches.

    Clean up your diet, and get your body fat down a smidge, get some muscle on you so that you can maintain you leanness, and you'll be fine.

    AGAIN. No exercises do SPOT FAT REDUCTION. None. Zero. Notta'. Stupid idea, etc. NO SUCH THING EXISTS.
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    May 15, 2007 8:44 AM GMT
    You are also only 22. Most men don't grow into themselves until later. Enjoy the youth.
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    May 15, 2007 2:03 PM GMT
    I have the same problem... and the only thing that I can think of is plastic surgery to "spot" reduce the problem areas... but I don't think I want to go down that path yet. But yes, it does bother me when I look in the mirror sometimes though.
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    May 15, 2007 11:57 PM GMT
    Chucky, no such thing as spot fat reduction? The more your work a particular area results in muscle gain and fat depletion. There is such a thing, I was just wondering if there were any particular exercises to reduce facial fat deposits.
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    May 16, 2007 12:48 AM GMT
    Sorry but Chuckystud is correct: you do not loose fat by targetting one specific part of the body. Yes, you will get muscle definition by working said area, but that doesn't change the fat composition. Now if working out plus good nutrition causes you too loose weight as well then yes you will loose weight while gaining definition, and this happens in many people when they decide to get themselves in shape. Look around the gym and chances are you will see some guy who is fairly heavy -- well fleshed adipose tissue -- who can also bench massive amounts of weight. He has developed some impressive strength over time, but probably hasn't chanegd his body fat composition very much.
    Honestly you don't look bad in the picture and your face doesn't seem to be out of proportion. You are probably not underweight either, but should probably continue working out and exercising until your overall body changes to something you are happy with, and not focus too much on one small area.
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    May 16, 2007 5:26 PM GMT
    Actually Chunky is right. There is no such thing as spot reduction. I can have this confirmed by the trainers at my gym. All 7 of them, because this question comes up a lot.

    This is a common misconception. Yes, you work an area and you see the muscle, but that does not mean the fat in the area is being used up. Your body first has to brun through the carbs you have stored, then when the store is depleted it turns to the fat to break it down to create energy.

    Also, as stated before, you are young. There still might be some, I have a feeling I am going to get backlash from this, baby fat, but "Hi" I'm 21 so save it.

    If it really on your mind, up the cardio. Just be careful, because if you lose too much you can look sickly. Don't be surprised though if it comes back, it might just be in your genes.