How to lose fat around the waist but not in the face.

  • kisser_nl

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    Jun 06, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    My problem is, I'm not too heavy. But, I have too much fat around the waist. If I'm eating less, I'll lose weight and get a 'thin' (I don't know the proper English word for this) face. I would love to get rid of the fat around the waist, without loosing the fat in the face. Is there a way to do that?
  • rnch

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    Jun 06, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    heck, your're pickier than I am...i'll take fat loss from any location on my body i can!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 06, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    kisser_nl saidMy problem is, I'm not too heavy. But, I have too much fat around the waist. If I'm eating less, I'll lose weight and get a 'thin' (I don't know the proper English word for this) face. I would love to get rid of the fat around the waist, without loosing the fat in the face. Is there a way to do that?


    can't be done. but I doubt you'll care when your waist is where it should be.
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Me, I have the opposite problem. I can get a puffy face while my body is ripped. I would still like to know the answer.
  • allatonce

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    Jun 07, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Lipo.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 07, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    yup lipo for me.

    it worked but FUCKING HURT.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    you can lose the weight and then have fillers injected in certain areas of your face. Sculptra is a polymer that will bind collagen to it and after three months it dissolves and the collagen stays for up to 2 years. Then you don't look emaciated. But it's not cheap.. ca. $800 per injection and you usually need 2 .

    It was developed by Aventis for AIDS patients with lipodystrophy . But the cosmetic world quickly saw its potential. It only came out 3-4 years ago i think. (not sure) .
  • mybud

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    Jun 07, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    kisser_nl saidMy problem is, I'm not too heavy. But, I have too much fat around the waist. If I'm eating less, I'll lose weight and get a 'thin' (I don't know the proper English word for this) face. I would love to get rid of the fat around the waist, without loosing the fat in the face. Is there a way to do that?



    No there isn't.....
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    Jun 07, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    generally speaking you lose fat in reverse order on how you gain it.

    If you got a bigger waist, then butt, then face, you'll usually lose it first in your face, then butt, then waist.

    No matter how many crunches or running you do, you'll burn it in the opposite order. . . sorry icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    You can't really spot reduce, at least no one I know has been able to do it...
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    Jun 07, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAlso high cortisol levels can make you gain fat in certain areas like your belly. If you are under a lot of stress or if you can get your cortisol levels checked that might be something to think about. There are ways to reduce cortisol output by reducing stress and there are medications and supplements that do that as well. This is minor in comparison. Assuming that your diet and workouts are in tiptop shape these are minor improvements that can make a difference.
    I'm glad you mentioned that. My gains aren't happening as fast as they should, according to my diet and workouts. I have a very stressful job, and that could be the reason.
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    Jun 07, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    viveutvivas saidMe, I have the opposite problem. I can get a puffy face while my body is ripped. I would still like to know the answer.


    Ease off the roids
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    Oct 22, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    I understand you....I've lost 50 pounds since i changed to a healthier lifestyle and my friends tell me that the liked my face better when i was heavier.....but obviously they prefer my body the way it is now. I've though "is there a way to put a little more fat in my face" haha i'm so ridiculous...
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 22, 2010 11:24 AM GMT
    Russian twist until the cows come home?
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    Oct 22, 2010 11:52 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWell you don't seem stressed. I mean you always have such a great sense of humor and always seem to be in a chipper mood. One would never guess. icon_razz.gif
    I've always been good at keeping the stresses from work, at work...for the most part. Being that the job was my childhood dream helps, too.

    But now with this back injury, I'm faced with a new stress: Money...been off work since August.

    On a good note, I'm headed back to work today to "test fly" the plane and see if my back can take sitting the plane for 3 hours. If it can, I'll be back to work. If not, I'm out for the count and looking for a new career.
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    Oct 23, 2010 10:34 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidYikes, good luck and hope things work out, Paul.
    Thanks man. I didn't get to fly yesterday (long story) but I'm headed there in a couple hours to do it.
    I know I really really really need to get back to work, because two dudes already crashed (small fender-bender type) while I've been off.
    I gotta go re-train those dumb fuckers how to fly a fucking airplane. icon_lol.gif

    Edit: And one of the dudes who crashed is a retired airline pilot. LMAO!
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    Oct 23, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAlso high cortisol levels can make you gain fat in certain areas like your belly. If you are under a lot of stress or if you can get your cortisol levels checked that might be something to think about. There are ways to reduce cortisol output by reducing stress and there are medications and supplements that do that as well. This is minor in comparison. Assuming that your diet and workouts are in tiptop shape these are minor improvements that can make a difference.
    I'm glad you mentioned that. My gains aren't happening as fast as they should, according to my diet and workouts. I have a very stressful job, and that could be the reason.


    O wow, my adrenal glands are totally not functioning properly... that would explain my difficulty gaining weight no matter how much I eat
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    Oct 23, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    amar_m said O wow, my adrenal glands are totally not functioning properly... that would explain my difficulty gaining weight no matter how much I eat
    I could send you to my mom's place for a 3 months and you'll be fat as fuck.
    I swear...the first time I got in great shape, I was holding it well. Then financial bullshit happened and I had to move back in with mom. Even WITH the workout program, I still gained 30 pounds in under 3 months. Her favorite words are "are you SURE you're full? Have some more!" icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 23, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    kisser_nl saidMy problem is, I'm not too heavy. But, I have too much fat around the waist. If I'm eating less, I'll lose weight and get a 'thin' (I don't know the proper English word for this) face. I would love to get rid of the fat around the waist, without loosing the fat in the face. Is there a way to do that?

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    Oct 26, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    It's all relative to gravity. As you lose fat, it starts in the face onward down.