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Dr. Oz Explains: Weight Gain Locations!

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Dr Oz QA

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 needs to know just what she can do about it:

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!

Dr. Oz, 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! It’s 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 weren’t active. There’s a perk to chubby cheeks - research shows that people with fuller faces tend to look younger as they get older. Another tip- I’ve 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!

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