Caution: Uneven Fat Loss

I've been noticing how uneven the weight seems to be coming off of my body.  I'm around 235 pounds now, for about 160 pounds lost over all.  However I think my body looks quite different from the way it did as I was gaining weight.

The further away from the core of my body, the thinner I am.  My hands, forearms, and calves all look to be at about my ideal body fat.  As you move inward my upper arms and thighs have a little bit of fat (and some extra skin too) on them.  And once you get to my gut I have plenty of excess fat.

I've heard anecdotally that my body may re-balance over time.  I hope so, because I'd like to lose more of my belly fat.  I'm unsure how much is fat vs excess skin.  I'm also hoping my fasting will help promote autophagy which will reduce the amount of excess skin.  However, I'm unclear on whether the science supports either of these ideas.

This isn't an earth shattering revelation, but I thought it was an interesting anecdote.  We'll have to wait and see how my body changes over the coming months.  I've spent my whole life over weight.  And I haven't been at this weight for at least 20 years, so it'll take some time for my body to get used to it.

Another interesting item.  Even when I was at my peak weight, I had a fairly small butt.  Now that I have lost weight it has lost all of its padding.  I find now that certain chairs are very uncomfortable to sit in because I feel my tail bone bruising my skin.  I'm not sure what to do but hope my body gets used to it and I am able to sit more easily.  I do have some cushions that I use at work, but I don't really want to carry a cushion everywhere I go.

My next blog post will have some more about keto.  You can also read my last blog post about how "steady" weight loss isn't always so steady.


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