I seem to be losing weight particularly from my face, and notice that, whilst I still have fat in the usual places, there is less to pinch around my ribs etc..
I am curious if I am losing more surface fat? I was a similar weight 4 years ago, and my face looked very different. Aging may play a role, since I am now nearly 26.
I will share some pics... Maybe you will see what I mean. I think I look better, but am wondering a lot lately when it comes to the Omegas. I know we need less Omega 3 because we do not get so much Omega 6 that needs balancing. Is it possible we need none? Eating seeds and nuts just does not seem natural to me.
Now, this was me on Feb 14 2008. I have my eyes closed, but this one best shows the face and arms. I THINK I was about the same weight then? Maybe just a little bit more...And this was me a few days ago...
Might not be so clear on that picture, but the cheekbones and chin have dramatically shrunk...
Thoughts on any of these points?
* Where are we losing fat from?
* How much Omega 3/6 do we need, IF ANY?
* Why IS my face thinning so much, even disproportionately to the rest of me?
* Experienced similar?
I have the bony face look as well. It's to do with our body structure and there's not much you can do about it aside from making sure you are properly hydrated. I know this is not what you want to hear.
I don't mind it (I look better), but want to know what about our diet is causing it...
alot of it is also fluid i think
I agree. I think a lot of it is fluid retention. When you cut the salt intake and have a low fat/high carb intake the body cleans house. It's able to let go of the excess. Losing fat is like peeling an onion. It comes off in layers over time.
Ah THAT's what you mean... so my face was not so much fat, but retaining fluid as a result of my diet. Yeah I basically have zero salt now. Small amounts if I eat something non-raw in a vegan restaurant (something I allow myself, since it supports vegan businesses and helps convert people to veganism).
Weight doesn't come off evenly all over the body at once. You can't spot reduce a certain area. The body lets go according to its own agenda. You just have to keep doing what your doing and be patient :)
Uhh, I think you've completely misunderstood me... because that comment does not make sense at all. I'm not worried about weight loss, have been doing the diet for a while now, and this post is about my curiosity about a more apparent loss of "weight" in the face. That's all. Not sure what you understood?
Sorry, but telling me to "be patient" is really quite offensive. It looks a bit like you are telling me a) I don't know what I am doing. b) I still need to lose a tonne of weight. Maybe you just misunderstood me.
No no. I'm sorry there has been a miscommunication. Fluid retention is due to salt and fat. I just expanded on the fact that the body lets go of it along with excess weight over time according to its own agenda if you provide the right conditions. My comment about being patient was in relation to this being more self-evident over time. No offence was meant. I probably didn't word it as clearly as it seemed in my mind!
Okay. No problem. :)
Fluid retention is something I had not considered. I was vegan before, and did not have swollen ankles, so never considered it as a possible issue.
Looks like it has been answered: fluid retention now over, due to reduced fat and salt in the diet.
The questions seem to be answered, but your Looking good :)
Thank you. :)