My body looks completely different since I had a C-section over a year ago. I don’t think the only reason is because I haven’t lost the extra 10-15 lbs. Fat just seems to be hanging differently on my body and the biggest thing I don’t like is the fat loss in my face. The fat that used to be in my cheeks seems to have migrated to my stomach. This makes me understand why some women want to get botox as they age. I read an article on the Huffington Post and they listed 3 reasons for fat redistribution.
- Declining sex hormones – fat usually goes to the hips, thighs, and butt for extra calories for breastfeeding but as we age and hormones lower they say that the fat starts to look more like a man and it goes to the abdomen – Yuk!
- Metabolism decreases – this is partly because muscle mass decreases. Cellulite from what I’ve read other places is thought to exist because of lack of oxygen.
- Genetics – what your grandparents ate affects your body and health. A study done on agouti mice showed them either obese or slim according to the diet of the parents and if they supplemented with methylated vitamins they could prevent obesity in their babies. I took methylated vitamins when I was pregnant hoping to apply epigenetics to my babies life and prevent problems I have had through optimal nutrition prenatally. We’ll see how that goes as time goes on. To read more go to http://www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com/you-are-what-your-grandparents-ate/.
To read more from the Huffington Post site article go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/shapeshifting-why-our-bod_b_8188918.html