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Thinking about fat reduction? Big bums & hips are healthy, apparently

Posted Jan 13 2010 12:00am

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Just as we all get really enthusiastic about our new found diets, someone else throws a spanner in the works and tells us that big bums, thighs and hips are in fact actually healthy! So who are we meant to believe?!

First the scaremongerers are shouting about an ‘obesity epidemic’ (or at least you would think it was, the way they can go on) and now ‘experts’ are telling us to keep our fat! Confusing!

The theory is that people who carry a little more weight around the bums, hips and thigh region are more protected against heart and metabolic problems, with the fat supposedly there to ‘mop up’ harmful fatty acids and protect against blocked arteries. (BBC story here)

We are going to give you some sensible advice: maintain a healthy balance. We all know that Rik Waller was never meant to be a size 10, however it is a good idea to keep an eye on what you eat and how big your portions are. As long as you eat healthily, enjoy fruit and veg as part of your diet and exercise a couple of times per week, then it should be safe to say that you will remain healthy, big bum or not.

Of course we all have our ‘fat days’, but if you’re wondering how you can supplement your diet and exercise regime, to ensure that you get rid of any excess fat, there are some non-surgical, natural cosmetic fat reduction treatments that can give your weightloss a boost.

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