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Posts: 5,602
3/17/13 12:00 A

definitely got straighter with losing weight - but although my hip to waist ratio is not perfect, my waist is now within the healthy size range....

Posts: 266
3/16/13 9:28 P

I also lose faster off my hips than my belly. I'm an apple. :(

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3/16/13 2:20 P

My waist to hip ratio has actully gotten worse as I have lost more weight off my hips than my waist. Both are smaller than they were -- but the ratio is less healthy. Depressing.

Posts: 858
3/15/13 12:25 P

Yes! Sparkpeople has a calculator for that. And you can keep track of it with the measurments tracker.

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Posts: 349
3/15/13 12:03 P

How do you figure out your hip waist ratio? Is that something spark can calculate for you?

Posts: 1,710
3/15/13 10:18 A

my hip-waist ratio did the same thing. I think it means good things for us since we are carrying less fat. emoticon

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3/14/13 2:01 P

You haven't changed your body type. :) You've just removed the fat that makes you a particular shape.

Posts: 5,070
3/14/13 1:22 P

I was happy to find that i am a .7. I trust it more than BMI anyday.

Posts: 1,036
3/14/13 12:04 P

It's a sign of better health, if you believe the research. I personally DO believe the research. Grats on decreasing your risk for cardiovascular troubles!


Posts: 858
3/14/13 11:16 A

Since I have been losing weight my hip-waist ratio has changed as well as the associated body type. I started off .84 hip-waist ratio, which is an avocado. But since I have lost weight that ratio is now .79, making me a pear. I didn't think that it was possible to change your body type/weight distribution. Or does this just indicate that I am now at lower risk for health risks associated with carrying one's weight around their mid-section?

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