Ask an expert
Question

04 Feb 2009

Kilos and centemeters
Hi

If I lose some kilos does that mean I also lose some centermeters?

How does it work.
Answer 323 views
Expert
DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sunny
If you lose kilograms in weight when you weigh yourself then this means that you have used up some of the fat in your body. As your fat pads in various parts of the body start to shrink you will also lose centimetres. Check your vital measurements (e.g. your bust, waist, hip, thigh and upper arm measurements) every week to see if you are losing cm. Sometimes you will see that you are losing cm even when your scale does not show a loss in kg, this indicates that you are losing fat, so it is a good idea to measure your weight and your cm losses once a week.
Best regards
DietDoc
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9464 votes
No
68% - 20197 votes
Vote