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Lovehandles are Britain’s Biggest Body Hang-Up

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A survey by cosmetic clinic, LoveLite, has revealed that lovehandles (excess weight on the hips) are the body part British women feel most self-conscious about.

But problem areas where fat settles and is hard to budge, such as on the stomach, arms and thighs, are also a common complaint of women, whatever their size and shape.

Other areas high on the list of Britain's biggest body hang-ups were saddlebags (where fat sticks to the outer thighs) and muffin tops (where fat creates a slight overhang roll on the stomach).

British women's top five body hang-ups:

  1. Lovehandles
  2. Saddlebags
  3. Muffin Top
  4. Bingo Wings
  5. Inner Thighs

 

The results reflect the changing body shape of British women, says LoveLite. The ‘apple’ body, which results in a flabby middle as weight settles on the stomach area whilst leaving arms and legs fairly slim, is an increasingly common body type in the UK. A pear shaped body, where fat heads to the lower half and leaves women with bigger hips and thighs, is also common and is likely to contribute to the thigh area coming second in the women’s biggest body hang-ups.

Donnamarie McBride, co-founder of the Lovelite clinic said: “We’ve noticed for a long time that women are self-conscious of their hips and want to lose their lovehandles. Fat on the hips can be the most noticeable, and is hard to disguise if trying to keep up with the latest fashion for skinny jeans and body-con dresses.”

Words by Katy Pearson

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