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A friend of mine told me you burn fat on one area of the body, and then the body weight readjusts itself so as to maintain the same proportions within a week or ten days or so of you quitting the exercise routine. However, someone on this Stack Exchange group mentioned that this is false?

Is the original claim/conclusion true or false?

Thanks.

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you burn fat on one area of the body

This alone is already false, thus the entire statement is false.

You cannot spot-reduce fat. Either you lose it everywhere, or not at all.

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  • Quite interesting. I was not aware of the existence of the term "spot reduction" to refer to this misconception. I would say many TV commercials (such as the one called "Extreme Power Belt", which targets the abs and back), still use this spot reduction argument to attract clients. Thanks. – Jack Maddington Sep 26 '16 at 10:40
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    @JackMaddington they definitely do, the only way to spot-reduce fat deposits is with a blowtorch. Just have to make do with losing weight until you are satisfied like everyone else. – John Sep 26 '16 at 12:20

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