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Old 01-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default How has losing weight affected your height?

Do you feel taller or shorter now that you've lost weight?

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Old 01-10-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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now that I'm less weighed down by my love handles I feel like I'm at least 4 inches taller.

just kidding I have no idea what you're talking about I supposed maybe people may slouch less?
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:58 PM   #3
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I've heard of losing an inch or two, simply because you gain weight on your head and feet, and when you lose you also lose weight in those places, hence losing some height.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:35 AM   #4
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:11 AM   #5
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I've lost a shoe size but never gained an inch in height sadly. Short for life it seems!
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:02 AM   #6
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ha ha this is the funniest question i've ever read.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:02 AM   #7
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I've heard of people gaining an inch when losing but my height never seems to change no matter what weight I am.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:08 AM   #8
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I'd imagine you appear shorter when losing weight. I'm only 5,4 but people assume I'm taller.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:03 AM   #9
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I don't remember where I found it, but there was a study on this a few years back. Ultimately, if you lose a large amount of weight, say 50 pounds or more, you tend to "grow" by half an inch to a full inch. After all their sciencing, the real answer was the bones didn't grow but people stopped slouching as they were not weighed down as much and walked taller due to confidence. I'll try to dig up the article, it was a cool read.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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I'm 0.75-1 inch taller than I was in high school and college, which puts me at goal height!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:26 PM   #11
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I'm an inch taller than I was 100 pounds ago - the weight caused my frame to spread a bit and put a lot of pressure on my spine and the bones in my feet. When the load lightened, the 'springs' of my physiology relaxed back out a bit from their compression, too.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
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I gained an inch which I attribute to yoga. I was 5"8" forever, then a few years ago (after my yoga practice became much more regular) the drs started measuring me at 5'9".
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:21 PM   #13
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You know, I'm glad you asked this question!

I have never been entirely sure of my height, just that it's between 5'4" and 5'5". The last few times I've been to the doctor I've been well over 5'5" ... so much so that I made them redo the measurement.

It was bugging me but I never realized it might be related to the weight loss ... the thing is, I don't think I was this tall even back when I was skinny.

But the one thing I know is that in my family I am the shortest by quite a bit. All the weight loss in the world won't change that ....
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #14
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I was 5'6" in HS. I should check again.
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I was 5'6" in HS. I should check again.

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