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Old 08-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Is that fat or muscle?

I've noticed recently that on the top of my thigh (basically where my quads are) has a strange texture underneath the skin. It's not the skin itself (and it doesn't look like cellulite at all, I know, I have plenty on my back of my thighs, butt! ) but if I rub it has a bumpy texture. It also happens that that area specifically is really itchy (not sure if that's related at all ).

So mostly I was curious, what is it underneath there that is making that bump texture? My uneducated guess would be visceral fat because it's pretty solid and I can feel my muscles on my bicep/calves and it doesn't feel like that. Mostly, I'm just curious because the bumpy texture was so odd.

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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This happened to me while I was losing weight before my last pregnancy, and when it started happening this time again, I was psyched--which sounds weird! I have it in my stomach, and it feels like small marbles (maybe this is different from what you're experiencing in your thighs, but it reminded me of it). I think of it as fat breaking up, but I really don't know exactly what's scientifically going on--I just know it's a good sign of weight loss for me
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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By your desciption that is fat and it is a sign you're losing fat in the area.

Also - it is subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is the fat around your organs in your midsection. You don't have any in your legs.
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