Does Dieting Age You?
I just read an article that says that, if you are over 40 losing weight can leave your face looking gaunt and make you look older. It mentions a survey published recently which says that dieting may do wonders for your figure but it will age your face.
The research was carried out on 200 pairs of identical twins apparently, one of each twin was on a diet and the other eating normally. It concluded that by losing one dress size a woman’s appearance ages four years and that women with plumper cheeks had a softer and younger appearance than skinnier women.
In fact according to another article I just read dieting is on a par with drinking, smoking, divorce, sunbathing and depression for aging women and making them appear older. My experience has been he opposite. I recently dropped almost two dress sizes. I have lost that middle aged look my sillouette seemed to have taken on lately. My face is a bit thinner too and i have lost my double chin, but I don^t think i look older. Honestly i feel so much better and I think I am looking younger - not older. My friends all tell me I look years younger.
Maybe they are just saying that to make me feel good - but i don^t think so. Maybe I am an exception to the rule or maybe the aging effet comes later. What do other visitors think?.