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Does weight make you look older?
Diet & Health / 7:57 PM - Sunday January 14, 2007

Does weight make you look older?

If a girl is say 50/60 lbs. overweight do you think that would make her look older than she actually is?

- Asked by Female, 29-35

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Definitely. Being overweight always adds age - it gives women a matronly look, and both men and women a middle-aged appearance.

Just like being very thin can often make someone seem younger than their actual age - ie, a lot of Asian women look girlish all their lives because they don't have a lot of curves.

- Response by sakura1, A Player, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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look at the second to the last row of my profile.. especially the last two photos... the BEFORE shots were taken nearly 8 years ago.. the afters (and current )were within a year or two.. my avatar is my most recent.. you tell ME.. I look 20 years older in those before photos

- Response by smartblond, A Sweet Sarah, Female, Who Cares?, Charlotte, Self-Employed

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it might, but being too thin ages a person tremendously also

- Response by busyb704, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Other Profession

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Weight really does make a person look older. It changes the face too.

- Response by italiangypsy, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Philadelphia, Managerial

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not necessarily

- Response by caramelady, A Trendsetter, Female, 29-35

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yes, weight can make you look and feel older.
A doctor once told us " if you want to carry around 50 lbs of extra weight, go buy a 50 lb sack of potatoes and carry that around instead. Its healthier for you."
So, after lifting a 50 lb bag of potatoes, can you imagine holding all that extra weight. ?

- Response by carolynspoonire, A Rebel, Female, 56-65, Philadelphia, Medical / Dental

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it's possible, probably not facially but her figure, extra weight can make you seem more 'matronly', especially as finding cool clothes when you are that overweight is almost impossible.

- Response by canary, A Creative, Female, 36-45

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I think it does.

- Response by rtlsbaby69, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, San Antonio, Student

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