puppy fat


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puppy fat

Deposits of fat that are present in babies and young children but that usually disappear as they grow older. He still had puppy fat in his cheeks as he entered adolescence, which made him appear much younger than he really was. It gives her aunties and uncles no end of delight to pinch the bits of puppy fat around her cheeks and arms.
See also: fat, puppy
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The survey further reveals that over three quarters (63 out of 82) of the surveyed parents who have a child between the ages of 11 and 17 years, think their child will shed that puppy fat if he or she is a little overweight.
Expecting "puppy fat" to just disappear during adolescence could lead to a variety of health problems, they said.
Meanwhile, music fans Hazel Plater and Carl Richard Taylor had written a book about the now long-gone, but sorely missed Riverside venue and they invited Hug to play at the book launch alongside fellow early nineties stalwarts, Puppy Fat.
As a child, the new Operation Transformation host readily admits that she had plenty of puppy fat - even though people now have difficulty believing it because of her drop-dead gorgeous looks.
First came being born, then came puppy fat followed by growing up with elasticated waists, university and chafing, starting work and being the biggest person in the office, the rise of this column, a book published out of it, then a BBC One documentary Fix My Fat Head about, yes, you guessed it, my take on being fat and wondering why it has me in such a pickle.
He told Attitude magazine: "Ich divide Madonna into ze following eras: Puppy Fat (Like Ein Virgin); Skanky Marilyn (True Blue); zitzen Out (Vogue, Erotica); Total Scheisse (the 90s); und her current, Transsexual Child Catcher."
His delight in discovering a 14-year-old Miriam Margolyes - 'an opulent tumble of dark curls and puppy fat' - reclining on his landlady's hearth rug, hoping to pose for Augustus John, is a priceless memoir.
Mend founder Paul Sacher said:"Many parents of bigger children don't realise that their child is above the healthy weight range, or put it down to 'puppy fat' that will disappear.
My mum and my gran say it is just puppy fat and it will go away.
"He joined us last year with a bit of puppy fat and handles.
Mum and Dad tell me not to worry because, at 15, I must expect " a bit of puppy fat", although, I've slimmed down a lot from being a bit of a porker at 12 - and they weren't so prominent then.
I was bullied at school, taunted because I had puppy fat. I also discovered, after my A-levels, that I was dyslexic, so I struggled there, too.
When I was 16, I lost all my puppy fat by a diet of smoking, chocolate, lager and not much else.
He talks about Madonna's evolution from "puppy fat and boot boy legs" into an alabaster goddess, causing director John Schlesinger to murmur: "My dear, she looks like a vampire."
Is this just puppy fat and when should I start to worry about it?