I’ve come to accept that for men, the typical pattern of fat loss is abdomen -> trunk -> extremities (although exceptions exist), but I never really bothered to think why that is. Why is fat lost in this particular order? What is the physiological basis for this? Does it have to do with hormones? Certain receptors? Something else?
Is fat lost in this order all the time? Can this order be altered? Is this pattern the same for women? If not, what is the pattern?
Answers to ANY of these questions are greatly appreciated.