Dieting and Weight Loss

If you gain weight will your hip bones get wider?

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12/18/2006

The short answer is no. The longer answer is, extremely obese people do gain extra bone mass from carrying the extra baggage. That is not something to strive for. Your bone structure is determined by genetics, Generally you will be similar in shape to your relatives, but not always. Your butt/hips may get wider if you gain weight, but not your boney structure, you are "stuck" with what you have.