puppy fat


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puppy fat

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(Physiology) fatty tissue that develops in childhood or adolescence and usually disappears by maturity
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Noun1.puppy fat - fat on the body of a baby or childpuppy fat - fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence
adipose tissue, fatty tissue, fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
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George the Alaskan malamute - nicknamed Georgie Porgie - weighs a whopping 11st after piling on the puppy fat on his junk food diet.
Most children lose their puppy fat as they get older and reach puberty and if they don't then there can be many reasons for this, not just that they are eating the wrong food.
Summary: Some parents don't know even know what BMI meant, or attributed their child's weight to 'puppy fat'
She's not fat but has a bit of puppy fat and has a problem with skinny jeans fitting her.
I've even told her to ask her mum for help, but apparently it's all dismissed as "puppy fat".
CHILDREN carrying a bit of puppy fat is not unusual and, as most parents know, they often grow out of it.
She is a little chubby and staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside have put her on a diet so she can lose a bit of her puppy fat.
It was just puppy fat but nasty comments from kids at school made me feel huge.
THE pudding bowl haircut and puppy fat he sported in About A Boy is a thing of the past for Nicholas Hoult.
Both my son and daughter are slightly chubby but it's just puppy fat. She told them both that they're too fat.
There is a huge difference between puppy fat and clinically obese - and it doesn't happen overnight.