Originally Posted by StealingYerMail
But, you can't spot-reduce fat. You have a body fat percentage throughout your whole body, you can't have less fat in your arms than your stomach although everyone stores fat slightly differently and an "apple shape" (male) will always store most of their fat in the stomach region.
If you look up Biosignature Method, fat storage was found to be based on hormone profile. Based on skin fold measurements from specific parts of the body, there are certain ratios between measurements that reflect how your body is storing fat. High ratio of belly fat has been tied to cortisol issues. Like you said, it's a stress hormone, but not really in the sense of being emotionally stressed out if it's high.