More famous for her fat-free body than anything else at this point, scandal-plagued singer Leann Rimes
explains the weight loss that has shocked so many of her fans by attributing it to getting older. "I understand the public is used to seeing me with baby fat, but you have to understand that I'm not a baby anymore. I've grown into a woman, and my body has just naturally changed."
While I don't know that most women wait until 29 to lose their "baby fat", experts caution against taking this reasoning too far, as losing too much weight as you age increases your risk of heart attack, pneumonia, and dementia, among other things. But the real kicker is that, according to new research, it makes you look older. Says researcher Rajiv Grover, "It's not wrinkles and lines that make people look older, it's changes in the shape of the face. People have this thing about being thin. It perhaps gives them a slimmer body, but they certainly age more quickly."