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A few people have commented that my voice has changed since I've lost weight. Has anyone else experienced this. Might it be true that because there is less fat everywhere that even our voice will sound different.

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No, not that I've noticed.

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I have never heard this before. I didn’t really carry neck-weight, though, so I guess it is possible.

Weird things happen - I have dropped a shoe size, and I didn’t expect that!

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Mine is significantly more gravelly. But that's because of my severe reflux f'ing with my vocal cords.

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On 6/14/2019 at 12:52 PM, Mary Sarah Smith said:

commented that my voice has changed since I've lost weight

@Mary Sarah Smith

hey bud

wow, i think i've heard it all now, anything is possible - sooo- who knows, voice change too? why not!

as long as you can yell/scream "look" at how much weight i have lost - doesn't matter how you sound☺️

great weight loss

kathy

congrats

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On 6/14/2019 at 11:52 AM, Mary Sarah Smith said:

A few people have commented that my voice has changed since I've lost weight. Has anyone else experienced this. Might it be true that because there is less fat everywhere that even our voice will sound different.

I guess anything is possible, but maybe you are speaking more confidently, projecting more or perhaps these people are now just paying attention more than they were before to the whole new you?

Kinda like how a you can wear the same hair style for months, and then people who have literally seen it everyday suddenly comment on your " brand new" style.

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You know, I started wondering if it was just me or if because I had a cold not too long ago, but the cold has passed and my voice is still deeper than it was before. Maybe all that fat was pressing on my chords so much it didn't allow a deeper vibration, not sure, but I lost a lot of neck fat that I used to have, so there may be something to it. I can tell you one thing, i'm commanding more respect with the deeper voice lately.

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Lol, while losing more weight I pray that my voice doesn't get any deeper. As a straight female; I often get called sir by giggling women on the other end of the telephone. I am flattered and uncomfortable at the same time lol

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1 hour ago, stilljustafatguy said:

no change here. confirmed with ex wife. she said i still sound like an a**hole. go figure.

Lol that made me chuckle ha ha

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Hello all! As an ex professional singer, and current voice teacher, I thought I'd weigh in. (No pun intended) Haha

Yes, if there was extra fat around the neck that would impact the resonance of the voice, affecting the quality. But that's less important as the hormones!

Estrogen is released from fat during weight loss, but then there is less in the body at a lower weight. The vocal chords are estrogen receptors, so after weight loss a man might sound lower and a woman higher than when there was more weight on the body.

There have been famous opera singers who have lost significant amounts of weight - Maria Callas the most notable. And it was generally agreed she lost a certain luster from her voice.

Personally, I did notice a change. I did lose some of the luster from my voice as well. C'est la vie.

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38 minutes ago, Shainadelphia said:

Hello all! As an ex professional singer, and current voice teacher, I thought I'd weigh in. (No pun intended) Haha

Yes, if there was extra fat around the neck that would impact the resonance of the voice, affecting the quality. But that's less important as the hormones!

Estrogen is released from fat during weight loss, but then there is less in the body at a lower weight. The vocal chords are estrogen receptors, so after weight loss a man might sound lower and a woman higher than when there was more weight on the body.

There have been famous opera singers who have lost significant amounts of weight - Maria Callas the most notable. And it was generally agreed she lost a certain luster from her voice.

Personally, I did notice a change. I did loose some of the luster from my voice as well. C'est la vie.

Wow... that's really interesting! Something else to watch/listen for I guess. I'm currently surprised about the appearance of my ankles (cankles no more!). I've lost an inch on my neck in the last month, I wonder if my voice will change. *shrugs*

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Hey just a fat guy! Her name wasn't Charmin, by any chance? She sounds like she might need Flushing away! And I'd come closer to thinking you're a Stud Muffin than what she called YOU!❤

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On 6/14/2019 at 12:52 PM, Mary Sarah Smith said:

A few people have commented that my voice has changed since I've lost weight. Has anyone else experienced this. Might it be true that because there is less fat everywhere that even our voice will sound different.

I have noticed a bit personally, but others have commented the same.

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