Almost everyone, male or female, has a “problem area” where they seem to deposit fat. Body contour bugbears are predictable – men want a “six pack” while women want thinner thighs and to lose the “tummy”. These areas are called “problem areas” simply because they are the places that fat is stored first, and is most difficult to dislodge – an issue that applies more to women than men. Research shows that regional fat loss depends on your sex (not your workout routine!).