Do you think that when a person is starving, the fat around the area of the ribcage disappears first?
I only ask, because when I was first dieting, eating a healthy amount (although my thoughts weren't healthy), I was at a lower weight than I currently am, but my ribs weren't nearly as visible.
Now that I'm restricting, I find that my ribs are quickly becoming more visible.
It would make sense, in a survival/instinctual-type way, sort of like "Oh wow your ribs are showing, you must be malnourished!" and thus making the search for food more urgent?
Also, in literature, and just day-to-day stereotypes, visible ribs are always a symbol of starvation.
I think it's an interesting observation/theory, and am curious to know what you think.