(Closed) Thin but with lots of belly flab-TRIGGER WARNING weight & measurements listed

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

eastcoastmost :  Yeah, of course. Whatever. It’s just that if you really are coming from a place of sincerity and if she really might be having ongoing issues from her past illness, this is probably not the best thing to say to get her to be open to your point of view. 

“As you probably know, two pounds cannot make a ring of flab around your middle. As you probably also know your lack of patience and extreme black and white thinking about fitness and diet are ongoing symptoms of an eating disorder,”

 

In my experience, those who have any sort of problem whether mentally or physically tend to get defensive and unwilling to listen when criticized. That’s all I’ll say about it though as youre right, this is the Internet.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

rusticchic212 :  I also think you need to up your intake.

I have a couple of things I would suggest

1. You need to eat more. Eat more snacks like almonds, avocado, etc that give you a good healthy fat. Eat a bigger breakfast and bigger lunch and then go smaller on dinner. But you definitely need to be taking in more calories.

2. Instead of just eating your special treats only on the weekends try to spread them out during the week every few days so you’re not constantly cycling through eating barely anything and very strict during the week to splurging on the weekends, repeat.

3. Try to look at the nutritional value of your food you’re putting in your body above everything else. It seems like you eat mostly healthy, so that’s good. Ask yourself Is this going to fuel my body or fail my body? In the morning that Kind bar probably is too small, plus it probably doesn’t give your body the nutrients it really needs to start the day. On your sandwiches, try to use a sprouted grain bread as it is more easily digested and your body will be able to use those carbs instead of turning them to fat or passing them through you quickly.

 

I have celiacs and IBS-D and I have pretty much cured myself of the IBS-D once I made some very important changes in my body. Not only that but once I made changes, my body went from being flabby to gaining muscle mass and just overall looking really healthy. Might be worth a try. I cut out all grains and on the rare occasion I do eat them, I eat sprouted grains like sprouted oats for oatmeal or sprouted tortillas (all gluten free). I cut out all refined sugar. I only use honey or maple syprup to sweeten things now and I cut out dairy for the most part. I occasionally still eat cheese though. One last thing I will say has helped tremendously with the IBS-D is I take digestive enzymes before eating big or heavy meals (high fat, red meat, lots of raw veggies etc) and they are incredible. They really just help my body digest all the food I’m eating so that it doesn’t just run right through me.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

nattybeee :  I just screenshot everything you said. I’m desperate for something to cure this IBS, going to try your tips. Thanks for posting!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

amb1030 :  Hey I will message you!! I have so much info!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

nattybeee :  Awesome! Thanks! 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

This is not expert advice at all, but I have a friend who was super thin and really quite healthy.  She started gaining weight in her tummy.  She tried exercising more, dieting, etc.  It actually turned out to be an ovarian cyst.  So I was just wondering — does it feel soft and flabby like fat, or is it a denser sort of growing tummy area?  

Also, I noticed as I have had more sedentary type jobs, I’ve gotten flabbier around the middle.  Things like Pilates or core-focused exercises help.  But, I kind of think it’s also possible our metabolism and muscle definition are just harder to keep up as we get older…?

I also have found certain diets help me seem to lose tummy area fat and potential bloat better.  This one is pretty involved (the fast metabolism diet) but it really worked.  But her focus is definitely on making sure you’re eating enough and eating really healthy so eating breakfast would be a huge part of the change that diet would recommend, so it might be worth trying anyway to see if helps get your digestive system and metabolism running better for the day.  

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

Go to a nutritionist by all means but make sure you get to see an eating disorder specialist too!!!!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

rusticchic212 :  it sounds like you have a weaker core.  Do Pilates.  It will change your life.  

Post # 43
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

rusticchic212 :  are you drinking enough water, it could be bloat.

Post # 44
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Busy bee

I haven’t read all the other posters, so I hope this Is not a repetition: Honestly, I think it is just the way you were built. Of course you are very thin but your waist hip ratio is 0.8, which shows that you are an “apple” shape (which unfortunately is not ideal for cardiovascular health etc.) I don’t mean that in any mean way, I work in the health industry and we measure this stuff all the time, but you are more prone to a bit of a belly than say a pear shaped person. Maybe try some core training? Planks, ab classes etc? 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Hi. It’s hard for me to comment as I am such a different build to you (same waist measurement but 10inches bigger than you on the hips) but it strikes me that you’re just being hard on yourself. Not everyone has the same figure and a softer tummy is not a terrible thing if you’re otherwise healthy and at a good weight. At the end of the day if I wanted perfect ‘sexy model’ legs rather than chubby short ones, I’d need to weigh about 115 (20-30 less than now) but for me that would be frighteningly skinny and I wouldn’t have periods, so I accept I have stocky legs and try not to overanalyse it. As we get older we can put weight on, that’s also natural and normal. Love yourself, bee. Plenty of women would love your slender limbs and petite frame. And your husband loves you for who you are.

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