Skinny, yet gigantic stomach.

  • YouKnow

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    Jan 11, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    So I weight 132 ibs and I am 5.7 tall.

    http://sv.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2i0c3me&s=5#.UtCusNLuLE4

    That ain't much and I am very scrawny and skinny, no broad shoulders or thick arms/legs watsoever, but on the other side I have a HUUGE stomach and that is because:

    Genetics, everybody on both mom and dads side have the stomach problem.

    Constipation (although not a major factor perhaps) I have had contipation problems for a while and it just won't get any better.

    But surely it shouldn't be impossible to get a flat stomach? Or is it perhaps impossible in my case?

    Last summer I did lots of cardio and went from 139 to 125, while I did notice a change in my stomach area, I became underweight and noticed an overall change, it kinda got scary and I was lighter than a feather which was unhealthy, YET there was still plenty of stomach to go around.

    anybody else with this problem? any solutions? icon_sad.gif
  • MikeW

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    Jan 11, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    Do you understand there are different kinds of fat deposits: Visceral and subcutaneous? Google those terms and lean more about them.

    *Usually* what you're describing is visceral fat deposits around the organs inside the abdominal wall. *Usually* the way to eliminate them has more to do with diet than exercise (not that exercise isn't important). Often--assuming it isn't a genetic predisposition--simply staying away from all sugar, sugar substitutes, and gluten--and eating primarily vegetarian--will, in time, take care of the problem.

    On the exercise side of the equation, work your core and strengthen the abdominal wall.

  • YouKnow

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    Jan 11, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    Would that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?
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    Jan 11, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    YouKnow saidWould that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?

    From your picture, I think MikeW is correct. One thing you need to do is strengthen your core. That's what holds it all in and may radically reshape your middle. You clearly have a propensity (from your own description) for gaining weight in the middle, and you may never achieve six-pack-hood. But lots of men don't care about that. The important thing is not not let it all sag, whatever it is.
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    Jan 11, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    YouKnow saidWould that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?


    NO. Although fruit contains a lot of natural sugars, it also contains a lot of fiber which slows the rate at which it digests, which neutralizes any negative impact of the sugar. Fruit is good for you and the fiber could actually help your situation.

    Have you seen a doctor to determine exactly what is causing this condition?
  • MikeW

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    Jan 11, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    YouKnow saidWould that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?


    NO. Although fruit contains a lot of natural sugars, it also contains a lot of fiber which slows the rate at which it digests, which neutralizes any negative impact of the sugar. Fruit is good for you and the fiber could actually help your situation.

    Scruffy is right IF you eat whole fruit (preferably organic). IOW, not fruit *juice*… juicing removes the fiber.
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    Jan 11, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Good posture helps. Slight chance that may also be "wheat belly."
  • YouKnow

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    Jan 11, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidGood posture helps. Slight chance that may also be "wheat belly."


    trust me that is good posture in that picture...
  • YouKnow

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    Jan 11, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    YouKnow saidWould that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?


    NO. Although fruit contains a lot of natural sugars, it also contains a lot of fiber which slows the rate at which it digests, which neutralizes any negative impact of the sugar. Fruit is good for you and the fiber could actually help your situation.

    Have you seen a doctor to determine exactly what is causing this condition?


    I did a few years ago, old man made me strip down and examined me while holding on to my shoulders and slowly moving towards my hands :/

    Complained about it to a few nurses, but they all conclude that I am "fine" but it is bullshit since it is still fucking huge.

    Another question: Should I first focus on doing a shitload of cardio and losing 10 pounds and some belly and then try to gain loads of muscle, or should I go on and try to gain loads of weight already? I am afraid that if I went on to gain a bunch of pounds now my stomach would go on to cover the sun.
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    YouKnow said
    Scruffypup said
    YouKnow saidWould that mean also staying away from fruits as fruits contain a great deal of sugar?


    NO. Although fruit contains a lot of natural sugars, it also contains a lot of fiber which slows the rate at which it digests, which neutralizes any negative impact of the sugar. Fruit is good for you and the fiber could actually help your situation.

    Have you seen a doctor to determine exactly what is causing this condition?


    I did a few years ago, old man made me strip down and examined me while holding on to my shoulders and slowly moving towards my hands :/

    Complained about it to a few nurses, but they all conclude that I am "fine" but it is bullshit since it is still fucking huge.

    Another question: Should I first focus on doing a shitload of cardio and losing 10 pounds and some belly and then try to gain loads of muscle, or should I go on and try to gain loads of weight already? I am afraid that if I went on to gain a bunch of pounds now my stomach would go on to cover the sun.



    First of all, go to a REAL doctor. Find out what's causing your problem. Secondly, your stomach is not "huge" so stop saying that. It only makes you feel bad about yourself. Seriously, go see a doctor to find out the root cause before trying to get rid of it.
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    Jan 11, 2014 9:01 AM GMT
    You need to do some "core work" and stay away from any fast food you are eating. Also, eat more vegetables to deal with the constipation. Consider using an enema douche to get your pipes cleaned out regularly. See my thread titled, "How to get your ass ready to be fucked" for moar details.
  • YouKnow

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    Jan 11, 2014 12:14 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidYou need to do some "core work" and stay away from any fast food you are eating. Also, eat more vegetables to deal with the constipation. Consider using an enema douche to get your pipes cleaned out regularly. See my thread titled, "How to get your ass ready to be fucked" for moar details.


    I'm vegan and have been vegeterian for 17 years, I don't really do any fast food.
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    Jan 11, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    The reason we keep telling you to see a doctor is this: If it's some type of internal gastric issue like Wheat Belly, once you know you can reduce it through your diet. But if you're just built that way, dieting won't help. If that's the case, you'd be better off to build up lots of muscle on the rest of your body to offset your stomach. But until you see a doctor, all this is just taking shots in the dark.