Lol, sbhikes, when I was in my late teens, I was underweight at about 100 lbs, and I still had rolls of belly fat as well! My family made fun of me all the time.
I wonder if having a short torso makes one have more belly flab? My torso is short compared to lots of people I know (people a couple inches shorter than me are taller than me when we sit down). In pregnancy I also showed very early compared to other women. I noticed many of my friends with longer torsos all have flat bellies (the thin ones).
Originally Posted by Knifegill
Lucky! I haven't lost weight since starting primal way of eating. Feel like I've gotten more toned and less bloated overall though. For me, any weight loss happens on arms and legs first, face and belly last.
Originally Posted by carolorrell
Not as bad as belly falling over belt... but I can pass for a few months pregnant when I'm not, lol. My sisters are always asking me why my pregnant belly hasn't disappeared yet, my baby is 1.5 years old. Although I actually weigh less now than before I got pregnant.
Originally Posted by neilc11
No way, I lost a lot of weight and I definitely have loose skin. If I gain a few pounds, it fills out a bit so it may be harder to tell, but I have hardly any fat on my stomach as you can probably see from my avatar. Yet as soon as I bend down or get into a plank position, I get this weird wrinkly bag of skin hanging down around my bellybutton. It looks and feels very different from areas where I have some loose skin AND fat (e.g. my inner thighs).
Originally Posted by zilog
Anyway, OP, it might just be where you carry your fat stores and it will never go away except for maybe very transiently if you are extremely strict with your diet and exercise, like a bodybuilder pre-competition or something. I carry my weight in my thighs and I've gotten to a point where I looked gaunt elsewhere and my weight refused to budge any further and I still had fat in my thighs. You have to try a few things, but at some point you just have to make peace with it - you're not a fitness model and you don't need a 6-pack to make a living, so don't stress too much.
I lost my belly pouch once before so I know it's possible, even though it seems like it'll never go away. I think it was mostly diet change and HIIT that shifted it. Now it's back and I get to do it all over again
Nothing sexier than a girl with some healthy fat. Nothing more disgusting than a girl who's thin all over -- fashion models don't look good when you meet them in person, they're grossly thin. Sir Mix-a-lot knows it, Bruce Willis' girlfriend in Pulp Fiction knows it, and an eon of human males know it, you walk around healthy with a little bit of stored energy on you. Don't lose your gut! And don't worry what your girlfriends think of it.
I have a pretty flabby middle too. A few weeks ago I started wearing a 'shaper' tank top under my clothes most of the time. Its not magical, and I'm still the same size, but everything seems to fit better when I wear it. All the flab is contained and smoothed out. FIRMA
Originally Posted by girlhk
*My obligatory intro
There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo
DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes
Lol, thanks! Why are girls so fixated on their bodies??
Originally Posted by RobbyJ
When living in India, where ladies are rounder, my in-laws nag me about gaining weight (okay, but they are overweight). Nobody gives a second thought to extra fat. When I'm in Hong Kong, where stick-thin is in, my relatives and family can't resist poking at my belly and sides, asking why I haven't lost the pregnant belly yet. So cultural.
Oh, interesting! Are these comfortable?
Originally Posted by Sandra in BC