But then again, some people are different and our fat stores tend to spread out differently. If i gain weight the first place i'd notice it is in my cheeks and obliques.
Crunches are great for reducing the belly. My advice for crunches is to go on timed sets for each course instead of reps. I tend to treat my abdominals as more aerobic than strength.
Posture is good too, standing up straight makes you look roughly 10lbs lighter on your abdomen.
If it happens only right after eating...then its normal, its just the food you ate ><
Ick, not true not true. Huge myth. If its fat and you build muscle (crunches) then it only makes you look fatter heh. Spot reducing doesnt work ><
actually, in terms of reducing fat, then yes its not true, but what i meant is its great for reducing the shape of the belly.
If you work out your abs normally, all the muscle gained ends up pulling the fat back, giving you a flatter belly. Its still the same belly with the same weight but it looks a bit more pleasant.
But it doesnt seem like her stomach problem is a fat thing, seems more of an internal thing.
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I'm not a doctor, but i've learned that some people's stomach bulge out due to more than just their diets, and other factors affect their body such as stress, type of medication that they're taking, and/or diet intake. stress is mainly one of the serious reasons that make out body feel abnormal. i know that when i stress out a lot, especially during midterms and finals week, my stomach bulge out as if I'm pregnant. i cant seem to digest food as well as days when i'm more relaxed. in addition, there was a time when i took birth control pills, and that made my stomach bulge out as if I'm truly pregnant, and so therefore i stopped. moreover, when i i consume a lot of citrus acid such as orange juice, lime juice, cranberry juice, sour fruits, and candies, my body feels good in that it detoxified all the oily and unhealthy food i ate that day, but my stomach would not digest the food so that it makes my stomach bulge out further even though i didn't eat so much that day. i hope that this info is just to inform everyone how each body operates differently so that maybe what didnt work for me might work for others. well hope everyone finds the best way to solve his/her issue.
p.s. here's my tip:
my best way to solve my issue with the bulging stomach is to eat healthy food, exercise frequently, stress little and sleep well. all those criteria will make your body feel energetic. last but not least, be sure to smile and be happy about yourself, because a good attitude does more than miracles to fix your body. =)
This is a tell tale sign of bulimia....