Okay People I'm Getting Chunky ....

@crys7881 (267)
United States
October 26, 2009 6:55pm CST
So I have always had a really great metabolism and I always eat whatever I want, but lately it is starting to show..IN MY BELLY!! I hate it!! I have had two kids and I am 28...I don't like this new trend! I just weighed myself and I haven't actually gained any weight but my stomach looks bigger, what should I do? I don't like to work out but I know I should....I try to eat healthy but I admit fast food is my favorite! Any suggestions or is anyone in the same boat?
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@vathsala30 (3730)
• India
27 Oct 09
Hi Crys I am also in your same boat only. But now i am trying to get rid of my belly and working hard for it and the results are amazing. Avoid junk food and deep fried food and calorie rich food like pastry, icecreams and pizzas. Do breathing exercises and asanas. It will play the tricks
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• United States
20 Nov 09
Sorry all I saw was "rich foods like pastry" and I was a goner... NO. Lots of protein, healthy carbs, and lots of water. Im down 10lbs since monday. And yes, yoga. I
@snowy22315 (82366)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I guess try to exercise more. I wish I could do something about my weight but it eating is one of the few pleasures that I have so I dont think I am very motivated to do anything about it. I try not to gorge excessively. Watch your carbs that is probalby the best suggestion I can give to you.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
Unfortunately as you get older your metabolism changes. I know acts 28 you do not think you are older yet but that is when it just starts and gets worse with age. Anyone who likes fast food and does not exercise will get fat. You have a couple of choices either decrease your calories in or increase your calories out. If you do not want to go on a diet and most diets fail anyway do something, anything, because the more fit you are the more calories you burn even when you are not actually exercising. Do a little walking if you cannot do this get a treadmill and walk for half an hour while you are watching TV, surely you could do that little bit three times a week. Weight training is probably the best way of getting in shape though which is the route most people neglect as it does take a bit of discipline and dedication but the rewards are great payoff. Only you can make the right choices.
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
This is what I think only.. as one ages, the fat deposits store at different places; so I think in your case, it might be in your stomach area. Do you always take cold drinks? Try to change to hot drinks for a change, and avoid sweet drinks. Avoid oily foods too, so the oily residue won't settle in your belly. Try to do aerobics that target the stomach area; there are different exercises for different parts of the body..
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• United States
27 Oct 09
Me too! And I would love to have a great solution for you but unfortunately its about eating a healthy diet (not a hideous starving boring one, mind!) and exercise. Maybe if you are not particularly overweight then exercise might be something for you, toning that area? Or even just things like cutting down on salt, which makes you bloat more. Good luck!
• United States
27 Oct 09
I am in the same boat. 28 with two kids and a belly buldge. I have actually been trimming down though. I am not a huge fan of going to the gym to work out but I do enjoy physical activity. I try really hard to do things around the house to help my body. I do squats while folding laundry, stretch my calves by doing calf raises while washing dishes, I stretch often and I crunch my stomach while I am on the computer. I say make an effort to change behavior and only use fast food as a serious last resort, no matter how much you like it. Good luck to you!
@rjl1989 (190)
6 Nov 09
Try and find some sort of excercise you do like, take up a sport or class or something. Or an excercise partner, if you've committed to them or joining something its harder to say no. As for diet, maybe try eating more of the healthiest things that you like, and less of the unhealthiest things you like, then you're still eating stuff you like. Oh and drink more water.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
27 Oct 09
i've only got one child, and the weight stayed on after i had him then went up slowly. i was on contraception for 6 yrs, only went back on it again 5 months ago to get rid of period pain. early this yr, got motivated and started walking, plus doing a few ab excerises. with the ab pro, i'm a lot happier with my body now. apart from eating healthier, try smaller meals and more often. i don't do it that way, cause if i'm not hungry i won't eat. we've got next to no extra sugar in the house, cause of my sons teeth and we just don't need it. but i do get the cravings for something i shouldn't eat. when you have fast food try having, a salad sandwhich instead, or something else. i walk up to work in the arvo's, and have to get motivated on walking the dogs a bit more.
@colu41 (273)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I know you may think I'm full of it. But stay on the same routine you are now, but find 5 10 minutes a day to get 10 to 20 crunches in. Do this everyday, and I promise you will see a difference! =) I started working out again, and by lifting weights for 10 15 minutes a day, in the past month, (hate to say it), got some pretty nice biceps! ;) lol...but yes, a little bit everyday consistently will help a lot.
@solared (1209)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Wish I could help, but I have always had great metabolism an wanted to gain weight, well recently I have gained 10 pounds since my 29th birthday, an I don't look a bit different, so I don't know where the weight is going...lol
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 09
Don't get old? I liked the suggestion up above about talking to a trainer actually.
@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Sadly there's no alternative to exercise and proper diet. I guess it happens to all of us once we start having kids, one kid - the body doesn't react all that much, but after 2 big changes is bound to happen.