BIG belly

Discussion in 'PCOS' started by emma82, 20 June 2011 Social URL.

  1. emma82

    emma82 New Member

    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi i have got a big belly looks like im pregnant my bellys alot bigger than the rest of me was wondering if any one else has the same trouble and any tips on getting rid it makes all my clothes sit weird,any advice would be great thanks:)
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Sonya73

    Sonya73 Full Member

    Posts:
    167
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    17st0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st6lb
    Lost(%):
    4st5lb(25.63%)
    Diet:
    just cutting down
    Hiya, have you ever had it checked by the doctor, just to be sure it is merely where your fat is stored, rather than due to any underlying health issue?

    If it is just where your fat is stored, it is just a case of losing weight... I always store fat on my belly, and it is the last to go... being apple shaped can also be an indicator of insulin resistance, and losing weight and eating healthily can help this a lot.
     
  4. ellenwillbeskinny

    ellenwillbeskinny I need chocolate now!!!

    Posts:
    368
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    12st9lb
    Current Weight:
    11st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st6lb(11.3%)
    Diet:
    I was on WW PPs but have now switched to calorie counting.
    Hi, I'm insulin resistant and all (or 90% anyway) of my weight is on my abdomen. I have rolls and rolls of flab as well as a big muffin top. However my mother and sister also have the same body shape so genes play their part too. It is horrible being this way as clothes shopping is a nightmare and I've been asked several times if I were pregnant. Before I gained all this weight my stomach was relatively flat so when we loose the weight the big bellies will go - just have to loose the weight now!
     
  5. Sonyaart

    Sonyaart Full Member

    Posts:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    19st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I also store the weight mainly round the tummy. When I buy trousers I have to put elastic in round the waist to keep them up as my waist is tiny compared to my tummy. But no matter wot I do can't shift it :(
     
  6. TobeaSkinnyMe

    TobeaSkinnyMe Full Member

    Posts:
    205
    Likes Received:
    63
    Start Weight:
    15st6lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13.5lb(6.25%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    hi

    hi

    I have the same problem!! i am sick to death of everyone saying to me.. ur not fat, your skinny it is just your stomach!!!

    i always get looks to my tummy area as people presume I am pregnant.. it is hard! i have bought maternity clothes because they fit great around arms and chest and then flow at stomach. Worse part is I am ttc.. and is a constant reminder!

    I said it to my ex-gyne once - i said i look 9 mths pregnant.. his arogant response was .. you dont look 9 mths you look 6mths!!

    please god one day someone will find out the cause and cure for pcos!
     
  7. Goo

    Goo Member

    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    12st0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    Tobea did you hit your ex gyne doctor??? I think i would of done!! I get told most of the time that my belly is getting huge, and have been told i looked pregnant. I cant wear the tight gorgeous tops i want to wear cos my belly sticks out by a long way! But good advice is to wear the tops that sit tightly around your breasts and then flows out around your belly! Shows off your good bits and draws eyes away from the belly :)
     
  8. juicygooseface

    juicygooseface ♥juicy♥

    Posts:
    2,466
    Likes Received:
    6
    Start Weight:
    11st5.0lb
    Current Weight:
    11st2.0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st3lb(1.89%)
    Diet:
    my diet!!
    i am 8st 8lb and i still have this problem!! xx
     
  9. cinematic

    cinematic Full Member

    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    11st0lb
    Current Weight:
    10st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(7.14%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers Propoints
    Samesies :(.
     
  10. Wheelndeal77

    Wheelndeal77 Full Member

    Posts:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    16st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st9lb
    Lost(%):
    2st6lb(15.18%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    My shape is exactly the same. I've never had a flat stomach, never. Even when i was relatively slim..i still had a bit of a belly. I can remember seeing pictures of me when i was bout 6..and i have a pot belly already. Nothing has changed..except that its far bigger than it used to be coz i've gained so much weight.
    Having kids has just made it a whole lot flabbier than it used to be too..would love to 'chop' off this verandah that hangs over my private parts! lol
    Aaahhh the joys of being an apple and having PCOS! It sux!!!
    I guess once we lose our weight, we need to start dressing to hide it and emphasise our good bits. :)
     
  11. Gemmma

    Gemmma Full Member

    Posts:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    20st3lb
    Current Weight:
    19st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st10lb(3.53%)
    Diet:
    Slim Fast
    yeah i geots the TUMMY too, and ive been told its a PCOS thing, you just store all your fat around your abdoman......x
     
  12. JK1906

    JK1906 Member

    Posts:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Just caught sight of my big wobbly belly in the car window...am now traumatised...!!!
     
  13. Gemmma

    Gemmma Full Member

    Posts:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    20st3lb
    Current Weight:
    19st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st10lb(3.53%)
    Diet:
    Slim Fast
    Cant be as bad as changing rooms :( x
     
  14. Ruthietoothy

    Ruthietoothy Member

    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    14st10lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st1lb(0.49%)
    Diet:
    Xenical
    Same here :(
     
  15. rosebud_01

    rosebud_01 Member

    Posts:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    slimming world
    hi
    i have the same prob, all my weight is round my belly, i have skinny legs and arms and boobs a d so ok but this massive big flabby belly, i hate it, even when i lose weight it goes off everywhere except my belly, i lost 6 and a half stone last year but still have a belly, grrr
    rosebud
     
  16. polly_pepper

    polly_pepper *reformed* sugar junkie

    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    20st0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    2st1lb(10.36%)
    Diet:
    Insulin Resistance (2/1 carb/protein ratio)
    Same here I'm afraid, though I'm large all over so it's not overly out of place, but it is where I carry most of my weight. No doctor has ever mentioned it being due to my PCOS specifically.
     
  17. zzjanliz

    zzjanliz Full Member

    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys. I too have just been diagnosed with Pcos and the reason u store fat around ur stomach is because of the insulin resistance that comes with Pcos. This means u have too much insulin in urblood and so excess sugar is stored as fat very easily, predominantly around ur abdomen. You can combat this by eating a very low gi diet high in protein and fibre...and u must avoid sugar and refined carbs. So when dieting you should only do diets plans like the low gi diet and the Atkins as all the meal replacement diets are very high sugar! Also cinnamon is good to add to food as it helps stabilize blood sugar levels and a supplement of chromium.
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. This time its forever

    This time its forever Full Member

    Posts:
    317
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    136kg
    Current Weight:
    69kg
    Goal Weight:
    70kg
    Lost(%):
    67kg(49.27%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Yeah PCOS sucks!!

    I hate the belly I have its huge in comparison to the rest of my body. I cant remember how many times I have been asked my shop assistants how many months pregnant I am! This prompted me to start internet shopping!

    Even though my sugar levels are excellent, I was prescribed Glucophage by my endocrinologist (also have hypthyroid). I stopped taking it though so its not doing anything for me.

    Tell you what though, I have, or had (now I am on CD), an excellent diet full of fibre, fruit and lean protein, pulses etc and it didnt do ANYTHING for me - thats another important reason why I started CD - cos Im fedup of avoid sweets, fatty food and exercising x2/day and not losing anything!
     
  20. Lith

    Lith Member

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    24st1lb
    Current Weight:
    22st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8lb(6.53%)
    Diet:
    My own amalgamation of what works for me!
    Hey ThisTimeItsForever...what is CD?

    I've seen various sources which state it as very much a PCOS symptom and is one I've always suffered with. It is linked with the whole Insulin resistence thing and diabetics suffer this kind of shape too (although I'm not sure which is the cause and which is the effect since you see so many articles saying that weight around the abdomen puts you at greater risk of diabetes...)

    Anyhow, I read of a study recently that took two groups of diabetics and put one group on a restricted diet and the other on diet and exercise. Both groups lost the same ammount of weight but only the exercise group lost fat from their abdomen. It seems that getting active is the way to beat this particular problem!
     
    Last edited: 13 September 2011
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.