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Thread: Waist, not weight, key to long life Putting on the pounds

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    Waist, not weight, key to long life Putting on the pounds

    Waist, not weight, key to long life

    Putting on the pounds



    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...e-1015837.html

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    Yes the size of your omentum.
    But what can I do? I have a large quad belly.
    I barely eat, and I eat very healthy! But it keeps getting bigger.

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    Mona, I am in your position. I've been eating so healthy and I've dramatically cut my calorie and fat intake. I'm doing what upper body exercises I can as well. I feel my metabolism has totally stopped. Does anyone know of tricks to increasing it?I feel disgusting and this really worries me. If you find a trick , let me know please!

    BTW, I can tell in your profile picture that you have lost weight

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    LOL I AGREE what can we do about that dam gut . i am very self conscious of it
    as i was flat tommy till i got sci

    any thing we can do.i eat pretty health i have put on 7 lbs in 7 yr lol wt 132 and i am 57
    was 5'4' beforse sci and wt 126

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    same problem. I cant eat hardly anything. and my belly is huge the rest of me isnt at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quad79 View Post
    Mona, I am in your position. I've been eating so healthy and I've dramatically cut my calorie and fat intake. I'm doing what upper body exercises I can as well. I feel my metabolism has totally stopped. Does anyone know of tricks to increasing it?I feel disgusting and this really worries me. If you find a trick , let me know please!

    BTW, I can tell in your profile picture that you have lost weight
    Me, lol. Thanks

    My face, arms, and legs are skinny.
    But my gut is 31" wide. Unbelievable!
    I worked out 1 1/2 hrs & ran 6 miles 3-5 days a week before.
    I don't eat sugar, white bread, white floor, white rice.
    I eat salmon, chicken, raw & steamed fresh or frozen veggies.
    I'm serous I eat better than I've every eaten.
    But my gut keeps getting bigger.
    If I cut back my bowels stop moving.
    You not only have to eat fiber but must eat enough to get it to move.

    Help! Anyone? Someone? What can we do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
    Me, lol. Thanks

    My face, arms, and legs are skinny.
    But my gut is 31" wide. Unbelievable!
    I worked out 1 1/2 hrs & ran 6 miles 3-5 days a week before.
    I don't eat sugar, white bread, white floor, white rice.
    I eat salmon, chicken, raw & steamed fresh or frozen veggies.
    I'm serous I eat better than I've every eaten.
    But my gut keeps getting bigger.
    If I cut back my bowels stop moving.
    You not only have to eat fiber but must eat enough to get it to move.

    Help! Anyone? Someone? What can we do?
    I don't know Mona because it sounds like you're eating better, how about consulting a nutritionist. When I need to lose 5lbs, I do it by eating more lean protein and little carbs, that works for me.

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    Thanks wtf I guess I need to cut back on carbs.
    I lost on Atkins before but it's so unhealthy.
    I'll try somewhere in between.

    I watch a Dr's show on tv & she mentioned CLA conjugated linoleic acid.
    It's suppose to reduce fat in your belly. So I'm going to try it.




    • Increases metabolic rate -- This would obviously be a positive benefit for thyroid patients, as hypothyroidism -- even when treated -- can reduce the metabolic rate in some people.
    • Decreases abdominal fat -- Adrenal imbalances and hormonal shifts that are common in thyroid patients frequently cause rapid accumulation of abdominal fat, so this benefit could be quite helpful.
    • Enhances muscle growth -- Muscle burns fat, which also contributes to increased metabolism, which is useful in weight loss and management.
    • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides -- Since many thyroid patients have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, even with treatment, this benefit can have an impact on a thyroid patient's health.
    • Lowers insulin resistance -- Insulin resistance is a risk for some hypothyroid patients, and lowering it can also help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight.
    • Reduces food-induced allergic reactions -- Since food allergies can be at play when weight loss becomes difficult, this can be of help to thyroid patients.
    • Enhances immune system -- Since most cases of thyroid disease are autoimmune in nature, enhancing the immune system's ability to function properly is a positive benefit.
    If you're interested in taking CLA to help with weight loss, keep in mind that it's not a magic, and you will need to start a program of diet and exercise in order to successfully lose weight and keep it off.
    http://www.mercola.com/beef/cla.htm

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    I'm a T12 with a huge belly. I hate it. I need to committ to some form of exercise. I want to swim three times a week, but find excuses not to do so. Weather it be getting there or having too much to do, or just not feeling like it. I wasn't an exerciser before so becoming one now is challenging. I don't have anyone around me to support me. It's frustrating and I know it's important to my life.

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    vitaglide

    you might want to try the vitaglide cardio machine. see www.vitaglide.com
    you will burn calories and helps tighten waist if you have some muscle there.

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