Getting Bigger. What The 'Ell?!!

Getting Bigger. What The 'Ell?!!

29 posts
18 Nov 2010
Hey people! I need help/advice/a miracle? Im not sure but I have been eating healthy (ish, i do have bad days i admit), I go to the gym, I go to yoga, I dont drink any fizzy drinks, I drink water, green tea, I definitly burn more calories than i eat but im getting bigger not smaller? I weigh more, im sure my stomach looks bigger? and i dont know what to do!

Help! xx

P.s. im NOT pregnant! emoticon
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Edited by princessleonie 18 Nov 2010
imernie
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imernie
I think your metabolism is slowing down due to the fact that your not eating enough,
you body is storing the calories you eat because it's in survival mode.Check your diet, maybe change it to high protein diet low fat and low carbs. Best ask your Doctor though...

Posted 18 Nov 2010
Hey!!
What exercises r u doing at the gym?
I went gum everyday and at first lost weight then lost nothing 4 ages..main reasons is your body gets used to doing same routine..u need to alternate what u do..also square and weights r usually best for weight loss.
What r u eating?
I have lost 2 stone so I may be able to help u out x x

Posted 18 Nov 2010
Nina_B
Model
Nina_B
are you eating enough? it sounds mad but the less you eat the more your body holds on too.. your tummy doesnt know when its gonna be fed again so it makes the most of it.. also lots of cardio at the gym.. you could try appitite suppressers and fat burners along with everything else x
Posted 18 Nov 2010
i meant gym not gum..and squats not squares..damn predictive on my phone!! x

i lost weight by eating low carb..this doesnt work 4 everyone but it did me..and high proteins..loads of water x

Posted 18 Nov 2010
Thanks everyone! The whole low carb/high protein thing i dont understand, sorry ? what sorts of things are these?? Ok so at the gym I either do running, the bike, or the cross trainer? I do an hour twice sometimes 3 times a week and i do yoga once a week. I dont go on the other machines at the gym which i know i should but theres always hot men in that part and i get embaressed As for eating I have a proetin diet shake in the morning, some ryvitas with low fat spread in the afternoon and then at night maybe a stir fry or soup or something more like a shepherds pie. depends really. I drink loads of green tea a day only one cup of coffee and no other drinks (except maybe on the weekends but not every weekend) At the start of the year when i wasnt doing this i was a 10/12 now im a 12/14
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Neil_Whiteley
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Neil_Whiteley
Hi,

Have you conscidered that it may just be that you are now carrying more muscle than fat?

Muscle weighs more than fat and so weight is really not a good indicator of size. Use measurements of your body to judge your size over time instead.

Edit: Didn't read you last post properly. Dress size can also be misleading as regular gym work will change your body shape if you are not on a managed programme and just work out randomly.
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Edited by Neil_Whiteley 18 Nov 2010
My tummys definitly bigger though. surely i couldnt go up a dress size from the gym? If so wish i wasnt wasting my 50 sheets a month! The other thing is like say today all ive had is an apple, a protein shake and some ryvitas and my i feel really bloated and my tummy has gone huge this afternoon as if i have just eaten a massive pasta? i dont get it!
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Neil_Whiteley
Photographer
Neil_Whiteley
princessleonie

My tummys definitly bigger though. surely i couldnt go up a dress size from the gym? If so wish i wasnt wasting my 50 sheets a month! The other thing is like say today all ive had is an apple, a protein shake and some ryvitas and my i feel really bloated and my tummy has gone huge this afternoon as if i have just eaten a massive pasta? i dont get it!


It's easy to put on a dress size by going to the gym. Depending on what you're doing, your hips and thighs may get wider and your back may get broader but this will give you a more hourglass shape. Working with weights builds short muscle which adds size. Yoga on the other hand builds long slender muscle and so you will tone without adding as much bulk.

Your tummy bloating, on the other hand, could be down to lots of things but bloating is normally temporary. Bloating is normally acompanied by other things like constipation or farting which could indicate that something in your diet is causing it. Get some nutritional advice.
Posted 18 Nov 2010
imernie
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imernie
The change in diet is obviously not right for you, Check the dieticain at your local doctors they will defo beable to suss this out for you. Its only been since you changed your diet so has to be connected with that..
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Neil_Whiteley
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Neil_Whiteley
I'm not a nutritionist but why are you using protein shakes? Protein is mostly used to build muscle and can cause bloating and wind. It's like eating a tin or two of baked beans.

You really need to re-establish a normal ballanced diet. As was said above, the dietician at your GPs will be able to help you.

Posted 18 Nov 2010
They arnt protein shakes they are called true diet. they are supposed to aid weight loss.

Posted 18 Nov 2010
also does my diet have anything to do witht he fact i never do those things u are on about anymore? well rarely
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Neil_Whiteley
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Neil_Whiteley
princessleonie

also does my diet have anything to do witht he fact i never do those things u are on about anymore? well rarely


I'm not sure what you're on about but I'm guessing that you don't do poos very often emoticon If so, your diet probably has everything to do with it.

If your diet was excellent and everything was working as it should, you would be doing one good poo a day. emoticon

Edit: I've just thought... I might be completely off the mark with what you're on about. If so emoticon
Posted 18 Nov 2010
Edited by Neil_Whiteley 18 Nov 2010
BaileyK
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BaileyK
What are you doing to yourself?
The less you eat (say you only eat an apple a day then gorge on loads of bad food) the more your body stores.
It looks like you need to get advice from a professional.
There should be someone at your gym that can give you PROPER advice,

I do not however recommend nutritionists (I have been wronged by one)

Posted 18 Nov 2010
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