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Reason for tummy weight gain?

I've been sticking to my diet and I've remained the same weight but over the past month or so I've gained sort of a pouch in my belly... I've been drinking alot of water (maybe 100 oz a day) could I have somehow expanded my stomach? I've also been under alot of stress,is there a link? My habits havent changed but my body has. Anyone have any ideas as to why this could happen?

Sun. Nov 12, 2:35am

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This will probably elicit lots of negative postings but stress increases cortisol which leads to weight gain through an intricate hormonal process. I have found that the South Beach diet works for me. I have insulin resistance and one of the characteristics of this is more of an apple body shape, weight in the middle. South Beach allows for healthy carbohydrates but eliminates proceesed ones.

Sunday, November 12, 2006, 9:03 AM

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I weigh and measure regularly and I know for sure that I lose inches from my hips a lot faster than I lose inches from my abdomen. Is it possible that you are losing inches faster from your hips, making your abdomen only appear to be larger?

Sunday, November 12, 2006, 12:41 PM

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South Beach has helped me with that pouch too. I also saw the doctors who wrote the book "YOU: ON A DIET" on the Oprah a couple of weeks ago. Their plan is to help eliminate that pouch/waist. From watching the show, it appears that it follows the same principles of South Beach by eliminating white foods, hydrogenated fats, saturated fats and sugars and increasing exercise. Pretty much common sense stuff. It's kinda neat in that they discuss how the body works and how that bad stuff contributes to a growing waist line.

Sunday, November 12, 2006, 7:16 PM

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could you be pregnant?

Thursday, December 14, 2006, 11:12 AM

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Also, I find that getting enough calcium helps keep off the belly pooch.

Thursday, December 14, 2006, 11:18 AM

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