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What to do if I have a large stomach

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ruby, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Warwick C

    Warwick C Well-Known Member

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    That was one of the things I was taught at the physio to strengthen my abdominal muscles to help my breathing. It also encourages you to correct your posture as well.
     
  2. MoCoffee

    MoCoffee Grandma Aspie! V.I.P Member

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    I have horrible posture, and my mother still tells me to straighten up just like she did when I was a child! Posture is something I have to learn to keep in mind, just like I have to keep reminding myself to relax my face muscles when I go out so that I don't look crabby. I feel like I walk around with a nagging voice in head. I think it might be my mom's!
     
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    Warwick C Well-Known Member

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    Thats one one of the things the swiss ball helps with, you can't slouch against the chair back
     
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    Just quickly, ASP and hypothalamus delay are linked I'm pretty sure. So your body might just be late in telling you that you've eaten... stomachs can shrink back, and take usually 4 hours to empty. Gluten is evil
     
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    Beverly Euthanasia Redux V.I.P Member

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    I do not have to be as careful of my weight now since I don't perform on stage anymore but, for a long time I had to maintain no more than 49 kg (110 Lbs) on my 5 ft, 4 inch frame. Not easy to do with my metabolism but, I did it while on the road, traveling 9 months out of the year.

    First, before every meal, drink 16 ounces of Ice water, that is a 16 Oz glass filled with ice and whatever water will fit. Drink all of the water before eating a bite, then let the ice melt for sips between bites of food. Chew every bite 40 times. I know that is a lot, but it helps you slow down. put your fork or spoon down between each bite, it also slows you down.

    The cold water makes your stomach contract so, it won't stretch as fast and, eating slower means your brain has time to register that you are full before you put more food in your mouth. I would bet that you will find yourself eating normal potions within a week.

    You are a teen so, don't forget that you need three meals and at least two snack a day. keep it healthy with plenty of protein, fruits and vegetables. A treat 2 or 3 times a week is fine, have that pastry or that soda pop now and then, just don't go overboard on the treats.

    I still drink my water, but being older, I have gained a few pounds and am at 63kg (140 lbs). I'm not as active as I used to be and, have not altered my diet to compensate for that, it isn't that important to me to be thin now, being comfortably plump is fine.