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Why do I gain the majority of my weight in my stomach?

Why do I gain the majority of my weight in my stomach?

Genetics: This is a complex question. No doubt genetics plays a major role in this. Your sex is a variable (men tend to gain around the center, women hips/thighs). Other variables include the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, alcohol/sugar intake, and exercise regularity. ...Read more

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If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more visible weight loss which effectively makes you abdomen seem like it has grown. In actuality, your abdomen may be the same size as before or even slightly smaller, but it just doesn't look like it relative to your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Im now 20 days late for my period. I've took notice I've gained weight in my stomach area and is some what hard specially after i eat. ?

Im now 20 days late for my period. I've took notice I've gained weight in my stomach area and is some what hard specially after i eat. ?

Pregnant?: Your symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. Please check a home pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If positive see your OB or midwife. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

Certain things: Certain things you can not change, like the genetic predisposition you just described. Exercise and a diet to mantain a healthy weight (decreasing your perception of disproportion) should help improving your image of yourself. Certain things you can change. ...Read more

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I've gained (finally) some weight, but it's mainly on stomach. What can I do to even it out? 

I've gained (finally) some weight, but it's mainly on stomach. What can I do to even it out? 

Weight train: If you're trying to gain weight, it should be healthy weight. Sounds like you've put on more fat than muscle. Weight training along with moderate aerobic activity and a diet rich in lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates will help you gain healthy weight. ...Read more

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I had my son 4mths ago & gained weight mostly on my stomach. What can I do to lose this "baby fat" ?

I had my son 4mths ago & gained weight mostly on my stomach. What can I do to lose this "baby fat" ?

Weight loss: The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories or eat less calories. An exercise regimen balanced in cardio and strength training with a diet balanced in meat vegetables, fruit and low carbs should do the job. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hard for several weeks now and I have been gaining a little weight. I don't know what to do. Help!

My stomach has been hard for several weeks now and I have been gaining a little weight. I don't know what to do. Help!

Is there any: Possibility that you could be constipated as it can cause these symptoms. If so, hydrate well with water (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day). Try to get in at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Be physically active everyday. Consider otc laxative. Seek medical care for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hard and i've gained a little weight. I has been late the last couple months too. I don't know want to do?

My stomach has been hard and i've gained a little weight. I has been late the last couple months too. I don't know want to do?

Doctor can evaluate: For a young, healthy, fertile woman, being "late" for a period can mean a pregnancy if she was having sex. A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result the week after missing a period. If not pregnant, then the doctor's exam will help decide if the stomach has too much poop (constipation), too much gas, or something worse like big liver, big spleen, a cyst, a tumor, etc... ...Read more